This talk will include an update on the safeguarding and management of land in the Taita Hills and Dakatcha Woodland IBAs, undertaken with grant support from African Bird Club, working alongside the World Land Trust and the RSPB.
The talk will take place on Wednesday 1 September 2021 starting at 3pm GMT (which is 4pm British Summertime, 5pm Central African/European time and 6pm EAT). Please check your local time.
PAOC15 Confirmed Dates 21-25 November 2022
Greetings to you all
PAOC15 IS now SCHEDULED TO BE HELD
21-25 NOVEMBER 2022.
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This year’s Annual General Meeting of the African Bird Club will be held virtually on Zoom on 23 October 2021. The meeting programme will be published on the ABC website and sent to Club members in due course
Grants totalling over half a million pounds have been made by ABC over the past 25 years to support almost 300 conservation projects by local people in 46 African countries. Huge thanks go to all our generous donors, sponsors, partners and members, past and present, who have made this remarkable achievement possible
This book by G J Huisman, due to be published on 1 October 2021, offers a complete overview of all the estrildid finches in their natural habitats, with over 1,000 photos and unique distribution maps showcasing all 145 species and their subspecies. The book can be ordered via www.finches.nl and a special pre-order price of €59.95 (excluding postage) is available until 1 August 2021.
Birdfair regret to announce that due to the continuation of COVID restrictions deeply impacting UK and international travel, public health and the safety of their visitors and exhibitors, they have decided not to host the British Birdwatching Fair at Rutland Water Nature Reserve this year.
Birdfair are now putting their energies into exploring the possibilities for 2022. They will make a more detailed announcement in May 2021.
Dear member of the African birding community
The 5th biennial Learn About Birds (LAB) Conference, which was due to be held in Wilderness on 27 and 28 May 2021, will be moving to a virtual platform owing to the current global pandemic and venue limitations under the current National State of Disaster. This event is co-hosted by BirdLife South Africa and the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town.
The Birder's Guide to Africa by Michael Mills (photographs by Tasso Leventis) contains 544 pages and 338 colour photographs.
We have an incredible line up of over 80 presentations, including 8 plenaries from experts in the field of bioacoustics. Talks focus on a wide variety of species, covering a varied range of avian bioacoustics- from the physiology of marine bird hearing to song in both passerines and non-passerines- with numerous renowned researchers within the field presenting including, Magnus Walhberg and Alexander Kirschel.