New birds in Southern Africa: A tale of two lists

How many new species have been added to our Southern African list in the last few decades? The first time I counted up my lifelist as a young kid, it was 73 species...out of a possible 919 on the list. Today our Southern African list is on 978 species. In the 36 years I've been crawling/walking/running around in search of birds (and the publication of Roberts V) 100 species have been added. Here they are!

By |2020-05-16T15:19:48+02:00November 26th, 2018|Birds|12 Comments

Faansie’s Bird Book: Reviews..please

So, the book is here: Faansie's Bird Book: A fully fledged field guide for kids. I am so excited to share this with kids of all ages (even those who pay a mortgage). I would really love to hear what you think. Why don't you send me a voicenote on Whatsapp? Okay, back to the bubble wrap for me...

By |2020-05-16T15:19:50+02:00September 18th, 2018|Birds|24 Comments