Bird Tour Report

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 […]

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Froggers

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!

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Scientists Call Plan to Log Spotted Owl Habitat “Giant House of Cards”

(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, […]

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