From the Field: China – Yunnan Extension 2017

Rockjumper’s early summer tour of China (Yunnan and Sichuan) kicked off superbly with an immensely successful Yunnan Extension. The birding was excellent and the group managed to score a healthy number of range-restricted and rare species. Highlights included the scarce and impressive Giant Nuthatch, the extremely localised Yunnan Nuthatch, Silver Pheasant, several outstanding male and …

Jump Like an Egyptian

On his most recent Ghana birding tour, veteran Rockjumper guide Rich Lindie encountered one of Africa’s most sought-after birds, the unique Egyptian Plover. Here Rich recounts witnessing some fascinating behavior by this stunning bird, and he managed to captured these breath-taking images in the process. Jump Like an Egyptian by Rich Lindie I recently had the privilege of …

Bird of the Year 2016

Another great year for birding has flown by, presenting our tour leaders with the difficult task of selecting their top bird out of hundreds and thousands of specials seen in 2016. The rest of us however have the pleasure of reading the year’s highlights from our leaders as recorded in their own words.   Grey-crested …

How I got my bogey bird

During the course of one’s birding career, passion, or hobby, specific desires and goals arise. A desire to visit this park. A desire to see that country. A desire to see some particular bird. While the majority of those desires are achieved with (one can hope) relatively little resistance, there is always “The One”. The …