Sulawesi Babbler @ NAD Lembeh

NAD Forest Survey

One thing I have wanted to do for a long time is survey what animals live around the resort – so we got a birding guide to come over and see what he could find.  I am pleasantly surprised by what we were able to find and now look forward to doing a few more surveys and…

The endemics – why care?

Endemism means that specific species of plants or animals live only in a particular location, which normally is quite small. An animal or plant doing that is an endemic. For birdwatchers and other wild life watchers endemism is a major issue, as many endemics are rare, hard to find and per definition can only be seen…

Faking it and making it

Survival in nature can be quite easy. Enough defenses invested, and one can make it quite safely through life. Examples are whales, roses and poison arrow frogs, investing in size, structures or chemistry in order to deter predators. The problem with these strategies is that they are costly, diverting energetic resources from growth and reproduction…

Tarsier Visit

We had a nice surprise tonight over dinner when a huge group of Spectral Tarsier (Tarsius tarsier) came over the restaurant and made cacophony of noise, probably caused by a snake in the tree that grows through our Restaurant building.  Tarsier groups are quite commonly heard in our resort area, but we are seeing them…