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
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
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
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
Visits to openbill stork colonies in Thailand Read More Openbill Storks resurgence in Thailand
While Mai Po is Hong Kong’s best place for birdwatching, Interesting birds occur throughout the SAR, and a prime birding site is in Kowloon.
Read More Hong Kong Birding intro
Birders though Black-faced Spoonbill was common, till they found it was almost extinct.
Read More Strange Case of the Black-faced Spoonbill
With a 6.5-foot wingspan, the Philippine eagle is the only bird of prey with blue-grey eyes. Efforts are underway to save it from extinction.
Read More Philippine Eagle conservation on Mindanao: bringing back Ol’ Blue Eyes