Callan and Michael recommend:
This tour is well suited to world listers and keen birders with
a sense of adventure.
Callan Cohen founded Birding
Africa 21 years ago and has written two books on birding in
Africa, including the definitive birding site guide to southern
Africa and Madagascar. Callan studied bustard phylogeny as
part of his PhD and has over 30 years of birding experience
in the region.
Michael Mills grew up in
the Kalahari Gemsbok and Kruger National Parks and has travelled
extensively in Africa, Asia, South America and Antarctica.
He obtained a Masters degree in Conservation Biology and conducts
bird research, particularly in Angola.
Birding Africa is a specialist birding tour
company customising tours for both world listers and more relaxed
holiday birders. We combine interests in mammals, butterflies, dragonflies,
botany and other natural history aspects and will guide you to Africa's
and Madagascar's most diverse birding destinations. Our guides'
knowledge of African birds and birding areas is our greatest strength
and together we have rediscovered species, shared exciting observations
with the birding community and had a fun time exploring our home
continent. We've even written two acclaimed guide
books on where to find Southern Africa's and Madagascar's best
birds. Birding is more than our passion, it's our lifestyle, and
we are dedicated to making professional, best value trips filled
with endemic species and unique wildlife experiences. Since 1997,
we've run bird watching tours
in South Africa and further into Africa for individual birders,
small birding groups and top international tour companies. We've
run Conservation Tours
in association with the African Bird Club and work with and consult
for a number of other top international tour companies and the BBC
Natural History Unit.