Happiness comes in threes! Family, Travelling and Birding.
While studies have found that the simple act of 'talking' about travel can boost a person's happiness, I've been able to not only talk the talk but walk the walk with visits to 84 countries and over 750 destinations (so far); And other mysterious studies have also shown that birding is solace for the soul. It's exciting and has been likened to a treasure hunt, where serendipitous discoveries energize those endorphins in the brain that ignite feelings of happiness. How can you not feel happy (and humbled) by an interaction with a Great Horned Owl (Ontario, Canada), a flock of Crested Ibis (Sado Island, Japan), a Cuban Trogon ( Zapata Peninsula, Cuba), a Potoo (San Blas, Mexico) and more.
I became hooked on birding during a visit to Soberania National Park in Panama in 2013 and have been very involved with birds and wildlife since that time. This website is my platform for sharing some of the joys of discovery that I've experienced and goes hand-in-hand with my travel website, www.gillicksworld.ca.
Top Left - Japanese Crested Ibis, Sado Island, Japan : Bottom Left - Northern Potoo, San Blas, Nyarit, Mexico : Centre - Juvenile Bald Eagle, Whitehorse, Yukon : Centre-Bottom - Great Horned Owlet, Toronto. Canada Middle Right - Masked Tityra, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Bottom Right - Red-bellied Woodpecker. Burlington, Canada
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