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Hummingbirds and humpbacks

My bedroom floor is, currently, a sea of gear of one kind or another. Camera lenses form stacks behind a tide of travel documents, notebooks, field guides and hastily scribbled lists on the back of old envelopes. At least some of … Continue reading

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Colombia – plata o plomo?

It’s been some six weeks since I returned from Colombia, and it’s safe to say that I’m already planning my return there. There are hummingbirds aplenty to lure me back, the small matter of a hawkmoth new to science, but … Continue reading

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Colombian hummingbirds – part 2

The second stage of my recent first visit to Colombia took me to the Santa Marta mountains in the north-east of the country. These mountains are high, remote, and ancient – surely happy hunting grounds for fans of endemic species … Continue reading

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A Costa Rica hummingbird quest

It’s been a busy month for me, with two trips to the Americas under my belt in February. The latter was a brief but intense visit to Costa Rica – a visit with a very specific focus, namely to see … Continue reading

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Ecuador – a hummingbird extravaganza

For years, I’ve wondered at the brilliance, the variety and the downright beauty of hummingbirds. They’re a mesmerising bird family, and last year I determined I’d follow the dream to hummingbird central, the astoundingly biodiverse heartland of Ecuador. And so … Continue reading

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