It is during the winter months that South Africa’s national bird, the blue crane (Anthropoides paradiseus), are most likely to be seen in flocks.
A top birder’s chance visit to a northern suburbs, Cape Town, pet shop may have turned up something amazing: a new African bird species.
A story about the hatching of one of the Cape vulture chicks at VulPro, a vulture conservation organisation in South Africa’s North West Province.
After struggling to survive Britain’s cold winters for more than 300 years the Egyptian goose is undergoing a population explosion.
Two tawny eagles battle it out at a waterhole in the Kgalagadi.
The Kosi Bay area of northern iSimangaliso Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal is one of the most photogenic and beautiful in the country.
John Kinghorn set aside 2014 as his Big Birding Year, determined to break the record for the youngest person to see 800 bird species within a calendar year in the Southern African sub region.
Scott Ramsay visits Ndumo, home to about 85% of the 500 species in the Kwa-Zulu Natal area, making it one of the best birding spots in the country.
Drongo mimics alarm calls to keep stealing food from other species, finds UCT biologist.
A cuckoo wearing a solar-powered satellite-tracked tag is the first to provide UK scientists with migration data for three years running. Having flown more than 45 000 miles Chris, named after wildlife presenter Chris Packham, revealed overwintering in Angola for the first time.
Lake Natron may be under threat as Tanzania plans to mine in a flamingo breeding ground that is not only regionally important, but globally.
A video with Sonto Tembe, a ranger who has worked for more than 30 years at Ndumo, as he performs some impressive bird calls.
Interesting photos of a lappet-faced vulture and black backed jackal interaction at a vulture restaurant near Polokwane in South Africa.
Amazing photos of a frisky ostrich encounter at Rietvlei Nature Reserve.
Late last month, an injured vulture was found outside Victoria Falls Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe. The Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust tended to the injured bird and took care of it before its release back into the wild.
Here is the line-up for the South African TV show 50 | 50, Anniversary Season, Episode 29 which will broadcast on SABC 2 at 19h30 on Monday the 24th of March 2014. This episode is all about alien invasive plant species and biocontrol methods that are designed to reduce the spread of these species.
Here is a a list of ten easy to spot birds for any safari visitors out to explore Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.
Anja Denker captures some spectacular images of three tawny eagles fighting over a large snake!
Whilst on holiday at the coast Anja came across quite an usual sight on a beach near Walvis Bay – a little African scops owl sitting on the sand!
One cool winter’s evening Chad is lucky enough to witness an African fish eagle being brought down to size by a mere fish.
Situated in central Botswana, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is home to impression landscapes and a great variety of wildlife. In this blog, meet and learn more about some of the beautiful bird species that call it home…
Walvis Bay in Namibia is synonymous with flamingos and a trip to the area would not be complete without some time spent with these pink birds.
Uganda, is known as Africa’s premier birding destination and with the list of birds found here topping 1 000, it is difficult to narrow down what we would consider the top 10, but here goes….
Southern Ground Hornbill conservation efforts in the Kruger National Park at Klaserie Private Nature Reserve.
Many species of cuckoo are brood parasites – laying their eggs in the nests of other species. This photographer got to witness this firsthand in her garden…
Anja Denker has the absolute privilege to have lovebirds frequenting her garden. Here is a compilation of some photos she has taken of these magnificent beauties.
A power line in Port Sudan, named the killer line, which has been responsible for the death of many Egyptian vultures will be removed and replaced with a bird-friendly line.
Original Source: NYDailyNews and abcLocal You may have heard of carrier pigeons being used to transport secret, official messages. Well how about a swan being used as a French spy? Earlier this week, a story broke out about a swan that was detained, behind bars, in an Egyptian jail in Qena, after it was spotted […]
Rumour has it that it is no longer politically correct to call your assistant a secretary. It seems as if secretaries are extinct, and assistants have taken their place. We may not be able to rename them assistant birds, but we can certainly save our secretary birds from extinction. Nonetheless, whether a boss, manager, assistant […]
It’s a cliché, but one of the great things about travelling is the people you meet along the way. We have certainly met our fair share of locals and fellow travelers, from all walks of life. One of the coolest of them, with one of the most interesting stories, is a guy called Christopher who […]
A pearl-spotted owlet provides the ultimate sighting after it catches a lovebird and proceeds to devour it.
1. There are four subspecies: – Philetairus socius eremnus, living in the Orange River Valley; – Philetairus socius socius, inhabiting the S. Kalahari in NW Northern Cape and S. Namibia; – Philetairus socius xericus, roughing it in the Namibian escarpments; – Philetairus socius geminus, isolated from all other sub-species and thriving in Etosha and S. […]
Each week we select the top 5 photographs submitted by you via our Facebook birding page, Africa Geographic Birds. So if you have any photos that you think have what is takes, please feel free to post them on our wall. Here are this week’s top 5. 1. A Spotted Eagle Owl in flight taken in Dullstroom, […]
Each week we select the top 5 photographs submitted by you via our Facebook birding page, Africa Geographic Birds. So if you have any photos that you think have what is takes, please feel free to post them on our wall. Here are this week’s top 5. 1. A Schalow’s Turaco taken in Tundavala, Angola. 2. Cape Eagle […]
Each week we are looking for the top 5 photographs submitted to us via our Facebook birding page, Africa Geographic Birds. So if you have any photos you think has what is takes, please feel free to post them on our wall. Here are this week’s top 5. 1. A Portrait of a Blue-bellied Roller. 2. […]
Nothing says I love you like… 1. An affectionate greeting after a long time apart. 2. A peck on the bill. 3. Sharing a meal. 4. Dressing to impress 5. Whispering sweet nothings. 6. A sideways glance. 7. A little snuggle. 8. A back scratch… 9. Some […]
Here they are – the most interesting and sought-after birds in all of Ghana according to Africa Geographic travel director Christian Boix. For the opportunity to see these birds, join Africa Geographic’s unique birding expedition to Ghana. Enquire here. 1. White-necked Picathartes Bounds through the forest stealthily and effortlessly from one liana to the […]
Africa, without its penguins? A spine-tingling shiver as cold as the Atlantic ran through me when I discovered that our very own penguin could disappear within my lifetime. The statistics are terrifying, and I had no wish to add to the doom and gloom by photographing dead penguins or dwindling colonies … I wanted to […]
On Halloween, I took the kids on a sugar binge and as I strolled past several creative pieces of cucurbit flair, I could not help wondering where they would end up in a few days or a week’s time. Not one who gels well with waste, I realised that many of our gardens would look […]
Perhaps due to their ugly bald heads, vultures have always gotten a bad rap in my books. They also show up quite often in animated films as the bringers of bad news or an indication of trouble. However, if you are able to put aside your vulture prejudice/s, you might learn a few crazy things […]
Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you King Whale-Head (the English translation of Balaeniceps rex), cover star of the October issue of Africa Geographic. From the front he appears to me like an old university professor, big-nosed, peering over his spectacles. Very serious, very respectable. From almost any other angle though, he’s a total hoot. In […]
Two kinds of people sign up for African safaris. Most, myself included, want to see the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant. The other people are the birders. So when my birder father announces he wants to join me on a trip to Botswana I have planned for myself, I clarify, ‘This […]