Posts Tagged ‘Birds and Birding’

Angola Field Group Trip: Birding with Michael Mills

February 12, 2011

On Sunday, 20 February the Angola Field Group has the opportunity to go birding with South African bird expert, Michael Mills. A professional birding guide, Michael has been coming to Angola to study birds since 2003 and has contributed to the bird section of the Bradt Guide to Angola. Full details of this trip are here.

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Angolan bird conservation and research

November 21, 2010

Many thanks to Michael Mills for providing this  report on Angolan bird conservation and research activities for 2010 and plans for 2011.  Angola bird report 2010

Fantastic bird trip to Angola – October 2011

August 23, 2010

From the BirdQuest website: For birders, the current stability of Angola means that a wealth of mouth-watering specialities is now once more within reach. Our visit is timed at the end of the dry season, just before the hotter and wetter months begin. Angola has some of the least known and most interesting endemic birds in Africa, but the infrastructure of the country is still recovering from the long civil war and at the same time Angola is an extraordinarily expensive country, thanks to its new oil wealth. Good accommodations are limited, and we will have to camp at times. This length of itinerary is the tour duration our experience tells us is necessary both to find, rather than miss, the key specialities of the country and to keep the relative amount of time spent travelling within reasonable bounds (as Angolan roads are still very variable in quality, although rapidly improving thanks to all that oil money).

Rehabilitating Angola’s national parks

April 25, 2010

Angola has six national parks and some specially protected reserves. During and after the civil war, the parks and reserves lay neglected, victimized by uncontrolled hunting and human encroachment. Now some parks are beginning to be rehabilitated. The Angola Field Group invites you to a presentation Rehabilitating Angola’s National Parks, at the Viking Club, on Thursday April 29th, at 8:00 PM with Angolan environmentalist Vladimir Russo, former Director for Environmental Management within the Ministry of Environment.