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Birds and the Art of Mimicry

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The ability of birds to mimic sounds and even human speech is a well documented fact in the natural world.

Budgerigars and Parrots are renown imitators, some observed to have a vocabulary of up to 2,000 words. This is also true of Mynah birds and Corvids and the famous Lyrebird of Australia which I dare say is perhaps the most impress mimic of them all. (Just watch this David Attenborough clip of one imitating a camera and a chainsaw!!)

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10 reasons to take up the great hobby of bird watching

10 Reasons Birding Rocks

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My original title for this article was “10 Reasons to Start Birding”, then I thought, everyone already is bird watching they just don’t know it yet. 99.9% of people see birds every day and I bet you 99.8% of those could identify a swan, a pigeon or an owl, so in my mind these people are already on the birding bus; I just want to encourage them to sit a little closer to the front.

So let’s ignite that birding flame that lies within us all and discover 10 great reasons why bird watching rocks:

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Bird silhouetted on a top of feeder

Wild Bird Watching: Five Tips and Tricks

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You don’t have to go far to see some of nature’s best birdies; sometimes, your own back garden is the perfect place to birdwatch. In this post, we’ll share our favourite starter tips for wild bird watching in your local park or in your own garden.

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Crested Caracara, Caracara cheriway, Costa Rica

Birding the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

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Hailing from the United Kingdom, anywhere in Costa Rica was going to feel like a wild and tropical adventure. There was however, an area of the country said to be even wilder and more untouched than the rest – the Osa Peninsula.

Boasting at least half of all species living in Costa Rica and around 2.5% of the entire world’s biodiversity, this tiny little peninsula packs a wildlife punch. It also happens to be much less travelled due to its remoteness.

It was to be my final destination on my journey through Costa Rica and the Osa experience began long before I’d even set foot on the Peninsula. In fact, it began as soon as I set foot in to a small little hanger adjacent to San Jose airport.

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