Birding in Wilderness by Gareth Robbins

Birding in Wilderness by Gareth Robbins

Text and photos by Gareth Robbins Recently, I managed to make a short visit to the Garden Route. I had one day free to go birding, so I chose the Wilderness Section of the Garden Route National Park. This section of the GRNP is famous for its lakes, rivers and estuaries and is surrounded by indigenous...

Flyover Country – Summer in Iowa

Flyover Country – Summer in Iowa

Text and photos by Bobby Wilcox When one thinks of epic boreal summer birding destinations, Iowa likely doesn't jump to the top of anyone's list. In fact, the only lists it tops are: 1) Best places to see miles upon miles of the newest advances in feed corn hybrid technology. 2) The place that Americans learn to...

Alaska: An Arctic Adventure by Stephan Lorenz

Alaska: An Arctic Adventure by Stephan Lorenz

We had tackled the gentle slope and took a break on the rocky, dun colored tundra. The gravel road and our vehicles had disappeared from view below us and rugged wilderness stretched in all directions without a hint of humanity. This time of year, the tundra was a mosaic of snow, grey rock, and yellowed grass...

Going For It – The Global Bird Weekend

Going For It – The Global Bird Weekend

Indeed, 2020 has seen many “firsts” (some less pleasant than others!), but one we will all remember with fondness was the Global Bird Weekend, and in particular, the Global Big Day on October 17th. The brainchild of Tim Appleton and a partnership with BirdLife International and the Cornell Lab of...