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. […]
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(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 […]
It’s the Upper Guinea rainforest that makes a birding trip to Ghana so spectacular. One of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet, it harbours almost 20 endemic bird species, including the white-necked picathartes. But as Adam Riley points out, this almost-mythical species’ days are likely to be numbered if logging and bushmeat hunting […]
In 80 birding tours to more than 100 countries, that was definitely the best day of birding I have ever had in my life!’ This unequivocal statement was recently made to me by a highly experienced American birder after a day trip up Sani Pass. What a way to sum up what is undoubtedly one […]
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