Pied Avocet – Jubail

Whilst birding the Jubail area in late June I found an adult Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta. Records at this time of year are scarce and always a pleasure to see. The Pied Avocet is an uncommon migrant and winter visitor to all coasts. Locally common along the southern Red Sea coast. Scarce inland but recorded […]

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How 2 Million Pounds of Rotting Flesh Helps the Serengeti

For wildebeest, the yearly migration across the Serengeti can mean life or death. Predators such as crocodiles and big cats lie in wait as the herd of more than one million makes its 1,000-mile loop across the savannas of Tanzania and Kenya. But one of the most serious—and overlooked—threats of this overland migration is drowning. […]

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Tachurí canela (Bearded Tachuri) Polystictus pectoralis

El día 13 de Abril pasado fuimos con Roby y Lucho a los pastizales de la desembocadura del Arroyo Apepú con la finalidad de fotografiar al Tachurí canela; luego de una hora recorriendo distintos sectores del predio localizamos un sector en particular con buena altura de pastos y nos dispusimos a montar guardia para ver […]

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Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 24 Jun 2017

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Kerry Singleton wins First Prize for her brilliant capture “Cow and New Calf”. Sherry Shepardson is awarded Second Prize for her outstanding image “Safe with Mom”. Third Prize goes to Reima Rönkkö with “Forever Yours”.   See detailed results below: (click on thumbnails […]

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POLL: Should wildlife-killing “cyanide bombs” be banned?

Just weeks ago, a teenager in Idaho almost lost his life and had to watch helplessly as his dog died in front of him. That senseless tragedy was a result of the government’s war on wildlife, with its continued use of deadly devices — otherwise known as M-44s, or “cyanide bombs.” Unfortunately, and worryingly, the […]

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Collared Pratincoles – Jubail

Whilst birding the Jubail area, I found and photographed three Collared Pratincoles Glareola pratincola along the edge of a flooded area of Sabkha on 2 June 2017. This is quite a late date for the species to be recorded in the Eastern Province of the country. The Collared Pratincole is an uncommon passage migrant to […]

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POLL: Should Mozambique’s wildlife park be funded by trophy hunting?

Call it Noah’s Ark on lorries. Dozens of trucks rolled over the Zimbabwe savanna carrying elephants, giraffe, African buffalo, zebras, and numerous other large iconic mammals. Driving more than 600km of dusty roadway, the trucks will deliver their wild loads to a new home: Zinave national park in Mozambique. The animals are a donation from […]

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Turtle Dove at Titchwell

The venue for todays trip was Titchwell RSPB. In the car park we watched a single Turtle Dove as it called and spent some time picking grit from the car park gravel. These birds are becoming scarce as they run the gauntlet of the gun on the way back from Africa and then have to […]

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POLL: Should the use of wild animals in circuses be banned?

Animal advocates are celebrating progress in an effort to ban wild and exotic animals in New York City circuses, but the measure still needs support. The New York City Council is currently considering a bill introduced by council members Rosie Mendez and Corey Johnson that would ban dozens of species of “wild or exotic animals […]

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Mongolia – 16th May (Day 9) – Ikht Bogd Uul and to Kholboolj Lakes near to Jinst

After a good nights sleep in our tents beside Orog Lake we had an earlier breakfast at 06:30 overlooking the lake with its breeding colony of Spoonbill and Grey Heron and to the sound of booming Bittern and singing Asian Short-toed Lark. After loading the car we headed up the valley behind the campsite and […]

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