Two small birds perched on a branch. They are

Environmental Almanac - February 18, 2016

Birding abroad: Part 2

Although the other members of my family enjoy a range of outdoor activities when we travel together, I like to spend more time birding than they do. I especially enjoy staking out a spot where I can spend some quality time with my camera early in the morning.

Dark bird of prey soaring against a blurred background of city buildings.

Environmental Almanac - February 05, 2016

Birding abroad

Dakar is home base for my daughter Jane, a UI junior majoring in Global Studies who is studying in Senegal for the academic year. So that’s where our family’s two-week visit with her over the recent holidays began, and where I had my first opportunity to see African birds.


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