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Archives for 2014

Total number found: 10
Pink-headed Warbler
December 31, 2014
Visiting Guatemala: How, when and where
Climate: The weather in Guatemala can change from hot and humid on the Pacific coast to cool and damp in the cloud forest. The best time to visit is from December to March, when the dry season means l ...
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Madagascar Red Owl
December 2, 2014
Remote Madagascar and Comoros birding tour smashes species seen by hardly any birders!
In November 2014, we did our first Malagasy “Owls of the World” ® tour, and it greatly exceeded expectations! We were seeking five of the world’s most localized owl species just off the African ...
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Niall Perrins
December 1, 2014
The Big 5 Birds of Northern Peru – a biased list according to Chris, one of Birding Ecotours’ staff members
Please let us know YOUR top 5 by e-mailing info@birdingecotours.co.za Background about our Northern Peru bird tours: A birding tour is made largely by the guide. A good birding tour leader is the sing ...
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November 19, 2014
Know your Birds – Lilian’s Lovebird
“ It was upper and middle class women who, in many ways, established the hobby of bird-watching. They were interested in nature and humane activities, rallying to end the shooting of songbirds and t ...
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African Finfoot
November 13, 2014
Know your Birds – The African Finfoot
The Italian renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his flying machines. Not only did he wish to fly, but he also wanted to walk on water and drew detailed sketches designi ...
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Pink-headed Warbler - we saw good numbers of them on a recent Guatemela birding tour
October 31, 2014
Guatemala: An Overlooked Central American Gem?
Guatemala may not be high on every traveler’s radar when planning a birdwatching trip, but the country holds fantastic birding highlights and is shrouded in a mysterious, cultural allure. And though ...
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White-necked Rockfowl is one of two threatened, highly localised species of Picathartes – a family endemic to West and Central Africa
October 8, 2014
The most urgent bird conservation priorities in Africa and its islands
  This note was written for the bulletin of the African Bird Club (http://www.africanbirdclub.org/) (ABC) and is published here on our blog with permission from them. We highly recommend you join ...
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The world’s most spectacular hummingbird, Marvelous Spatuletail, only occurs in a tiny part of northern Peru, and this photo was taken by Niall Perrins on one of the many bird watching tours we run there.
July 10, 2014
Nectar-feeding birds
All continents except Europe and Antarctica have bird species that rely almost exclusively on nectar as a food source. These birds, which include African sunbirds and American hummingbirds, obtain all ...
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July 1, 2014
Bats of the Kruger National Park (Part 1)
by John Kinghorn When people travel to the Kruger National Park they mostly go for the bigger animals, the “big five”, or even birds, but they always tend to overlook our gorgeous little mammals ...
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field guides to antarctica
May 6, 2014
Field Guides to Antarctica and the Southern Oceans: what to take into the field
Antarctica: A Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife (Shirihai). This is the second edition, and, as the name implies, it is very complete. All the bird species from 30 degrees latitude south are cover ...
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