Cualquier encuentro con el invisible se disfruta mucho, y en esta oportunidad quien pudo darse el gusto fue el amigo Nicolás durante la mañana del 5 de Enero pasado mientras se daba una vuelta por el Arroyo Mártires de la Ciudad de Posadas.
This week sport hunters placed bids on at least 600 permits at Safari Club International’s annual convention, or, as it’s also called, “the ultimate hunter’s market.” The auction drew sharp criticism, but those 600 permits are only a sliver of American hunters’ involvement in the sport hunting industry. Sport hunters, those who kill animals for […]
The illegal killing of birds with poisoned baits and their accidental deaths from pesticides occurs on a global scale: Tens of millions have died, leading to a decline in numerous species’ populations. Birds of prey are targeted with poison baits if they are seen as predators by racing-pigeon enthusiasts, gamekeepers, livestock farmers, poultry farmers and […]
They’re a shy, rare bird breed, the size of a chicken – and hunting them is officially banned in Pakistan. But it is no holds barred when Arab royals begin their Houbara bustard hunting trips. Arab princes and their wealthy friends like to hunt Houbara bustards both as a sport and because the meat is […]
Whilst birding the area of Haradh recently where we concentrated on looking in the pivot irrigation fields we also saw a few other good birds around the filed edges and surrounding areas. The first good birds we saw were just outside the main entrance to the huge HADEC farm complex where a nesting colony of […]
When an Aedes aegypti mosquito bites you, she – because only the females, which need blood as nutrients for their offspring, bite – will probe your skin with her proboscis as many as 20 times. Two pairs of sharp cutting edges, the fascicle, break the skin and then search for a blood vessel, withdrawing and […]
Whilst biding the Haradh area on 5 February 2015 Phil Roberts and I found a Spur-winged Lapwing in a pivot irrigation field next to the NADEC dairy farm. The species is still scarce in the Eastern Province with all records shown below: Haradh 24th October 1986; Dhahran 22nd November 1986; Sabkhat Al Fasl 30th October […]
We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Alan Jonker wins First Prize for his brilliant capture “Angry Male Leopard”. Myer Bornstein wins Second Prize for his outstanding composition “Competing for Love”. Third Prize goes to Kath Aggiss for her excellent photo entitled “Gotcha!”. See detailed results below: (click on […]