The House Crow (Corvus splendens), as it name suggests is a member of the crow family and is approximately 42–44 cm long (body and tail) and weighs 250–350 grams. Their plumage is glossy black, except for the nape, sides of the head, upper back and breast, which are grey and not glossy. Their bills, legs […]
Adult Grey Heron arrives at the nest with food for three hungry chicks. I waited 4 hours for an adult to return to the nest with food. When lunch finally arrived, the chicks were clearly not satisfied.
This is my first post, and I’ll share with you some of the birding time I had this week, during Brazilian Carnival, one of the most famous parties in the world. I’m not a carnival enthousiastic, instead, I’m a birder. So, I used some time of my holiday photographing at Ibiraci city, in the Minas […]
Birding with a camera in Thailand. Birdwatching is today, one of the strongest lines of tourism around the globe. According to an U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service study, only in the United States of America, birdwatchers contributed with 36 billion USD to the nation’s economy in 2006, and over 20% of all Americans are identified […]
Today I did a “career day” at a local elementary school, where I taught four different 2nd grade classes about my “career” in birding. It was quite entertaining to tell a group of young children all about birds. The interactive bits were the best! As I showed them a photo of a Ferruginous Hawk, I said, “What […]
“Birds, Bins and Bullets” follows a group of birdwatchers from the north of England as they work alongside the Malta Police Force and Birdlife Malta volunteers in their fight against illegal hunting. Conservation at the sharp end. Part 3 – Guns on Gozo & Honey Buzzard Tragedy. Birds, Bins and Bullets received the “Honorable Mention […]
Elephant massacre continues – Poachers slaughtered at least 200 elephants for their tusks in Cameroon in a continuing killing spree that began in mid-January. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said an armed gang of Sudanese poachers had killed the free roaming elephants in the Bouba Ndjida National Park in northern Cameroon, near the […]
Northern wheatear migrates between North American Arctic and Africa Every year, the northern wheatear songbird, weighing on average no more than two tablespoons of salt, flies from the Arctic region of the Western Hemisphere all the way to sub-Saharan Africa and back, according to a new study including a researcher at the University of Guelph. […]