25 June 2012

The "Harleking" - first post on Birding Frontiers

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:

http://birdingfrontiers.com/2012/06/24/varanger-the-harleking/

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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