Very few birds are as mythical and little-known as the Golden Masked Owl, a gorgeous and diminutive Tyto owl that is endemic to the island of New Britain, which in turn is a small, under-explored island situated off the east coast of New Guinea. This species was, until very recently, known only from two specimens […]
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I have often been asked, if you were to choose only four countries to travel to in Africa, what would they be? Not an easy question to answer; however, it helps when breaking the continent down into regions. In North Africa Morocco is the obvious choice. It has the highest diversity of species in the […]
Perhaps the world’s richest cultural landscape, India boasts a staggering geographical diversity, from deserts and forests to tropical, palm-lined shores to the snow-capped peaks of the impossibly high Himalayas. This ABA Safari starts and ends in the capital of New Delhi, an excellent hub for the rich avifauna and iconic mammalian mega-fauna of northern India. […]
(This article first appeared on 10,000 Birds) Ethiopia, a landlocked country situated in the Horn of Africa, has firmly established itself as one of Africa’s top birding destinations. Its great diversity of habitats hosts an incredible bird count of over 900 species, including Africa’s 2nd highest list of endemics and near-endemics (after South Africa). These […]
Herds of zebras and wildebeest grazing endless grasslands studded with flattopped acacia trees, dramatic volcanic calderas brimming with big game and predators, red-robed Maasai herding skinny cattle – these are well-known images of quintessential Africa, and they can all be discovered in Kenya and Tanzania. Less well known is that each country hosts more than […]
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