Don’t miss the March/April issue of African Birdlife –a complimentary copy of the large wall poster of the 2021 Bird of the Year, the Cape Rockjumper, is included with your issue.
SIGHTINGS IN THE SUBREGION
A bumper feature on the many twitch-worthy rare birds reported during the past two months
FORCE OF NATURE
Peter Chadwick uses his acclaimed photojournalism to raise awareness of the various wildlife and conservation causes he works on. But how does he find the motivation to continue covering the most hard-core conservation issues?
Michael Henshall recounts how the opportunity to monitor a Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl nest and chart the progress of the chick was an experience not to be missed.
A remnant of a pine plantation outside Cape Town supports three accipiter species and a buzzard, all breeding successfully in close proximity. Margaret Maciver has been keeping tabs on the birds.
A PLACE OF WONDER
Birding in iSimangaliso Wetland Park and St Lucia
Leon Marais explores one of South Africa’s prime birding areas and highlights some of the many top species on offer in the diverse habitats.
What’s so special?
The answer, according to Madagascar resident and bird guide Ken Behrens, is pretty much everything. From its endemic birds and mammals to extraordinary amphibians and one-of-a-kind habitats, the island of Madagascar is a unique destination.
Peter Ryan puts Canon’s new R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras through their paces in the field.
Despite an abundance of its usual rock hyrax prey, a Verreaux’s Eagle chose to target an angulate tortoise.