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Notes from the Wildside · 3W ago

Great and Double-crested Cormorants

Along the Delaware River in Philadelphia we can find two species of cormorants – Great and Double-crested. While Double-crested is common and widely distributed throughout the US, Great is f...
Notes from the Wildside · 1M ago

Minnesota Feb 2018 : Winter Specialties

Minnesota provides a wonderfully-rewarding experience to birders who venture into frigid, snow-covered landscapes during the winter. This February, Tom Reed guided Wildside Nature Tours’ 4-d...
Notes from the Wildside · 2M ago

Botswana Nov 2017: Okavango Delta

Our last leg of the 12-day African safari was spent deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta, at the beautiful Xigera Camp. The location accessible only via plane, is a short puddle-jump from...
Notes from the Wildside · 2M ago

Botswana Nov 2017: Linyati

Our African safari continued into Botswana, where we explored the famous Okavango Delta and Linyanti regions. The Linyanti concession, adjoining the western boundary of Chobe National Park, ...
Notes from the Wildside · 2M ago

Zambia Nov 2017: Toka Leya

Transferring by bush plane from Zimbabwe to Botswana we had a brief one-night stay in Zambia at Toka Leya. Set within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River, the beaut...
Notes from the Wildside · 2M ago

Zimbabwe Nov 2017: Hwange NP

From Mana Pools we flew over the Zambezi and Kariba Dam to Hwange National Park in eastern Zimbabwe on the border with Botswana.  Hwange is Zimbabwe’s largest reserve, holding one of the hig...
Notes from the Wildside · 2M ago

Zimbabwe Nov 2017: Mana Pools NP

  Our 12-day African safari began on the eastern edge of Mana Pools National Park in northern Zimbabwe. From our bush camps at Ruckomechi and neighbouring Little Ruckomechi, we enjoyed explo...
Notes from the Wildside · 2M ago

Harvey: A Story of Ethical Observation and Photography

  It was a frigid morning for my Father and me, as we quickly exited the hotel and made our way to his ice covered CRV. The skies were pitch black with the early morning hour, and we were ea...
Notes from the Wildside · 2M ago

Sri Lanka Jan 2018 : Yala NP & Lowland Wetlands

Our last destination was the magnificent Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s second largest and most popular park, hugging the Indian Ocean along the southeast coast. Encompassing nearly 400 squ...
Notes from the Wildside · 2M ago

Sri Lanka Jan 2018 : Horton Plains & Highlands

In the south-central highlands around Nuwara Eliya, we reached elevation 6000 ft at the very scenic Horton Plains National Park. Our morning in the park dawned in a swirling mist that gave w...