Ghana tour highlights

News is just in from David Hoddinott, who is guiding a private Rockjumper tour in Ghana: some of the many highlights so far have included 5 Eurasian Griffons (a new bird for Ghana as far as we know!), the little-known Etchecopar’s Owlet, the notoriously difficult Nkulengu Rail (photographed), White-crested Tiger Heron (see Adam’s image), Yellow-throated…

Africa’s endangered species

(This article first appeared on 10000birds.com)   Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, experts have determined that the current rate of bird extinction is somewhere between 1,000 and 10,000 times the background rate. More than 150 bird species are known to have become extinct over the past 500 years, and many more are estimated to…

Namibia’s 15 key birds

(This article first appeared on 10000birds.com) Gaining independence in 1990, Namibia is one of Africa’s “newer” nations, although not quite as newborn as South Sudan which has yet to celebrate its first anniversary! Before self-rule it was administered by South Africa and known as South-West Africa. However, Namibia’s colonial history began earlier, in 1884 when…