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Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Monday, February 20, 2012

JON'S JOURNAL: Identify these waders

Corinna, Prudence and I went to Northam Burrows again yesterday, and we saw three species of bird for the first time this year.

One was a lapwing (V. vanellus), which have always been favourite birds of mine.

The other two were waders, and before you watch this short film that I put together this evening, please note that I am not claiming that these are spectacularly rare or of any cryptozoological importance whatsoever, but merely that I would like some help in identifying them. I am terribly rusty on my British birds, and although when I was a boy (and my grandmother, who was a keen bird watcher was alive) I knew them all, I am far less certain on my identifications nowadays.


IT IS GOOD THAT THERE ARE STILL THINGS IN THE WORLD THAT I DO NOT EVEN PRETEND TO UNDERSTAND

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

From CFZ Australia:
From CFZ Canada:
  • Caddy Debunked? — Skeptics are dismissive of Vancouver’s Cadborosaurus...

HAUNTED SKIES: Daily Mirror 25.7.63.


OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1918 the last known Carolina Parakeet died in Cincinnati zoo, making the species extinct.

And now the news:

Rare species introduced to Karachi zoo
DogTV is the cat’s meow
Rare birds released on pest-free island
BIG CAT NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD (WITH A SMATTER...
Super-predatory humans
Loch Ness Monster could have been dreamt up by loc...
Doubts about Bigfoot in Saltville
Is it time to bury the yeti myth?
Animal laws fawn over ‘murderer’ dogs
BIG CAT NEWS
Love gifts in the animal kingdom
Diving with wild crocodiles
BIG CAT (and a smattering of small cat) STORIES FR...

Oh Carolina:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYHfh94LfNw

CFZ CANADA: Caddy Debunked

Most Canadians (and Cryptogeeks worldwide) are familiar withVancouver’s Cadborosaurus. It was named after Cadboro Bay on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. A classic sea serpent, Caddy is said to havea horse-like head, a flowing mane on a long curved neck, and a long thin snake-ish body that reveals several loops above the surf.

Read on...

DALE DRINNON: Winged Reptoids and more Possible Pterosaur sightings/Yetis and Giant Orangutans/EndPleistocene cataclysm

New on the Frontiers of Zoology, an article about Winged Reptoids and more Possible Pterosaur sightings:
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2012/02/winged-reptoids-and-more-flying.html

And a followup on Yetis and Giant Orangutans (Reprints Darren Naish on the subject):
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2012/02/more-on-yetis-and-giant-orangutans.html

New on the Frontiers of Anthropology, part of an ongoing series about the EndPleistocene cataclysm:
http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2012/02/pleistocene-nonconformity-global.html