Experienced birders know the best opportunity for seeing as many birds as possible requires rolling out of bed early in the morning. But waking up to a relentless alarm hours before the sun rises can be a challenge for even the most dedicated of birders. Fortunately, there’s coffee.
Amar Ayyash is leading the way to Japan in 2019/2020, and one thing is for sure: there will be cranes, some mighty big eagles, and, naturally, gulls galore. An expert on gulls, Amar has authored a number of technical articles on the beasts, and he remains dedicated to various projects throughout North America that aim…
Readers of our newsletters may remember Nomusa Mkhungo from the Women’s Leadership Training Programme (WLTP). Rockjumper had the opportunity to support Nomusa on her way to the International Hornbill Conference in Malaysia last year, where she delivered a presentation on her work in community development and hornbill conservation. You can read more about it here. Earlier this…
Rockjumper has long been a Corporate Sponsor of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and we are delighted to have donated £1,000 to ensure the success of their free Middle East bird app project.
Rockjumper has partnered with African Bird Club on another exciting app project to aid in the conservation, communication and education about Africa’s birds. The app will be available on the Apple App Store and Google Play in the coming months. To get this project off the ground, Rockjumper had the privilege of contributing an initial amount of £10,000, running expenses of up to £1,000 per annum, and a large volume of images.
Penguins are nature’s best comedians. While an up-close Marabou Stork is spectacularly ugly, and an adult Bald Eagle is both regal and fierce, penguins are impossibly amusing. Waddling along so very bipedal, stumbling along stony beaches, braying loudly, they seem clumsy yet they are always impeccably attired. African Penguins by Adam Riley When you see…
The Wakkerstroom Southern Bald Ibis Project has been in place for the last 20 years. Groups of volunteers monitor all the breeding colonies of these stunning and range-restricted birds (classified as Vulnerable by IUCN) around Wakkerstroom in eastern South Africa. Each colony is visited 5 or 6 times over their three-month nesting period.
From restoring habitats for Babolinks to developing the Best Management Practices for Nesting Grassland Birds throughout Massachusetts, the Mass Audubon scientists use rigorous evidence-based data to restore and protect our state’s wild treasures.
It has been two years now since we sponsored McCaw (a North Island Brown Kiwi named after a former New Zealand rugby captain) with a radio transmitter collar for research. In partnership with the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust, we are hoping that the data from McCaw will assist to better understand these birds and to try and improve their habitat.
In Carlisle, Pennsylvania, this past September (2017), the Pennsylvania Society of Ornithology held their annual conference. Birding Magazine’s Ted Floyd was the keynote speaker and also assisted on the field trips. Rockjumper was honoured to support PSO and its dedicated young birders by providing 3 Youth Birder Scholarships. We look forward to seeing what’s ahead for these bright young birders!