Sat.Jan 15, 2022 - Fri.Jan 21, 2022

Trinidad’s Coastal Forest

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While the combination of the words “coast” and “forest” may conjure images of tidal mudflats and mangroves or even coconut trees, the northern coastline of Trinidad features tropical rainforest that plunges steeply into the bejeweled waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Ending 2021 with the Steller’s Sea Eagle

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Steller’s Sea Eagle photos through a scope by Gwenne Oberg. It was perhaps the most important text my Aunt Gwenne had ever sent me – a link to a Tweet.

Pressing On

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One of the reasons that I usually start each year’s species list with a visit to the wetlands of Lake Cuitzeo is that the site offers so many species that I can find nowhere else.

Birding Nonggang, Guangxi, China

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“Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don’t know.”. This is how blog posts would ideally start. Unfortunately, they rarely do. Nor do they tend to cover existentialist issues such as “The Stranger” (Alfred Camus).

China 73

Test CMI 1/20/22

Collective Arts Brewing: Jam Up Passion Fruit & Peach

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As we near the end of January, we enter the peak of the winter “snowbird” season. And just to be clear, we’re talking about the human snowbirds here.

The Devil in the Details

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Working man that I still am, I can not yet spend every day of January trying to build my year list of species. So I pick each outing for maximum effect.

SE QLD Birding Destination – The Bunya Mountains

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Sulphur crested Cockatoo taken with phone. The Bunya Mountains is an attractive destination but also a great birding location. Some 200 kilometres from the coast and an equal distance north-east from Brisbane it is an island of upland rainforest surrounded by plains dominated by farming.