Arriving at Bayan Nuur from Sangiin Dalai Lake it was immediately apparent that this lake was teaming with birdlife even though it was blowing a gale. Almost the first birds we picked up were a pair of stunning White-naped Crane on the far hillside with another pair closer in the reeds, we saw nine in […]
Untold numbers of migratory birds are being caught and killed every year in Afghanistan, helping drive species like the Siberian Crane to the verge of extinction. Hunters say other bird populations are also declining rapidly, raising fears among environmentalists. Noar Agha loads small stones into the leather pouch attached to his homemade sling shot. “This […]
This morning I spent a bit of time at Oe before stopping in at Chuo and Moriyama reclaimed land areas. Highlights included Japanese Weasel, Whiskered Tern, Northern Goshawk, White-naped Crane, and Hooded Crane. A Japanese Weasel surveys the reeds for prey as it is silhouetted by the early morning sunlight.
We are pleased to announce the winners of our most recent “Best Photo of the Week” Competition. Walter Baliero wins First Prize for his outstanding photo “Elaenia Albiceps Chilensis”. John Andrew Wright wins Second Prize with “White-naped Cranes at Dawn” and Glenn Bartley wins Third Prize with “Andean Avocet”. See images below with links to […]
One of the most spectacular birding sights in Japan in winter is to witness the thousands of Hooded and White-naped Cranes flying over the fields at Arasaki, Izumi city, Kagoshima prefecture. Here a small flock, probably family unit, of White-naped Crane created a memorable full-frame composition with the rising sun, low mountains and whisp of […]