Trip Reports & Sightings

Posted by Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours

Algulhas Plains and the Garden Route, South Africa - August 17th - 20th, 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created September 8, 2016)

Senegal - Scouting Tour - November 2014, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created September 8, 2016)

South Africa - 6th - 22nd April 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created September 27, 2018)
(Oribi Gorge, Ntsikeni Vlei, Karkloof, Wakkerstroom, Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Hermanus and Cape Agulhas)

Eastern South Africa - 17th - 27th January 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created September 27, 2018)
(This 11-day tour focused on birding along the eastern/subtropical route in South Africa, taking in the birding Meccas of Wakkerstroom, Mkhuze Game Reserve, St Lucia, and the Sani Pass)

Namibia, Okavango and Victoria Falls birding tour - 6th - 20th August 2011, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (added September 23, 2011)

Uganda - 1st – 14th August 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created September 21, 2019)
(Uganda never ceases to deliver some incredible sightings, Shoebill, Pennant-winged Nightjar and more.)

Uganda: Albertine Rift endemics with Murchison Falls extension - August 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created October 8, 2016)
(Shoebill, Green-breasted Pitta, Gorillas and Chimpanzees)

Namibia, Okavango and Victoria Falls birding tour - 12th - 29th September 2011, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created October 4, 2011)
(Kaokoland, Spitzkoppe, Walvisbay, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl)

Zambia and Malawi Trip Report – August - September 2014, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created October 14, 2014)
(A customized tour for three clients, all with lists of well over 7000 species seen worldwide)

Zambia and Malawi Trip Report – August - September 2014, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created October 14, 2014)
(A customized tour for three clients, all with lists of well over 7000 species seen worldwide)

Uganda - 1st - 17th July 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created October 13, 2018)
(This tour of Uganda focused on the main sites of the central and western reaches of the country, with the exception of the Semliki Valley and Mgahinga National Park.)

Southern India - The Western Ghats, Kerala - March 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created November 9, 2019)
(We did well to record 154 species in the five full days of birding, and this included a high percentage of endemic and localized winter visitors.)

Kwazulu Natal - 10th -18th September 2019, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created November 9, 2019)
(On this tour we recorded 272 species including African Broadbill, African Wood Owl, Narina Trogon, Neergaard’s Sunbird and Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon)

Namibia, Okavango, Victoria Falls, August - September 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created November 4, 2018)
(A total of 360 bird species were seen)

Madagascar - 17th - 31st October 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created November 30, 2019)
(A birding wonder of the world!)

Western Cape, South Africa - 24 April – 2 May 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created November 23, 2017)

Wakkerstroom, South Africa - September 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created November 23, 2017)

Namibia and Botswana - 14 – 25 March 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created November 23, 2017)

Vancouver Island, Canada - August 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created November 23, 2017)
(Avian highlights were Surfbird, Black-throated Grey Warbler and American Dipper)

Rooiels, Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens and Stony Point - 18th March 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created November 23, 2017)

Western Cape and Subtropical South Africa - 11 – 25 March 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created November 23, 2017)

Western Cape, South Africa - 8th - 12th October 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created November 1, 2016)

Cape, Namaqualand and Kalahari, South Africa - 15th - 27th August 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created November 1, 2016)

Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Western Cape, South Africa - July - August 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created November 1, 2016)

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve and Marievale, South Africa - 12th September 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created November 1, 2016)

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve and Marievale, South Africa - 4th September 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created November 1, 2016)

Northern South Africa - 31 October - 5 November 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created May 30, 2018)

Central and Northern Thailand - 24 February – 15 March 2019, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created May 3, 2019)
(Gulf of Thailand, Kaeng Krachan and Khao Yai National Parks, Doi Inthanon and Doi Pha Hom Pok National Parks)

Cuba - Caribbean birding at its best - February 1 - 13, 2014, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created May 28, 2014)
(Bee Hummingbird, Blue-headed Quail-Dove, Fernandina’s Flicker, Stygian Owl, Cuban Tody, Cuban Trogon and Cuban Gnatcatcher)

