Richard Hoath

Unexpected Finds

Sun, Jan. 27, 2019

Siwa recently frustrated for winter species but this naturalist got a new amphibian for his Egypt list and a new bird at a rest house that was perhaps the real oasis of the trip.

Going for Skinks in Siwa

Tue, Nov. 27, 2018

An extended break in the desert oasis is expected to yield birds, bees, a very special butterfly and skinks.

Sudan Calling

Tue, Apr. 3, 2018

Birds on the border with our neighbors to the south and the saddening loss of the world’s last-remaining White Rhino.

The Birds of Spring

Mon, Mar. 26, 2018

Several shrike species will pass through Egypt in spring, including the notorious Butcherbird.

February Finds

Mon, Feb. 12, 2018

Though fairly rainy, cold and gray, February is one of the last chances to catch up with some of our winter visitors

Dynamics of Digital

Sun, Jan. 28, 2018

Advanced photography has become essential for documenting wildlife, but ultimately takes away from the experience of watching to glimpse details.

A Wild Goose Chase?

Sat, Dec. 16, 2017

Why should Egypt have no endemic bird species whereas a country as small as Djibouti has one if not two?

Out of the Blue

Thu, Nov. 2, 2017

How the least expected bird sightings can be the most “awesome.”