Taking part in this race has been one of the highlights of my year so far, and in a year that saw me whizzing around the Philippines on the back of a motorbike, thats saying something. I was part of the Birding Frontiers team, and a full breakdown of the day can be read here http://birdingfrontiers.com/2014/04/06/race-day-the-birding-frontiers-story/#comments . Basically, we didn’t win. We didn’t even come second. In fact, even third place eluded us, but I’m not bitter. It was a superb day and we did ourselves ok with our total of 151. Next year we’ll have a better plan. Next year, things will be different…
Roger Riddington scoping a Pallas’s Gull in the dark, while Adam Hutt cleans the headlights so we can see the gulls!
The Pallas’s Gull in question. Probably only possible with the Swaro 95!
The Birding Frontiers team (Adam Hutt, Roger Riddington, me)
Dan Alon & Jonathan Meyrav, the co-organisers of the entire event.
The Palestine Sunbirders, the overall winners.
The Batumi Raptor Crew receiving the cheque for $30,000 to fund raptor conservation in Georgia.