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Introducing the African Birding Beat

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I was fortunate to have been born and raised in Africa, and although I have traveled extensively around the world, it remains my home and in my blood. Adam has traveled extensively to all 7 continents, leading tours to numerous countries ranging from Colombia to Egypt, Angola to Papua New Guinea and Antarctica to Alaska.

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Collaborative List – November 2019

10,000 Birds

He raised his binoculars above his head and cried out with courage and clarity, “I am Sparticus!” Angola Swallow – Hirundo angolensis. Something needed to be done. Somebody had to take one for the team. Mike fixed me with his cold, steely, gray-eyed stare. He rose slowly from his seat, bronzed torso glistening.

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Best Bird of the Year for 2015

10,000 Birds

This of course raises questions of what happens when all of the inland nesting grounds of all the loons becomes covered with glacial ice during ice ages, then later, the ice melts and the lakes return. The African or Angola Pitta is the holy grail of the Southern African birder and definitely the “most-wanted” bird in our region.

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