Monday, November 30, 2015

Black-shanked Douc - Vietnam

Just returned from Vietnam. Besides the birds, which were our main targets, we were fortunate to observe several rare primates, too. Here is one, a Black-shanked Douc Langur in the Cat Tien NP, in the south of Vietnam.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Cranes at dusk

So we have just finished our final tour of this year that focused on the wonderful Common Cranes (Grus grus) in Hungary. It is hard to say how many we actually saw, but over 100,000 were estimated to be in the region! Certainly, we watched and heard many 1000s at dusk each evening. Join us next autumn perhaps to witness this birding highlight?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Long-eared Owls again

We have been checking Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) roosts recently here in Hungary. Looks like they have done well this year as most roosts have birds in double figures. Here is a bird from a roost in a village south of Budapest. This was a very cooperative individual that stared straight at us.