Have you Considered Birding in Taiwan?

April 30, 2008 by  
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Not many people think of taking a birding trip to Taiwan, but this interesting country is home to a wide variety of bird species. Situated on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean, Taiwan is about 400 km long and 150 km wide. It features about 1000 km of coastline, a dense and scenic mountain range that rises to 3 998 m at its highest point and wide fertile agricultural plains. This is the perfect place to combine birding with culture, history and natural beauty.

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Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center

April 28, 2008 by  
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Set within the Seattle city limits, Seward Park consists of close to 300 acres of beautiful landscape with old growth forest, biking and walking trails, hiking trails, an indigenous garden, an art studio, abundant birdlife – including eagles – and much more. This suburban oasis is home to the Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center – a partnership between the National Audubon Society and the City of Seattle.

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A Look at the Intriguing Lives of Honeyguides

April 24, 2008 by  
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Honeyguides, also known as indicator birds or honeybirds, are a relatively small Old World family of near-passerine birds, related to woodpeckers and barbets. Honeyguides are entirely parasitic, laying their eggs in the already occupied, but temporarily vacated, nests of other hole-nesting species such as barbets, kingfishers, bee-eaters, woodpeckers and tinkerbirds. For this reason, honeyguides are often treated as pariahs by other birds in their neighborhood. Birding enthusiasts agree that these aggressive, opportunistic little birds are fascinating to watch.

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The Lesser Known Pionus Parrots Make Marvelous Companions

April 23, 2008 by  
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Those who are familiar with Pionus Parrots will likely agree that they are one of the most underrated parrot species available. This medium-sized parrot originates from Central and South America and they make excellent pets.

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Festival of Birds in Detroit Lakes

April 22, 2008 by  
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Every year thousands of serious bird watchers head out to Detroit Lakes in Minnesota to make the most of this fabulous birder’s paradise. The Festival of Birds in Detroit Lakes allows bird watchers the opportunity of getting to see and learn more about the many enchanting bird species that live here.

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