Wednesday, 21 September 2016 14:52


Wednesday, 21 September 2016 14:17
We were driving through Kruger National park in South Africa, towards Satara restcamp, on a wildlife tour that I arranged for Trek Eco Adventures when we were stopped by a police officer. He tipped us off about a buffalo that had been killed by lions. Sure enough we went straight there, only to find the carcass being guarded by a very sick looking lion with TB and a lone white-backed vulture. All a bit weird, and we were running out of daylight so we headed back to Satara, but luckily we had a night drive booked with the rangers. Our…


Tuesday, 12 April 2016 15:27
I’ve had a lot of stand out moments in nature before but the experience we had with this Iberian lynx has just jumped right to the front of the queue. Here is an explanation of what happened:It started with a custom trip to Andalusia that I organized so that our guests, Paul and Robyn could have a chance to see this wonderful cat in its natural environment, Sierra de Andujar Natural Park. Numbers of this cat fell so low (under 100) in around 2006 that a large European-funded project stepped in to do something about it. So, as you can…
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 16:23
You cannot go to Costa Rica without being mesmerised and charmed by the 54 species of spellbinding hummingbirds that this country has to offer.  They come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, each one filling a particular niche and role within the various ecosystems. Luckily for us tourists, most lodges have realised their pulling power and have planted a range of flowering plants in their gardens to attract these exquisite little creatures. Verbena litoralis plants are the flowers that I see the most, and the hummers can’t get enough of it! Hummingbird on one of the favoured verbena plants…
Thursday, 21 January 2016 08:55
If anyone would like to meet us face to face to discuss any of our wildlife tours then we are taking part in an open day at Leigh Ornithological society next week, Saturday 30th January. Please come and say hello. Full details on the poster or on their website.
Friday, 15 January 2016 11:05
When I first stepped foot in Costa Rica, I had barely heard of these creatures, and didn't really know much about them at all. It was only when I watched 2 separate Tamanduas doing their thing for an hour, till I fully realised what a bizarre and intriguing animal it was. I wish I could have stayed with it all day as I was fascinated by it and its behaviour. The first thing that struck me was its speed, tenacity, and audacious care-free attitude. These are not typical traits that you associate with an anteater, which it is! Its appearance…
Thursday, 14 January 2016 08:58
I have long been intrigued by the thought of witnessing huge sea turtles dragging themselves on to a beach, to nest in the exact same place that they were born after circumnavigating the entire globe for many years. It is something that still eludes me to this day after various attempts. In all the places I have been to, I have never witnessed this phenomenen, so this time I have planned it to perfection (hopefully :]). The closest I have been so far is in Kenya, where our friends at Watamu Turtle watch alerted us to the fact that an…
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 16:24
Here is the next instalment of our Costa Rica tour 'Target Species' blog. 2. The Resplendant Quetzal. No wildlife trip to Costa Rica will be complete without an attempt to see this stunningly beautiful bird. In fact it was voted by National Geographic as the world's most beautiful bird, and you can see why. Due to its size and brightly coloured / irridescent plumage, you would think it would be very easy to spot. However they are not the easiest bird to see as they have very specific habitat requirements and prefer higher elevations and cloud forests. They are also…

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