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For the 'aves': the art and sport of falconry in Spain

 Tom Meaker  by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte  Feet firmly planted on the ground, left elbow out, forearm straight, hand and wrist covered with a thick leather glove, I looked apprehensively at the master falconer standing by my side. He had just sent a magnificent Harris's hawk into the air, soaring into the sky, then swooping down towards me. “He won’t attack me, will he?” I asked. “Not unless he mistakes you for a rabbit,” the instructor deadpanned, “and there is no chance of that”, he grinned. He…

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How do I buy the best binoculars for travel?

Especially when traveling for ecotourism and/or adventure (or also for attending events), a good set of binoculars is a boon - an not infrequently even a necessity. Gеnеrаllу ѕреаkіng, there are five categories that any nеwсоmеr to орtісѕ ѕhоuld bе аwаrе оf. They оvеrlар but аlѕо dіffеr in vаrіоuѕ wауѕ bесаuѕе they're designed fоr a vаrіеtу оf рurроѕеѕ. In this post I will highlight three саtеgоrіеѕ and whаt thе kеу features are that уоu ѕhоuld bе looking fоr whеn buying thе best compact…

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4 key tools for birdwatching

Birding usually does not involve lots of fancy equipment like other outdoor activities. All you need is your vigor to search for different and beautiful species of birds, along with a bit of patience. But in order to make the most out of your experience, you may need the help of just a small handful of simple, non-high-tech items: read post

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  • An interesting example of how technology is revolutionizing birding:
    Birdwatching Is Going High-Tech Thanks to This New Tool
    Follow your favorite bird wherever they go.
  • In Veracruz, Mexico, the annual "River of Raptors" is an amazing lure for birders:
    In Mexico, birdwatching offers fragile lifeline for nature, economy
    Every year millions of birds glide the air currents between Mexico's Sierra Madre Oriental mountains and the Gulf of Mexico in a spectacle dubbed the…
  • The Daily Beast just published a wonderfully detailed and wide-ranging look at some remarkable birds and the destinations in which they're found:
    These Cool Birds Will Make You Want to Get Into Birding
    As well as everything you never knew you wanted to know about them.
  • If you don't mind a little tromping about in the cold, winter birding can be just as rewarding as any other time of year. Here's an example from Massachusetts:
  • Oasis Eco Camp is an exclusive family friendly, alcohol free getaway on the shores of Lake Elementaita Kenya. Set in the midst of a natural acacia forest and bushes, it is home to abundant birdlife, with the lake area boasting of over 450 species of birds.

    The camp provides a serene, quiet and peaceful natural environment, conducive for romantic getaways, family retreats, friends getaways, birding enthusiasts, bush weddings and for corporate team building. The camp has been designed with minimum impact on the environment.

    Accomodation ranges from self catering cottages, catered bandas, safari style large walk in tents to a campsite by the Lake. All the rooms are furnished with comfortable rustic beds with warm  linen and are suited with clean modern flush toilets with hot showers and are solar powered.

    Attractions and activities include,birding walks along the lake with a dip at the lakes hotspring, hiking and biking to nearby hills, bush breakfasts by the lake. Being centrally located, the camp can be used as a base to tours Lake Nakuru Park, Menengai Crater, Kariandusi prehistoric site and Hells Gate park . Its proximity from Nairobi, an hour and half's drive from city towards Nakuru, makes it the perfect GETAWAY!

  • Birds, birds and more birds. Stay at our camp by the shores of Lake Elementaita, an important bird area and recently declared world heritage site. Chance of seeing over 300 species of birds


    Samburu game reserve 2 Nights.

    Lake Nakuru.N.Park 2 Nights.

    Lake Baringo/Lake Bogoria 2 Nights.

    Kakamega Forest 1 Night.

    Lake Victoria 1 Night.

    Maasai Mara Game Reserve 3 Nights.

    The above mentioned tour will be conducted with the help of an expert bird guide and its open to individuals and groups.All mentioned areas to visit are classified as IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS IN KENYA.

    Please contact us on for any enquiry.

  • You have until the 16th of January 2012 to book a vacation for any date in 2012 to take advantage of this special offer.
    Book four (4) nights and receive a complimentary 4 hr bird watching tour with Dr. Dirdy the bird specialist. A hike that takes you through the Syndicate estate in the Northern Forest Reserve in Dominica. See birds like the Sisserou (Amazon Imperialis) the National bird of the island among other very interesting species.
    OR, Book 7 nights pay for six and receive a complimentary half day tour with Mr. Moise Arlingnton of Cool Breeze Tours. the ground tour Specialist. This tour could take you to visit some of the most exotic natural attractions on the island; Waterfalls, Rivers, Lakes, Boiling lake, Hot Springs, National Parks, and even a visit to the indigenous people in Dominica, the only existing indigenous community in the Caribbean.

    Take advantage of this promotion. Book now and make your dream vacation a reality.

    More info. call 1 (767) 4466522 or email or visit our website.

    Sunset Bay Club Beach Resort & SeaSide Dive Resort at Dominica
    The Sunset Bay Club at Dominica, a true beach front All-in Caribbean hotel, 14 rooms
  • Are you planning to view the birds at Point Pelee National Park in southwestern Ontario in the New Year?

    Canada's top seasonal fine dining restaurant, Rundles, will celebrate its 35th year in 2012.

    Rundles reopens on Friday, May 25th, and closes after services on Saturday, September 29th, 2012.  

    Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

  • Wish I could make it, Corne; this looks like the perfect birding course.

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