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Gone, but Not Forgotten

Finding the Laughing Gull

5 mins read
African Birdlife
May/June 2022

Follow your leader

Male Caspian Tern parents lead the way

2 mins read
African Birdlife
May/June 2022

Rest & recover

The diverse functions of stopovers for migrants

2 mins read
African Birdlife
May/June 2022

The Great Divide

Birding the Swartberg Pass

3 mins read
African Birdlife
May/June 2022

Gough Island Blues

It was 14 December 2021 and I was feeling pretty good.

3 mins read
African Birdlife
May/June 2022

Outward Bound

Maputo National Park, Mozambique

5 mins read
African Birdlife
May/June 2022

Team Work

Cape Gannets eat a diversity of fish and the occasional squid and also scavenge from trawlers.

2 mins read
African Birdlife
May/June 2022

Conserving Forest Birds

The benefits of protected area status

3 mins read
African Birdlife
May/June 2022

Blindsided

Adventures in a floating hide

5 mins read
African Birdlife
May/June 2022

Breaking Point

Widespread decline of Kenya's raptors

2 mins read
African Birdlife
May/June 2022

TOO SOON TO panic

Are false-alarm flights beneficial?

3 mins read
African Birdlife
May/June 2022

the other ANGOLA

Atlasing in the Eastern Cape

5 mins read
African Birdlife
May/June 2022

SEEING THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

Widespread responses of birds to woody encroachment

2 mins read
African Birdlife
May/June 2022

pride of place

Mauritius Kestrel designated official national bird

3 mins read
African Birdlife
May/June 2022

ocean wanderers

A collection of seabird images, brought to you by MSC Cruises, to celebrate some of the special species seen on the Flock to Marion voyage.

3 mins read
African Birdlife
May/June 2022

Sightings in the Subregion

Mid-November 2021 to mid-January 2022 -Summer delivered some top-shelf birds and fortunately a number of the best ones stayed sufficiently long to be twitchable for many birders throughout the region.

5 mins read
African Birdlife
March/April 2022

Spread-eagled

Brown Snake Eagle’s epic tussle

4 mins read
African Birdlife
March/April 2022

On track

The Bar-tailed Godwit is re-nowned for having one of the most extreme migrations, flying non-stop from Alaska to winter in New Zealand.

2 mins read
African Birdlife
March/April 2022

Spectacular!

The recovery of the Spectacled Petrel population

7 mins read
African Birdlife
March/April 2022

Field of Dreams

Harriers quartering the Devon grasslands

9 mins read
African Birdlife
March/April 2022

Strike Force

Gannets are supremely adapted for plunge-diving. They lack external nostrils and have air sacs under their skin to cushion the impact of striking the water.

4 mins read
African Birdlife
March/April 2022

The Eyes Have It

Iris coloration in birds (particularly passerines) is a topic that has intrigued me ever since I started observing the behaviour of different starling species.

7 mins read
African Birdlife
March/April 2022

The Young & the Restless Peregrine Falcons

It is 04h30 and I am woken from fitful sleep by a clamour of screeching, seemingly right next to my head. It takes a second for me to orientate myself and process what is happening. I am sleeping on a lumpy fold-out chair on the fifth floor of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Rondebosch, Cape Town, and I realise that about a metre above my head is one of the breeding boxes for the hospital’s well known Peregrine Falcons. The juveniles are up early and in a demanding mood.

5 mins read
African Birdlife
March/April 2022

With This Ring... The Birding Ties That Bind

Most tales that involve a convoluted plot with unlikely twists and turns and a contrived ending are usually found in a Jane Harper novel or an M. Night Shyamalan movie, but this one is real and involves two Russian Western Ospreys.

6 mins read
African Birdlife
March/April 2022

Tern Around

"The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, established in 1939, forms a key component of the Table Mountain National Park."

3 mins read
African Birdlife
January/February 2022

Free for All

"In august 2020 the results of the critical vulture nesting survey held annually in Zululand, northern KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), were sobering."

3 mins read
African Birdlife
January/February 2022

Clear and Present Dangers

"Like many seabirds, Cape Gan-nets breed only on offshore is-lands, where they are safe from terrestrial predators."

4 mins read
African Birdlife
January/February 2022

Throwing shade

The challenges of photographing in a forest

6 mins read
African Birdlife
January/February 2022

Twitter FEED

August sees the greatest flurry of birds at our feeders.

3 mins read
African Birdlife
January/February 2022

Urban Perils - House Sparrows on the decline

Supertramps are species that have spread around the world in association with humans and they include rats, house mice and a host of weedy plant species.

5 mins read
African Birdlife
January/February 2022

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