Birding

Group tour expectations

Expectations and Rules for Group Tours

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Thank you for joining a small group tour, and we trust you will have a truly wonderful experience. If you are on a group tour with more than ...
Indian Subcontinent birding

New and Exciting Indian Subcontinent Tours

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You may think that Andy has just been sat by his swimming pool in Bali, Indonesia for the last four months, that is only partially true! He has also ...
Local guide fund

Birding Ecotours Local Community and Local Birding Guide Relief Effort

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Being a global tour company we have developed deep and lasting friendships and business relationships with many people all over the ...
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 ...
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...
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...

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…