From Sunday midday until Wednesday afternoon I guided a visiting birder from Canada around places in Kumamoto, Nagasaki and Saga prefectures. Firstly we went to Yatsushiro and Hikawa Estuary, where we saw gulls and shorebirds, however the Black-faced Spoonbills that I had expected there were not to be found. The next morning we watched Streaked […]
The United States is home to three species of the new world vultures, the Black Vulture, the Turkey Vulture, and the California Condor. Most people consider vultures as ugly dirty birds. In fact, they have their own natural beauty about them. Of the black and Turkey vultures, which one is “better looking,” Is an interesting […]
Each year at Isahaya, several Amur Falcons visit to stock up before embarking on their incredible journey to the east coast of Africa where they spend the northern hemisphere winter. It is only in autumn that they occur in Japan, as they return to their breeding grounds in the Russian Far East via a different […]
I’m not going to lie, that first photo may be my new favorite. It’s like they’re posing for their family portrait in a studio. It’s ridiculous. Ridiculously cute, I mean. Come on! His hand is resting on the other guy’s shoulder!? Absurd. Thanks for being such laid back subjects, tree frog buds!
Several hotspots in the Laem Pak Bia area, are worth to mention, as these produce great birding and bird-photos all year around At less than 2 hours driving from Bangkok, in Petchburi Province, Laem Pak Bia it’s a fishing town that offers some rich and unique birding opportunities with many waders, gulls and more in […]
(Washington, D.C., October 9, 2012) The recent proposed Critical Habitat designation for the Northern Spotted Owl does not protect the threatened species charge the Society for Conservation Biology, The Wildlife Society, American Bird Conservancy (ABC), and other groups. Comments submitted by the groups find that, by encouraging controversial and unproven logging practices in owl habitat, […]