Susan Myers

Have a great Christmas everyone!

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Have a great Christmas everyone! I don’t have time to blog today – I have to wrap presents. I hope you all have a wonderful day and a very birdy 2011. Looking forward to blogging at you all next year! Take care.

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Bird art of the Edo Period in Japan

Thumbnail image for Bird art of the Edo Period in Japan by SusanMyers 18 December 2010

8 beautiful birds in Japanese art. A long time ago now I bought a book in a poky little bookshop in suburban Tokyo. I fell in love with that book because it was full of some of the most fabulous natural history illustrations I had ever seen. The artworks of such luminaries as John Gould [...]

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The final 50 Best Birds in Asia!

Thumbnail image for The final 50 Best Birds in Asia! by SusanMyers 10 December 2010

So here is the final list of ten to make up the fifty. The process of putting it together has been, if totally random. Sadly, I didn’t receive any suggestions although earlier I did promise to include Wallcreeper. I have no problem with that! Now THAT is a fancy bird (even if it is found [...]

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The Fifty Best Birds in Asia: Part 4

Thumbnail image for The Fifty Best Birds in Asia: Part 4 by SusanMyers 4 December 2010

Sadly, I’m running out of my own photos to post. Hmmm, funny how so many birds I have taken photos of appear in my Top Fifty… Make of it what you will! I do have to admit that part of the reason is that I’m of the belief that blogs are best suited to postings [...]

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The Fifty Best Birds in Asia: Part 3

Thumbnail image for The Fifty Best Birds in Asia: Part 3 by SusanMyers 27 November 2010

The list goes on! The list continues and as I put it together I realize perhaps fifty isn’t enough!  It’s very hard to choose and I probably should apologize for having so many from Borneo, but I’m not going to… 21. Siamese Fireback Lophura diardi There are a number of families that reach their aesthetic [...]

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The Fifty Best Birds in Asia: Part 2

Thumbnail image for The Fifty Best Birds in Asia: Part 2 by SusanMyers 20 November 2010

Righto! I’m back with the next installment – yes, 11 to 20. I know you’ve been looking forward to this all week! Actually, this is where it starts to get tricky for me. The first ten are pretty easy but the next forty are more difficult. How to choose? And why would I put Banded [...]

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The Fifty Best Birds in Asia!

Thumbnail image for The Fifty Best Birds in Asia! by SusanMyers 13 November 2010

Top 50 Asian birds, part 1 OK, I’m mainly doing this to see if anyone’s listening! Oh, and I like to be controversial… These 50-type lists seem to be all the rage at the moment. I had a chapter in a book entitled “50 Places to Bird before you Die” – a bit of a [...]

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Birds from Sulawesi

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Susan Myers is in techno-wilderness of Halmahera. Here she sends some Sulawesi bird pictures from her iPhone!

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