ABA Tanzania was a blast, ABA Colombia is up Next!

We wanted to look back at ABA Tanzania, the phenomenal group of folks we had, and the amazing things we saw. This was our fourth event with the American Birding Association, our biggest yet, and it was a thrill for all involved. There were a couple of “legs” to this trip: we convened on the lush slopes of Mt. Meru, at the safari capital of East Africa – Arusha, Tanzania – and then we were off for Tarangire National Park, followed by the endless plains of the Serengeti, before finishing up in one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders, the Ngorongoro Crater.

The Geladas of Ethiopia

(This blog first appeared on focusingonwildlife.com) Geladas are the sole survivors of a once abundant branch of primates that historically foraged across the grasslands of Africa, the Mediterranean and India. These relics of time gone by now cling to a precarious existence on the sheer cliffs of Ethiopia’s mountains, from which each morning they materialize,…

Tanzania – Africa at its best

(This article first appeared on 10000birds.com) Tanzania is without a doubt the quintessential African safari nation. Nowhere else in Africa do the preconceived ideas of the continent really exist in such living detail: tall, red-robed Maasai herding their skinny cattle, endless grasslands studded with flat-topped Acacia trees and grazed by herds of zebras and wildebeest,…