International Travel

Beyond the Coca Curtain: Can Birding Build an Economic Base in Colombia?

— Colombia hosts more bird species than in any other country on the planet, but for years nobody dared to seek them. Now, with peace on the horizon, birders could offer a solution.
Photograph by Emmanuel Rondeau. The Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica, 425km2 of pristine rainforest. Photograph by Emmanuel Rondeau.

Costa Rica Untapped

— If you’re looking for real wilderness adventure in one of the world’s most popular nature travel destinations, get off the beaten path on the Osa Peninsula.
Photograph by Kim Hubbard. Rowan Martin gets ready to measure a yellow-shouldered parrot chick as part of an effort to protect the imperiled species. Photograph by Kim Hubbard.

Parrots of the Caribbean

— If you have heard of Bonaire at all, you may think of it as a haven for scuba divers or, maybe, loggerhead turtles. But this tiny island might also offer the best chance of survival for the yellow-shouldered Amazon parrot.

Galapagos Journal: Tracing Darwin’s Footsteps

— Inspired by the great naturalist, a modern writer keeps a Galápagos journal of her own.

Galapagos Journal: Saving the World's Most Famous Garden of Biodiversity

— We could lose many of the Galapagos' still-evolving creatures, unless we shake off our stupor and act.

Galapagos Journal: A Quest to See a Place Untouched by Climate Change

— A brush with mortality spurs a trip to the equator.

The Island at the End of the Earth

— Just 800 miles from Antarctica, South Georgia intrigued Captain Cook, delighted whalers, and saved Ernest Shackleton. Today it has one of the greatest concentrations of marine birds and mammals on earth.

Beautiful and Bird-Filled Belize

— A trip to this Central American country reveals otherworldly vistas and even the remote chance of seeing a jaguar. What's guaranteed, however, is spectacular birdlife.

Mission to Montserrat

— The tiny Caribbean Island buried almost 20 years ago by a still-smoldering volcano is now brimming with signs of life, a thriving a population of orioles brought back from the brink of extinction, and the looming threat of another blast.

The Falkland Islands: A Birder’s Grail Destination

— The otherworldly, windswept Falklands are home to such a vast and diverse array of wildlife—including five species of penguins—that the archipelago has become a grail destination for adventurous birders and nature lovers.