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Duck Quest: Birding at Lake Constance with the new BTX

March 10 2017 by Leander Khil | Category: Telescopes

Duck Quest: Birding at Lake Constance with the new BTX

How many species of duck can you find in one place, on a single day, in a landlocked, Central European country? Leander Khil took the new BTX to the lake to find out.

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Oreophasis: Searching the Horned Guan in Guatemala

January 03 2017 by Leander Khil | Category: Bird watching

Oreophasis: Searching the Horned Guan in Guatemala

It’s 5 a.m., pitch dark and definitely cold enough to wear a few layers as we leave our lodge at the shore of Lake Atitlán, in the highlands of Guatemala. From here, we start our hike up on one of the volcanoes that surround the mystical lake. Our target is to find a specialized and highly endangered bird species that occurs only in the montane, moist forests of Mexico and Guatemala: The Horned Guan (Oreophasis derbianus).

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Exploring the alpine wildlife in Austria’s mountains

November 24 2016 by Leander Khil | Category: Wildlife watching

Exploring the alpine wildlife in Austria’s mountains

Even though most of Austria lies within the wonderful alps, the more densely populated lowlands traditionally get much more attention from naturalists and wildlife watchers. But mountain summits, rocky slopes and montane forests host a wide array of stunning and little known species. This is why I try to use every opportunity to hike up one of the country’s countless peaks, to get new insights into the fascinating living world of Central Europe’s largest mountain range.

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