Hokkaido is one of the top birding destinations in Japan and, indeed, throughout Asia. It is the northern most of Japan’s three main islands.
Let’s start with by drawing a parallel between Ecuador and Costa Rica; Both countries are politically stable, safe for travelers, have excellent tourism infrastructure, and pack lots of wildlife into a small area. What Costa Rica is to Central America, Ecuador is to South America - a great first destination for someone traveling to the… Read more »
Ground Parrots forage for seeds and fruits mainly on the ground. It occurs in Australia and Tasmania but is not easy to find anywhere.
The Aguan Valley is fairly remote with limited options for visitors. It is best to visit during a long day trip from The Lodge at Pico Bonito or La Ceiba.
N’tsiri and surrounding areas offer a rich, diverse environment making the long journey to the 10,000-acre private reserve well worth the effort.
Estonia is a dream destination for those who like their countries sparsely populated, safe, friendly, ‘wired’ and full of wildlife.
The Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick is a stop that is definitely not to be missed while traveling on the Madre de Dos River in the Peruvian Amazon!
Uganda, a wildlife-rich country, is one of the best places in which to see birds, mammals, and seemingly every other creature!
Check out this article to learn how to pack like a pro for your next birding adventure, no matter when you might be traveling!
Chan Chich Lodge in Belize is well-known as an incredible location to see many big cats and it also offers exceptional birding opportunities.
Uganda's National Parks offer some of the biggest, best birding and wildlife watching experiences in Africa.
Assuming an understanding of the incredible wildlife in India, I want to discuss some of my darker thoughts about travelling in this complex country.
Some countries that are great for wildlife go under the radar of all but the most enthusiastic wildlife watchers - Belarus is one of those countries. Nestled between Poland and Russia it has some of Europe’s most fascinating wildlife including Eurasian Lynx, Grey Wolf, Brown Bear, and a range of birdlife including the delightful Azure Tit.
Herzegovina is not really on the bird watching map. It’s the southern end of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with wonderful limestone landscapes, and lots of birds.
I was astounded to find a company in South Africa offering inexpensive safaris to Greater Kruger National Park.
The Valdes Peninsula in the Chubut Province of Argentina is one of the country’s main ecotourism attractions due to the concentration of marine mammals found there. For visiting birders though, there are several hotspots to the south and north of the famous peninsula.
In terms of sheer diversity, the shorebirds take the crown on St. Paul with an incredible 64 species recorded on the island within the past three decades. Only four shorebirds nest, whereas the remaining 60 species are either regular spring or fall migrants, rare visitors, or exceptional rarities with only one or two occurrences.
While on a trip to Guatemala earlier this year sponsored by INGUAT (the Guatemalan tourism board), I had the opportunity to visit a biological station that I had never heard of before called Estación Biológica Las Guacamayas. I was expecting the typical, more rustic accommodations that tend to come along with staying at biological stations, but I was in for a huge surprise when we arrived.
Guest post by Kathi Borgmann Colombia is an amazing country. With over 1,900 species recorded, more than any country in the Americas, Colombia is an absolute birding must. And before you say that Colombia is too dangerous to travel in, think again. Colombia is changing fast and is now a top tourist destination. I spent 6… Read more »
Guest post by Kathi Borgmann The Antisana Ecological Reserve can easily be reached via a day trip from Quito. Given the frequent afternoon weather, it is best to arrive early in the morning to improve your chances of having an unobstructed view of the massive peak of Antisana. Antisana rises to a height of 18,891… Read more »