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Birds And Drones

Not everything that flies is a bird, and as more people experiment with drones for recreational and personal use, these unusual vehicles will have more of an impact on birds. Will that impact be negative or positive?

About Drones

Drones – unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) – are remote operated aircraft that often carry sophisticated electronics, including monitoring tools, GPS and cameras. There are many drone designs, which often include multiple rotary blades reminiscent of helicopters. This gives drones exceptional maneuverabili...

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Join Our Instawalk At Birds Of Eden, Plettenberg Bay

On the 1st of March 2015 at 11am the Introductory #Instawalk of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance will take place at Birds of Eden.  Being our very first #Instawalk we hope to have a memorable occasion.  We will only be able to host 20 enthusiastic #Instagrammers so contact Vijver on as soon as possible to get your name on the list.  The winner of our #InstawalkSV will receive a one year membership for them and a companion worth R1500.  This membership allows you and your companion to visit Monkeyland, Birds of Eden as well as Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary as many times as you like during a 365 day  period!  This membership will open doors to amazing #Wildlifephotography moments that will leave you breathless and who knows…maybe even put you on the map as a serious #WildlifeInstagrammer.  We are hoping to have annual #InstawalkSV throughout the year and will keep interested parties updated on the development of them.  So what are you waiting for get your name on the list ASAP!  

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Smugglers Threaten Endangered Birds In Russia's Far East

Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's Far East is home to the largest population of Merlin Falcons in the world. But there's concern a growing business in bird smuggling is threatening their very existence.

Click here to view a news insert about these falcons.

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Jocotoco Antpitta - The Bird That Barks!

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The Bird that Barks - An ornithologist discovers a curious new species high in the Ecuadorian Andes

By Kristin Leutwyler

Ridgely and fellow birder John Moore first heard the creature's canine cry last November as they ...

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Names Can Be So Confusing!

So many people refer to Birds of Eden as Birds of Paradise, Birds Paradise, Garden of Eden, Birds of the World and even as World of Birds.  So I wondered if it would help to explain why and how Birds of Eden derived its name.
At first we were going to call our bird sanctuary Kunjani Gorge, but we changed our mind when the municipality we fall under was re-named The Eden Municipality.  There was even talk of The Eden Gate way opening at the N2 Monkeyland turn-off (2km from us).

There is no bird sanctuary or bird park named Birds of Paradise, but there is a species of bird named Birds of Paradise.  Birds of Paradise are members of the family Paradisaeidae and belong to the order Passeriformes. The majority of species in this family are found on the island of New Guinea and its satellites, with a few species occurring in the Moluccas and...

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