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Bakelalan Bird Watching Trip Report

One of the few places that has been getting some bird watching attention is no other than the highland village of Bakelalan in Sarawak, Borneo. For the serious bird watchers, this is my Bakelalan bird watching trip report, done in November 2018.  First of all, Bakelalan or Ba'Kelalan is a Lun Bawang tribe village, located in the northeast highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is also in the district of Lawas, which can be easily accessed from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah or Miri in Sarawak. Ge...
Tags: Travel, House, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Malaysia Bird Watching, Malaysia Asia, Sarawak Borneo, Bandar, Whitehead, Sandakan


Birds Meet Their Fly Sneaker ‘Twins’ in This Highly Amusing Thread

Sneakerheads meet ornithology in this Twitter thread.
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Viral, Bird Watching, Onetime


The growing role of citizen scientists in research

A movement is growing where science is no longer restricted to academics but instead it has become a pursuit for the public in general. Nature lovers have unwittingly been acting as data collectors, especially people that create lists of wildlife they see at home, in the park, or during a hike. Birdwatchers are known for making lists of the bird species they see, and scientists have come to realise that these lists can provide extremely useful information for monitoring animal populations. Throu...
Tags: Books, Texas, Germany, Birds, Biodiversity, North America, Citizen Science, Life Sciences, Bird Watching, Ornithology, Science & Medicine, Earth & Life Sciences, Ameland, Auk, Oystercatcher, Andrew M. Allen


This Man Traveled 10,000 Miles to See America's Trash Birds—and Loved Every Minute of It

20-year-old Tasmanian George Vaughan had three main goals for his trip to the United States last month: see a Metallica concert, visit Niagara Falls, and go to a landfill in southern Alabama. The landfill, he hoped, would help him realize a dream he’d held for six years: to see a laughing gull, a “seagull” generally…Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Alabama, Birds, United States, Tasmania, Bird Watching, Niagara Falls, Wonder, Awe, Birdmodo, George Vaughan, Miles to See America s Trash Birds


Ex-Dyson Engineer Designs 100% Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder – Patented ~ VIDEO

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The vast majority of bird feeders have a serious problem. They feed the squirrels, crows and grackles more than the songbirds. These pests can be ferocious eaters, devouring endless amounts of expensive bird seed. Manufacturers have tried to invent squirrel proof feeders but all have basically failed until now. Roamwild PestOff Squirrel Proof Wild Bird Feeder How does the patented design work to solve the problem: When a large bird, squirrel or rat lands on the perch ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Gear, Bird Watching, Roamwild, Oakthrift Corp


Borneo Bird Festival 2018 Event Review

This year, the 10th Borneo Bird Festival took place in its inaugural homeground at the Rainforest Discovery Center or RDC in Sepilok, Sandakan. This is also in the east coast part of Sabah Borneo.  Being one of the most influential bird watching events held in Malaysia, this festival sees a beautiful balance among nature, conservation and most importantly education.  Never before has a yearly bird festival take the initiative to promote bird conservation and awareness on such a large sca...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cambodia, Sabah, Borneo, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia, Tawau, David Jr, Sabah Borneo, Henry Goh, Sandakan, Sanjit, Borneo Bird Festival, Borneo Bird Club


These Birders Flock to Google Street View to Spot Birds Around the World

I noticed something in the distance while clicking along rural U.S. Route 59 in Minnesota, 80 miles southeast of Fargo, North Dakota. Two grainy heads appeared out of the water like a pair of Loch Ness monsters. I couldn’t make them out for certain, but given the location (Minnesota) and time of year (summer), I…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Minnesota, Google Street View, Bird Watching, Birding, Loch Ness, Fargo North Dakota, Birdmodo


How Bird Watching in Sabah Became The Top Destination In Malaysia

While everyone is writing about ecotourism, beaches, mountains, cultures and food of Sabah, it is little known that the sport of bird watching has become one of the most successful sub-genres of wildlife tourism in all of Malaysia.  First of all, what is bird watching? Who does it anyway? And you will be surprised on how much tourism and revenue this hobby has brought into Sabah. Yes, this is not something where you come for a four day and three night excursion to Sabah.  In this arti...
Tags: Travel, Japan, US, America, Malaysia, Bird, Sabah, Borneo, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia, Birding In Malaysia, Birding, Malaysia Bird Watching, Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia Asia


