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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...
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…
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...
eBird blog Birding Ecotours

Birding Ecotours Team eBird Update!

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Nearly a quarter of the year is already over, and our team has logged almost a quarter of the world’s bird species in that time during our tours! We started…
Prince Edwards Islands

A rare opportunity to increase your South African bird list by visiting the Prince Edward Islands: Flock to Marion 2021!

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How about seeing King Penguin, Macaroni Penguin, Southern Rockhopper...
Sulawesi birding adventure

Sulawesi Birding Adventure – Part 3

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The Maleo is a megapode, but unlike most others that are very similar-looking brownish birds it is blue, black, and white with an elaborate blue-and-yellow face...
Sulawesi birding adventure

Sulawesi Birding Adventure – Part 2

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There were a few targets I wanted to look for; the first was Maleo, the rather unique-looking, endemic megapode, and the second was the stunning Sula Pitta...
Sulawesi birding adventure

Sulawesi Birding Adventure – Part 1

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There were a few targets I wanted to look for; the first was Maleo, the rather unique-looking, endemic megapode, and the second was the stunning Sula Pitta...
Legal bird tour operators

Is your birding tour operator legal?

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This short article focuses on what questions you should be asking before booking a tour to South Africa or Namibia, with briefer mention of some other countries...
Norfolk birding

Birding in Norfolk

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The winter birding has been amazing! The birding here in Norfolk has been so good that I’ve hardly had time to miss the superb birding in Ohio, where we...

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…
Australia birding

Where to go birding in Australia? Offshore Australia (Territories)

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Australia has numerous island territories, and these offer some great birding for the more adventurous, those chasing endemic birds, or those with a passion for seabirds...
Australia birding

Where to go birding in Australia? Offshore Australia (pelagic)

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he waters around Australia offer practically unrivaled pelagic seabird watching potential. In some areas the time to get from the land to the continental shelf (where the...
Australia birding

Where to go birding in Australia? Central and South Australia

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Central and South Australia combine well from a birdwatching point of view. Adelaide acts as a great entry way into the region and has some fantastic birding sites near the…
Australia birding

Where to go birding in Australia? Tasmania

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Adjoined to the Australian mainland until the end of the last glacial period about ten thousand years ago, Tasmania is both geographically and genetically isolated from Australia...
Australia birding

Where to go birding in Australia? Northern Australia

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Birding in the Northern Territory offers a huge range of possibilities. In the south there is Alice Springs – but that area is discussed in the Central and South Australia…
Australia birding

Where to go birding in Australia? Western Australia

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Western Australia is a huge state, and there are loads of potential birding sites to visit. Perth is set in a beautiful coastal landscape (as are many Australian cities) and…
Australia birding

Where to go birding in Australia? Eastern Australia

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Eastern Australia offers many varied birding options, with cities such as Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne providing excellent entry points into the country....
Australia birding

Where to go birding in Australia?

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This is a frequently asked question. Australia is a large place (about the same size as the United States of America, or Europe), and this continent-country stretches from the tropics…

See over 10 birds-of-paradise on a budget

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Go to All Blogs | Birding Blogs | West Papua Birding Tour This blog was last updated on 12 December 2019 Every birder dreams of seeing the world’s most beautiful birds,…