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2401, 2023

Subsong in my Lockdown neighbour

By |January 24th, 2023|Categories: Birds, FIREFINCH, Videos, Vocalisations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

To celebrate our 50th FIREFINCH post, you can read the full Dawn Chorus article here. It's about a very talented friend I met during Lockdown. This post is all about the audio, so check out the Podcast version or follow along on the individual play bars. Enjoy!

2611, 2018

New birds in Southern Africa: A tale of two lists

By |November 26th, 2018|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , , , , , , |12 Comments

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!

1809, 2018

Faansie’s Bird Book: Reviews..please

By |September 18th, 2018|Categories: Birds|24 Comments

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...

1809, 2018

Bird calls for beginners

By |September 18th, 2018|Categories: Birds, kids, Quiz / Game|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

How well do you know your bird calls? These are some fairly easy ones - I am certain you hear some of these every day. Give it a shot. If you are unsure, hover the mouse over the clue box. Then check out the answer. Good luck!