Winter Birding in South Africa

Glen Valentine recently returned from Rockjumper’s very popular winter South Africa tour – and what an immensely successful tour it proved to be! The trip scored an impressive 436 species of birds and 59 mammals! These tallies included an array of wonderful creatures (many of which are endemic to South Africa) and the following is…

Bald Ibis

(This blog first appeared on focusingonwildlife.com) The world’s 28 Ibis species form the bulk of the family Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills), and comprise an interesting group of long-legged, long-beaked, wetland, grassland and forest species. Some are on the brink of extinction (for example Crested, Sao Tome and Giant Ibis), yet others have taken to the…