Migrants lacking – Jubail

Whilst birdwatching in the Jubail area I saw a few good birds but very few migrants. The Egyptian Nightjars that I saw a few weeks ago are still present with at least three birds seen. This site, like the one in Al Hassa, seems to hold Egyptian Nightjars throughout the summer now indicating birds may […]

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‘You will never run from death’: shot by poachers in Uganda

The bullet that pierced the shoulder of Ugandan ranger Samuel Loware had already taken one life and could easily have added his. The shell was fired by a Sudanese poacher trying to flee back over the border with contraband meat from the Kidepo Valley national park. Loware had been tracking the fugitive – one of […]

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Lechucita vizcachera (Burrowing Owl) Athene cunicularia

En esta entrada comparto estas fotografías de Lechucitas vizcachera que pude obtener cuando regresábamos a Posadas desde Tacuaruzú luego de disfrutar una jornada fotografiando aves con Nicolás y Luis Lugo, a partir de ahora Lucho. Justo coincidimos en un punto del camino en el que las últimas luces del sol creaban la atmósfera ideal para […]

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Trump’s next target? The endangered species that define America

The Trump administration and its conservative allies in Congress have consistently touted their efforts to “free” the American economy by rolling back regulations. The vice-president, Mike Pence, has said that the administration will deregulate so aggressively that we should all “buckle up”. Pence must have forgotten that seatbelts were instituted as a safety regulation that […]

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African Olive Pigeon – Raydah Escarpment

Whilst birdwatching in the Raydah Escarpment recently Phil Roberts and I saw two African Olive Pigeons. This was a species we had been looking for but had failed to see on many previous trips to the southwest of the Kingdom. It was only discovered as a new species for Saudi Arabia in the mid 1980’s […]

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95 Percent of the World’s Lemurs Are Facing Extinction

Madagascar is home to dozens of species of charismatic lemurs who come in a range of sizes, colors and appearances, from the tiny mouse lemur to the largest indri, but a recent assessment found that one thing they all have in common is that nearly every species of lemur is now in danger of extinction. […]

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A Bad dose of Hawkie

Today I had my first outing with Zak for what seems like ages. As is our wont we had a Tour de Østfold. First stop was Kurefjorden. Here we had a rising tide that seemed to bear no resemblance to that which was predicted by the tide tables but conditions were very good with all […]

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Results of the Best Photo of the Month August 2018

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Alan Murphy wins First Prize for his brilliant image “Roadrunner and Rattlesnake”. Stuart Jamieson wins Second Prize for his outstanding image “Leopard Portrait”. Third Prize goes to Yuli Seperi for his inspiring photo “The Sumatra Orangutan”. See detailed results below: (click on thumbnails […]

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The Republican plan to doom wild red wolves, possibly forever

One of the rarest mammals on earth, the red wolf, is likely headed for extinction in the wild. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a rule that would dramatically curtail the 30-year-old program to reintroduce the critically endangered red wolf in North Carolina by allowing the wolves to be killed if they wander […]

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