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TN38 Keith Betton and the African Bird Club

A conversation with Keith Betton – former Head of corporate affairs at the Association of British Travel Agents, the youngest ever president of the London Natural History Society, former Council member of the RSPB, former chair of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, current bird recorder for Hampshire, current council member of the BTO, and the current Chair of The African Bird Club.

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800 Southern African birds in 2011

SA's Niall Perrins is asking for sponsorship as he races across southern Africa looking for 800 species to raise funds for research and conservation on the Vulnerable

Photogallery: South African Cliff Swallow

One of eleven species of swallow in the genus Petrochelidon (one of which, the Red Sea Cliff Swallow P. perdita, is known from just one dead specimen

Kelp Gulls, Cape Town, March 2009

One of the more widespread southern hemisphere gulls, the nominate race of the Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus dominicanus occurs along the coasts of South America, New Zealand, Australia

African Spoonbills, South Africa

The world's six species of Spoonbills are all large, long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae, which also includes the Ibises. All have large, flat, spatulate bills as

Birding Strandfontein Sewage Works, Cape Town

I've been trying to find time to post some photos from my recent trip to Cape Town for a while ...and finally here they are. I should back

Helmeted Guineafowl, Cape Town

I'm in Cape Town and thought it was probably about time (having disgracefully ignored them for so long) that I photographed some of the commoner residents that every

Review: The Chamberlain Guide to Birding Gauteng

Just two weeks ago the various listserves that cover South Africa lit up with correspondents raving about a brand new regional guide covering Gauteng (the bird-rich province that

Long-tailed Widowbird, South Africa

When I visit Johannesburg, Gauteng (South Africa) one of the birds I most look forward to seeing is the Long-tailed Widowbird Euplectes progne, a member of the Bishop

Memel (South Africa) in September

Even after nearly twenty years of flying international routes, travelling between the northern and southern hemispheres like a (slightly moody it has it be admitted) jet-propelled swallow, I


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