Record Number Of Bald Eagles Take First Flight In 2018 ~ VIDEO

Record Number Of Bald Eagles Take First Flight In 2018 PHOENIX – -(AmmoLand.com)- Arizona’s bald eagle population continues to soar as the number of breeding areas expanded statewide and a record 87 young hatched during the 2018 breeding season, according the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s annual survey.The number of hatchlings rose from the previous high of 82 in 2017, as did the number of young that actually fledged, rising to 70 birds that made the important milestone of their first fli...
Tags: Guns, Bald Eagles, Arizona, Bird Watching, Conservation News, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Ammoland TV, Pittman Robertson, Kenneth Jacobson, Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee, Heritage Fund Arizona Lottery


10th Borneo Bird Festival 2018 - What Can You Expect

The 10th Borneo Bird Festival 2018 will be held in Sandakan, Sabah on 1st and 2nd December, and many are happy to know that the decade long birding event is now coming back to its home ground. Since the conceptualization of this unique bird watching festival which started back in 2009, the Borneo Bird Festival has seen huge changes in the last 10 years, and is also known as the largest bird watching and nature festival in Malaysia.  The event has also brought together bird watchers from ...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Wwf, Bird, Malaysia Airlines, Sabah, Airasia, Kota Kinabalu, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia, Birding, David Jr, Sabah Borneo, Sandakan, Borneo Bird Festival


Wildlife Activities Around Yasuni National Park in Ecuador

If you go to the Yasuni National Park region of Ecuador, it's a full-on jungle experience. While it's the Amazon Basin rather than being on the big river itself, this expanse of 2.5 million protected acres is packed with even more wildlife than you'll find in Peru or Brazil. In the Yasuni area UNESCO biosphere, one hectare in this area contains more living organisms than the entire European continent. A third of all Amazonian mammals are found here in this part of Ecuador, including 60% of all...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Environment, Unesco, Wildlife, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Yasuni National Park, Bird Watching, Awesome View, Travel Life, Jungle Lodge, Luxury Latin America, Ecuador Travel, United States of America


How Birdwatching Got Me to Finally Log Off and Actually Go Outside

Waking up in New York City can be like a safari—all you need to do is listen rather than open your phone the second your alarm goes off. I might notice five different species from my bed: sparrows cheeping, blue jays jay-ing, mourning doves cooing, cardinals pewing, and even a chickadee, well, chicka-dee-dee-deeing. Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Bird Watching, Birding, Irl Week


I'm Seriously Hoping Audubon's New App Will Make Birding the Next Pokémon Go

If spotting birds is like catching Pokémon, then Central Park is New York’s Safari Zone. It hosts 200 bird species with other rarities occasionally making an appearance. I recently joined the Audubon Society and Postlight (who built the app) on a walk through the park to try out their new app.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Birds, Pokemon, Central Park, Bird Watching, Birding, Audubon Society, Audubon, Birb


Nesting Owls Becoming YouTube Stars on Webcam

Nevada  – -(Ammoland.com)- A trio of great horned owls have become international celebrities after a livestream camera observing their nests went viral.The three owls, two females and one male, were spotted by employees at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno nesting on the second story ledge of one of their buildings. Nevada Department of Wildlife biologist David Catalano checked on the nest to make sure there were no problems.“To have these two female owls lay eggs less than a foot fr...
Tags: Owls, Guns, United States, New Zealand, Nevada, Reno, Bird Watching, Great Britain, Facebook Twitter, DRI, Aaron Keller, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Desert Research Institute DRI, NDOW, Conservation News, Catalano


2018 Season Of Virginia’s Falcon Cam Has Begun

Peregrine Falcon Richmond VA –-(Ammoland.com)- Welcome to a new season of the Richmond Virginia Falcon Cam.We are pleased to share that a male and female Peregrine Falcon have been observed at the nest box over the last couple of weeks.They have already have made a scrape in the nest box (a scrape is a shallow bowl-shaped depression in the substrate that forms a nest).The same banded male who has bred here over the years has returned–hatched in 2000, he will be 18 years old this year! (To date...
Tags: Guns, Virginia, Bird Watching, Richmond Virginia, Virginia Department, Inland Fisheries, Conservation News, Virginia Department of Game, Peregrine Falcon, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Peregrine Falcon Richmond VA Ammoland com Welcome, Inland FisheriesAbout Virginia Department of Game


Rare Yellow Cardinal Spotted in Alabama

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of seeing a rare bird. But not all birds are rare because of their species. Some are common birds that are just... really weird looking. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Alabama, Birds, Ecology, Bird Watching, Birding, Cardinal, Bird Up


