Black-crowned Tchagra at the bottom of Raydah Escarpment – Abha

Whilst birding the bottom of the Raydah Escarpment in late March I came across a Black-crowned Tchagra. This was a new species for me in Saudi Arabia and one I was surprised I had not seen before. The bird was at the bottom of the Raydah Escarpment an area known to attract several African species […]

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45% of Arctic shorebirds are disappearing – here’s the plan to save them

Across the globe, 45% of Arctic-nesting shorebirds are decreasing. The new Pacific Americas Shorebird Conservation Strategy aims to identify the threats and develop strategies to save them. Shorebirds—plovers, oystercatchers, sandpipers, godwits, curlews—can be found along the entirety of the Pacific coast of the Western Hemisphere during some time of the year. Many species travel from […]

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So quiet

Some spring days just feel birdless and today was one of those. After getting a feeling over Easter that things were warming up I expected quite a bit from today but was to be very disappointed. An overnight frost and cloudless, windless skies in the morning seemed just to have encouraged birds to move on […]

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VOTE for the Best Photo of the Week 29 Apr 2017

Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Week” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and browse through the slideshow. Then select the three images you like best of all and click the VOTE button at the bottom of the page.   […]

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Surucuá aurora (Blue-crowned Trogon) Trogon curucui

Con estas fotografías de un Surucuá aurora obtenidas por Luis Krause en el Pantanal brasilero durante el pasado mes de enero del 2016 completamos en el blog a los 3 integrantes de la familia Trogonidae que habitan en la Argentina, de los tres este es el único que no se encuentra en la Provincia de […]

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Wildlife trafficking is threatening nearly half of all World Heritage sites

There are hundreds of UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world that have been protected because they are culturally, ecologically and economically valuable. These sites are among the last strongholds for some of the earth’s most iconic and endangered species, including orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos. Unfortunately, even though these sites are recognized for their […]

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Immature Eurasian Spoonbill – Jubail

I was birding the Jubail area when I found an immature Eurasian Spoonbill on a wet Sabkha area. The bird was quite some distance away on the ground but flew after a couple of minutes. It circled around but unfortunately did not land again and flew off and away. The status of the species has […]

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POLL: Should the giraffe be listed as an endangered species?

Despite their stature as the tallest land animal on earth, and status as one of the most iconic and beloved species in the world, giraffes have been quietly disappearing from the landscape at an alarming rate. Now, however, there’s hope the U.S. will act to ensure their survival by protecting them as an endangered species. […]

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A good year for Crossbills

It would appear to be a good Crossbill year with sightings now regular in certain parts of Suffolk with this in mind I visited a drinking pool they have been visiting and with patience I was rewarded by several visits from up to nine Crossbill. A Jay and several Siskin also visited the pool and […]

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More than a quarter of UK birds face extinction risk

More than a quarter of UK birds, including the puffin, nightingale and curlew, require urgent conservation efforts to ensure their survival, according to a new report on the state of the UK’s birds. Since the last review in 2009, an additional 15 species of bird have been placed on the “red list”, a category that […]

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