July/Aug 2022"

There’s an interesting range of articles in the July/August issue of African Birdlife. Some of the highlights include:

  • DIY Delights ‒ Birding Zambia. In late 2021, Philip Briggs spent two months self-driving through Zambia, accompanied by photographer Ariadne Van Zandbergen. He shares practical tips for some of the most rewarding birding destinations they visited along the way.
  • While acknowledging the indisputable necessity of green energy solutions, Rob Simmons and his colleagues examine the long-term costs of endangered birds, such as the Black Harrier, being killed by wind farms.
  • Avid birders Martin and Melanie Potgieter describe the challenges faced by a film crew wanting to record the habits of Secretarybirds. Nature has a way of not complying with the best-laid plans…
  • We showcase a photographic portfolio by Jodie de Bruyn, in which he captures those special moments of bird behaviour that a more casual observer could easily miss; we celebrate Professor Peter Ryan being awarded BirdLife South Africa’s Gill Memorial Medal for 2022; and carry a review of the new Swarovski NL 32 binoculars.