Invitation: Hiking the Khomas Hochland, March 2020

Originally posted on Stok – en – Hoed:
We are already excited about the start of next year’s hiking season, with quite a number of fresh ideas up our sleeve.. Our first overnight hike for the new year will come early in the form of the Khomas Hochland Hiking Trail (4-day backpacking option), starting and ending on Düsternbrook guest farm about 50 kilometres from Windhoek.… Continue reading Invitation: Hiking the Khomas Hochland, March 2020

Update: Scouting Düsternbrook

Originally posted on Stok – en – Hoed:
Setting foot in unfamiliar territory this past weekend certainly did not disappoint in any way. Düsternbrook offers great trail potential with a variety of wildlife, interesting vegetation and geology, as well as a proper test for physical endurance all on offer. The area varies from hilly terrain typical of the Khomas Hochland to meandering riverbeds with peculiar… Continue reading Update: Scouting Düsternbrook

Sacha Lodge

Originally posted on San on the Lam:
Sunday 02 December-Monday 03 December 2007.  Ecuador. Sacha Lodge was an amazing place. Remote but luxurious. Thatched roof cabins and five-star cuisine. It was a never-to-be-forgotten experience to stay there and we were never bored. On Sunday-no day of rest for birders!-we headed out into the field (lake) again, heading for the boardwalk and another boat trip on… Continue reading Sacha Lodge

Bird’s ID – Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
Rose-breasted Grosbeak The Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) is a large, seed-eating grosbeak in the cardinal family (Cardinalidae). It is primarily a foliage gleaner. It breeds in cool-temperate North America, migrating to tropical America in winter. Adult birds are 18–22 cm (7.1–8.7 in) long, span 29–33 cm (11–13 in) across the wings and weigh 35–65 g (1.2–2.3 oz). Grosbeaks measured during migration in the… Continue reading Bird’s ID – Rose-breasted Grosbeak