My main environmental interest is in ornithology. Birds are good things to
study for many reasons; most of them are visible during the day
(unlike most cute furry animals), they don't
bloom once every decade (unlike
Koonamore daisies) and you don't always have to put on a wetsuit to go and
look for them (except for in Belgium unfortunately). And there
are birds (almost) everywhere, even here in Egham.
Where to watch birds?
Keith's Trip Reports
- A Grand 72 (and a half) Days Out. This is a bit of a travel saga concerning ten weeks in a small car and a small tent chasing wildlife around Australia in May and June of 1996. The report is not entirely serious and is in a diary format. The trip goes from Adelaide to Darwin to North Queensland and then back down the east coast.
- In Search of the Flying Rhino. The Flying Rhino is a very big bird and well worth searching for. This is a birding trip report of a month on peninsular Malaysia in July of 1996 and includes full descriptions of sites visited and birds seen. An annotated list of birds and mammals seen during the visit is included. The report will of particular interest to first time visitors to Malaysia.
- Ten million sparrows can't be wrong is a report of a short visit to Beijing in November 1997.
- It's a Red-vented Bulbul, Stupid! covers a two week trip to the rather excellent island of Sri Lanka over Easter 1999, with the usual emphasis on things that hop and fly and crawl and bite. There is no such thing as too many curries for breakfast.
- Pura Vida Costa Rica is an illustrated report of two well-spent weeks in Costa Rica in April 2000. There are a ridiculous number of species of birds in Costa Rica and we did our best to see at least a few of them.
- Bonjour Nancy describes a long weekend in the French Lorraine looking for Hoopoes and things like that.
- Some very brief
trip reports from Australia.
- Some very brief
survey reports from South Australia.