Hello, world! I have been moved to write about the wonderful birds of my home, Liberia… prepare yourself for birding trips that make the most ordinary places hubs of wonder, and the most amazing places more so! Our biodiversity is our treasure, enjoy!
A breathtaking view. Perhaps more so, when you consider that this is just the edge of a small section of forest in the inhabited areas outside the Park buffer. The actual Park is a whole other story. I have been pining for a visit to the Sapo National Park since I took an interest in … Continue reading A dayful of forest birds: Part 1
Today I am going into a forest. A mangrove forest. So, basically a swamp. Over the last decade or so, the area has been filled in with debris, rocks, and sand by the local people in order to make suitable platforms for building. And it is working splendidly, if slowly. In a few years it … Continue reading Calling them out
This is the excerpt for your very first post.
A short series of buzzing calls comes from a nearby bush, and we move closer. I recognize it, but remain quiet. I know that some Ashanti people of Ghana call it a ‘Dwe-dwe’, and I am curious if it is the same here. But the Tawny-flanked Prinia apparently has no local name here because when it pokes it’s head out of the bushes for a photo op, my companion does not recognize it. I try to take a picture of the bird, quickly before it takes off, to perch for a few seconds on another branch, and another, and another. Warbers, am I right?