page identifies major new additions to this website. Please note that new
not highlighted here since it would make this page far too long.
will just have to hit "Reload" periodically for country pages that you
you have something you think should be added? Tell
me about it!
|December 11, 2000
DesJardin has just returned from a trip to Chile,
and has forwarded
five outstanding bird photos: the Chilean Flicker and the Long-tailed Meadowlark
are on the Chile page, Rufous-collared Sparrow
is on the Mexico page, Many-colored Rush Tyrant
is on the Peru page, and Wren-like Rush-bird is
on the Argentina page.
|December 9, 2000
in case anyone thinks I'm not working much on this
is to let you know you are wrong! I have undertaken a major links checking
exercise (thanks to Xenu
Links Checker). In the process, I have discovered many new links
(and lost some old ones). All US states and Canadian provinces are now
absolutely correct. Please let me know if you find any broken links on
these pages. And make sure you hit reload if you go to any of these
pages. Now - I'm off to Europe for more links....
|November 7, 2000
Buckton has contributed some marvellous South
American and African
birds to this website: Rufous Hornero,
Rhea, Andean Pygmy-Owl, Scale-throated
Earthcreeper, Giant Petrel, Ashy-headed
Goose, Northern Black Korhaan (Black Bustard),
Sandgrouse, Blue-breasted Cordonbleu,
and Lesser Flamingos,
and Spur-winged Plover.
|November 6, 2000
do not usually mention new links on this page, there are
just too many.....
But this one I have to mention! You must check out "How
to tell the Flowers from the Birds" - a hilarious trip through a discussion
of how to tell birds from plants (like differentiating the Crow from the
Crocus, the Cowbird from the Cowslip, the Tern from the Turnip, or the
the Ibis from the 'Ibiscus).....
|November 3, 2000
Herter and Jim Thomason sent a great Mali
for inclusion on
this site. Thanks so much.
|September 26 -
October 9, 2000
you need more than virtual birds. So I'm off
to Nova Scotia (business calls). But when
there's no meetings, then I'm...
|September 14, 2000
to Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris,
who are now
listing their tours
on this website! Tours are available to Kenya,
Australia, and Hawaii/Midway
|September 11, 2000
a new country page for the Ukraine.
|August 6, 2000
Artuso has sent some great new photos:
Eagle-Owl, Bushy-crested Hornbill,
Wood-Owl, Yellow-vented Pigeon, Malaysian
Honeyguide, Large Hawk-Cuckoo, Straw-headed
Bulbul, Mangrove Pitta, Rufous
Piculet, Red-bearded Bee-eater, Slaty-backed
Forktail, and Rufous-browed Flycatcher.
|July 8, 2000
response to a prompt from a visitor to this site, I have
Jolly has provided new photos of some great Australian
Black Cockatoo, Tawny Frogmouth, Red-capped Robin, and Restless Flycatcher.
|July 6, 2000
DEEPEST apologies to all Internet Explorer users!
While I was in England
I had an opportunity to view this site using a different browser (I use
and compose in Netscape) and was horrified at the formatting errors I found!
I have spent the last few weeks checking every page and correcting formating
and fonts so that Internet Explorer can understand the html code! Netscape
is far more flexible than that pig of a program! Thank you Bill Gates!
Please let me know if I've missed
something and a page looks very weird.
While I was doing
housekeeping, I got a great links
checking program. Now I know... this site contains 6,972 links, of
which a few hundred are broken! I'm working on it!!! Please let
me know if you find any!
|June 16, 2000
got back last week to find about 200 e-mails awaiting
me after my trip
to England/Scotland. The first part of my trip report is ready
for viewing. I will add new sections as I find the time.
Coronel has sent some new Nicaraguan bird photos
- the images have
been placed in an area of high density: Anhinga to Louisiana,
Nicaraguan Grackle to Nicaragua, Ringed
Kingfisher to Texas, Broad-winged Hawk to Ontario,
and Green-breasted Mango to Mexico.
Fedders & Frank Rheindt sent a great illustrated
Zittrick has allowed us to use a great photo of
a Costa's Hummingbird.
It is located on the California page.
|May 13, 2000
you need more than virtual birds. So I'm off
"stamping" around Britain until June 6th
(birding and stamp conferences - how's that for a weird combination?).
Stay tuned for British site guides to come!
|May 6, 2000
Cantelo has sent the latest version of his site guide
to the Calais area.
You can find his "Cross-channel Birding" site on the France
Fernandez has sent some more great bird
images from the
Dominican Republic: Smooth-billed Ani, Broad-billed Tody, Royal term, Red-legged
Thrush and Eastern Chat-tanager.
|May 1, 2000
great new Panama trip report from by Jim Danzenbaker
|April 3, 2000
very different new trip reports arrived today! First,
and Cindy Fahay, an account of their trip to Trinidad
and Tobago. Next, from Greg Roberts, a detailed itinerary and bird
list from a trip to Ecuador. Thanks so much
to both of them...
|March 27, 2000
finally got around to adding my Canadian
collection to this
website. It's interesting to see how different countries handle birds on
stamps. And some of the photos are awesome!
|March 25, 2000
|March 21, 2000
Coronel of Nicaragua has forwarded a number of
wonderful bird images
for hosting on this site. Included are: Yellow-crowned Euphonia
and Red-legged Honeycreeper to Nicaragua,
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron and Rufous-tailed Hummingbird to Columbia,
Northern Oriole to Nebraska, Common Tody-Flycatcher
to Costa Rica, Great Kiskadee and Crested
Caracara to Texas, Wood Stork and Tropical Kingbird
to Mexico, Olive Tanager to Peru
and Blue-grey Tanager to Bolivia.
Poh has forwarded a great shot of a
Broadbill - you can find it on the Malaysia
Toldi and Peter Metropulos sent an awesome
trip report from
their recent trip to Venezuela. Many thanks,
|March 20, 2000
Falkenberg from Norway has provided permission
for use of some
thumbnails of European bird images from his gallery. They are located in
areas of high density: European Storm-Petrel to Scotland;
Savi's Warbler to Poland; Siberian Jay and Hawk
Owl to Norway; Ortulan Bunting and Rustic Bunting
to Sweden; and Sabine's Gull
to Nunavut, Canada.
|February 26, 2000
Offereins of the Netherlands has volunteered some
thumbnails of his
great European bird photos: Redcap, Eurasian Siskin, Black-throated
Thrush and Red-footed Falcon to the Netherlands,
Nutcracker and Purple Sandpiper to Germany
and Eurasian Jackdaw to Denmark.
|February 20, 2000
Karhu & Olli Karhu sent a great new trip report for
Lingard has added a number of new bird photos...
to his wonderful
bird gallery, and we can share! Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch and Spotted
Flycatcher for the England page, Kruper's Nuthatch
and Black-headed Bunting for the Greece page,
Kentish Plover, photographed in Majorca, and
a fantastic Griffon Vulture photo taken in France.
Thank you, David!
Schulemann has given kind permission for
thumbnails of some
of his bird images to be used on this website: Hedge Accentor to Spain
(Mallorca), Common Myna and House Crow to Sri
Lanka, and Blue-Grey Tanager, Caribbean Martin, Rufous-vented Chacalaca
, and Red-Crowned Woodpecker to Trinidad/Tobago.
|February 10, 2000
corrections on all links leading to Urs
Girdley's trip report archives. Both gentlemen had recently changed
ISP's. In the process, many, many new trip reports have been added to a
lot of countries, particularly in Africa and Asia.
|February 2, 2000
Riley sent a new trip report for Cyprus, and
a lot of new information about birding in China.