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When is the best time to visit South Africa for birding and wildlife?

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Many birders ask the same question “when is the best time to visit South Africa for birds, African megafauna, plants, etc.”. Here we try to answer this question in enough…

When is the best time for birders and wildlife enthusiasts to visit Madagascar?

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Since we so often get asked the question “when is the best time to visit this or that country for birding”, we’ve written a series of blogs answering exactly that…

What are the best months for visiting Namibia and Botswana for birding?

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This is part of a series of blogs to help birders decide when best to visit various countries. For example, when to go to avoid the rainy season, when to…

Tipping guidelines for birding tours

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Tipping is (of course!) not compulsory on any of our tours, but most tour participants do tip guides and other ground staff members if they feel they’ve worked hard and…

Birding the Bay of Pigs

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The Bay of Pigs is an area located in the inlet of the Gulf of Cazones, part of the Zapata Peninsula, on the south-western coast of Cuba. This bay is…

The elusive quest for 300 Ohio birds this year (updated September 12, 2019)

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I’m a new birder in Ohio, having lived here for less than two and a half years. I came to Columbus from South Africa...