Author Stephen Moss speaks to the perils birders might face chasing down the rare and wonderful Basra Reed Warbler, considering that Basra is in Iraq. Nobody said birding was easy… or particularly safe! (hat tip to The Drawn Cutlass)

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.