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A pale collar and a dark boa!


Have you ever been excited about identifying a bird or have you ever experienced the thrill of finding a rare one?
This blog about discovering birds in north-western Europe will then, hopefully, be an interesting and enjoyable read for you. The episodes have been selected based on my own personal likings. I have by no means attempted to give a complete overview of all the rarities that pulled a crowd over the last decades, nor of all the birdwatchers involved in their discovery. Instead, I have picked subjects that illustrate the various aspects of modern-day birding, as well as some of the recent developments with regard to bird identification. Most of the anecdotes relate to birds in my home country, the Netherlands, but generally the information will be useful throughout the region.
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