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Margaret Atwood writes foreword for late ornithologist Graeme Gibson's The Bedside Book of Birds
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Margaret Atwood writes foreword for late ornithologist Graeme Gibson's The Bedside Book of Birds

The Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany, an illustrated compilation of folktales, poems, fiction and nonfiction that Gibson had assembled on his own, was originally published in 2005. A surprise bestseller at the time, it has been reissued with a new foreword from Atwood, who called birdwatching a pursuit she and her longtime partner Gibson enjoyed together.

Anand Vishwanadha on his versatile poetry collection Stray Birds, and what birdwatching brings to his life
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Anand Vishwanadha on his versatile poetry collection Stray Birds, and what birdwatching brings to his life

Anand Vishwanadha's Stray Birds reads like a birder’s journal, but one that has been pruned to hold only the most memorable images and resultant thoughts.

A bird festival in Gujarat's Dang forests raises awareness about biodiversity in Western Ghats
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A bird festival in Gujarat's Dang forests raises awareness about biodiversity in Western Ghats

Dang forests form the northern end of the Western Ghats, a biodiversity hotspot. Among the Western Ghats endemic species, sightings of Malabar trogon, Malabar whistling thrush and white-bellied woodpecker were most noteworthy said the organisers.

From Manipur fulvettas to Darjeeling woodpeckers, bird-watching in Arunachal’s Dibang Valley
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From Manipur fulvettas to Darjeeling woodpeckers, bird-watching in Arunachal’s Dibang Valley

The best part about arranging for a birding trip from Assam to this region in Arunachal’s heart is that the roads pass through several other tributaries of the Brahmaputra, which also house tens of migratory and endemic birds in lower climes.

Saving Indonesia’s birds-of-paradise one village at a time
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Saving Indonesia’s birds-of-paradise one village at a time

Birds-of-paradise numbers were already dwindling in Papua as they are poached, killed and used for decoration. Authorities have since banned the sale of the species but there is still a thriving illegal trade because international demand is high.