Help Farewell the Godwits

Christchurch’s much-loved visitors, the bar-tailed Godwits, will embark on their epic journey back to Alaska at 5.30pm this Friday at the Southshore Spit Reserve, despite the suspected outbreak of Avian botulism in the city’s east. Traditionally, at the end of each summer, Christchurch residents have the opportunity to bid farewell to the Godwits (kuaka) at […]

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Rare Junin Rail Seen, Photographed, Near Remote Peruvian Mountain Lake

An extremely rare and incredibly reclusive bird—the Junin Rail—was seen and photographed near a high Andean Lake this past Sunday, February 26, 2012. “More people have climbed Everest and visited space than have seen this amazing creature. For me, this event was equivalent in ornithological terms to finding the Holy Grail. Frankly, I never expected […]

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Toads of Todmorden

These Common Toads were filmed on April 24th, rather late considering that toads emerge from hibernation around February/March and head straight to ancestral ponds to breed, following the same migration route each year. Males are smaller than females and many stop on the migration route waiting for the females to arrive so they can hitch […]

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