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Written by Web Master   
Dec 07, 2007 at 12:00 AM

FREE Where to Watch Birds info 575 sites worldwide, 56 countries includes bird lists, other taxa. Information aimed mainly at independent and low budget birders. Also 140 other articles.

TO ACCESS INFORMATION ON BIRDING SITES USE THE WORLD REGION BUTTONS ABOVE LEFT AND THEN PICK THE COUNTRY YOU WANT. Or select from the Most Recent or Most Popular lists above. Past newsflash items and other environmental issues and much more can be found under OTHER ITEMS. To find sites in close geographical locations for a trip search by a county or a few counties that are intrinsically linked. You can also search BSG by species.

BIRD BLOGS SEARCH FROM GOOGLE The biggest list of bird blogs on the internet.

Araripe Manakin, NE Brazil, Dec 2007 (Andy Marshall)



















Araripe Manakin (above) is one of the world's rarest birds and also has one of smallest world range of 50 km square. It is found in the Caatinga of NE Brazil, and since it was only recently discovered has no formal protection (photo Andy Marshall 2007)

THORNE MOORS STUFF LATEST UPDATE FROM MY LOCAL PATCH 20th JULY: THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2014 THIS WEEK: HOBBY, LITTLE RINGED PLOVER, SHORT-EARED OWL, NIGHTJAR, GREEN WOODPECKER, WILLOW TIT, REDSTART. Late news for 01st, 13th, 21st JUNE: TURTLE DOVE, CUCKOO, TREE PIPIT PLEASE NOTE: THE TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA IS NOW OPEN.

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Gull-billed Tern, Thorne Moors 30.05.2012 found by BPW photo by Rob Adams.

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BLACK STORK over Crowle village (Graham Catley 2014) see GC blog for full story and more superb pictures of the stork and other birds
PEWIT.BLOGSPOT

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Cranes (Tom Lowe 2013)

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Cranes (Robert Dawson 07.10.2013)

THE THORNE MOORS VERTEBRATE REPORT 2012 IS NOW OUT AND AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FREE (covers all vertebrates not just birds) (scroll down page this link goes to (Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum website) and all recent reports are there).

ALL THORNE MOORS BLOGS FROM 2010 ON CAN BE FOUND UNDER W PALEARCTIC: BRITAIN BRITAIN (page 2)



THE NEW DONCASTER BIRDING WEBSITE IS NOW UP AND RUNNING, PLEASE SEE

DONCASTER BIRDING

TAKE A LOOK AT STEVE ROUTLEDGE'S EXCELLENT BLOG

STEVE'S BIRDING & WILDLIFE BLOG

STEVE ROUTLEDGE PHOTOGRAPHY



EVER CONSIDERED VOLUNTEERING FOR NATURE CONSERVATION? VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY at Laguna Blanca, Paraguay, see Para la Tierra for more info. Also see write-up here on BSG.

IT IS EASY AND OFTEN FAR CHEAPER THAN A CONVENTIONAL HOLIDAY AND YOU GET TO MEET LOTS OF LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE AND TO STAY IN BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS. THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNT LINK IS AN EXAMPLE OF A VERY POPULAR PLACE IN TROPICAL SOUTH AMERICA IRACAMBI, SE BRAZIL (Look at their website via the link on the account for ways of volunteering). Alternatively on BSG try WORLDWIDE LINKS: TRAVEL ADVICE, VOLUNTEERING & ACCOMMODATION where there is a worldwide inventory of organisations to volunteer for, and lots of advice on getting there and cheaper places to stay.

For most volunteering projects you do not need to know anything about wildlife or be able to speak a foreign language, you do need enthusiasm and a willingness to learn at least a little. It may surprise you what skills are sought after in a volunteer, these can include: office skills, fundraising, language skills but also things such as building, plumbing, IT, photographic, guiding and mechanical skills. Many projects are in developing countries where these skills are in scarce supply or are too expensive for a small struggling NGO to pay for. Besides specific skills there are always activities which involve group work that do not require you to be skilled in the activity. This can include tree planting, trail maintenance, working with school children and many other tasks. So do not be put off by thinking you have nothing to offer, send in an email and include a CV or summary of who you are and what you do (you are unlikely to be refused but the NGO has to plan its timetable around who is available with which skills at what time) and wait and see if the dates offer suit.

Once there, tasks are often not demanding; they have to suit young and old, able and less able, but you can always do more if you want. There are always days off, and usually no problem taking an extra day or so to explore or shop. You should find it an amazingly rewarding thing to do and make many new friends.



The following couple of photos are by Shailesh Kumar Patel taken at SAMBURU, KENYA (see write SAMBURU & LIST, BUFFALO SPRINGS & SHABA NATIONAL RESERVES) you can hire Shailesh, who is a local guide. Greyish Eagle Owl, Lake Baringo, Shailesh Kumar Patel

























Greyish Eagle Owl, Lake Baringo (Shailesh Kumar Patel) Heuglin's Courser, Lake Baringo, Shailesh Kumar Patel























Heuglin's Courser, Lake Baringo (Shailesh Kumar Patel)

All photos by BSG are used by kind permission. Copyright of photos is owned by the photographer.

