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The Honey Buzzard Migration

In Birding Curiosities by Whitehawk Birding

Having the opportunity to spend long periods of time in strategic places for watching migrating birds is priceless for any birder. The spectacle of migration is something that happens almost continuously throughout the year in …

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Last Child in the Woods

In Environmental Education by Whitehawk Birding

For someone who loves birds, wildlife, travel, or just spending time outdoors, it might be hard to imagine a life without enjoying the splendors of nature. Our lives would seem void without the calming sound …

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Into the Wild Desert: Merzouga

In Birding Hotspot by Whitehawk Birding

One of the best places to enjoy desert avifauna is Merzouga. For most people, the desert represents one of the final frontiers. They might see it as a lifeless place of harsh extremes. But nothing …

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A Naturalist and other Beasts

In Birding Resources by Whitehawk Birding

For anyone dedicated to the world of conservation, George B. Shaller is more than just an idol. He is a legend. In his book, “A Naturalist and Other Beasts”, he guides us through the numerous …

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La Janda, a Magical Place

In Birding Hotspot by Whitehawk Birding

Without a doubt, the loss of La Janda Lagoon was an environmental catastrophe for southern Spain. Those who made the decision to drain the largest lagoon in southern Europe for its use as farmland cared …

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Working with the Canarian Houbara Bustard

In Conservation by Whitehawk Birding

In late 2011, Whitehawk began collaborating with GREFA, a Spanish NGO. We partnered with them to help carry out a population census of the Canarian Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis fuertaventurae undulata) on the islands of Fuerteventura …

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The Solitary Eagle

In Tours by Whitehawk Birding

The Solitary Eagle (Harpyhaliaetus solitarius) is one of the least known raptors in the Neotropics. In fact, prior to the Belize Raptor Research Institute’s (BRRI) 2011 discovery of an active nest for this species, only …