Chasing rarities – Buff-breasted Sandpiper

As every dedicated ‘twitcher’ knows, speed is of the essence in response to a mega-rarity report, this in the knowledge that the ‘lost’ bird will soon be on its way again once it re-orientates navigationally… And so, we paid little attention to the rarity posting of...

African Broadbill – shadow dancer of the understorey

One of the most enigmatic forest birds of the tropical understorey is the characteristic African Broadbill. Shy and unobtrusive at the best of times it is usually located by its audible wing whirring display flight from a favoured perch during the first light of dawn....