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LOWER DERWENT VALLEY AND SKIPWITH COMMON NATIONAL NATURE RESERVES

BATUMI RAPTOR COUNT A component of the project now in full development is ecotourism. Local families are organizing lodges for visitors. This generates income either for the locals and for the project itself. Developing tourism within local families acts against propension to poaching, appearently the greatest threat to migrants around Batumi.

Thorne and Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Updated and better, look here for all the latest Thorne Moors vertebrate reports including birds and learn of the 3rd biggest invertebrate list in Britain! Also see HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG for the latest bird sightings.

BINOCULARFACE

Tristan's heroic adventures after plants and birds continue without me!

STOP DODO

Looking for a job to do with conservation and the environment, this website has one of the biggest listings for jobs worldwide.

WORLD INSTITUTE FOR CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENT, WICE

An amazingly comprehensive institute covering all regions and issues in detail. An excellent easy to use website with world map.

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

The UK has 25 species of bumblebee but sadly 3 are already extinct. To protect the remaining threatened species we need to act quickly, but the good news is that YOU can help.

Para la Tierra NEW VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY at Laguna Blanca, Paraguay. Also see write-up here on BSG.

Last Updated ( Jul 20, 2014 at 06:57 PM )
SELECTED LINKS
Written by BSG   
Mar 09, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Birding Site Guide

SELECTED LINKS: List Selected Links are websites I have found useful or entertaining, business or retail outlets are only included by mutual agreement. If you have an ecotourism or outdoors related business (hotels, lodges, tours, guiding, car hire etc) and would like to EXCHANGE WEBSITE LINKS OR ADVERTISE please contact BSG. Anyone finding a link on this page to their website, who does not wish it to appear here, only has to contact me via ‘Contact Us’ on the website, and I will remove it.

There are additional pages of links on BSG, which are not usually reproduced within Selected Links, these are WORLDWIDE LINKS: TRAVEL ADVICE, VOLUNTEERING & ACCOMMODATION (mainly with info for global volunteering), Regional Links pages

  • ANTARCTIC
  • AFROTROPIC
  • AUSTRALASIA
  • INDO-MALAY
  • NEARCTIC
  • NEOTROPIC
  • OCEANIA
  • PALEARCTIC and Country Round-ups. Currently there are only 3 COUNTRY ROUND-UP Pages
  • BRITAIN
  • BRAZIL
  • INDIA
  • CATEGORIES LIST (scroll for actual links)

    BIRDS GLOBAL BIRD & WILDLIFE COMMERCIAL: TOURS, HOLIDAYS, ART ORGANISATIONS NGOs ORGANISATIONS GOVERNMENTAL SPECIES LISTS SPECIES RANGE MAPS IDENTIFICATION AIDS VIDEO PHOTO SOUND RESEARCH PAPERS & INFO BIRDS GENERAL OTHER VERTEBRATE CLASSES WORLD ORGANISATIONS NGOs ORGANISATIONS GOVERNMENTAL MAMMALS Bats REPTILES AMPHIBIANS AQUATIC LIFE FISH ALL CLASSES AQUATIC LIFE ALL CLASSES MARINE BIOLOGY FRESHWATER BIOLOGY SPECIES LISTS SPECIES RANGE MAPS RESEARCH PAPERS & INFO TAXONOMY BY REGION PELAGIC WORLD DIRECTORIES ECOLOGICAL NEWS BLOGS BIOMES RESEARCH PAPERS & INFO NATURAL WORLD GENERAL WORLDWIDE LINKS: CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERING etc WORK ABROAD INVERTEBRATES PROSERIATA & KALYPTORHYNCHIA (Flatworms) INVERTEBRATES; ARTHROPODS GENERAL LEPIDOPTERA (Butterflies and Moths) SATURNID (Butterflies) ODONATA (Dragonflies and allies) ARACHNIDS (Spiders and Mites) MECOPTERA (Scorpion-flies and Hanging-flies) COLLEMBOLA (Water Bears) TRICHOPTERA (Caddisflies) BUMBLE BEES THRIPS LEAFHOPPERS DIPTERA (Flies) CRAYFISH FUNGI PLANTS ORGANISATIONS NGOs ORGANISATIONS GOVERNMENTAL WORLD PLANTS LISTS BY FAMILIES GENERAL MONOCOTYLEDONS GRASSES LEGUMES GESNERIACEAE FERNS BRYOPHYTES MEDICINAL PLANTS MEDICINAL PLANTS COMMERCIAL PALEONTOLOGY FARMING HEMP PERMACULTURE ORGANIC, FAIR TRADE, ETHICAL, SAFE FOODS SMALLHOLDER POLITICS TECHNOLOGY INDEPENDENT NEWS SERVICES, MEDIA & PUBLICITY PROMOTION & HELP ANTI GLOBALIZATION



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    Written by Web Master   
    Jun 12, 2004 at 11:54 AM

    JUST ADDED: HUMBERHEAD LEVELS PHOTO GALLERY (03.09.2013)

    Plate-billed Mountain Toucan at nest, Reserva Las Gralarias (Hirokazu Fukuda, 07.08.06)



















    Plate-billed Mountain Toucan at nest, Reserva Las Gralarias (Hirokazu Fukuda, 07.08.06)



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