Bird Watching in Raja Ampat

One of the things that I managed to do during my scuba diving trip was some bird watching in Raja Ampat in West Papua. You may already know from my niche travel blog that I am a scuba diver, adventurer and also bird watcher.  I have been bird watching as long as I have been scuba diving and as of 2017, it has been a total of 9 years doing both niche hobbies. Raja Ampat in West Papua has always been a dream destination or major bucket list for me, and in September 2017, this dream came true...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, West Papua, Jakarta, Bird Watching, Wonderful Indonesia, Grey, Sulawesi, Makassar, Wilson, David Jr, Raja Ampat, Malaysia Borneo, Sorong, Bird Of Paradise


Bird Watching Places Near Kuala Lumpur

For those who need to do quick birding, here is a list of bird watching spots near Kuala Lumpur which you can do in half a day or one full day without having to travel too far.Most of these places are selected based on the easy accessibility for the bird watcher and nature lover. However, you should know that the best way to go to these places are by hiring a private car, taxi or tour company service.  These bird watching places near Kuala Lumpur are also divided into different habitats, f...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Birds, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Kingfisher, Orange, Selangor, Melaka, Kl, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia, Klia, Sepang, Malaysia Bird Watching, Putrajaya


A Single Bird Caused a $220,000 Boost to the US Economy

Birding is the best. It’s Pokémon Go but more unpredictable and real. There are few educational thrills quite like waking up early in the morning and grabbing your binoculars to travel far away, chasing rumors that a rare bird might be pecking at a tree in a graveyard.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, US, Birds, Birdwatching, Bird Watching, Birding, Bird Up


Pape Bird Observation Tower is a glorious marriage of a birds nest and a jewel box

This charming bird observation tower looks like a mix between a bird’s nest and a jewel box. Berta Risueño Muzás and Manuel Pareja Abascal designed the structure to provide visitors of Latvia’s Pape Nature Park with protection from the elements while also blending perfectly into its natural surroundings so as not to disrupt the local wildlife. The project, selected as the winner of the Pape Bird Observation Tower Competition, combines timber and rope to achieve a sense of protection and privacy...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Latvia, Bird Watching, Green Architecture, Green Materials, Timber, Observation Tower, Timber Frame, Rope Architecture, Pape Bird Observation Tower, Berta Risueño Muzás, Manuel Pareja Abascal, Pape Bird Observation Tower Competition, Pape Nature Park


Lookout Loop bird observatory in Latvia doubles as a temporary shelter

Ulf Mejergren Architects just unveiled plans for a beautiful bird observatory in Latvia that doubles as a temporary shelter. The Lookout Loop has a sinuous, sculptural form that allows visitors to enjoy expansive views of the wetlands and rest before continuing on one of the paths through Pape Nature Park. The observatory rises from the ground like a dock, with three pairs of curved stair sections joining in a loop, leaving a void in the center. The stairs gets wider closer to the top and the ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Latvia, Shelter, Bird Watching, Green Architecture, Siberian Larch, Wooden Structure, Observatory, Temporary Shelter, Lightweave Palm Observatory, Ulf Mejergren Architects, Lookout Loop, Nature Park


Hornbill Valley (Lembah Enggang) at Taman Negara

One of the new locations for bird watching is the Hornbill Valley (Lembah Enggang) at Taman Negara, Pahang. Well, the location is just outside the national park, but most people know this area as Taman Negara Pahang.  Hornbill Valley was introduced back in 2012 by the Taman Negara Bird Lovers Club. Since then, only a selected few local bird watchers have been frequenting this place. Usual suspects are the Rhinoceros and Wrinkled Hornbills, which are often spotted. The star bird here is also...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Pahang, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia, Birding In Malaysia, David Jr, Taman Negara, Kuala Tahan, Bird Watching in Taman Negara, Hornbill Valley, Lembah Enggang, Bird Watching in Pahang, Pahang Bird Watching, Hornbill Valley Lembah Enggang, Taman Negara Pahang Well


Birds Art Life by Kyo Maclear

This is a book which almost defies description. It’s a memoir, yes, but that’s only a part of it.There’s lists, anecdotes, quotes from books and movies(but not the usual ones) … Continue reading →
Tags: Books, Nature, Drawing, Memoir, Entries by Jackie, Non-fiction: memoir, Non-fiction: nature, Non-fiction: Art, Non-fiction: environment, Kyo Maclear, Non-fiction: science, Non-fiction - cultural history, Bird-watching, Canadian authors


