09 August, 2007
Birds All Over
Winter in the southern hemisphere is about to end - it’s time for all critters to start getting ready for another breeding season. Birds, mammals, reptiles, bugs – ultimately all those guys who were kind of hidden from the cold – start to show up again. From now and throughout next months we Brazilians will start seeing more animals in the woods, fields and cities.
Following this “collective awakening”, two articles published in Brazilian magazines during the past weeks (both using my photos) talk about fauna – more specifically about guide books and birds.
July’s issue of the Ciência e Cultura (“Science and Culture”) magazine, published by the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC), brings an article about field guides, the books used for identifying fauna and flora in a given area. The text is written by my postgrad colleague Murilo Alves Pereira. Almost at the same time, the Globo Rural magazine (August) published a 10-page special about birdwatching, signed by journalist Sérgio Túlio Caldas.
Still on birds, I also cooperated with some publicity material, this time for Avistar 2008 (the upcoming third edition of the Brazilian Bird Fair). Next week, our friend and idealizer of Avistar, Guto Carvalho, will be in the UK participating in Birdfair 2007, the world's first and largest international birdwatching event! Long life to our birds…