Kenya has one of the richest avifaunas in Africa with around 1090 bird species recorded. At least eight of these are national endemics. Around 170 species of Kenya’s birds species are Pale arctic migrants (11 species of them with a local breeding population too), mainly from Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Siberia. Another 60 species migrate regularly within the Afro tropics or from Madagascar. Some 335 species are found in forest; 230 species are entirely forest dependent and 110 species are “forest specialists” requiring intact, undisturbed habitat and forty species of global conservation concern are known to occur in Kenya. Four of these are critically endangered, two Endangered and 16 species are Vulnerable.
This is a walking tour designed for a unique and memorable experience, where you will see the beautiful sights of Cluj Ethnographic Park and discover nature in Hoia Haunted Forest.The National Ethnographic Park in Cluj-Napoca is the first open-air museum in Romania founded in 1929. The first sector contains peasant technical installations and workshops, the second sector contains traditional peasant farmsteads representative for distinctive ethnographical areas in Transylvania. The exhibited buildings are among the oldest and most valuable monuments of architecture in the Romania’s ethnographical heritage. The Hoia Forest is probably the world’s most haunted forest having a reputation for intense paranormal activity and unexplained events. Specialists from around the world are fascinated by the forest and spent time studying it’s mysteries. The mysterious Forest is beginning to compete more and more with the Dracula legend in Transylvania.
Almost a dozen trails( upto 9km in length) ,meander through the forest, with one even heading above the treeline -Having bird watching..see Ethiopian specialists such as the yellow-fronted parrot, Abyssinian catbird, black-winged lovebird, Abyssinian oriole, Ethiopian boubou, Thick-billed Raven ,Montane white-eye, White-back Tit ,White-winged cliff chat, African Paradise Flycatcher, white-cheeked Turaco -Searching for some mammalsblack-and-white colobus (monkeys) along the trails, as well as bushbucks- The track winds upwards to a delighted picnic spot where having a picnic lunch
Shadow Tactics is a hardcore tactical stealth game set in Japan around the Edo period.Take control of a team of deadly specialists and sneak in the shadows between dozens of enemies. Choose your approach when infiltrating mighty castles, snowy mountain monasteries or hidden forest camps. Set traps, poison your opponents or completely avoid enemy contact.The group is composed of very different personalities. Working together as a team seems impossible at first. Yet over the course of many missions, trust is won and friendships are made. The characters develop their own dynamic and each member will have to face their own personal demons.One of the leaders of this team is Hayato, an agile ninja, who clears the way through his enemies silently, with his sword and shuriken. Samurai Mugen prefers a more powerful approach and can defeat more fiends at one time, but thus also forfeiting flexibility. Aiko is a master of camouflage when she distracts enemies disguised as a Geisha. And the street child Yuki places traps and decoys enemies towards their deadly fate. The mysterious marksman Takuma however, relies on his sniper rifle and takes care of the enemies from a distance.The player has to carefully evaluate his options in order to master the challenging missions: how will the characters behave as a team? Which one is best equipped for each task? How can they best master the given missions? Come up with your own ingenious tactics to vanquish enemies and complete missions.
The tour begins with a pick up from your Arenal area hotel. Drivers will drop you off outside of town, where you’ll meet the guides. You’ll head out along forested trails towards the waterfalls. Upon arrival, trained specialists will fit you with equipment and show you the proper way to rappel down the falls. Next, its time to go rafting, paddle your way through Class III and IV rapids while surrounded by tropical scenery of the Costa Rican rain forest with some waterfalls with snack on the river, and reward your white-water with a hearty ORGANIC lunch at an authentic FARM. The tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna.
Experience an intimate encounter with the natural world, where the land meets the sea. See, feel, taste, touch the beauty of Australia as we wander the length of the Great Ocean Road past the fossil filled cliffs of Torquay, through the twisting, cracking bush in the Otway forest, to see the majesty of the Twelve Apostles.Enjoy the spectacular Great Ocean Road coastline, history, food & culture and marvel at the Otway National Park's rainforest, mountains and waterfalls. Join the Twelve Apostle specialists on a small group adventure in ultimate comfort.Van Virgin tours specialises in taking guests to unique locations found on no other tour. Our tours include many exquisite foodie experiences. We are known for our personal, unique, full service, authentically Australian tours for people who love a bit of adventure.
The Erstwhile brings listeners back to the singular world and mind of B. Catling, continuing the groundbreaking storytelling of his hit The Vorrh.In London and Germany, strange beings are reanimating themselves. They are the Erstwhile, the angels that failed to protect the Tree of Knowledge, and their reawakening will have major consequences.In Africa, the colonial town of Essenwald has fallen into disarray because the timber workforce has disappeared into the Vorrh. Now a team of specialists are dispatched to find them. Led by Ishmael, the former cyclops, they enter the forest, but the Vorrh will not give them back so easily. To make matters worse, an ancient guardian of the forest has plans for Ishmael and his crew. Meanwhile a child of mixed race has been found abandoned in a remote cottage. Her origins are unknown, but she has powers beyond her own understanding. Conflict is coming, as the old and new, human and inhuman are set on a collision course.Once again blending the real and the imagined, The Erstwhile brings historical figures such as William Blake and places such as the Bedlam Asylum, as well as ingenious creations such as The Kin (a family of robots) together to create unforgettable novel of births and burials, excavations and disappearances. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Corduner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006209/bk_rand_006209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Join presenter Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss in this fascinating guide to the songs of our most popular woodland birds, as heard on BBC Radio 4. Woods and forests are full of birds, and although you might not immediately see them you will certainly hear them. This practical and informative audio guide, recorded in springtime in the Forest of Dean, will help you to recognise the birds you see - and those you only hear - when you're walking in one of Britain's beautiful woodlands. Each of the programmes focuses on a different group of birds, starting with the pretty Nuthatch and the brightly coloured Woodpeckers, small birds and wonderful songbirds like the Black Cap, the Garden Warbler and the elusive Nightingale. Then there are the specialists, who need coniferous planting to thrive - the Siskin, Gold crest, Coal Tit and the more exotic Crossbill. Finally, the big ones, Sparrow hawks, Jays, Jackdaws and Owls. Whether you're a novice or an experienced birdwatcher, this series will help you to tell the Chiffchaff from the Willow Warbler, the Redstart from the Pied Flycatcher and to enjoy the astonishing variety of bird life in British woodlands. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002897/bk_bbcw_002897_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Within the Central Congo Basin, semi-deciduous forests are established on contrasted habitats marked by sandy and clay substrates. We present a case study of plant communities located in a particular zone of our study area where sandy and clay substrates encounter over a steep textural gradient. We then analyze species distribution patterns driven by this edaphic differentiation, with a particular interest on vegetation features in the interface zone. We also describe the spatial structure of the considered edaphic variables, based on the Moran's index. The relationships between soil features and species within forest layers are also exposed. We show that some species are much more related to a type of soil, therefore defining some "edaphic specialists" species while many others can be considered "generalists". As of current scientific interest, we focus on phylogenetic patterns occurring in these plant communities and examine the way all this is linked to the observed edaphic heterogeneity.