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Join us at the BirdFair

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Birdlife International, Birds, Conservation, Sponsorship and Donations | 0 comments

Join us at the BirdFair

Dave and I are heading south this Friday 15th August. We’re catching the train to Rutland for our last migration (sadly not on foot!)  before the baby arrives in mid September (hopefully she/he doesn’t surface before!) We’re joining forces with Swarovski-optiks our binocular sponsor for the expedition & will be presenting, “Running with Parrots, Anteaters & Snakes: 6,500 miles across South America” on Saturday @16.30. We’d love to see you there. The BirdFair is an amazing international bird & wildlife emporium jostling with: talks, stalls,...

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Couple sponsoring BirdLife are first in the world to run the entire length of South America unsupported, but supported nature throughout

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Armonía, Birdlife International, Birds, Conservation | 0 comments

Couple sponsoring BirdLife are first in the world to run the entire length of South America unsupported, but supported nature throughout

Imagine how it would feel to run into the Caribbean Sea… Now imagine running into the Caribbean Sea after having run a marathon whilst pulling a trailer weighing up to 100kg… Now imagine running into the Caribbean Sea after having run a marathon almost every day with a trailer for 15 months! This is the feeling the Katharine and David Lowrie experienced yesterday when they became the first people in the world to run the entire length of South America, unsupported, as part of their “5000mile Project”. “There were some really tough parts when you’re tired...

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FILM Adaptions- Different Beaks for Different Diets

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Big Toe Blog, Birdlife International, Birds, Waddle on the Wildside, YouTube Channel | 0 comments

FILM Adaptions- Different Beaks for Different Diets

On the 1st October we were in Guasipati, Venezuela, with Jose Maria Emazabel School and over 80 children and their teachers… fantastic to be chatting about the amazing wild places in this country, including these wonderful birds.. check out this video- 5 incredible beaks on 5 incredible birds!!! Each beak is Unique!  

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Running with Parrots

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Armonía, Birdlife International, Birds, Waddle on the Wildside, YouTube Channel | 0 comments

From the very South to the North of continental South America we have been in the company of parrots. Watching them preening, screaming over our heads, excavating nests or apparently checking us out on ´ fly-bys´ has just been amazing. They never cease to brighten us up and remind us how amazing this wild planet is!

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Winners of Charity Raffle-Auction Announced!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Armonía, Birdlife International, Conservation, Sponsorship and Donations | 0 comments

Congratulations to Douglas Anderson and the Lean-Swadlings for winning !! We so appreciate everybody’s incredibly generous ticket purchases. The total amount raised was $US 1,700 / £1,122. ALL proceeds are winging their way to Armonia and Birdlife International. To find out more about the specific projects we are running for Click Here. THANK YOU SO MUCH from us both and the incredible wildlife and wild places that are benefiting from your donations, Katharine and...

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British Couple First in World to Run Length of Bolivia

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Armonía, Birdlife International, Running | 0 comments

British Couple First in World to Run Length of Bolivia

Press Release  British adventure-running couple, Katharine and David Lowrie, are hoping to run into the record books after completing an unsupported and gruelling 1,187 mile run across Bolivia, a country four times the size of Great Britain. This is the first time this feat has ever been attempted.  Due to the vast wild areas the pair had to run through, they pulled all their equipment, plus food and water supplies behind them in a trailer they made from recycled materials.  “It’s a love-hate relationship with the trailer”, said Katharine, “At times I wanted to throw it...

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