Introducing the African Birding Beat

10,000 Birds

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. Raised in a rural region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Adam qualified as a Chartered Accountant but in 1998 his career path took an alternative route when he founded Rockjumper Birding Tours with his friend Jonathan Rossouw. Friends, birders, and globe-trotters, lend me your ears.

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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.

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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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