Author Archives: Stacey M. Hollis

About Stacey M. Hollis

Tropical guide and naturalist at Tranquilo Bay Eco-Adventure Lodge on Isla Bastimentos set within Panama's Caribbean Bocas del Toro archipelago. My aim is to share my passion for birds and the awesome biodiversity of the tropics while spreading the word about the importance of environmental conservation.

iNaturalist: Gotta Catch ’em All!

So here’s my next favorite Pokemon Go alternative: iNaturalist! iNaturalist is a citizen science project and online social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe. With eBird, you can catch all the birds, but with iNaturalist, … Continue reading

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The Tranquilo Life..

So it’s just been a short bit that I’ve been here at Tranquilo Bay Eco-Adventure Lodge where I’m into my second week as the third resident naturalist guide. My first week was a rainy one, but the forest is lush … Continue reading

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A Stateside Whirlwind

I flew against the migration a few weeks ago leaving Panama to head north to the United States of Havoc and Conundrum. I had the opportunity to visit family and friends (and VOTE) before diving into the high season in my … Continue reading

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A Fond Farewell!

This is my tribute to Dave, Suzanne and Mina for a glorious two-month run at Casa Cayuco. I’m moving a short jaunt down-island (Isla Bastimentos of the Bocas del Toro archipelago) to join the Tranquilo Bay Eco-Adventure Lodge family as … Continue reading

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The Tropical Life

Whew, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted..a lot has gone on since I first arrived here in Panama just two months ago! It’s been a dream, staying at Casa Cayuco and helping out with guests, slinging drinks from behind the … Continue reading

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Red Tide: Florida’s Plague

I made this video last month while I was in Sarasota, a beautiful tourist destination known best for its pristine, award winning Siesta Key beach. I’ve been lucky enough to frolic in Siesta’s clear waters along southwest Florida’s Gulf of … Continue reading

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Casa Cayuco: A Panama Eco-Adventure Lodge

I’m here! Wow, it’s officially been about three weeks since I first arrived to this Caribbean island paradise and I’m just blown away by this beautiful locale, the wonderful owners, their lovely daughter and an array of sweet and hard … Continue reading

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