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Fellow birders.

This list is for the discussion of threatened (RDB species) and endemic (EBA species) world wide. Share your sightings, report discoveries and expeditions and post trip report summaries where these birds are mentioned.

To make the birding and listing more purpose-full I hereby present an idea

that would both help bird conservation and promote direct benefit and income

to some of the poorest areas on the globe. The listers will be an asset for bird conservation. During the last 12 years of birdwatching and expeditions in Peru I have found that going to unknown places and looking for little known birds is absolutely the most rewarding birding there is.

Expedition Birding ought to be spread around, as a very gratifying way of birding and which would have tremendous impact for bird conservation around the globe .

If the competitiveness among some birders could be used as an asset to direct them to areas where their presence would have most positive impact on local eco-tourism and conservation projects dealing with threatened birds, this may just make the difference. It would promote basic expeditions into relatively unknown areas to find endemic and rare birds. The result would be conservation through avi-tourism. Most places where threatened species are found there is a relatively low degree of diversity, but a high degree of endemic species. If world birderĀ“s attention could be shifted from long lists to high quality listing, then Expedition Birding would be the tool that would allow local investments. In the long run it would level the ground to cater for more comfort demanding birders in a near future.

The rules for the score-system can be found in files on this page.



Gunnar Engblom

Kolibri Expeditions



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  • Birding
  • Dec 9, 2001
  • English

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