White-crowned Wheatear – Haradh

Phil Roberts and I found a juvenile White-crowned Wheatears Oenanthe leucopyga at Haradh on 13 January 2017. The bird was seen along a roadside with scattered rocks as well as fences to keep people away from the pivot irrigation fields. This species had not been recorded in this area previously according to Mike Jennings, but […]

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POLL: Should Japan be sanctioned for continuing commercial whaling?

Japan is to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial whaling next year, a report claimed on Thursday, in a move that drew condemnation from Australia, with other anti-whaling nations expected to follow suit. Japan will inform the IWC of its decision by the end of the year, Kyodo news agency said, […]

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Tersina (Swallow tanager) Tersina viridis

Del pasado 22 de Octubre día en el que se llevó a cabo el evento de observación de aves del cono sur organizado por ebird comparto este registro de una Tersina macho fotografiada por Luis Lugo en el Parque Provincial Salto Encantado en la localidad de Aristóbulo del Valle / Misiones. Llevaba ya un poco […]

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VOTE for the Best Photo of the Month January 2019

Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Month” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and the slideshow will start automatically. 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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Sociable Lapwing wintering in Eastern Saudi Arabia – Haradh

On 13 January Phil Roberts and I travelled to Haradh an area of extensive pivot irrigation fields three hours drive from Dhahran. We were primarily looking to see if we could prove Sociable Lapwing wintered in the area as we had seen birds here in February 2016 but were uncertain if these were wintering birds […]

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POLL: Should the Canadian Government bring an end to the annual seal slaughter? Shocking Video!

Each year, the Canadian government gives hunters the green light to bludgeon to death hundreds of thousands of baby harp seals. During the slaughter, baby seals are shot or repeatedly clubbed. Sealers bludgeon the animals with clubs and “hakapiks” (metal-hook–tipped clubs) and drag the seals—who are often still conscious—across the ice floes with boat hooks. […]

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Lechuzón orejudo (Striped Owl) Pseudoscops clamator

En esta entrada comparto estas espectaculares fotografías del amigo Nicolás, de un nuevo encuentro con esta espectacular lechuza. Repitiendo condiciones de la anterior publicación para la especie en el blog coincidimos en que el registro se realizó en zona urbanizada; Nico lo pudo fotografiar cuando regresaba desde Santa Ana hacia Garupá en la noche del […]

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