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My Himalayan High: Birding Nepal

View of Mount Everest from Gokyo by Joe Cochram

Emerging out of the woods, shrubby areas around the villages of Phurte and Thamo held Blue-fronted and White-throated Redstarts, and Laughingthrushes including Chestnut-crowned, Black-faced and Streaked, all with a backdrop of the 6000 m+ peaks forming Kongde Ri.

Review: Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge

Two Red-lored Amazons in flight

Tranquilo Bay exceeded even my high expectations. I was impressed by the comfort, service, great guides, and the variety of excursions and activities offered. An attractive option for groups where not everyone is a hardcore birder.

The forest at Bosque Pomac is even more parched than at Laquipampa, but it is home to endemics like the Peruvian Plantcutter. Photo by Alfredo Fernandez.

Days 1 and 2 of the World Birding Rally took us into tropical forest, in nearly full sun beneath the thin shade of dusty trees and cacti. It was a stark introduction to the unique Tumbesian region, where an unusual climate has helped create a birder’s wish list of endemic species.

Hugh Powell recounts a mind-blowing pelagic birding adventure, where his boat, manned with top birding experts gathered for the World Birding Rally, was rocked with waves and mobbed by scads of storm-petrels.

Trip Report: An 11-Day Birding Tour in Tanzania

Sign reading "You are now entering Tanzania"

We had an amazing time and the whole trip went flawlessly. We would recommend Nature’s Wonderland Safaris and Joseph Mwangi without reservation. We ended up with a list of 316 birds and saw an amazing amount of wildlife.

Greater Prairie Chicken on lek

The displays and “dances” performed by some grouse and prairie-chickens in North America are unique – and Colorado is the best place to see them.

Photographing Warblers

Male blackburnian warbler in willow

Photographing warblers is one of the greatest challenges in bird photography. But capturing a sharp, well-lit image of an avian jewel makes it all worthwhile.

Birding Zambia: An Introduction

Zambia - birds in flight

Situated in the heart of south-central Africa, the country of Zambia is one of the region’s prime wildlife destinations.

So You Think You Know Shorebirds?

Pectoral Sandpiper Barrel Chested Flight Display by Brian L. Zwiebel

On the breeding grounds of the tundra, normally quiet shorebirds pull out all the stops as they attempt to attract mates during the brief arctic summer.

Spring Hawk-watching: Best of the U.S.

Red-shouldered Hawk

Many birders don’t realize that prime hawk-watching sites span the length and breadth of the country from frigid Alaska to the tropical reaches of Texas and Florida.

Yellow Oriole

The adventure of birding Trinidad continues, with Tanagers, Trogons, and the elusive Oilbirds.

Birding at Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad and Tobago

Nothing that you may hear from other visitors really prepares you for your first morning on the veranda at Asa Wright Nature Centre.

Land of Dust and Giants: The Northern Tuli Game Reserve

Sandstone and Baobab

The Tuli Game Reserve may be small compared to the Central Kalahari, but it comes with the wild and rugged ambiance that’s at the heart of the Botswana experience.

Marieta Islands, Mexico: A Day on the Water

Breaching humpback whale (courtesy Punta Mita Expeditions)

On the Marieta Islands near Puerto Vallarata, Mexico, distinctive craggy cliffs, recesses and caves provide homes for a large number of seabirds.

Book Review: “The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors”

Our reviewer examines whether the "The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors" lives up to its claims of being beginner-friendly.

Montagu´s Harrier by JM Sayago

With some 150 species sighted throughout the year, the Odiel Marshes are among Spain's best-kept birding secrets.

You only have so much time and money. How do you go on a good birding trip and keep your loved ones happy at the same time? Here's how.

How many people can say they saw Kirtland’s Warbler on their very first birding trip? Well I can.

Blackburnian Warbler (© Mike Watson)

Birder Mike Watson shares his impressions and awesome photos of wood warblers from the Midwest Birding Symposium.

The Unbelievable Life of Death Valley

Roadrunner by Scott Stoner

It’s the hottest place on earth, and the lowest and driest place in North America. With places like Coffin Peak, Funeral Mountains, Furnace Creek, Devil’s Cornfield, and Badwater, Death Valley demands respect. Yet there is much beauty here, and a surprising amount of life.