February 2012

Cristalino By Night

Thumbnail image for Cristalino By Night by Rich Hoyer 28 February 2012

A Photo Gallery of some nocturnal critters at Brazil’s Cristalino Jungle Lodge

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Beautiful winter birding in Bükk Hills, Hungary

Thumbnail image for Beautiful winter birding in Bükk Hills, Hungary by DaleForbes 26 February 2012

Last weekend I got to spend a wonderful day out in the Bükk Hills National Park (Bükki Nemzeti Park) in eastern Hungary. Snowfall overnight had coated the entire area in fluffy white powder, and the clouds had parted to make for absolutely stunning light and beautiful dappled colours pouring through the woodland. and later in [...]

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Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo… a dream come true

Thumbnail image for Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo… a dream come true by Alex Vargas 19 February 2012

For years I hoped for an image of this large and enigmatic forest’s floors giant, and all came truth when visited Khao Yai National Park with my good friends Paul and Apiradee in December 2010, as 4 wonderful birds competed for our meal worms, filling our memory cards with grace, color and satisfaction! The Coral-billed [...]

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Great Baja Birding Report

Thumbnail image for Great Baja Birding Report by Rich Hoyer 14 February 2012

Rich Hoyer’s recent Baja California Tour reports all of the endemic species and some exciting vagrants.

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Birds of prey as ambassadors of peace in the Middle East

Thumbnail image for Birds of prey as ambassadors of peace in the Middle East by Grrlscientist 9 February 2012

Not long ago, I told you that bird-friendly California vineyards may have fewer insect pests, but what about relying on birds to control another common food crop pest; rodents? Food crops and their rodent pests are a common problem everywhere. But when faced with putting out poisons — poisons that not only kill rodents but also harm human health and the land itself — farmers are increasingly looking for other solutions to address these ubiquitous pests. One such solution is birds of prey.

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Bird and wildlife videos

Thumbnail image for Bird and wildlife videos by DaleForbes 5 February 2012

Sometimes when I have the time, I wander about on Youtube seeing what is out there; what people are seeing, what they are experiencing in our beautiful world, and what moves them. Instead of saying too much today, I thought I would just share a few videos that I have come across that made my [...]

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Birds and Elephants

Thumbnail image for Birds and Elephants by Alex Vargas 5 February 2012

During the crazy times of flooding in Bangkok, our family decided to spend some time in higher ground and what could it be better than Khao Yai, with the National Park of the same name which is a World’s Heritage Site from Unesco and a paradise of wildlife and with my good friend Guide A, [...]

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Pittas: The Jewel Hunter.

Thumbnail image for Pittas: The Jewel Hunter. by Gunnar 3 February 2012

Book review: The Jewel Hunter. Birdingblogs is doing far too few book reviews.  But then again, others make great reviews, so to keep our readers updated, another strategy could be to share exceptional reviews from others. I really like Donna Lynn Schulman’s review on 10000birds of  The Jewel Hunter (affilliate link) by Chris Goodie. Chris [...]

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Ivory-billed Woodpecker is extinct.

Thumbnail image for Ivory-billed Woodpecker is extinct. by Gunnar 2 February 2012

Ivory-billed Woodpecker is extinct, say two teams of researchers Here is a very interesting article in Field of View, Birdwatching’s blog, about two recent publications regarding the continued exististance of Ivory-billed Woodpecker.  The two parties came to the same conclusion: Ivory-billed Woodpecker is extinct. Here are some excerpts from the article. The first team, led [...]

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