White-bearded Manakin at Monte Pacoal Nationalpark in Mata Atlântica

Just before the turnoff to NP Monte Pacoal is a great granite cone that really looks like a finger. This is the summit of Monte Pascoal which is only 536 m high, but looks very impressive. The weather is quite sunny all the time, but humid. But when I get to the NP, I experience… Continue reading White-bearded Manakin at Monte Pacoal Nationalpark in Mata Atlântica

Caspian Tern on southern shores

„Among the vast hordes of sea birds nesting in the great colonies of the southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts, this king of all the terns may be seen climbing into the air on its long, strong wings, its big red bill wide open, yelling out its loud raucous cry of defiance. As the dominant, ruling… Continue reading Caspian Tern on southern shores

Birding und Swimming in Thailand

Plötzlich steht etwas wunderschön grell-Oranges vor mir im Bambusdickicht. Es ist die Damadrossel (Zoothera citrina). Wow, was für eine Schönheit. Mit der hatte ich ja gar nicht gerechnet. Der Grund in den Khao Pra Bang Khram-Park zu kommen, ist die Möglichkeit, die sehr seltene Goldkehlpitta (Pitta gurneyi), zu entdecken. Diese kommt sonst nur in wenigen… Continue reading Birding und Swimming in Thailand

White-throated Caracara on basura of Ushuaia

A White-throated Caracara (Phalcoboenus albogularis) flies along the sparsely overgrown slope through the blowing snow-shower. Finally the bird takes a seat on light, stony sand. The white-throated caracara seems to look into the vastness of Patagonia. A nice picture. Patagonia is a country of contrasts. Patagonia, the storm-swept south end of the South American continent,… Continue reading White-throated Caracara on basura of Ushuaia

European Bee-eaters between heaven and earth

In the midday heat I am led to my hiding place. In the evening the sun is best and gives a nice backlight. It is June and the rolling hills of the Bulgarian coastal plain are covered with blooming sunflowers. A tractor is chugging in the village. Otherwise everything is quiet. I slipped into the… Continue reading European Bee-eaters between heaven and earth

Gliding in the morning light: a Black-shouldered Kite

A great image of an adult Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) on the approach, which was photographed near the coast in the Central Region of Ghana, should be mentioned today. Taken in the perfect light of the early African morning, the red eye of the adult particularly stands out. This is a beautiful picture, perfectly composed… Continue reading Gliding in the morning light: a Black-shouldered Kite

Bee-eaters in Majete Game Reserve near Lengwe NP

The trip to the Majete Game Reserve makes me stop at a bush. A remarkable bird party can be seen here. After some minutes I can detect Fork-tailed Drongos (Dicrurus adsimilis), Livingstone’s Flycatcher (Erythrocercus livingstonei), Red-capped Robin-Chats (Cossypha natalensis), Bearded Scrub-Robins (Cercotrichas quadrivirgata) and a Holub’s Golden-Weaver (Ploceus xanthops) – with a strikingly flesh-colored beak… Continue reading Bee-eaters in Majete Game Reserve near Lengwe NP

Rufous-tailed Plantcutter in Patagonia

The road from El Chalten leads to the northern area of ​​the Los Glaciares National Park. On a slope, you first go through the valley of the Río de las Vueltas to Lago del Desierto. The area of ​​the Los Glaciares National Park around Lake Desierto is Patagonia at ist BEST. When you arrive at… Continue reading Rufous-tailed Plantcutter in Patagonia

Lengwe National Park and its Boehm’s Bee-eater

The heat is still breathtaking. But now for the afternoon trip in Lengwe National Park. After all, it’s already near 3:00 p.m.. The trail leads me over the Main Drive to the Main Hide. Hats off, walking from the parking lot is annoying – especially in the cops heat. But the hide itself is somewhat… Continue reading Lengwe National Park and its Boehm’s Bee-eater

Common Diuca-Finch and White-throated Cacholote near Perito Moreno/ Patagonia

A Common Diuca-Finch (Diuca diuca), sits on a fallen trunk of a Lenga Beech tree (Nothofagus pumilio) and is very nice to photograph. I already had a new twitch in my birdlist at the “campsite”, and I was able to report it quite unexpectedly. It is clearly recognizable by the white, black-framed chin, a White-throated… Continue reading Common Diuca-Finch and White-throated Cacholote near Perito Moreno/ Patagonia

Small Pratincole at Yala NP beach/ Sri Lankas

Tiny grains of sand whirl up. The wind on the southern coast of Sri Lanka is very decent again. There is sand and salt in the air. The combination of wind, sand drifts and blazing sun does not allow many visitors to enjoy the beautiful beach just 100 meters from the hotel in the dunes.… Continue reading Small Pratincole at Yala NP beach/ Sri Lankas

White-bellied Fish-Eagle in Yala NP

If you are an eagle fan and think that there are masses of White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) on the Volga or even think that Brandenburg is densely populated with this bird species, you really have to go to the Lunugamvehera National Park in the south of Sri Lanka. Such a density of large fish-eating eagles… Continue reading White-bellied Fish-Eagle in Yala NP