Richard Hoath

Unexpected Finds

Sun, 27 Jan 2019 - 09:51 GMT

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, 27 Nov 2018 - 12:17 GMT

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

Sudan Calling

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 - 11:47 GMT

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, 26 Mar 2018 - 12:21 GMT

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

February Finds

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 - 03:59 GMT

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, 28 Jan 2018 - 07:43 GMT

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, 16 Dec 2017 - 11:27 GMT

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

Out of the Blue

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 - 08:00 GMT

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

Natural Cycles

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 01:39 GMT

September sees the young of many species leaving the nest and, the birds in particular, spreading their wings.

A Display of Hope

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 - 08:00 GMT

A new display featured in the immense opening hall of London’s Living History Museum gives hope to the new generation of custodians of this planet.

Sleeping in a dog cage, Pattinson pares down for 'Good Time' thriller

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 - 09:34 GMT

Actor Robert Pattinson, accustomed to luxury trailers and gourmet food, was reduced to taking a catnap in a dog cage on the set of his latest movie "Good Time," a fast-paced nocturnal crime thriller set in New York City.

Nature Notes: Beaches and Bird Watching

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 - 10:59 GMT

Look out for resident and migrating birds on Egypt’s North Coast this summer.

Nature Notes: Of Fur and Feathers

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 - 08:54 GMT

I like to think we all have a passion, something outside the workplace, outside family that gives us enormous pleasure. And it may be eccentric and it might be quirky.

Nature Notes: Unicorn Dreams

Fri, 05 May 2017 - 09:24 GMT

April found me in Qatar. It was an odd choice of country for a naturalist but with a relatively small land area−about 11,500 square kilometers–I felt I could get at least a feel for the country in the few days I had available