Part One. Central Chile.
Written by Jos   

Diameded Sandpiper-Plover



Starting and finishing in Santiago, this superb circuit encompassed various sites in the high Andes, the woodlands of Altos de Lircay and the nearby Lake Colban, as well as the coastal strip, including the endemic-rich La Campana National Park and quite a number of sites along the Pacific coast. In this part of the trip, I also ventured out into the rich waters of the Humboldt Current on an excellent pelagic trip.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 25 February 2017 )
Chile, Land of Condors and King Penguins
Written by Jos   

Dolphin Gull


Chile is an epic country - stretching over 4300 km from vast deserts in the north to sub-Antarctic islands in the south, names leap off the map that long ago stirred my earliest childhood dreams: Tierra del Fuego, Strait of Magellan, Atacama Desert, Patagonia. Long had I harboured desires to visit this country, not least to enjoy the spectacle of Andean Condors to the backdrop of 6500 metre peaks, to see King Penguins and to seek out iconic species such Diademed Sandpiper-Plover and Magellanic Plover.


Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 March 2017 )
A Year Of Lithuanian Butterflies
Written by Jos   

Based on personal observations, the purpose of this list is to provide a broad analysis of several years of observations to serve as a general outline of the species that may be encountered in Lithuania, with notes detailing flight dates, approximate locations and abundance.


Marbled Fritillary


Whilst not a comprehensive list of all species ever recorded in Lithuania, observations do cover 109 of the 126 species currently on the Lithuanian list. For completeness, an appendix of the remaining 17 species (mostly rare vagrants or historically-occurring species) will be added.

Last Updated ( Friday, 22 March 2019 )
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