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Archive for the ‘birdwatching’ category

  • A ticking off – ringing birds in Kibale Forest

    May 7, 12 • 7774 views 23 comments

    According to Roussouw, “Kibale Forest harbours the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa.” Well, thumbs up to that. Kibale is where the muzungu saw her first wild Chimpanzee, and the apparently...

  • Save Mabira Forest! we can live without sugar

    Sep 3, 11 • 4015 views 6 comments

    To everyone’s horror – but few people’s surprise – the President has decreed that ‘the degraded part’ of this ancient and fabulous forest, protected under international law, should be cut down. And for what crucial development project?...

  • Warning – this blog contains snakes!

    Jun 18, 11 • 12305 views 18 comments

    When I suggested to the team that we all have a day out together at the Reptiles Village in Entebbe, organised by Nature Uganda, we were equally split down the middle: two for, two against. Enid’s words were in fact “No way, I’m not...

  • A bird’s eye view of Uganda – Big Birding Day

    Nov 10, 10 • 5129 views 6 comments

    It seems I can’t get enough of volunteering! So, as Big Birding Day arrived, I was up before dawn to take part in this year’s 24 hour birding race (held to coincide with the World Bird Festival) entered by over 39 teams covering 33...

  • A birding safari here in my backyard

    Sep 28, 10 • 8137 views 5 comments

    “Up with the lark” last Sunday for a spot of birdwatching with Roger and Jean. (Strangely, the lark was one of the few birds we didn’t see!) What a fantastic way to wile away a few hours. Roger volunteers with Nature Uganda and gets...

  • A day in the life … species by species

    Aug 23, 09 • 2994 views 4 comments

    “Greetings!” as we say in Uganda. We may not have the same change of seasons here as in Europe but the insects and other animal species don’t know that! They come and go in phases. If you’ve been reading my blog regularly you’ll...

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