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Western Serbia, or Griffons in the raspberries

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After the first two vulture restaurants were opened in Western Serbia in 1990s, the population recovered, they even attracted birds from the then war-torn Herzegovina to move in. And the vulture restaurant attracts other guests, such as ravens. Nowadays there are about 140 pairs in the country, about 25 of them in the Tresnjica Gorge.

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Birding Sarajevo or the sentimental journey home

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Yet, Bosnia and Herzegovina was the very heartland of former Yugoslavia, with Sarajevo in its geographical centre. One evening in Brussels, we realized that people from all countries that came out of former Yugoslavia were around the same table once again – all countries but Kosovo.

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New Field Guide: Central America

10,000 Birds

Or Bosnia and Herzegovina. Notice that had I not used the Oxford Comma there, you’d be thinking “Costa Rica and Panama” was a country like Trinidad and Tobago. Or Antigua and Barbuda.