The Telegraph reports The self-proclaimed “Pablo Escobar of the falcon egg trade” is facing another lengthy jail sentence after being caught at Heathrow airport with a stash of 19 rare eggs strapped to his chest. He had arrived in London from South Africa carrying two rare vulture eggs as well as others from rare and endangered birds […]
India has faced man-animal conflict for decades. But the culling of these animals only reinforces the lack of a mechanism to address the issue. – Manu Balachandran India is at war with its wildlife. Over the past few months, authorities have declared, or sought to declare, as vermin an entire bunch of wild animals that are […]
by Francie Diep as published on the Pacific Standard “One webpage, now removed, touted the current policies’ successes—and praised the bird’s mating dances…” As the federal government was gathering public input on changes to its plans for conserving an endangered Western bird, it removed webpages describing its current policies, inherited from the previous administration, an […]
The Richmond Bay Trail has many waterbirds at this time of year. We walked from the parking lot at Pt. Isabel to a little past the Meeker Slough cutoff. As it was a King Tide we hoped to see Ridgway’s Rail. We did get one quick look. Most abundant today were the Scaup, American Wigeons, […]
If Arusha was the National Park of the Giraffe, then Tarangire was the National Park of the Elephant. That said we went a long time without seeing any as we headed through the park. In the late morning, Ian requested a stop and we backed up to see two Elephants just disappearing into thick bush […]
To spend a full day identifying and counting birds on the 119th annual Christmas Bird Count is to discover firsthand the meaning of John Muir’s quote: “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” Yesterday, I dropped all worries […]
The recent Belize Birding Festival — starring beautiful nation and close to 590 resident and migratory birds — really took off, and the preparation for next year’s event is already underway.
Held in October in Belmopan, Belize, the inaugural event — presented by the Belize Tourism Industry Association in partnership with the Belize Hotel Association, Belize Audubon Society, and the Belize Tourism Board — had workshops, vendors’ displays and bird-watching tours.
“The BTIA is proud to have been one of the leading organizers of the first annual Belize Birding Festival, said executive director, John Burgos.
“We are definitely looking forward to planning for the second annual Belize Birding Festival to be hosted in October 2019, which will see greater participation of international birders wanting to bird-watch in Belize.”
For festival information, visitwww.belizebirdingfestival.bz.