Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Join Me On My Upcoming Tanzania "Birds & Big Game" Tour (2/1 - 2/13/19)

Coordinated by an experienced, reputable travel tour firm -- Travels With Teri -- here's the summary of a majestic tour that I'm co-leading with an excellent Tanzania ornithologist & tour guide: (After reviewing, I'd be glad to send you the itinerary and other details....so please feel free to contact me at danieledelstein@att.net)

Timed to experience the best of Tanzania’s Birds & Big Game species, join Avian Biologist and birding guide Daniel Edelstein & Tanzanian Ornithologist Edwin Osujaki for this February 1-13, 2019 tour of prime-time game reserves and birding spots in Tanzania. You’ll encounter calving wildebeest and zebra during their Great Migration across the Serengeti Plains, in addition to likely sightings of the African “Big Five”: the African lion, the African leopard, the African elephant, the Cape buffalo, and the rhino (either white or black).

Expect to see millions of flamingos, while also enjoying Secretarybird, Vulturine Guineafowl, Grey-breasted Spurfowl, Fischer’s & Yellowed-collared Lovebird, Golden-breasted & Ashy Starling, Rufous-tailed Weaver, Kori Bustard, Bar-tailed Trogon, and Golden-winged Sunbird. The duel focus on birds and mammals will be a photographer’s dream, while birders will be pleased with visits to diverse habitats — forests, lakes, and savannas — that teem with rare and endemic species.

Space is limited to 10 people.

Note that Travels With Teri is a certified travel agency based in Petaluma, CA

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Warbler Guy, which wood-warblers are endemic nesters to the continental U.S.?

Not many, Giselle, as only the Swainson’s, Virginia’s, Kentucky, Hermit, Golden-cheeked, and Yellow-throated Warbler have breeding ranges limited to areas within the lower 48 states.

To clarify, the Blackpoll Warbler does not qualify as an endemic nester to the continental U.S. because it breeds extensively in latitudes north (and into Canada) of the places where it breeds in the northern U.S.

(Below photo shows a male Kentucky Warbler.)