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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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Mixing work and birding in Northern Ireland/England

Though it may not be that obvious from reading this blog, the reality is that I do sometimes work to make a living, currently mainly revolving around finishing a PhD. To keep me sane through this process, I maintain some ‘academic baggage’ … Continue reading

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Puerto Montt Storm-petrels a new species!

So yes, there we have it. The Puerto Montt storm-petrels I wrote about a while ago, turned out to be a new species. Originally found by two birders from Oregon, the (new) species status of the storm-petrels off Chile was … Continue reading

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Late summer birding in Alaska

Having been to the subantarctic, I always wanted to get myself to the high Arctic to personally compare the wildlife and experiences from the two different polar regions. A conference in Canada (which by the way I never went too, … Continue reading

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Puerto Montt storm petrels

I just spotted an interesting article and thought some of you might be interested. In short, a group of potentially undescribed storm-petrels (features intermediate between Wilson’s and Elliot’s Storm-petrel) were seen off Chile/Argentina in 2009. Now, more recently (Feb 2010) … Continue reading

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