White-throated Dipper in Switzerland

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Though originally from Switzerland he now makes New York City his home where I (Corey) have had the great fortune of meeting him, birding with him, and photographing wildlife with him. All images and text here are copyrighted by Francois Portmann and don’t let us catch you stealing them… I encountered a pair of White-throated Dippers ( Cinclus cinclus ) during my trip to Switzerland last summer.

Swiss Activists Try to Ban Seal Products

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I had no idea that Switzerland is NOT part of the EU. canada seal hunt seal hunters SwitzerlandTherefore, the EU's ban on seal products does not apply to them. But activists are trying to change that.

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Kamikaze Pigeons and a War to Extinction

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APRIL 12: Second flight of a b h and then she hunts. ” Falcons do hunt pigeons, we all know that, but what is a Kamikaze pigeon? This time it is not in Serbia, but in Zurich, Switzerland, where this particular Serbian pigeon fancier / blogger lives. Conservation Peregrine Falcon poisoning Serbia Switzerland A Hooded Crow. Two Feral Pigeons. Three Feral Pigeons. One more Hooded Crow. And so on… not much of a birding day, heh? One more Feral Pigeon.

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Birding Botswana’s Borders

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I slept in hotel in Zurich but didn’t leave the airport or even clear immigration, so I can’t really say I’ve been to Switzerland either. I’ve never been one to be overly concerned about whether a bird “counts” People, and organisations, have complex and elaborate rules about whether a bird you saw or heard actually is a bird you saw or heard, which seems a very unnecessary way to add complexity to an already complex hobby.

Scaup are the Worst Duck

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Scaup are so worthless that when you input “I love scaup” into Google you only get four results and three of them are hunting related. Birders there had to invent games to make seeing a scaup interesting: Because of all the places it could have called its winter home, it chose the Rhine separating Huningue and Weil am Rhein, the border triangle of Switzerland, France and Germany. Of all the ducks in the world scaup are the worst.

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