16 August 2011
A laughing dove, our latest fan, dropped into the Victoria Falls office to take the term "landing page" to another level...or perhaps he was just figuring out how to "tweet". Follow the story on Facebook.
There's even more fun to be had - how Ridgebacks deal with the cold; the "lions" miss all their tackles...
Migration updates in Tanzania, Kenya and Kasanka (Zambia)
A "Gooney Bird" over Kenya: One of the world's best known aircraft, an iconic DC3 registered as "5Y WOW" and named "Furahah" (Swahili for Happiness) is now based on Mombasa.
4 August 2011
In preparation for the Birdfair at Rutland later this month (19-21 August), the team have been all a twitter with ideas for some of the best birding trips in Africa.
We're particularly excited about a new itinerary featuring Madagascar's 'Vanga Triangle', taking in the country's three chief climatic zones. We've also revised perennial favourites such as the Lower Zambezi, great for summer migrants as well as resident Pel's owls, and Zambia's Luangwa in the green season.
Not to mention two exceptional offbeat trips with some of our favourite guides:
Gorongosa National Park and Mozambique's beaches - exploring the river estuaries of the Quirimbas, of which the beautiful mangrove kingfisher is a highlight. The riparian forest is a great habitat for black-bellied starlings and other birds. The mangrove forest provides roosting spots with sightings of Dimorphic egret, great white egret, pink-backed pelican, yellow-billed stork, crab plovers and woolly-necked storks.
And a privately guided mobile safari into the wilds of Western Kenya for some of the best birding on the African continent.