Wildlife & Nature
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Raja Ampat declares new shark sanctuary, the first in Indonesia: http://blog.nature.org/science/2013/03/07/indonesias-first-shark-sanctuary-raja-ampat-leads-the-way/
I've just heard about what seems to be a reasonably priced and productive birding trip to The Gambia, but this started me thinking about whether it would be the best choice of African countries for seeing most/best birds. Or, if others are better, what is the best place for birding in Africa?
X-posted in the Africa branch a couple of days ago. I've received some good responses, but realized that members on this branch might elicit a few more, and members on this branch might want to look at other thread as well.
I had been to Ranthambore in Feb 2013 and thought of sharing the wonderful experience with you. There were too many safaris (nine in total) and too many photos to include it in detail in the forum here. Therefore I'm giving a brief snapshot here. Detailed experience of each safari along with photos are given in my travel blog, http://thewildlifephotoblog.blogspot.in/ , for those interested. I'll be glad to help you with any queries that you may have.
Travel Destination – Ranthambore National Park
Travel Dates – 16th Feb 2013 to 20th Feb 2013
Animals sightings – Tiger, Leopard, Jackal, Blue Bull (Nil Gai), Sambhar Deer, Spotted Deer (Chital), Indian Gazelle (Impala), Jungle Cat, Langur monkeys, Crocodile
Bird sightings –Peacock, Eagle, Owl, Egret, Crane, Heron, Cormorant, Drongo, Woodpecker, Parakeet, Flycatcher, Babbler, Treepie, Kingfisher... more »
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/birdingfestivals which is sponsored by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, includes the 2013 Spring migration calendar of most Birding Festivals throughout the USA, starting in Florida this month, including Cape May, Acadia National Park, Arcata, Stikine River, Tongass National Forest, and Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska. It does not include the Copper River, Cordova, Alaska, festival, which is one week previous to that in Kachemak Bay and has thousands more birds. During Spring migration, many passerine birds and waterfowl fly low over Turnagain Arm and then over Anchorage, Alaska, before heading over the Glenn Highway and Parks Highway into interior Alaska. They fly at dusk and may be seen by commuters after work or early in the morning at dawn.
Passerine birds, waterfowl, sandhill cranes, and raptors flying north from the Midwest fly along the Titina E... more »
What is the type of cactus that grows as big as a tree? They grow in the shape of a tree as well.
I saw two of them on Cyprus.
I am not sure if someone already wrote something about it, but I would like to recomand some places to visit in Bosnia, especially for those who like pure and nature sceneries.
Whole country is in fact a big national park, and if you just go few kilometres from any main road, you will experience beauty of the countryside. If you are photographer, a lot of amazing things waiting for you.
Some of them you can check on my blog but the best solution is to check some destination by yourself.
My recomandations are mountain lake Prokosko, old town Pocitelj, Jajce town with lake, Bjelasnica mountain and Hutovo lake (birds preserve) more »
I'm looking to volunteer this summer with my 18yr old daughter. We want to get up close and personal with animals. Duration 2 weeks ....would appreciate some recommendations about wildlife sanctuaries or organisations where the money is genuinely used for animal and wildlife conservation.
There are still some great reefs out there to see (and protect). Here is an . It was located in Indonesia.
Does a South American bird ID book exist for Kindle? Any bird ID books for Kindle at all?
Mostly winged. (Well, it IS called a flyover state for a reason!)
Prairie Chicken viewing at the 2013 Prairie Chicken Festival . Watch the birds boom and strut on their centuries-old leks.
Every spring, 500,000 sandhill cranes descend on a 60 mile wide section of the Platte River - the largest gathering of cranes anywhere in the world. You can see them best in a river blind at Rowe Sanctuary .
If your spring travel plans take you through the Great Plains, why not take the opportunity to get off of Interstate 80 and see something?
In Siberia (Tuva), I saw flocks of predating birds, sorts of falcons. They were in large groups.
What sort of bird of prey hunts in groups? Anyone know or knows how I can find out?
x-posted on russian forum.
JIM CORBETT TIGER RESERVE ... Hi I m Nitin, I am going for Jim Corbett tiger reserve,with a friend and planning for jeep safari on 01 dec..jeep caters for 06 ppl and we are just. Two, so any1 interested to club jeep safari ,,, please send me a msg. Thanks...
-Another Beautiful City Mankind Starts to Destroy Truly Asia, Malaysia lives up to its slogan. Truly a remarkable paradise this country was and still rising, Malaysia has become one of the world’s favorite for travel enthusiasts and rainforests, mountains and minarets, skycrapers and sampans; are only few to more fun Malaysia can offer.
If you are a city tripper or a nature lover, Malaysia is a great option for travelers. Considered as one of the ‘Asian tiger’, Malaysia paved its way to becoming one of the travelling capital by offering two countries for the price of one. Peninsular Malaysia, bordering Thailand at the southern end of the Malay peninsula, and East Malaysia, the northern half of the island ofBorneo, which pushes up against Indonesia and Brunei.
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If you're interested in seeing photos from a fairly low-budget visit to a few national parks in Kenya and Tanzania (Nakuru, Masaai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Amboseli), I have some of that at
Witnessing The Great Migration was of course the highlight, but there just was no end to all the beautiful creatures that kept popping into view wherever I went. While I do think the value for money when you look at food, lodging and guides is much better in South Africa, it's almost impossible to go wrong with bringing your camera to East Africa as well. Just be prepared for some really, really cold nights if you do it on the cheap. :)
Thanks for visiting, and happy trails!
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