I can’t remember ever before screaming in agony. The jovial Mexican military doctor was anxious to reduce my dislocated ankle, and he did not want to wait for the anesthetic. Finally, after alarming the entire hospital with the intensity of my protests, I got my drugs. As I became more lucid, I started worrying not… Read more
Watching a feeding Vervain Hummingbird—ten feet away—is an especially warm welcome to this Caribbean island with the most endemic birds (29 extant species, 2 probably extinct).
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.
Thanks to its antiquated agriculture and extensive areas of untouched native forest and wetland, Romania is uniquely important for wildlife in Europe.
Rajasthan (“the land of kings”) is the largest state in India. Bird and wildlife viewing opportunities abound in its desert, jungle, and wetlands.
I could not believe my luck – I literally rolled out of bed, down the street, and into a Wallcreeper!
Just spent an INCREDIBLE two weeks in Spain, most of which spent exploring the natural nooks and crannies of Extremadura
The adventure of birding Trinidad continues, with Tanagers, Trogons, and the elusive Oilbirds.
This was truly an incredible encounter we had been so, so fortunate to witness; a full Snow Leopard hunt from beginning to end including the take and kill.
Nothing that you may hear from other visitors really prepares you for your first morning on the veranda at Asa Wright Nature Centre.
A peak experience of Thailand birding and Buddhist wisdom.
Male Asian Fairy Bluebirds are midnight black with shining blue mantles, bright as enamel; the females are turquoise, and both have bright, ruby eyes.
If you love gregarious birds you will love Bulbuls, and if you love Bulbuls you will love Thailand!
Forest birding – in any forest, the world over – is where all your fieldcraft techniques are scrutinized. It’s the ultimate test for any birder.
Keith Betton and friends travel around Arica, between the Atacama Desert and the Pacific Ocean, in search of the endangered Chilean Hillstar and other star birds. A vagrant Curlew Sandpiper (second on record for Chile) also makes appearances.
Here in the Thai forests there are birds everywhere. Even at the quietest time of day there is always a strange noise from the undergrowth…
Keith Betton and friends travel through scenic Chile in search of the wild and wary Tapaculos.
Richard is an ecologist spending two months on Thailand’s second largest mountain. This week, he discovers mind-blowing songbirds from Asia and Siberia, such as Siberian Rubythroat, Ultramarine Flycatcher, Sapphire Flycatcher, White-gorgeted Flycatcher and Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher.
Imagine a keen ecologist spending a two-month holiday in the montane forest of northern Thailand. Next, meet Richard. Read his stories here.
Santiago is a pleasant base for several days of diverse birding and the chance to see several of Chile’s endemic birds.