Birding

Arizona Festival and British Birdfair August 2019 Special Offers!

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If you book (with a deposit) onto any of the tours below during either the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival (August 7-11 this year, or...

Cape Town’s Top Birding Spots

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Cape Town is without doubt one of the top tourist attractions in the whole of South Africa, and no visit to South Africa is fully complete without visiting the “Mother…

The elusive quest for 300 Ohio birds this year

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I’m a new birder in Ohio, having lived here for less than two and a half years. I came to Columbus from South Africa to open the new American office…

Birding India

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As only India can! Have you been to India? Have you traveled to the Himalayas? Have you been on a jeep safari in Jim Corbett National Park? Well, take a…

How I became a birder. And, more importantly, how did you become a birder?

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This is my story about how I got into birding. I wrote this mainly to try and encourage you to share your story. Please do e-mail us...

A Notorious Skulker Revealed

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Have you ever spent over 10 minutes on an infamous skulker, just sitting patiently, waiting for it to give you the briefest of glimpses? OK, OK, of course. But, have…

The 5 toughest birds and what is your biggest nemesis bird?

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This blog will start as an extremely brief one, but will hopefully get increasingly extensive with your input. If you e-mail us and and tell us what the most difficult…

Zululand: Birding the forests and savannas of the Zulu Kingdom

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Zululand, the area north of the Tugela River and south of the Mozambican border, is perhaps better known for its rich cultural history and big-five ...

Birding the Cape – from the mountains to the deep blue

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When I mention the Cape most tourists will envisage Table Mountain, the dramatic cliffs of Cape Point, and the spectacular flower displays of the west ...
Antarctica

Birding the subantarctic islands of the South Atlantic and Southern Ocean

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In this blog I take a closer look at the area south of 35°S as far as the Great White Continent and between the longitudes of 50°W and 20°E. This…

Birding the United States – East to West

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Birding has truly become a great international hobby that seems to be growing and growing. It is very exciting to see so many young folk (here in South Africa at…

Colombia – April 2017

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This April, after his very successful Neotropical Bird Club Costa Rica fundraising tour (click here for trip report), Andy Walker had a busman’s holiday and went birding ....

Iceland: 23 – 30 June 2017

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This June Andy Walker made a scouting trip to Iceland to have a look at some of the areas we’ll be visiting on the Birding Ecotours 2018 Iceland Tour. Here’s…

Monhegan Island Maine

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Twelve miles off the coast of central Maine lies Monhegan Island. Monahigan, as it was originally known, means ‘Island of the Sea’. This spectacular little island is one and a…

A brief sampling of Peru – May 2017

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This May Andy Walker conducted a scouting trip to Peru to meet up with Birding Ecotours colleague and resident Peruvian tour leader and expert guide, Eduardo Ormaeche....

Do you tick heard-only birds?

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Whether to tick heard-only birds can be a contentious issue. My personal rule is to strictly exclude heard-only birds from all of my lists (including my world list, my southern African list,…

A “larky” spin through the Northern Cape of South Africa

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Go to All Blogs | Birding Blogs | Endemic Birds Blogs By Jason Boyce Larks, larks, larks … and more wonderful larks! The arid Northern Cape of South Africa is very…

Hummingbirds of Peru – Marvelous Spatuletail and more than 40 other hummingbirds in three days?

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Birding is amazing, no matter where you go and what kind of birds you prefer. For me, highlights are walking down a ...

Pelagic Birding with Birding Ecotours

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Pelagic Birding is a rather specific ‘art’ or aspect of birding, and it basically refers to an ocean-going trip taken on a boat in search of true ocean-going species, such…

The Biggest Week in American Birding

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May is known as the best month for birding in the eastern part of the United States, and in particular for the spectacular spring migration that occurs during this time…