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Waigeo and a Date with Mr. Wilson’s

Journey proud. In pursuit of the famed Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise on the Papuan island of Waigeo.

Birding Tasmania: Elusive Parrots and Endemics

Ground Parrot in flight ©Stephan Lorenz

Ground Parrots forage for seeds and fruits mainly on the ground. It occurs in Australia and Tasmania but is not easy to find anywhere.

Rare Emeralds and Other Gems of the Aguan Valley

Honduran Emerald ©Stephan Lorenz

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.

A South Africa Adventure to N’tsiri


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.

Clothing Review: Páramo Halcon and Pájaro Jackets

Editor’s Note: In recent travels I have been eyeing the labels on the clothing of my traveling companions. Páramo has caught my eye several times.  Guest poster Barrie Cooper from the UK reviews the men’s Páramo Halcon and women’s Pájaro Jackets.  by Barrie Cooper As a keen birder, wildlife watcher and global traveller, having the… Read more

Adventure Travel: Pack Like a Pro!

Check out this article to learn how to pack like a pro for your next birding adventure, no matter when you might be traveling!

A Wildlife Hotspot of Belize – Chan Chich Lodge

Ocelot ©Leander Khil

Chan Chich Lodge in Belize is well-known as an incredible location to see many big cats and it also offers exceptional birding opportunities.

Belarus – Europe’s Secret Wildlife Wilderness

Azure Tit ©Barry Cooper

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.

Congratulations to NTN associate editor Steve Shunk for releasing his new book, “The Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America.” From the iconic Woody Woodpecker to the ubiquitous Northern Flicker, woodpeckers have long captivated our attention. Their astonishing anatomy makes them one of the most specialized bird families in the world, and their keystone… Read more

VIDEO: Desert Tawny Owl, Strix hadorami

Desert Tawny Owl by Yuval Dax (Isreal)

Exclusive footage of the rare and elusive Desert Tawny Owl in Israel.

Meet the Guides: Wildside Nature Tours

Since 1993, Wildside has offered birding tours, photography adventures, wildlife safaris and expedition cruises to some of the most awesome destinations in the world! Our small group tours with enthusiastic leaders, at very reasonable cost, give our clients the best value in nature travel.

VIDEO: Bears in Banff National Park – Travel Alberta, Canada

Wildlife viewing on a road trip or guided tour in Banff National Park is just one of the many authentic wilderness experiences in Alberta’s Canadian Rockies… Read more

VIDEO: Jasper National Park – Alberta, Parks Canada

Towering mountain ranges, icy blue lakes, dense forests, wolves and other wildlife. This video from Jasper National Park shows you highlights of this spectacular part of Canada.

Summer Birding: Five Great National Wildlife Refuge Destinations

Roseate Spoonbills at Merritt Island NWR by Jonathan Milak

Summer slows many birders down, but it doesn’t have to! Here are five great National Wildlife Refuges for summer birding.

Birding Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

Emperor Geese at Yukon Delta NWR /USFWS

Enough can’t be said about the importance of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. “We are literally funneling birds into almost every flyway in the world…”

Book Review: The Kingdom of Fungi

A page from The Kingdom of Fungi, showing Ramarias

Part textbook, part work of art, The Kingdom of Fungi by Jens H. Peterson is a fine resource for anyone curious about these oft-neglected organisms.

Birding Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware

Red Knot at Bombay Hook NWR /USFWS

Bombay Hook is a key rest stop on the Delaware Bay for thousands of migrating shorebirds every spring and fall, as they fly north to their breeding grounds and return south again. At low tide, they feed by the thousands on the salt marsh mudflats and in freshwater impoundments. Common species include Semipalmated Sandpipers, Dunlin… Read more

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 Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Florida

Roseate Spoonbills at Merritt Island NWR by Jonathan Milak

Merritt Island Refuge is a world-famous birding destination on Florida’s east coast near Cape Canaveral, and the site of Florida’s Space Coast Birding & Wildllfe Festival.

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.

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