Tanzania: Wetlands Are Habitat for Common Bishop Birds

The monitoring project run by the Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town has been urging me to send in another report. I have wanted to send an update, but I’ve been waiting for the outcome of the current breeding efforts of a pair of Zanzibar Red...

Namibia: Where Do Wounded Birds Go?

The Wild Bird Hospital in Windhoek looks after all sorts of wild birds that have fallen out of their nests, were injured in collisions with cars, were caught by pets or got hurt in any way. They rehabilitate the birds before releasing them back into the wild. Sonja...

Kenya: Celebrating Vultures at Ol Pejeta

The clouds part. On the left is the Aberdare range where the intrepid Joseph Thomson spent a night in 1883 and saw “the gleaming snow-white peak” of Mt Kenya, confirming Dr Ludwig Krapf’s sighting on December 3, 1849. Krapf’s report had been...