Since the invasion of 2003, many people have been struggling to survive in the chaos and bloodshed in Iraq . Even now the country’s far from safe. However, over the past two years, Omar Fadil has set out to doggedly survey the bird population for Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner), taking him to some of the most dangerous spots in search of species like the elusive and Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius. On the phone from Baghdad, he told BirdLife about his latest survey in what is still one of Iraq ’s security hotspots.
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