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Beautiful Congo: The Birds of Virunga Park

My cousin, a biology professor at the University of Florida, recently visited and opened my eyes to the world of BIRDS! Tuesday afternoon we drove around Virunga Park for a few hours, and I couldn’t believe all of the things I had never noticed before!

Long Crested Eagle (Above)


Flowers that fit the beaks of Sunbirds.

Western Snake Eagle

Just a beautiful view.



3 comments on “Beautiful Congo: The Birds of Virunga Park

  1. Ruth Brannigan
    March 10, 2011

    When you return, or are here passing through, we should take a nature hike with Robbie Ross. She is a “birder” and a true naturalist. She has opened up my eyes and increased appreciation of our winged buddies. What an enlightenment it is really seeing what is in the world around us.
    Marcia is going to be presenting about her trip and your progress in Africa to ADK on 3/16. She also gave it to Commonwealth Baptist. I attended there and learned so much. What exciting lives we all lead, but yours is really on the cutting edge.

  2. Lonnie Rich
    March 10, 2011

    Bob needs to see these. He would be proud of your interest in birds!

  3. Helen
    March 10, 2011

    Emily and Becky make fun of Bob and me because we have become so fascinated with the water fowl at our house on the river. We watch all of their activities: males showing off during mating season, the building of their nests, the trading off of nesting duties, the birth of their chicks, etc., etc. The birds are all so interesting to follow! Enjoy!

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