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Becoming a birder

Becoming a birder

Editorial: I once went on a bird safari and it was a bit of a failure. It was in Bundala National Park in Sri Lanka. I even bought binoculars on my way there during a stopover in London. But I never got the hang of them and ended up pretending to see what I wasn’t seeing at all. Then last fall a sister of mine gave me a bird feeder for my birthday. It’s simple in … Read entire article »

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Family travel

Family travel

Editorial: Travel is something we often do with members of our family and these trips provide special moments to share forever. Many of you are probably on a road trip with family right now so we thought we would give this issue of ‘Riding the buses’ a family focus. There is an article about a father and son driving in Canada’s north just weeks before the son is to marry and another about a husband and wife … Read entire article »

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Birding in Costa Rica gallery

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Birding in Costa Rica with Road Scholar

Birding in Costa Rica with Road Scholar

Darby Bayly and her sister travelled to Costa Rica with Road Scholar (Elder Hostel) to see the birds. Birding is something that has always fascinated me. I started when I was really young, four or five, and going out with my dad. Birding is taking an interest in what’s around you, focussing on the birds and understanding how they fit within the ecology. You look for them, listen to them and try to identify them. It’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Costa Rica, Why travel, Wildlife