ANTARCTIC TERN – A WINTER ‘SPECIAL’

Once a readily accessible sighting at Kommetjie on the Cape Peninsula, this enigmatic and medium sized tern of the Southern Ocean, is proving to be increasingly difficult to locate along the Atlantic coast north of Cape Town due to coastal housing developments and...

WANDERING ALBATROSS

Always a treat to see and a delight to watch as it careens back and forth in effortless flight as an almost ethereal accompanying presence. For more info on pelagic birding and searches for other beautiful birds, contact Patrick or Marie-Louise...

The GOLDEN PIPIT ornithological enigma…

Some time back a golden-feathered avian delight popped out of the vagrant box to add its striking presence to the official list of bird species so far recorded in South Africa. First to the scene, following repeated reports by the resident ranger of a ‘canary yellow...

Searching for the Green-breasted Pitta in Western Uganda

There can be few ‘lifer’ related quests more debilitating and frustrating than trying to connect with a silent ‘will o’ the wisp’ somewhere in the fathomless depths of a tropical forest in the non-breeding season, where sunlight and shadow play tricks on the eye in a...

Simply SHOEBILL…

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!              The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!                                                                                                Lewis Carroll ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Indeed, somewhat of a ‘stork’ by another name with...