Australian Birds: Laughing Kookaburra

An Aussie icon, the laughing kookaburra greets the dawn with maniacal chortles and flies ritualized trapeze flights to defend its home group’s territory.   This week’s featured bird i...

Australian Mammals: Common Wombat

Which chunky marsupial herbivore is an ardent burrower and has a liking for its own company? Australia’s captivating common wombat!   This month we travel to southern Australia for our intr...

South African Birds: Double-collared Sunbird

Petite and agile, the southern double-collared sunbird and greater double-collared sunbird are avian jewels and nectar feeders extraordinaire in Southern Africa.   Since I missed last week’...

Australian Birds: Crested Pigeon

Australia’s gorgeous crested pigeon has a slim, black crest, bright red feet, and uses wing whistles to warn flock members of danger.   This week we return to Australia for our featured bir...