Chameleon crisis: extinction threatens 36% of world’s chameleons

Chameleons are an unmistakable family of wonderfully bizarre reptiles. They sport long, shooting tongues; oddly-shaped horns or crests; and a prehensile tail like a monkey’s. But, of course, chameleons are most known for their astonishing ability to change the color of their skin. Over millions of years, these Old World reptiles have used this evolutionary […]

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Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 29 Nov 2014

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. First Prize is awarded to Karen Jenderedjian for his outstanding image “Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)”. Noushka Lavril wins Second Prize with “European Eagle Owl “. Third Prize is shared by Dave Waddell for “Angry Birds” and Jarbas Mattos for “Brazilian Ruby”. See detailed results below: (click […]

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Houbara Bustards

Houbara Bustards (Chlamydotis undulata) are a declining species in North Africa and the sub species fuerteventurae is confined to the Eastern Canary Islands. On Fuerteventura and Lanzarotte the birds are protected and efforts have been made to mark fences and power lines which has been a problem for these and other species of birds. Houbara […]

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Rhythm

Lately I’ve been considering why it is I find birding so continuously fascinating, and even addicting. Of course there’s the beauty of the birds, the thrill of finding them (especially rarities), and the challenge of learning to identify them. I also have great interest in learning about their behavior–why they act the way they do. […]

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