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International Birding Blog

This blog provides an insider's look at Audubon Ecotours, in-depth information about birds from around the world, and lots of spectacular wildlife photos.

June 16, 2015: Audubon Society of Portland educator Eric Scheuering and avian biologist Joe Liebezeit are currently leading an ecotour in Alaska, and the following post is Joe’s live account of the trip. We know this blog is supposed to be about international birding, but we couldn’t resist sharing Joe’s amazing experiences - enjoy! More...

Great Gray Owl - Joe Liebezeit

May 12, 2015: This March, the Audubon of Society of Portland offered its first-ever Ecotour in Cuba. Things are changing fast in Cuba and there are more and more people from all over the world visiting this wonderful country. More...

Cuban Tody - Dan van den Broek

Jan. 23, 2015: Audubon Society of Portland staff are currently scattered far and wide! While trip leader and educator Dan van den Broek has been exploring Sri Lanka with one of our ecotours, education director Steve Robertson has been leading a trip in the tropics on the other side of the planet. He’s in Belize through Jan. 25, and has sent us a variety of fun photos. Take a look! More...

The Belize Ecotour crew standing in the buttress of a giant cedar tree

Filed under: Live from Abroad, Asia

Jan. 9, 2015: Audubon Society of Portland educator and Ecotour leader Dan van den Broek is currently exploring Sri Lanka with a group of enthusiastic birders and nature-lovers. He’ll be sending us live updates from the field about wildlife sightings and trips to cultural landmarks. More...

Male Green Forest Lizard - Dan van den Broek

Jan. 23, 2014: Dan kicks off his second week in Thailand with an Ultramarine Flycatcher sighting (new photos posted Feb. 10, 2014). More...

Dan van den Broek (right) birds the mangroves in Krabi - Meryl Redisch

Jan. 22, 2014: Portland Audubon educator and Ecotour leader Dan van den Broek is currently on a scouting trip in Thailand, researching birds and locations in preparation for future Ecotours to the region. When he has internet access, Dan is sending us photos and notes about his birding experiences. Enjoy! More...

Rufous-bellied Niltava - Dan van den Broek

Nov. 23, 2013: After a morning of birding on Bruny Island on Nov. 20 we caught the ferry back to the mainland and headed north via Hobart and on HWY 1 north through the Highland Lakes district and Central Plateau Conservation Area, passed the Australasian Golf Museum of all things, went through Deloraine and then on to the little village of Mole Creek, where we had dinner at the Mole Creek Pub. More...

Young Wallaby - Mike Houck

Nov. 22, 2013: We've been enjoying live updates from abroad by Mike Houck, who is co-leading our Australia and Tasmania birding trip with Steve Robertson, Portland Audubon's education director. Now Steve has weighed in with some spectacular new photos and a look back at their time on the Great Barrier Reef. More...

Close-up of a Giant Clam - Steve Robertson

Nov. 19, 2013: Awoke early for breakfast at the Victoria Court Hotel and caught our Qantas flight to Hobart, Tasmania. Rod, Steve’s good mate of many years who lives in Deloraine and gives flying lessons, met us at baggage claim. More...

Superb Fairy-wren - Mike Houck

Filed under: Live from Abroad, Australia

Nov. 18, 2013: I awoke around six and commenced to catch up on photos and blog entries. I could hear chatter outside my window and decided to join our crew for a continental breakfast before it was time for a group trip to the Australian Museum. More...

Australian Museum - Mike Houck

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