Tour Highlights – August 2010

Tour Highlights – August 2010

During the preceding half year, we have been extremely busy conducting a multitude of successful tours to a variety of birding destinations. We hope you will enjoy reading about a few of our many tour highlights. Colombia Our inaugural tour to Colombia recorded a staggering 683 bird species! Of these, the bird...

Rockjumper tour leader picks up his 7 500th lifer!

Rockjumper tour leader picks up his 7 500th lifer!

After scouting sites for our exciting new Sulawesi & Halmahera tour starting in July 2011 (please contact the RBT office for availability as spaces are filling quickly), David Shackelford led our inaugural tour through Indonesia’s remote islands of the Lesser Sundas.  Along the journey he picked up his...

David Hoddinot reaches 2,000 birds in Africa!

David Hoddinot reaches 2,000 birds in Africa!

Adam Riley and I started talking about the possibility of seeing two thousand species in Africa in the early days of Rockjumper Birding Tours, almost ten years ago. (Adam reached the magical milestone last year, as far as we know, only the third person to achieve the feat). During these years, I have been...

Tour Highlights – Uganda’s Green-breasted Pitta

Tour Highlights – Uganda’s Green-breasted Pitta

Green-breasted Pitta This season's tours to Uganda produced a knockout selection of Africa's most sought-after species. Cuan Rush and Keith Valentine lead the respective tours and both our groups enjoyed fabulous sightings of the mythical Green-breasted Pitta in full display while exploring the depths of...

Adam reaches his goal of 2,000 birds in Africa

Adam reaches his goal of 2,000 birds in Africa

Pemba Scops Owl Adam has now become the 3rd person to have recorded 2,000 bird species on the African continent. He recently achieved this goal whilst on a trip to East Africa. The magical 2,000th bird being Pemba Scops Owl, one of the 4 endemics of Pemba Island off the northern Tanzanian coast. Other special...