Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New BirdLife International Community Page

BirdLife International has just created a new BirdLife Community Area on their Website.

Their Communication's Officer sent out the following email:

BirdLife is the world’s largest global alliance of conservation organisations that share a mission: to conserve wild birds, their habitats and global biodiversity. We have Partners in over 100 countries, with 2.5 million members and 8 million supporters. Our popular website receives over 1,500,000 unique visitors each year, and we’re often the first to publish the biggest bird conservation news of the day.
I’m writing because we’re just launching a new area of our website that we hope you’ll be interested in – The BirdLife Community. The BirdLife Community is the place online to discuss the latest news from the frontline in biodiversity protection. We’re now publishing many more news stories, and also blog and video posts from the frontline of conservation.
We’ve also started a new BirdLife Flickr group for people to share their best images of birds and nature.

We at Bird Explorers have always valued our BirdLife colleagues with very high esteem, and they have done an enormous amount to raise the profile of birds around the world and create projects to assist endangered birds and their critical habitats. So please join us in checking out their new Community Page and engaging in the dialogue there.

Kevin is currently in Bangkok and Wojciech is in Sri Lanka. Wojciech is on assignment with UN OCHA in Northern Sri Lanka for 6 months working to help resettle Internally Displaced People from the civil war from refugee camps back to their homes. Here are some preliminary photos from when Wojciech had a break in the Kitulgala Forest in Southwest Sri Lanka a few weeks ago:

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Cyornis tickelliae jerdoni, male, endemic Sri Lanka subspecies

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Cyornis tickelliae jerdoni, male, endemic Sri Lanka subspecies

Dark-fronted Babbler, Rhopocichla atriceps nigrifrons, endemic Sri Lanka subspecies

Lesser Yellownape, Picus chlorolophus wellsi, endemic Sri Lanka subspecies

Also Kevin's visit to the London International Office of the World Society for the Protection of Animals afforded him a brief break in Dorset where he was able to photograph the majestic Bearded Reedling at Lodmoor RSPB Reserve.

Bearded Reedling, Panurus biarmicus biarmicus, male. Lodmoor RSPB Reserve, Weymouth, Dorset, England

Wojciech and Kevin will be teaming up in July to do an extensive bird photographic survey of the Southwest Sri Lankan forests around Sinharaja Rain Forest and should be getting lots more great photos in our never ending quest to photograph all the birds of the world.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

These photos are very magazine quality like photos. I bet these were taken with a very high quality camera