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I was astonished by the sheer size of the islands and the distances between them. I stayed for the first couple of days on East Falkland – where Port Stanley is situated. Interestingly, the 778 combined islands that make up the archipelago nearly equal the landmass size of Wales.
Seated within 2,000 acres of the quite picturesque Ria Formosa Natural Park and within walking distance from Quinta do Lago Beach, indeed, it was an invitation that was hard to resist.
The trip down south was filled with mountains, forests and wildlife-laden rivers. We stopped often, recording dozens more birds with minimal effort, despite many of the species being considered rare treats back home.
Gemma and James Shooter, with their two young children Brodie and Isla, and their rescue pup Ty, have embarked on an adventure of a lifetime. They’ve sold their home, and are campervanning around Europe in search of what ‘wild’ really looks like! Clear blue skies welcomed us to the shores […]
I regularly traverse the four corners of the globe ostensibly on the search for urban birds which often leads me to the least likely of urban spots. When I got an invitation from the Falkland Islands Tourism Board to come for a visit I just could not resist. Every now […]
During my professional life as The Urban Birder, I have been very lucky to have been invited around the world to some pretty special places to watch some amazing birds and other wildlife as well as to meet up with some equally amazing conservationists. I have also been fortunate enough […]
Last weekend an event to celebrate the amazing work of the North Yorkshire Turtle Dove Project and Birds on the Edge Project took place at the stunning Castle Howard, in North Yorkshire. Castle Howard is one of England’s finest historic houses, set in a thousand acres of sweeping parkland dotted […]
What does the Apollo 11 moon landing have to do with migratory waterbirds in Africa? Well, the link can be found in the optical equipment that was used during the successful mission to the moon in 1969 and the high-precision optical equipment that will soon be used by a network […]