Now how COOL is this? And it doesn’t get much cooler than a cruise to Antarctica! Even birders who have been everywhere haven’t been here. It’s not cheap but you do get 10% off as a Birdlife Australia member so have a look!
I really wish I had this kind of money but maybe someone out there does!
Continuing on from yesterday, experience Kenyan culture, the Big 5 and more exotic birds in beautiful Kenya!
Kenya is one of the most popular destinations for safaris but it is also a top birding spot in Africa. Sit back, relax and enjoy this video of Mr Currie’s birding adventure.
Many people will find themselves in southern Florida whether it be a visit to friends or family, business, pre-cruise ship or just a family vacation. There are many beautiful birds to be seen here as shown on the latest Birding Adventures video!
Although the USA has only just reinstated the ability for US citizens to visit Cuba, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t already on the radar of dedicated birders! Cuba does have some real stunning birds as you will see in this video journey by Rigdon Currie.
Grab some coffee and relax for a 15 minute journey through Central & South America to see some stunning parrots!
Then step up your efforts to get some miles & points so you can see them for yourself, even on a budget!
CN Traveler has some amazing resort listed as the reader’s choice for Central and South America. None of them are cheap, but one can always dream!
I was especially pleased to see Punta Islita – home of the Ara Project on the list! Click the image to see all 15 eco-resorts.
If you’ve ever wondered how important eco-tourism is to conservation, this video on the Napo Wildlife Center in Ecuador explains it very well. See how this small rainforest community benefits from the lodge by all the jobs created, new schools and a doctor for their community. The profits go directly into the community and not overseas. This is the best incentive to protect their native wildlife, tourists won’t come to look at empty forests!
If only we could get all those places in Africa, Indonesia and anywhere that still has poaching and deforestation happening and get more lodges like this up and running!
If you want to come here, a Star Alliance based award using Aerogal to Coca is only 20,000 United Mileage Plus miles each way! One Chase credit card sign up can get you to this wonderful place!
We will be here next month, I can’t wait!
This would be any birder’s dream – to see 1000’s of Budgerigars swarming everywhere!
Unfortunately the author/photographer didn’t specify where he saw them other than “Australian Outback” but I find it very interesting that he used Google Earth to locate the waterholes. You can still use your miles to get to Australia and if you have American AAdvantage then book before 22 March devaluation.
I tried on eBird to find recent reports of huge flocks but there are just too many pins to look at them all. This is one of my Australian Birding Bucket Lists!
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I didn’t get the numbers but at least I saw them at Bowra Station!
The annual Parrot Lover’s Cruise for 2016 has been announced by World Parrot Trust. This year they have chosen a wonderful Southern Caribbean itinerary with two islands boasting endemic wild parrots – Puerto Rico & St Lucia! I will be visiting these 2 islands in a few months on a land based trip so will have more details soon. Start organizing your airline miles to get to the departure port of San Juan now!
Set sail aboard the outstanding Carnival Fascination out of San Juan, Puerto Rico. With stops in St Thomas, Barbados, St Lucia, St Kitts and St Maarten, this cruise promises to be the best yet!
Cruise-goers will have a chance to explore the islands and local sights, attend onboard seminars by experts from the avian community, and possibly see parrots in the wild!
You MUST use the official travel agency to take part in the WPT activities.
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