We are pleased to offer 'Conservation Tours'
that generate funds for the African
Bird Club Conservation Fund. A fully booked Conservation Tour
should fund at least one ABC Expedition Award. Conservation Tour
participants automatically support valuable projects across the
continent, particularly in poorly explored areas.
Birding Africa's past Conservation Tours include:
• African Bird Club Conservation Tour to Gabon
in 2005 (read the trip
• African Bird Club Conservation Tour to the Angolan
Highlands in 2006 (read the trip
• African Bird Club Conservation Tour to
Rwanda from 17 to 25 July 2010 (or 2011 depending on interest)!
Have a sneak preview into the tour and read the article
about Rwanda Birding by Peter Ryan and Callan Cohen (Africa
Birds and Birding, Vol 15, No1, 2010).
Albatross and other seabird research and conservation
Birding Africa's Sister company Cape
Town Pelagics donates all profits to seabird research and conservation.
Over the last 8 years, Cape Town Pelagics has donated over R 60,000.00
to Albatross research and conservation. One of the projects supported
recently has been Birdlife International's Save the Albatross Campaign,
of which the Albatross
Task force is a part. Read more about the Save the Albatross
Task force on BBC
News and Birdlife
International and about what our guide
Meidad Goren advises to Prince Charles.
Cape Town Pelagics has been able
to play their small role in helping to save Albatrosses and other
seabirds, directly through donations and indirectly through raising
awareness, taking people out to see Albatrosses and inspiring people
about conservation (including for example for the Leap School Bird
Club). Cape Town Pelagics also takes out Albatross researchers for
free on research trips.
Lark research and conservation
Birding Africa was a major sponsor of research that resulted in
warning for Ethiopia's Sidamo Lark. Dr. Claire Spottiswoode
and colleagues found that less than 360 individuals of this ancestral
lark species remain. Furthermore, they 're restricted to only 35
km2, which is threatened by overgrazing and bush encroachment. Read
more on BBC
News and The
New Scientist websites.
living in Cape Town
We like to keep up to date with
the latest possibilities for green
living and reducing our envirnmental footprint. Have a look
at these green living topics such as weekly talks around Cape Town,
markets, green building, recycling and Cape
Town's green map.
About 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.