Gyorgy Szimuly

Devastating tsunami claims lives of humans and birds

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A few days ago every major news source published the fantastic news about the world’s oldest bird which returned to its Midway home to raise chicks. Wisdom, the name of the more 60 years old Laysan Albatross, returned safe to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Islands. Soon after the chicks of the […]

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Another New Storm-Petrel Discovered

Thumbnail image for Another New Storm-Petrel Discovered by Gyorgy Szimuly 25 February 2011

A new species of seabird has been found. A five-person multi-national expedition led by British seabird expert Peter Harrison, captured 12 of the mystery storm-petrels at sea near Puerto Montt, Chile on February 18, 19, and 21, and can now confirm the existence of a new species.

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Make The Spring Alive

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With the help of social media news are spreading like hell. While Facebook and Twitter made revolution in Egypt these platforms support bird conservation as well. Having a large enough audience could make a difference. BirdLife International have been doing a very nice and important job on bird conservation. The current initiative is amazing. Kids […]

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Birding through the eyes of a wildlife artist

Thumbnail image for Birding through the eyes of a wildlife artist by Gyorgy Szimuly 7 January 2011

I have been birding for 30 years now and I think I am carefully watching birds all the time I have chance to go out. Positive ID and enjoyment of the view through any optical equipment has been my primary birding philosophy. It’s been even more important for the past 6 years since I photograph […]

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Keen birders’ core literature: the checklists

Thumbnail image for Keen birders’ core literature: the checklists by Gyorgy Szimuly 31 December 2010

One of the potential split could be the American race of Whimbrel. © Gyorgy Szimuly At the end of each year everyone makes review of the birding highlights of the year behind. I am not any different. I love to watch birds as most of you do. I somehow can’t stand not to make a […]

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Empty bird feeders

Thumbnail image for Empty bird feeders by Gyorgy Szimuly 17 December 2010

I’ve been feeding birds since I moved to my recent town. Feeders had been quite busy with nice number of species seen. This year something has changed as I could not see any birds on our feeder since mid of October. Seeds are untouched, the garden is quiet. No Eurasian Blue-Tits, Great Tits and even […]

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The White-bellied Seedsnipe torture

Thumbnail image for The White-bellied Seedsnipe torture by Gyorgy Szimuly 12 November 2010

I am getting excited about my departure for India in a couple of days. It had been a while since I went to a birding trip but now “ice” has broken and an exciting and more importantly a funny trip is ahead of us. I have four days left before taking off but still have […]

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A city as a birding hotspot

Thumbnail image for A city as a birding hotspot by Gyorgy Szimuly 5 November 2010

Geese  over Tata, Hungary While I’ve been with an urge to explore  new and exotic birding destinations, I live in a city of an annually repeated birding spectacle. It is seasonal but the 4-5 winter months  make this little town stand out compared to other European urban areas. Imagine this lake which is almost entirely […]

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Unique way of birding trip reporting

Thumbnail image for Unique way of birding trip reporting by Gyorgy Szimuly 29 October 2010

Most of the non-lazy birdwatchers are keen to share experiences of their birding trips from preparation to the full list of birds. While many of them are detailed it is sometimes quite hard to track the records which site they belong to. A few weeks ago I  came across a very cool online tool called […]

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Addicted to birdwatching

Thumbnail image for Addicted to birdwatching by Gyorgy Szimuly 22 October 2010

Szimi Style birding Shorebirds, bird conservation, travelling for birds and bird photography and recently a blogger… these are the keywords which could describe me and my birding interest. I thought I share a few details about me before starting to post regularly to I live in Hungary, in a small town, called Tata, which […]

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