Sat.Jun 25, 2022 - Fri.Jul 01, 2022

Critically Endangered Birds in Costa Rica- How to See Them, How to Help Them

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Sadly, horribly, we live in an era of mass extinction. Go for a walk in a local park in near the capital of the USA and the statement seems far-fetched, absurd even. Most of the usual birds seem present, a frog or two call from a small wetland, and a few other expected animals are there too.

My Do-over

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Anytime I travel, I do what it takes to get in some birding. After all, the best way to find new birds is to look in new places. However, I rarely get to travel with family or friends who share my obsession. So I need to find a way to indulge myself without inconveniencing others too much.

Birding the Kruger Park (1): Skukuza area

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Skukuza is the largest camp and the administrative center of Kruger Park. Inside the camps, you are allowed to walk around freely – outside, this privilege is reserved for the animals. There are quite a few raptor species around Skukuza.

Foggy Winter’s morning birding in Broome

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Last week I mentioned the sudden requirement to wear an extra layer and socks in Broome first thing in the morning. Over the last week we had a foggy morning, which was still cold, but also damp. All of the birds looked quite wet and miserable including the Rainbow Bee-eaters above.

Test webinar 6/10 10am

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Bradt travel guide to Sri Lanka by Philip Briggs – review

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Sri Lanka is a ‘must visit country’ for any keen birder. It is slightly larger than Costa Rica, and in the most strategic places it has a well-developed infrastructure. In addition, it has over 450 bird species and more than 30 in-country endemics, of which it is possible to see every single species!