Birding and bird conservation in Angola
Angola is one of Africa’s most up-and-coming birding destinations, and with good reason. Not only is it the fifth most diverse country in Africa in terms of numbers of bird species recorded, but it is home to numerous endemics and specials. Among it’s top birds are the striking national bird, Red-crested Turaco, and Endangered endemics like Swierstra’s Francolin, Gabela Bushshrike, Gabela Helmetshrike White-bellied Barbet and Pulitzer’s Longbill, all species seen by very few birders. Travel has also become much easier of late, putting the country on the radars of many more birders.
Michael has been visiting Angola since 2003 and has spent more than two years in the field in the country. Tune in as Michael takes you from one corner of the country to the other, through the eyes of a birder and conservation biologist. Learn about key habitats, top birding sites and special birds, and take a look at the conservation work Michael has been involved with. Angola is certainly of Africa’s best kept ornithological secrets.