Top Bird Watching Places in Malaysia

These are currently the Top Bird Watching Places in Malaysia, based on speaking to various professionals and bird watchers in the last twelve months since the end of 2015. I have also attended birding workshops in Malaysia and attended numerous bird watching trips to come up with this list.  The top bird watching places in Malaysia are also in no order and purely based on popularity, infrastructure and accessibility to these places, where many birders have visited. What are the Top Bird W...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Indonesia, Birds, Thailand, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Bird, Sabah, Borneo, Pahang, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia


Barrel-shaped wooden pod retreat in France inspired by real life 'bird charmer'

Mr Plocq’s Caballon is a beautiful 160-square-foot wooden pod located on the banks of the Loire river estuary. The pod’s unique design was inspired by the life of real-life bird charmer Émile Plocq, who supposedly built his own boat to follow migrating birds to Africa. Architects Aurélie Poirrier, Igor-Vassili Pouchkarevtch-Dragoche, and Vincent O’Connor created the barrel-shaped retreat by combining techniques used in naval and airplane carpentry, resulting in a fun boat-like hull topped with ...
Tags: Design, France, Africa, Architecture, Bird Watching, Tiny Homes, Loire, Off Grid Retreats, Off-grid Pods, Movable Housing, Wooden Pods, Mr Plocq's Caballon, Loire river estuary, Aurélie Poirrier, Igor-Vassili Pouchkarevtch-Dragoche, Vincent O'Connor


Royal Belum International Hornbill Expedition 2017

The Royal Belum International Hornbill Expedition 2017 will take place from the 25th to 28th August, 2017 and this bird watching event will be mainly to survey the Malaysian Hornbill population.  Held at the Royal Belum State Park, this place is known to be the home of all 10 Malaysian hornbill species in an IBA or Important Birding Area of MY07. The event is also organised by EcoMy, one of the leading ecotourism non-governmental organisations of Malaysia.  Royal Belum State Park is al...
Tags: Travel, Birdwatching, Thailand, Malaysia, Pahang, Bird Watching, Malaysia Bird Watching, Peninsular Malaysia, David Jr, Perak, Belum, Hornbill, Bird Watching in Pahang, Bird Watching in Perak, Royal Belum International Hornbill Expedition 2017, Royal Belum State Park


Crocker Range National Park Photos

Here is a series of Crocker Range National Park photos, provided by Cede Prudente and the Borneo Bird Club. This is also part of a build up to the Borneo Bird Festival 2017 which will take place from the 20 to 22 October 2017.  The  Borneo Bird Festival 2017  is also going to be held in two locations, one in Kota Kinabalu and the other at the Crocker Range National Park. For the Sabah Bird Race, it will be held at the national park which is about two hours away from Kota Kinabalu City.  ...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia, Birding, David Jr, Sandakan, Kinabalu National Park, Rafflesia, Keningau, Borneo Bird Festival, Cede Prudente, Borneo Bird Club


Borneo Bird Festival 2017

The Borneo Bird Festival 2017 will be taking place at the Crocker Range National Park and also in Kota Kinabalu City from 20-22 October. This is also the 9th year that the bird festival is being held here in Sabah and is the largest bird festival in Malaysia.Organised by the Sandakan Borneo Bird Club, the even has seen over 30,000 people visiting the festival over the years. International visitors have also grown due to the marketing programs conduct by the Borneo Bird Club at world bird fair...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Unesco, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Bird Festivals In Malaysia, Bird Watching, Marshall, David Jr, Sandakan, Sabah Tourism Board, Kinabalu Park, Gaya Street


Bird Watching in Taman Negara

There are a few places for bird watching in Taman Negara for those interested in this hobby. The first thing you should know is that this is a rainforest area, and one of the oldest in the world dating to 130 million years old.This means, you will be doing tropical birding here and the main area for bird watching in Taman Negara is no other than around the park headquarters and its surroundings.  However, for the serious birders, there are a few other places which are great for bird watchi...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Borneo, Pahang, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia, Birding In Malaysia, David Jr, Abu, Taman Negara, Peninsular, Flores Indonesia, Kuala Tahan


Global Big Day 2017

This years Global Big Day 2017 is on 13 May and bird watchers or birders from 150 countries around the world will participate as a global team to see what birds are there. This years Bid Day 2017 will be held at  the Yucatán Peninsula, one of the world’s most stunning and important areas for birds. In order to cover the phenomenal bird diversity there, they will be dividing into three teams for the first time ever: Team Belize, Team Guatemala, and Team Mexico. All three teams will be join...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, New York, Featured, Mexico, Africa, Malaysia, Himalayas, Guatemala, Borneo, Yucatan Peninsula, Bird Watching, Birding, David Jr, Twitter Instagram, David Hogan Jr