Pelagic Birding

For me, the thought of pelagic birding evokes a sense of excitement that quickly takes over. The mystery behind the vast blue seas and its endangered birdlife bring a happy thought when there is an opportunity to go and experience it. The word ‘Pelagic’ is derived from Greek, meaning “open seas,” and that is exactly …

The Amur Migration

Current technology limits the non-stop flight time of a commercial aircraft to 17½ hours. However, in the avian world, there’s a flight that’s even longer – one that’s just recently started to be monitored by conservationists. Namely, the very impressive long distance migration of Amur Falcons as they fly continuously from remote Northeastern India to …

Colombia: Nothing succeeds like excess

South Africa and Colombia share several similarities. For instance, Colombia’s population and territory sizes are almost the same (South Africa is the world’s 25th largest country and Colombia the 26th) and both are included in Conservation International’s list of the planet’s 17 mega-diverse countries. However, this South American nation, named after Christopher Columbus, leaves its African …