Category Archives: Asia

First casual, then blizzard birding: mid-winter in Istanbul

(with contributions by Lesley Starke) During my annual trip to South Africa, it has become customary to first find the cheapest plane ticket, and thereafter see how I can maximize my lifelist gains. This year took me through Istanbul in … Continue reading

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Summer birding in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

I visited the UAE between Aug 14-18, 2009. Having essentially birded the entire southern African subcontinent (apart from much of Nambia ) from childhood to graduate student, I always dreamt of the birds present beyond out borders. I had my … Continue reading

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