After I saw two Japanese Yellow Buntings (aka simply Yellow Buntings Emberiza sulphurata) in Hong Kong this spring, I happened to notice that Birdlife has changed the species’ status from Vulnerable – as it was from 1994 to 2016, to…
Read More Japanese Yellow Bunting merits concern regarding status with low numbers recorded and vulnerability to trapping
Grey-faced buzzards and Chinese sparrowhawks pass Hong Kong in numbers on spring days with weather deflecting them from oceanic flyway.
Read More Birds of Prey Passing Hong Kong in Spring Help Reveal Wonders of Migration
whatever is the world coming to? These groups are supposed to be looking after our feathered friends, cute and cuddly creatures, not getting stroppy. And for what?
Read More Keep Calm and Carry on Twitching
Birds are wonderful, but also face an array of threats, mostly resulting from human activities - hunting, habitat loss, climate change...
Read More World’s Birds Akin to Canaries in Coalmine as Human Impacts Continue Apace
Two star Hong Kong bird species are Black-faced Spoonbill and Spoon-billed Sandpiper, with stories reflecting changes to east Asian wetlands.
Read More A Tale of Two Spoon Bills and East Asia Wetland Threats
Inspired by The Malay Archipelago, I'm travelling to Ternate and nearby Bacan and Halmahera.
Read More To the Spice Islands of Wallacea, eastern Indonesia
Notes giving some impressions regarding places, along with conservation - especially the apparent value of bird photography tourism
Read More Southwest Yunnan birding inc Gaoligongshan and Hornbill Valley
I’m visiting two safari lodges – Abu Camp in the heart of the Okavango, a delta within a desert, and King’s Pool, in northeast Botswana.
Read More Botswana wildlife bonanza in Okavango Delta and along Linyanti River
Birds may undertake marathon flights using astonishing navigation skills – yet are threatened by careless habitat destruction
Read More Wonders of Bird Migration – and Threatened Asian Wetlands
Exploring two outstanding national parks that are close to Jakarta, yet take time to reach - well rewarding the effort with splendid forests, scenery and wildlife watching.
Read More Javan Jungles inc Gunung Halimun and Ujung Kulon Indonesia
Black kites are by far the commonest birds of prey in Hong Kong, and among the territory’s most familiar birds.
Read More Hong Kong Black Kites
I believe that at Beidaihe, we have the chance to create the world’s most exciting reserve for migratory birds.
Read More Beidaihe Can Create Exciting Bird Reserve