Refugee Crisis in Hungary—The Love of Strangers Fuels their Hope.

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Syrian President Claims “The West Are to Blame” for the Refugee Crisis.

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only EU humanitarian crisis Hungary migrant crisis migration refugee SyrianBashar al-Assad, Syrian’s President, has announced that he believes "Europe is responsible because it supported terrorism.".

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Birding from a Hide

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I have asked myself that same question many times over the last six months, until last week, when I was involved in an opening ceremony of five new bird hides at the Palic Lake, by the town of Subotica in the very north of Serbia, along the border with Hungary (all photos are from that area). What do you think makes for a good bird hide?

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My Nemesis Birds to Be

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If I don’t manage one in Queens in 2015 then Whimbrel will be a nemesis bird for sure. Black Woodpecker – This is a bird that has eluded me on two trips to Germany – both of which included exploring forests where they were supposed to be present – and a trip to a region of Hungary where they are supposed to be common. “Thus, I give up the binoculars!” ” – Captain Ahab’s last words (paraphrased).

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Germany’s Great Bustards and how to see them

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Today, birders wanting to see this avian gem usually venture to the healthy populations of the Iberian peninsular or travel to Hungary. Since then, we have seen a marvellous recovery, with an estimate of 123 in 2012, 145 in 2013, 165 in 2014, 197 in 2015 and now in 2016, around 232 Great Bustards roam the wilds of Germany, nearly doubling their number within just a handful of years!