May 212018
South-East China - 24th April (Day 3)

Our first full birding day and we were raring to go, we were up at 05:00 and into the bus by 05:30 we were on site at the Dongtai seawall by 05:45 where we had breakfast of banana, Snicker’s bars and various bread with hot sweet coffee on the seawall. Scanning during our breakfast produced […]

May 212018
Thrush Nightingale

May, guiding and demanding kids makes blogging difficult! Yesterday I guided Gene and Susan from Minnesota and we had a great day under a hot sun. Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, Shoveler, Ruff, Wryneck, Osprey, Icterine, Reed and Sedge Warbler plus all three flycatchers was a pretty good showing. Today, as forecast, we had rain in […]

May 182018
Churrinche (Vermillion Flycatcher) Pyrocephalus rubinus

Durante las últimas veces que recorrí la Reserva del Arroyo Itá pude encontrarme con varios individuos de esta especie migratoria, coincidiendo con los registros anteriores para la misma época del año nuevamente pude registrar a individuos juveniles que se quedan por estas latitudes para pasar el invierno, o quizás esperan un poco mas de tiempo […]

May 182018
The impact of plastic on our oceans

Around 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans, with these vast, wondrous bodies of water an essential part of our planet’s lifecycle. Plastic, however, is a serious threat to our oceans, and the wildlife that are so dependent on them. Ocean pollution is a huge issue, with plastic a particularly prominent pollutant. Researchers […]

May 182018
Common Kingfisher (Alcedinidae) Having a good stretch

  Watching nature you often see them doing mostly the “I know you’re there” act regardless of how well you camouflage yourself or make yourself look like a bush. It makes it a treat when you can make a species so comfortable with you that they “ignore you” and go about their daily lives such […]

May 162018
Catita enana (Blue-winged Parrotlet) Forpus xanthopterygius

Durante la mañana del pasdo 18 de Abril mientras hacía un rato de terapia en la Reserva del Arroyo Itá me llamó la atención la cantidad de Catitas enana que veía, me detuve unos instantes para intentar observar hacia donde se dirigían y pude ver que luego de cruzar volando el arroyo se posaban en […]

May 152018
Rock Semaphore Gecko – Raydah Escarpment

Whilst birding the bottom valley of the Raydah Escarpment I saw a Rock Semaphore Gecko Pristurus rupestris also known as Blandford’s Semaphore Gecko. This is a tiny gecko which, like other members of the genus Pristurus, is notable for being active during the day rather that at night. Whereas most other geckos are nocturnal and […]

May 152018
5 of the Rarest Birds & Where to Find Them

Some of the most magnificent finds in nature are seldom seen, and birds are no exception. There may be more than 10,000 species of our fine feathered friends, but sadly, the number is dwindling. In fact, nearly 1500 bird species are facing extinction. For nature lovers, spotting a rare bird is a joyous experience, and […]

May 152018
What effect does ocean pollution have on wildlife?

The vast oceans that cover 70% of the earth’s surface are a natural wonder that is essential to supporting life on our planet. Despite this, however, our oceans are not treated with the respect they deserve, with pollution a huge problem that is increasing exponentially across the world. Around 1.4 billion pounds of rubbish is […]

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