Bird Conservation

A race against time: funding the fight against bird killing

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Israel is a haven for birds and birders alike. Israel during migration season is something else altogether. Down in southern Africa we don’t get to experience the ...

Surveying for one of South Africa’s rarest birds: the elusive fynbos endemic, Hottentot Buttonquail

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Hottentot Buttonquail must be the most enigmatic of all of South Africa’s 18 endemics. Its world population is estimated ...

Searching for Africa’s most elusive bird

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When asked the question “what is Africa’s most elusive bird species”, most birders would answer that it must be any of the flufftails, which are, of course, notorious. Or perhaps they…

Champions of the Flyway – a bird race for conservation

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The Champions of the Flyway is a mega-exciting 24-hour bird race (midnight to midnight on 25 March 2015), during which a bunch of teams (32 this year) compete ...

The Champions of the Flyway project, because it is personal!

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“The Champions of the Flyway” in Israel is not just a fun race for avid birders having a good time; it carries with it a strong message that appeals to…

African Bird Club

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Birding Ecotours is a Gold sponsor of the African Bird Club because of this club’s solid track record of helping to conserve the continent’s birds.  African bird conservation is something…

The most urgent bird conservation priorities in Africa and its islands

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This note was written for the bulletin of the African Bird Club (https://www.africanbirdclub.org/) (ABC) and is published here on our blog with permission from ...

The conservation value of avitourism

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Birdwatching tourism (or avitourism as it is sometimes called) has become a large industry and is the biggest niche within eco-tourism. The amount that wildlife watchers (primarily bird watchers) spend…