Archive for December, 2015

Big Year home stretch, for Noah!

It was July 2014 when I first heard about Noah Strycker’s ambitious plan to see 5,000 different bird species in a single year and have to admit I skeptically thought, „Hmmm… that’s pretty ambitious!“ He posted the same publicly on October 2014, and I know for a fact that others thought the […]

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Wild Night Life in Honduras

So after great anticipation our entire crew finally arrived at the Lodge at Pico Bonito just as sun was setting. We were eager to explore but the birds had all retired for the night and we still needed to get checked in and make our way to our cabins. With […]

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Endemism in a Disappearing Rainforest

The Atlantic Forest of Brazil is simply ridiculous. Located in the southeastern portion of the country, it is characterized by lush montane and coastal rainforest and is sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and several other unique Brazilian ecoregions such as caatinga, cerrado and pampa. This isolation meant one particular outcome: […]

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Hitze, Sand und Vögel

Dr. Metzner bereist Afrika seit vielen Jahren, in den ersten Jahren zumeist Namibia. Dieses Land – im südwestlichen Zipfel des dunklen Kontinentes – wird oft als „Einsteigerland“ für den Afrika-Neuling beschrieben. Namibia begeistert durch seine schiere Größe, Weiten und ein – bei geeigneter Reiseplanung – relativ mildes Klima. Natürlich gibt es […]

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Schwingen im Sonnenuntergang

Angola ist ein Staat im südwestlichen Afrika, oberhalb von Namibia. Er ist knapp drei mal so groß wie Deutschland, bei nur 24 Millionen Einwohner. Viele verbinden mit dem Land einen verheerenden Bürgerkrieg und das Problem der Landminen. Obwohl seit Anfang 2000 damit Schluss ist, hat es noch viele Probleme, wie […]

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An Urban Safari

Deyrolle is a scientific and educational institution which exists since 1831. Temple of observation of Nature, reference in the field of taxidermy and entomology, Deyrolle is also a unique Cabinet of Curiosities whose exceptional collections inspire artists, collectors and visitors from all around the world. It is in this spirit […]

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