The first Namibian record of Yellow-throated Leaflove (photo by lodge owner Curt-Ingo Sagell). This is a noisy but sometimes coy member of the greenbul/bulbul family

At the start of 2016, something almost unbelievable happened in the southern African listing region. Yellow-throated Leafloves (plural) were discovered 125 km south of their previously known range, just within the southern African listing region (which includes seven countries south of the Zambezi River: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, the southern half of Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho… Read more »

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African Skimmer © Ethan Kistler copy

Situated high on a prominent, historical sand dune overlooking the Okavango River, vast floodplains and neighboring Angola, Shamvura Camp is one of Namibia's most popular birding destinations. At the western end of the Caprivi Strip, Shamvura and neighboring areas are home to some 400 species of birds including many sought-after specialties. In 2011, I embarked on a four-month backpacking trip through Africa. Nearly a quarter of my time was spent volunteering at Shamvura Camp and it remains today as one of my favorite birding spots in southern Africa.