Highlights of Estonia

European Brown Bear Alutaguse Forest, Estonia ©Neil Glenn

Estonia is a dream destination for those who like their countries sparsely populated, safe, friendly, ‘wired’ and full of wildlife.

Discovering Riviera Nayarit Naturally

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Click to open the image gallery. All images by Flo Nestor. Local guide Jose Inocencio Banuelos (aka Chencho) skippered the motorized small boat (panga) into La Tovara National Park, up the Rio San Cristobal and on some of its 60-mile waterway system through mangrove swamps teeming with flora and fauna. “Riviera Nayarit is one best… Read more »

Join contributor Ed Hutchings as he explores the wilds of New York State and uncovers some of our favorite nooks

Estonia

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Puerto Rico

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Bee-eater with gunshot wound

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.

Birding Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia

Ibis at Okefenokee NWR by Steve Brookes

Sandhill Cranes, Wood Storks and the rare Red-cockaded Woodpecker can be seen while Birding the Okefenokee Swamp, America’s oldest and best preserved freshwater systems.

Birding J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida

White Ibis at J.N, 'Ding' Darling NWR by Steve Hillebrand

'Ding' Darling is a much-visited refuge on Sanibel Island best known for its spectacular populations of colorful wading birds, such as Roseate Spoonbills, Brown and American White Pelicans, Wood Storks, White Ibis and Snowy Egrets.

Birding South of the Border in Oaxaca, Mexico

landscape near Teotitlan © Sandra Paci

While birding in Oaxaca, Mexico, Sandra enjoy crippling looks at a Townsend's Warbler and a FIRST RECORD for White-crowned Sparrow.

Painted Redstart by Mike Watson

A cooperative Amazon Kingfisher - an ABA Code 5 rarity - helped make the 20th Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival one of the all-time best birding events.

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.

American Dipper by Harry Fuller

Expert guide Harry Fuller provides pointers for anyone about to go birdwatching in the Pacific Coast states of California, Oregon, Washington.

Trip Report: Birding South Africa, The Western Cape

Cape Rockjumper by Andre Stapelberg.

Birding trip report for the Western Cape in South Africa, October 2012 (Birding Ecotours)