Apr 152018
 
Meet the man who is biking across the Andes to save birds

You’ve probably heard of a ‘Big Year’. That’s when birdwatchers go out and try to see as many birds as they can in one year. What you probably haven’t heard of is a Big Green Big Year, or BIGBY. That’s when a birder tries to see as many birds as they can by Green Birding […]

Dec 012016
 
How wildlife may fare under Trump

What a president will do for wildlife has never been much of a campaign issue. Debates focus on national security, trade, economics, and to a lesser degree in this election cycle, on the environment. Wildlife, however, plays a part in all those concerns. Take, for example, the illegal wildlife trade. It’s a multibillion-dollar business that […]

Mar 102014
 
Ecuador 2014 Trip Report

I’ve been home from Ecuador for a few weeks now and thought it was time to reminisce about the wonderful month that my groups and I got to spend in the incredibly bird-rich nation ofEcuador. This was my fifth visit toEcuadorand despite the fact that I have now spent more than 12 months in the […]

Jan 302014
 
Key highland habitat for rare condor protected in Ecuador

Conservationists have acquired a 2,800-ha (7,000-acre) property that completes the acquisition of some 108,000 ha of key Andean Condor habitat in Ecuador. The lands will serve as a buffer zone for the Antisana Ecological Reserve, an area that protects 140,000 ha of high-altitude forests, canyons, and páramo grasslands around the 5,758 m (18,714-foot) Antisana Volcano. […]

Oct 262013
 
Peru Photo Trip Report

At the end of August I headed down toPeruto lead two photo workshops into Manu National Park. Manu is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet and is home to more than 1000 species of birds. There are some truly spectacular species in this park and we saw and photographed many of […]

Aug 142013
 
Condors found "poisoned" in Chile

Chilean authorities are investigating the apparent poisoning of 20 condors in the Andes. Two of the afflicted birds have died, authorities revealed on Monday. The enormous birds have wingspans of up to 10ft (3m) and can glide on air currents for hours. On Sunday, witnesses reported condors crashing into the rocks high in the mountains […]

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