10 Melhores observatórios de Aves no Mundo

10 Best bird observatories in the World
There are millions of people around the world who practice a different kind of game viewing: armed with cameras and binoculars, the 'hunters' flock of birds looking forward to ornithological preserves.

 01. Albatrosses and kiwis in New Zealand

The kiwi is the symbol of New Zealand and even gives its name to its inhabitants who proudly call themselves "kiwis". It's a nice bird with more than 70 million years old, shy, that does not fly and looks like a brown ball and fluffy. One of the few places on Earth where you can see in the wild is on Stewart Island, where digging in the sand walking the beaches in search of insects.

Another of the most interesting places in the South Island of New Zealand, is Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula, for its albatrosses and penguins. Albatrosses are some amazing birds that grow to up to 3 meter wingspan and Taiaroa Head is located in the only area of ​​real albatross breeding is not an island. In the Pilot Beach, in the harbor side of the parking lot, sometimes azueles are penguins, sea lions and seals. This Otago coast also inhabits one of the world's rarest penguins: the ojigualdo, endangered. There are two private operators who organize tours to the colonies of penguins, which are on private property, but can also be seen in a couple of public beaches, as Sandfly Bay.

02. Bald eagles in Alaska

In America the symbol is another bird, but this time less innocent: the bald eagle, which infuses the same respect and fascination that the big cats. They live at high altitudes up to 3,000 meters and for Americans is also the symbol of freedom. These magnificent raptors white head and tail can be found all over the United States except Hawaii, but there are more on the northwest coast. The best place to see a lot is in the Chilkat River in Alaska, from October to December, which come every year to catch one of his favorite dishes: salmon. The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preverve further welcomes the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival, the second week of November, a five-day event that attracts ornithologists from all over the country.
The Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve has excellent viewing areas about 30 kilometers by road from Haines Haines.

03. Waterfowl in the Danube Delta

The mouth of the Danube delta as in the Black Sea (Romania) is one of the best natural sites in Europe. Halfway between the North Pole and Ecuador, is a staging post for thousands of migratory birds that come and go from Mongolia, Siberia, India, Africa and China. Despite increasing human activity, it is still a natural paradise in the form of networks of canals, lakes, reed islands, forests and meadows where it is very easy to see about the pelicans, herons, ibis, ducks, warblers and white-tailed eagles. Some wetland areas are only accessible by kayak or rowboat, and can approach them only a few feet away from the birds. Birders tend to congregate around the lake Furtuna, Murighiol, brackish areas surrounding the lake and Lake Razim Babadag, and Histria.

04. Birds of paradise, Papua New Guinea

It is not easy to reach this remote archipelago but worth it, especially if you're a birder: here are kept pristine habitats of great beauty. The star of the place is magnificent birds of paradise, with over forty different species, but all with their brightly colored plumage and amazing rituals of courtship dances as in jumping, singing and waving feathers as fans. Another inhabitant of the islands except the cassowary is a large bird that can not fly but it works its way into the jungle by a hoof that has in mind. It also has a poignant one for which he has earned the reputation of world's most dangerous bird.
Varirata National Park is one of the best places to watch birds. It is very close, drive, Port Moresby Sogeri the road.

05. Hummingbirds in the Pantanal, Brazil

Although Amazon takes all the fame, the Brazilian Pantanal, with its open spaces, offers better opportunities for observing wildlife and specifically is another mecca for bird lovers. In this marshland can see flocks of thousands of copies in a single branch can nest up to six different species. It is also home to the ostrich, the largest bird of Brazil. Among the smallest are the great family of hummingbirds (Beija-flor, flower kisses in Brazil), and hyperactive tiny birds, with dazzling colors, fluttering even reverse, almost like insects. Quite a spectacle of color and activity.
The only road that goes into the Pantanal is the Transpantaneira, an unpaved road that crosses about 125 wooden bridges and ending in Porto Jofre, 145 kilometers south of Poconé.

06. Flamingos in the Rift Valley, Kenya

Kenya is a great destination for conventional photographic safaris. Dazzled by elephants, giraffes and lions, many are going for something one of the great natural beauty of the country: the flocks of pink flamingos covering Lake Nakuru, also called the Lac Rose. Out of Africa film immortalized the image: a flock of flamingos that covers the lake like rose petals. But you have to see it live: it's all an exciting show. The best views of the park can be enjoyed from the cliff of the baboons, when the setting sun casts a warm glow over the lake. The pity is that the number of flamingos Nakuru returning each year is going down, not really know the reason, so you have to go while the miracle happen.

07. The six largest in the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Best known for its "big five" animals in the Kruger National Park you can also see the "big six" South African birds (ground hornbill, fish owl, eared vulture, the African jabiru, the martial eagle and the bustard kori). They are the most beautiful bird species in the world but they are huge and impressive and are fairly easy to see in this park. Another attraction for birdwatchers are ostriches running free across the savannah, or the little blackbird metálicode Cape, which is very common but its iridescent blue flying like a jewel.
Luvuvhu Rio, is the best for birding.

08. Parrots and company in Queensland, Australia

In Australia alone, with other peculiar animals, some birds have evolved dramatically. The kookaburra laughs really seems that, while the lyre bird, which has a spectacular tail, imitating any song or sound you propose (as the camera shutter). But there is more: the bower birds, competing for the attention of females with their towering nests of bright objects, and emu, although it can not fly, is notable for its size (second only to the ostrich). To all this is added a huge selection of stunning colors of parrots everywhere. All these birds can be seen throughout the country, but especially in the Natural Reserve of Currumbin in Queensland, the largest tropical aviary in Australia, where flocks of parrots are the main attraction and you can feed parrots rainbow.
The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Currumbin on the Gold Coast Australia, near Burleigh Heads.

09. Penguins in Antarctica

It is increasingly common to travel to Antarctica and there one of the big attractions is watch the penguins, with their graceful gait and sociable nature. Approach often silent observers amid the icy landscapes of Antarctica. A photo must. They are of four main species: Adélie, the chinstrap, gentoo and the Emperor, with literally millions of copies. The latter are famous for their courageous breeding cycle, when walking many miles from the ocean to their ancestral breeding areas, where, huddled, facing extreme temperatures and incubate the eggs, and then return to the starting point and feeding.

10. Toucans in Ecuador

Along with Brazil, another destination for bird lovers is Ecuador, which has a huge diversity of species (over 1,500). Among highlights toucans, huge and colorful peaks (sometimes as long as their bodies), with those who reach the fruits of the tips of branches. Toucans live high in the trees and usually look better from a boat. In the upper area of ​​the forest there macaws, especially blue and yellow variety. The clumsy antics and raucous chants accompanying these huge parrots who are encouraged to explore the jungle of the headwaters of the Amazon.

Source: lonelyplanet.com


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