Exploring Eastern and Western South Africa

Exploring Eastern and Western South Africa

With a bit of free time on hand, I decided to visit some familiar and new birding areas in South Africa. The trip started in Cape Town and ended in Durban. Western South Africa The first day of the trip took me along the West Coast, on the N7 – known as the Diamond Route; it was developed by De Beers as a way...

From the Field: China – Yunnan Extension 2017

From the Field: China – Yunnan Extension 2017

Rockjumper’s early summer tour of China (Yunnan and Sichuan) kicked off superbly with an immensely successful Yunnan Extension. Red-tailed Laughingthrush by Rich Lindie The birding was excellent and the group managed to score a healthy number of range-restricted and rare species. Highlights included the...

Rare Saffron Toucanet Sighting in Argentina

Rare Saffron Toucanet Sighting in Argentina

Saffron Toucanet was voted as number one bird of our Brazil & Argentina trip, which I led last year July. The trip covers the Amazon rainforest, Pantanal, Cerrado and Iguazú, which delivers a whole host of specials. However, how often do you get to see an entirely yellow toucan? We lucked into the species...

Jump Like an Egyptian

Jump Like an Egyptian

On his most recent Ghana birding tour, veteran Rockjumper guide Rich Lindie encountered one of Africa’s most sought-after birds, the unique Egyptian Plover. Here Rich recounts witnessing some fascinating behavior by this stunning bird, and he managed to captured these breath-taking images in the...