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Brown Bears: Not out of the woods yet

From ‘dangerous killers’ to the most admired animal on the mountainside; how the Cantabrian brown bear is finding a new place in a modern world. If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise. Deep in the Cantabrian Mountains in …

Best birding trip in Spain?

Psst… wanna know the real reason why the Spanish take siestas? It’s not because of hot days or Rioja-lubricated lunches – although both may contribute, I admit. No, the actual reason is that birdwatching in Spain is so exciting that you need an hour’s downtime …

Seven Remarkable Birds Of Prey

Must See Birds Of Prey Birds of prey (or raptors) include species of bird that primarily hunt and feed on vertebrates that are large relative to the hunter. Additionally, they have keen eyesight for detecting food at a distance or during flight, strong feet equipped …

Endemic Hummingbirds of Peru

Hummingbirds are one of the most distinctive and specialised bird families that hold a special attraction for birders. Their diminutive size, aerial mastery, bright colours and spectacular plumage ornaments make them seem from another world and the names they have been given, Woodnymphs, Sylphs, Comets, …

Birding Cadiz Adventures

Cádiz is home to two of Spain’s iconic birding sites – the Strait of Gibraltar and Doñana – a migration bottleneck and a wetland wilderness. Admittedly, not all of Doñana sits in the province, but some of it does, and with low-cost flights to Seville, …

Natural areas for Birdwatching Peru

Peru is, without question, a must-visit destination for birders. Peru wildlife is exceptional and the country is ranked as a top destination for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.  Peru is home to more than 1800 different species of bird – more than can be found …

Why is conserving nature important?

Nature Conservation This is the only planet in the Universe where life exists.  There is life on other planets across the Universe. We don’t know which of these sentences is correct.  Whichever one is correct is rather remarkable when you think about it.  We do know …