Join contributor Ed Hutchings as he explores the wilds of New York State and uncovers some of our favorite nooks
I am witnessing the agonising death throes of a male Marsh Harrier. As the vet’s overdose of anesthetic pulses through its veins, this majestic bird of prey’s wings spasm violently before he finally, mercifully drifts to sleep, out of pain at last. Welcome to Malta.
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.
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.
Source: Alan Davies and Ruth Miller Date: March, 2013 Saturday 9th March Our tour began at Madrid Airport. We quickly picked up our comfortable 9-seater minibus and after a little confusion on the motorways around Madrid, we found ourselves heading southwest towards Extremadura. We hadn’t gone far before we encountered our first great birds of… Read more
We quickly boarded our four-wheel drive vehicle, left behind the horse-town of El Rocio, and entered the magical realm of Doñana. In the woodsy area, we were greeted by severe, no-nonsense Woodchat Shrikes, dozens of fabulous and slightly surreal-looking Hoopoe, with their majestic spiky crowns of orange and black-tipped feathers, and luminous bee-eaters.
Birding trip report for the Western Cape in South Africa, October 2012 (Birding Ecotours)