February, 2021

International birding tourism after the Covid-19 – what will change?

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We are stuck. In a world we made. I remember a cartoon showing the prehistoric Earth as a vast forest with tiny villages fenced-off due to dangerous animals, and the today’s Earth as a wasteland, with a few tiny forests remaining, fenced-off due to abominable humans.

Flight Identification of European Passerines and Select Landbirds

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Since the 2nd edition of the Collins Bird Guide (published as “Birds of Europe” in the US) from 2009, the field guide market for European guides is practically dead.

High Elevation Birding in Costa Rica at Providencia

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Costa Rica is a tropical country but it doesn’t have to be hot. Crunched and uplifted by plate tectonics, its also a mountainous, volcanic nation with land heading thousands of feet into the near atmosphere.

Birding and Wildlife photography at Limneo Lodge, Kerkini Lake, Greece

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Responsible Birding in Colombia with Jaguarundi Travel

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A Cuckoo in Costa Rica Brings in the Birders

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12 species of cuckoos are on the Costa Rica bird list. One of them, the Greater Ani, is rare and odd vagrant that has only been seen a few times in the canals of Tortuguero National Park. Tortuguero- one of many excellent birding areas in Costa Rica.

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Check out Birding Experiences in Costa Rica

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Visit the Manu Road with InkaNatura Travel

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Bird Uganda with Bird Uganda Safaris

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Visit the Macaw Lodge in Costa Rica

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Creepers in the Forest

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Getting familiar with birds is a process. As a child, poring through the pages of the Encyclopedia of Animal Life (I was gifted this 25 years before I appeared in Audubon magazine myself) birds gripped my attention.

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Celebrate Birding Tourism This Month with 10,000 Birds

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The global pandemic and resulting social distancing dystopia triggered by novel coronavirus affected virtually everyone on Earth, but not all in the same way. Many lost lives, while others lost livelihoods.

Las Terrazas de Dana Boutique Lodge & Spa

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So Far, So-So

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As I mentioned last week, 2021 is getting off to a bit of a slow start. You might imagine this is because of pandemic restrictions, but actually, that hasn’t been a big problem, as long as I keep my birding local.

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One Step Forward, One Step Back

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Those who read my posts each week (and I know you’re out there, a few of you have said so) know that 2021 is shaping up to be a decidedly bipolar birding year for me here in Michoacán.

Come Bird Ghana with Malimbe Tours!

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Come to India With Babita Wildlife Tours!

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You may have read my recent piece on Birding the Okavango Delta in Botswana here on 10,000 Birds. If you did you may have gathered that I have a love affair with that wonderful place. However, I have another ongoing love affair, with India.

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Chongming Island in winter

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Chongming Island is part of Shanghai – but it does not look much like the rest of the city. Located right where the Yangtze River enters the sea (and dividing it into two parts), it is mostly flat farmland.

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Visit Guatemala with Birding Expeditions

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Come to Puembo Birding Garden

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of February 2021)

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Valentine’s Day on a Sunday delivers the perfect weekend for everyone who identifies as both a bird lover and a lovebird. Hope you made the most of it!

Bird Guides Produce Online Birding Tutorials

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Very Special Birds

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When I got back into birding about six years ago, I would not have predicted the personal bonds a birder can form with certain species. While all birds bring us joy, and we certainly want to see as many as we can, some species just seem more… special.

Birdwatching the Okavango Delta

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Visit the Arenal Observatory Lodge and Spa

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Photograph Wildlife Worldwide with Wildlife Explorers!

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Hot Times at the Old Watering Hole

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I promised last week to reveal (this week) which Very Special Birds had allowed themselves to be seen on that week’s Monday outing. But the temptation had been mounting to talk about how much activity my birdbath has been drawing to my garden now that Morelia is in the height (depth?)

A pair of Beach Stone-curlews

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I thought the fact that it is Valentine’s Day today it was a good enough excuse to share with you some recent photos of a pair of Beach Stone-curlews. We are very lucky that we regularly observe this pair of birds on the Northern end of Cable Beach.

Heading Out for the First Day of the Great Backyard Bird Count

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Note: Erika is the Communications Director for Audubon Florida. The Great Backyard Bird Count kicked off yesterday, and will continue throughout the weekend before ending on the 15th.

Birding Portal, Arizona

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