Help Farewell the Godwits

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

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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