May 172017
 
Laughing Dove and other interesting birds

Whilst in the Asir Mountains recently I went down the Raydah Escarpment early in the morning. This is the best place and best time to try to locate Arabian Partridge and as normal I was not disappointed with a number of birds calling and a couple seen on the roadside. A stop at the disused […]

May 172017
 
POLL: Should there be a crackdown on the trafficking of pangolins?

Pangolins have become the most trafficked mammal on earth, and a record-breaking discovery of their scales in Malaysia has raised more concerns about their future. Pangolins, who live in Africa and Asia, are fascinating little creatures. They’re the only mammal on earth covered in true scales. Sadly, even though their scales are made of nothing […]

May 162017
 
Helping Lesser Prairie-Chickens and the People Saving Them

In 2013, when I did my Conservation Big Year, one of the birds I was most focused on seeing was the Lesser Prairie-Chicken. I saw and heard my first ones way back in April 1996 when my sister-in-law Jeanie and I took a road trip out West. One of my destinations was Lamar, Colorado, where […]

May 162017
 
Record-breaking 120,000 Ruffs counted in Belarus

Despite the cold weather, bird migration is in full swing. Millions of birds have started moving from their wintering grounds in Africa, stopping over in the cold tundra of Eurasia. At this time of the year, Turau Meadow in Belarus becomes a paradise for nature lovers – as many as 150,000 Eurasian Wigeon Mareca Penelope […]

May 152017
 
Arabian Spotted Eagle-Owl - Tanoumah

Whilst in Tanoumah in early April Phil Roberts and I saw an Arabian Spotted Eagle-Owl. Initially Phil found it sitting on some overhead wires but it soon flew off. It was seen a few times catching what looked like large moths around some very powerful lights on a house and was then lost from view. […]

May 152017
 
POLL: Should the Tories be allowed to bring back fox hunting?

Pro-fox hunting campaigners are plotting to use a predicted Conservative landslide at the general election to repeal a 2004 ban of the blood sport, according to a report. Tory Lord Mancroft, chairman of the Council of Hunting Associations, described the 8 June vote as “the chance we have been waiting for” to overturn the ban, […]

May 142017
 
Grey Seals At Horsey, Norfolk

One of the UK’s great wildlife spectacles are the clouds of knot whirling over the shore at Snettisham in the winter. The Grey Seals that give birth each winter on the beaches at near by, Blakeney (England’s largest colony), are another Norfolk wildlife event. Recently, a change in the habits of the Grey Seals has […]

May 132017
 
Espátula rosada (Roseate Spoonbill) Platalea ajaja

Durante nuestra última visita al portal Cambyretá del Nuevo Parque Nacional Iberá vienen hoy esta serie de fotografías de individuos juveniles de Espátula rosada; únicamente dos hemos podido registrar recorriendo los casi 30 kilómetros que existen desde la Ruta Nacional 12 hasta el cruce de caminos entre la entrada y el que conducía a la […]

May 122017
 
Red-throated and Tree Pipits – Jubail

A trip to Jubail in late April was very productive for Red-throated Pipits and Tree Pipits. The majority were Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinuswith up to thirty in small flocks in a couple of places. Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis was also seen but in much smaller numbers of twos or threes. Red-throated Pipit is also a […]

May 122017
 
How the world’s largest cruise line can stand up for sea turtles

As the world’s largest cruise line, Carnival Cruise Lines has the power to help stop the suffering of endangered green sea turtles. A tourist facility in the Cayman Islands, The Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter, has been on the radar for years over concerns about how it’s mistreating its resident sea turtles. The facility […]