This loud bird is often see on almost all our Jungle trails, however they are usually too high in the trees to get decent views.
After an extended period of rain resulting in extensive flooding of the Coconut Plantation, this rarely seen species was found under the staff house.
Flying over a gap int he forest mad by a recently fallen tree, this individual was one of a group of severn birds.
THis moderate sized Male was spotted during a survey of the rear coconut plantation.
During a routine Emergency First Response Training Course, this little chap decided to have a wander along the beach, having a wander about, digging for crabs.
We disturbed this giant as we made our way from Jalova River Mouth to the Rangers Station. There are a couple of resident Crocodiles which can be found almost daily either basking on the banks or in the water.
At the start of a Canal Birds Survey, this adult was spotted seemingly relating, no appearing to be affected by the noise of our boat going past.
A Jungle treek through to Kingfisher trail saw this aggressive snake coil in-between logs on the trail, blocking off our way forward.
Once again a new group of volunteers is greeted by a predation-by-snake, this time a Green Parrotsnake tucks into a Common Mexican Treefrog (smilisca baudinii).
After introducing a new group of volunteers to the facilities on base, this encounter was spotted, the Four-Lined Whiptail (Ameiva quadrilineata) was dead before we saw the snake: it didn't stand a chance.
In the Coconut Plantation, there is a reed bed which is particularly popular with many species of roosting birds. The red and black individual is a male, the olive-green is female.
During a routine nest check, one of the nests which we monitor had hatched and this hatchling was one of 8 still making their journey to the sea.
This impressive gecko was found finding under a coat in the volunteers dormitory, it has previously not been encountered by anybody at GVI.
We do not find this species near base, but a 45 minute trip via canal and foot into the park allows us to glimpse this tiny frog.
The species calls from under leaves, pool edges or most often from their burrows. Despite this they are extremely hard to locate.