Hiking in Canada: Cape Split, Nova Scotia

If you’re looking for a moderately challenging Nova Scotia backcountry hike that offers fantastic views, Cape Split is definitely the place to go!   Cape Split Provincial Park Reserve is a ...

Canadian Birds: Grey Jay

Fluffy and friendly, the handsome grey jay is the voice of North America’s vast coniferous boreal and subalpine forests and has an amazing memory.   For this week’s “bird of the...

Australian Birds: Rainbow Bee-eater

The strikingly beautiful rainbow bee-eater performs aerial acrobatics while hunting insects and removes wasp and bee stingers before eating. It’s my pick for Australia’s most beautiful bir...

South African Birds: African Paradise-flycatcher

One of Africa’s most beautiful birds, the agile African paradise-flycatcher inhabits forests and woodlands in much of sub-Saharan Africa.   In keeping with the South African theme of my las...