‘Flat out scary’: Only 9% of world’s migratory birds adequately protected

‘Flat out scary’: Only 9% of world’s migratory birds adequately protected

Migratory birds are awe-inspiring. Every year, millions traverse across oceans and continents, many each racking up thousands of miles as they fly. The longest marathon migrant, the Arctic tern, covers more than 70,000 kilometers (about 44,000 miles) annually during its journey from the Arctic to the Antarctic, and back. However, very few migratory bird species […]

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Puffin Stravaganza

Puffin Stravaganza

Although we rarely do any birds anymore, we remain fascinated by the Auk family, especially the Puffins. Since our son Rodrigo and his wife live in England, we decided to visit the rookery islands while spending time with the kids. There are a lot of cottages available for rent in Seahouses, base for the birding […]

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Restless Muse on Migrating Birds

Restless Muse on Migrating Birds

Aristotle was a brilliant philosopher and observer of nature. He pioneered the study of zoology, but he was utterly clueless about bird migration. The seasonal appearance and disappearance of the birds in his native Greece perplexed him. Similar appearing species must be “transmuted” into each other across seasons, he reasoned, to explain the disappearance of […]

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