This week’s quiz is geographically GLOBAL in nature.  It is not limited to North America, as many of my other quizzes are.

Your objective is to determine the correct country and then answer the questions shown at the bottom of the quiz.

Good luck!

Here are the clues:

1.    Some references indicate that this country has nearly 900 different species of birds.
2.    It is at the top of my list of countries to visit specifically for birding.   No plans yet, sigh.
3.    Corey has written about one of the species, which I will most likely see when I go.
4.    Mike has had something to say about this country as well.
5.    On one list I’ve seen, there are 4 mainland endemics and 3 endemics on an island.  And another list shows 6 endemics and 11 endangered species.
6.    On one list, it is the 27th country with the most number of different bird species.  In descending order, the list starts with those countries with more than 1,000 bird species, so the country is NOT one of these:
– Colombia
– Peru
– Brazil
– Indonesia
– Ecuador
– Bolivia
– Venezuela
– China
– India
– Congo, Dem Rep
– Kenya
– Tanzania
– Myanmar
– Argentina
– Mexico
– Uganda
7.    Two oceans

Determine the country, but do not name it.  Instead, name one of the endemic species in this country.

Name a guide or a group that you would recommend using when visiting.  I just might take your suggestion!

Written by Jory
Jory's first field guide-identified bird was a Northern Cardinal. This turned out to be his gateway drug into birding. In 2007 Jory became the least accomplished birder to see 300 birds in New York State in one year. He has birded the world over but maintains his birding "beginner mind", of which he is inordinately proud. Just ask him. Jory is the 10,000 Birds Avian Quizmaster, coming up with ever more diabolical ways to stump his legion of devoted fans. He lives with his wife and the possessions of his children just outside of Albany NY.