A group of rhinos is called a “crash,” which is the perfect word to describe what would have happened if I had been driving the jeep when I saw my first wild rhino. It was a black rhino, standing alone, nibbling on a bush. And he was not half so excited to see us, as we were to see him.
These are the 7 best places in the world to see wild African rhino, one of the most endangered species on the planet. Some are luxurious, some basic, some are also rescue stations, caring for the orphans of poached mothers. The Africa’s entire wild populations of both the black and the white rhino species can be found mostly in these few protected reserves, where they are still at risk from poachers. Lion, elephant, zebra, a plethora of fantastic birds and more share their wild home. Your visit helps to protect them all. It’s time for safari! Read More
A snowy owls irruption year meant once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. Bears seemed to be everywhere we visited! Black bears in Minnesota, Wyoming, North Carolina and even an hour from New York City. We found grizzlies in our camera lens too. We photographed Polar bears under water and great white sharks and beluga whales. We saw eagles and osprey, warblers and Puerto Rico’s colorful endemics from a treehouse in the rainforest. And much more. Yes, 2018 was a good year for wildlife viewing! Read More
The combination of sand and sea, meeting “friendly” grey whales, snorkeling with whale sharks and sea lions, bird watching and hands-on citizen science make sea turtle volunteer holidays perfect for families. Even tweens and teens who have not looked up from their screens in a year love this! But turtle tourism is perfect for the solo traveler, too. Want to help the planet and have a great vacation? Come to Magdalena Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico for the experience of a lifetime. Read More
Audubon Society calls New York’s Central Park one of the best bird watching spots in the United States. It is a prime rest stop for migrating birds following the Atlantic Flyway. During spring warbler migration, New York City is the place to be. The endangered cerulean, the sun-shiny yellow, and the gorgeous Blackburnian warbler are a few of my favorites. Then there are accidentals, like the Kirtlands that unexpectedly arrived last year! You never know what may “fall” from the sky into a New York City park. They are here and gone quickly, don’t miss them! Read More