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Wildlife

Birds of Prey Passing Hong Kong in Spring Help Reveal Wonders of Migration

Birds of Prey Passing Hong Kong in Spring Help Reveal Wonders of Migration

Two raptor species annually travel thousands of kilometres along the west Pacific rim, with fair numbers…

Keep Calm and Carry on Twitching

Keep Calm and Carry on Twitching

Enjoy the Rare Birds Boom with Kami-Kwasi Economics Guest opinion piece by C.J. Baggdem-Twelvebore and Lee…

To the Spice Islands of Wallacea, eastern Indonesia

To the Spice Islands of Wallacea, eastern Indonesia

Approaching Ternate from the air, I see a volcano rising from tropical blue sea, with green…

Conservation

Spread of Guangdong goose highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry farms and wild birds

Spread of Guangdong goose highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry farms and wild birds

It seems that wild birds can be readily blamed for spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza,…

Highly pathogenic bird flu variants mostly evolve in intensive poultry farming

Highly pathogenic bird flu variants mostly evolve in intensive poultry farming

Here, some info on evolution of highly pathogenic bird flu variants – maybe better dubbed poultry…

World’s Birds Akin to Canaries in Coalmine as Human Impacts Continue Apace

World’s Birds Akin to Canaries in Coalmine as Human Impacts Continue Apace

On 4 May 2022, the Annual Review of Environment and Resources published an advance version of a paper…

Science

A Covid scrapbook: snapshots from the crazy pandemic

A Covid scrapbook: snapshots from the crazy pandemic

I’ve read accounts of the Spanish Flu, which was the last major pandemic, mainly in 1918…

Highly pathogenic bird flu variants mostly evolve in intensive poultry farming

Highly pathogenic bird flu variants mostly evolve in intensive poultry farming

Here, some info on evolution of highly pathogenic bird flu variants – maybe better dubbed poultry…

Keep Your Underpants Duck Taped and Air Clean as Covid Wild Ride Continues

Keep Your Underpants Duck Taped and Air Clean as Covid Wild Ride Continues

Scientifically, we’ve learned a lot about Covid and ways to combat it, even developing vaccines that…

Travel

Spectacular southern Java including Geopark

Spectacular southern Java including Geopark

Mention to a Hongkonger that you’re going on holiday to Indonesia and they may ask, “Bali?”…

Guangxi’s Volcano in the Sea – Weizhou; and Beihai, City with an Old Street

Guangxi’s Volcano in the Sea – Weizhou; and Beihai, City with an Old Street

Though I’ve read on travel websites that Weizhou Island in Guangxi province, southwest China, is volcanic,…

Exploring Shanxi: temples, natural beauty and Pingyao, the Banking Centre that Died with a Dynasty

Exploring Shanxi: temples, natural beauty and Pingyao, the Banking Centre that Died with a Dynasty

Though its setting is unusual – nestled in a forested ravine, deep within Shanxi province, Sheng Shou…