Martin Garners website www.birdingfrontiers.com have been a favourite website for quite some time. Inspirational and educational - a true birders site! I have had the pleasure of working with Martin on a couple of projects now: the latest being the Gullfest 2012. Recently Martin asked me to be a part of a team of contributors to the Birding Frontiers. I am honoured to be a part of such a great Birding Frontiers team, and I look forward to the many posts to come from this varied and knowledgeable group of people. I aim to share stories of both birding and nature destiantion development.
My first contribution is the short story of a day birding in Varanger: As usual Varanger delivers the birds - this time a stunning looking Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus, Harlekinand). An extreme rarity in Norway (and Europe, outside Iceland).
Check out "the Harleking"-article at Martin Garners Birding Frontiers:
Martin very popular blog The Birding Frontiers
Also check out these articles for more stories on Varanger birding highlights:
-The King Eider Vortex
-Gyrfalcon versus Raven, at Hornøya bird cliff
-Stealth Birding in Vardø (photo hide story)
Best wishes from the northern birding frontier
Tormod A. / Biotope
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