Yellow weaver hits African birdlife front cover

6 Sep
African birdlife Sept / Oct spring issue. Now available

African birdlife Sept / Oct spring issue. Again a great read ! Photo: Eelco Meyjes.

The latest African birdlife magazine is now on sale.  Again it is a must read issue.It has a great pic of a Yellow Weaver taken by Charl Senekal on the front cover.

Articles include: Eggs unscrambled. A fascinating story on why birds lay eggs written by Professor Andrew McKechnie, supported with photographs of nests and eggs by South Africa’s leading  photographic expert on the topic Warwick Tarbotten .

The Animal Demography Unit has an informative feature on the citizen science participation that is growing in leaps and bounds , in SA , to help record sightings of all bird species across the country. Scientists are now far better equipped to give us the early warning signals on the conservation status of each species.

The magazine also features an exciting  new series on bird photography which will help all of us no matter how good or bad we think we are. Charl Senekal’s work is featured and it is absolutely brilliant

RFCG member Monique Mcquillan

RFCG member Monique Mcquillan

Rare Finch Conservation Group member Monique McQuillan has  written a lovely story : Home and Garden . Now with Spring in the air it’s the perfect time for all of us , southern hemisphere finch enthusiasts, to prepare our gardens to attract all the colourful weavers, whydahs and widow finches back again. Monique is a senior horticulturist at the world famous Kirstenbosch gardens in Cape Town.

The Rare Finch Conservation Group is a registered non-profit organisation and is totally dependant on donors and sponsors to carry out its conservation work on finches in the wild. For more info visit or write to the secretary at



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