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“The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia”

10,000 Birds

This guide describes the 125 best birding sites for both common and rare species, covering Myanmar, Thailand, Laos (officially Lao PDR), Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor Leste. Whatever was omitted or incorrect in the first is fixed in the second.

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Birding Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

10,000 Birds

Menglun in Xishuangbanna is less than 50 km away from the Chinese border to Laos and Myanmar, and it has a big botanical garden.

China 263
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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

10,000 Birds

601-800 sp: Canada, Costa Rica, Panama; Russia; Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo (Brazzaville), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa; Laos, New Guinea (PNG); Australia. Shown as a list, it looks like this: Less than 200 bird species: Antarctica; oceanic islands.

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Birding Hongbenghe, Yunnan (Part 2)

10,000 Birds

melliana from alleged contact zone(s) in northern Laos and possibly south-western China. There are also reports of individuals with intermediate characteristics between the very different taxa C. hardwickii and C. Hill ranges in eastern Myanmar and western Thailand are also suspected to be the intergradation zone between C.

Burma 190
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Newly Found Species Already Endangered

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Tags: vietnam laos endangered species.

Laos 100
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Kenyans Seize Huge Amount of Illegal Ivory

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In July, Kenyan authorities intercepted 16 elephant tusks and two rhinoceros horns being illegally exported to Laos from Mozambique. So far this year poachers in Kenya have killed 128 elephants for their ivory; last year 98 were killed.

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Asia’s Deadliest Bird: The Brown Prinia

10,000 Birds

It inhabits rather dry areas within a region notorious for being one of the rainiest parts of the world, and is thus patchily distributed from Burma through Laos, Cambodia, parts of Thailand and south China, all the way to Vietnam. The Brown Prinia is an Asian species with a very peculiar range.

Burma 161