Birding in Kruger: Pel’s Fishing Owl

Of all the owl species found in Southern Africa the enigmatic and highly localised Pel’s Fishing Owl is unquestionably the most desirable and challenging of all to locate. A shy and retiring species associated with large well foliaged riparian trees alongside slow...

Blue Swallows : Birding in Uganda

July 2002: We have been living in Uganda for over 2 years – Patrick is the MD of Uganda Breweries and gets to drive a red Landrover Discovery number-plated ‘Bell 1’ after the best selling beer in the country – Bell Lager. But more importantly,...

INNER SOUTH WESTERN CAPE BIRDING TRIP REPORT

A detailed trip itinerary was specifically tailored in response to a target-related species list for a group of four highly enthusiastic  Norwegian birders  comprising of Rune Botnermyr, Arild Hansen, Birger Olsen and Rune Wiggen. 278 sightings were recorded, with...

BIRDING IN THE SOUTH WESTERN CAPE: SPRING-TIME!

I was very happy with my recent relaxed 10 day birding trip with 2 clients in the South Western Cape where we saw 228 bird species, excluding pelagic birds as that trip was cancelled due to poor weather and rough seas at the time, along with 20 mammal and reptile...