“It was way beyond my expectations”

21 Jan
Long-tailed widowfinch in full flight. Photo Russell Kingston

Long-tailed widowfinch in full flight. Photo Russell Kingston

Members of the RFCG EcoTour to Africa enjoying a hike in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Guests on the RFCG EcoTour to Africa enjoying a hike in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Photo Eelco Meyjes

Pelicans with a late afternoon storm breaking  at Nata Bird Sanctuary. Botswana. Photo Eelco Meyjes

Pelicans with a late afternoon storm breaking at Nata Bird Sanctuary. Botswana. Photo Eelco Meyjes

” It was way beyond my expectations and was really my trip of a lifetime ” Sheena de Jager-Miles, President of the Queensland Finch Society Brisbane, Australia. The recent RFCG Weaver, Widow and Whydah EcoTour to South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe was a wonderful experience enjoyed by all participants.

Not only did the group have the opportunity to see many of Africa’s most spectacular finches , but they also saw a huge amount of game which included the Big 5 ( Elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino and leopard ) as well as a very impressive variety of Africa’s 968 bird species, many of them  migrants, that can be found during the summer months in the southern African region.

Strong interest for doing a similar 23 day tour has already been indicated.( See the Kruger National Park, Botswana and the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe ) For those finch enthusiasts that may wish to participate on the next tour please contact either Russell Kingston at indruss@bigpond.com or Eelco Meyjes at editor@avitalk.co.za. All tour participants will be required to sign an indemnity form prior to departure. All profits are donated to the Rare Finch Conservation Group.

The Rare Finch Conservation Group is registered in South Africa as a non-profit organisation and is dependant on donors and sponsors to carry out its finch conservation work in the wild. For more info visit http://www.rarefinch.org or write to the secretary at editor@avitalk.co.za

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