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When to visit Costa Rica

When is the best time for birding in Costa Rica?

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We run our set departure birding tours to Costa Rica between January and March each year. Some of the reasons for this are as follows...
Covid-19 Birding Ecotours

Birding Ecotours and COVID-19

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an international health emergency. Hardest hit are some countries in Europe (especially Italy), the Middle East, and of course the Far...
County big year list

A County Big Year During COVID-19

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It’s mid-May, and my fourteenth year teaching organic chemistry just ended. It was quite the unusual semester since the COVID-19 pandemic forced all college ...
Birding Ecotours Certificate promotion

Birding Ecotours Special Certificate Promotion!

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We understand that the world is in a current state of uncertainty, and this creates difficulties when planning and booking your next amazing birding trip...
Birdlife South African community bird guides

BirdLife South Africa’s Community Bird Guide Relief Fund

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There are over 10 000 species of bird in the world. Each one is wonderful in its own special way. However, that number is just too big for anyone to…
Best time to visit kruger national park

When is the best season to visit South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park?

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The usual recommendation is May through September (the dry season), but this applies largely to “Big 5 safaris” and standard wildlife photographic

Cory’s vs. Scopoli’s Shearwater

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I’m sure many of you may know this already, but I for one have been largely ignorant about one of the relatively newly split species, Scopoli’s Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea), within the…
Which taxonomy to use

Which world bird list/taxonomy to use for your life-list: a comparison between the major ones

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In this article I compare three of the main world bird lists. I then also discuss why these lists give different...