Thursday, February 11, 2021

This post is for the birds


So, I have become more active with birding and identifying birds during the past year during the pandemic, but it's been recently to look back on now birding adventures and see where birds fit in.
In my memories from 9 years ago, a picture of me holding a falcon in Dubai at a desert experience outside of the city popped up. Additionally, I came across images and a story from a Saudi Prince who booked 80 seats on a commercial flight for his falcons. Did you know that they all have to have passports?! 
https://www.cntraveler.com/story/saudi-prince-bought-airplane-seats-for-80-falcons

And, if you are like me and wondered why falconry is so important in the UAE, take a look at this article.
https://www.emirates247.com/lifestyle/falconry-an-ancient-tradition-report-2017-09-29-1.659646

As for me, I'm just excited for this weekend's Great Backyard Bird Count to help round out some Northeast US winter weather quarantine.

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