Kalahari and Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - 2nd – 17th April 2019, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created May 24, 2019)
(A total of 358 bird species were recorded)

Northern India - 17 – 28 April 2019, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created May 24, 2019)
(Keoladeo National Park, Corbett National Park, the forests and higher altitude areas of Pangot and Sattal)

South Africa - 9th - 20th March 2020, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created May 14, 2020)
(Rust de Winter, Magoebaskloof hills, Tankwa Karoo, Langebaan)

Costa Rica - 16th February – 5th March 2020, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created May 14, 2020)
(Our Costa Rica 2020 tour was a photographic trip focusing on the birds and wildlife that this fascinating country has to offer)

Northern India - The Himalayas - January - February 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created May 12, 2018)
(Corbett and Ranthambhore National Parks, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Himalayan foothills at Pangot and Sattal)

Southern India - The Western Ghats, Kerala - March 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created May 12, 2018)
(Indian Pitta, White-bellied and Heart-spotted Woodpeckers, Malabar Trogon, Malabar Barbet, Sri Lankan Frogmouth, Black Baza, Mottled Wood Owl, Great Eared Nightjar, Asian Fairy-bluebird, Palani Laughingthrush, White-bellied Blue Robin)

Namaqualand, Kalahari, Northern Cape, and Eastern Cape plus Garden Route Extension, South Africa - November - December 2013, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 8, 2014)

Mozambique and Zimbabwe: Birding Ecotours/African Bird Club Conservation Tour - November 2012, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 8, 2014)

Southern Peru Birding Adventure, Manu Road and Tambopata National Reserve - October 2012, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 8, 2014)

Peru Birding Adventure: Northern Peru and Huascarán National Park, Cordillera Blanca - June 2012, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 8, 2014)

Bhutan and Assam - November 2012, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 8, 2014)

Guatemala Birding Adventure - March 2013, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 8, 2014)

Subtropical South Africa - 18th October - 2nd November 2013, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 8, 2014)

Birding Taiwan and Remote China (Sichuan and Tibet) - 15th May - 3rd June 2013, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 8, 2014)

Namibia, Okavango and Victoria Falls Birding Safari - 2nd - 19th November 2013, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 8, 2014)

7-day Tanzania: Introduction to Africa Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire - August 2012, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 8, 2014)

Madagascar - November 1st – 14th 2013, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 8, 2014)

Eastern South Africa and Namibia - 18 July - 2 August 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 4, 2018)

South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique - 12th November - 5th December 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 4, 2016)
(Covering a grand total of three countries, a vast array of different habitats and ecological regions were visited, resulting in not only good, varied birding, but also in very exciting birding.)

South Africa - Northern Cape to Zululand - 7 - 16 March 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 30, 2016)
(This bespoke cleanup birding tour was especially designed to try and find a short list of difficult species (such as flufftails and coursers) and remote endemics (such as the Northern Cape Larks))

Costa Rica - 13th – 20th January 2019, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 2, 2019)
(Resplendent Quetzal, Great Curassow, Snowcap, Buffy Tuftedcheek, Streak-chested Antpitta)

Sri Lanka - 5th – 16th January 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 2, 2019)
(Kitulgala, Sinharaja. Udawalawe, Bundala, Nuwara Eliya, and Kandy)

Cape Peninsula, South Africa - 10 January 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 17, 2018)
(African Oystercatcher, Cape Spurfowl, Spotted Eagle-Owl, Olive Woodpecker, Cape Bulbul, Cape Grassbird, Cape Batis, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Swee Waxbill, Cape Siskin, Forest Canary)

West Coast, South Africa - 17 January 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 17, 2018)
(Chestnut-banded Plover, Red-necked Phalarope, Cape Spurfowl, Southern Black Korhaan, Blue Crane, African Oystercatcher, Eurasian Curlew, Large-billed Lark. and Cape Bulbul.)

False Bay, near Cape Town, South Africa - 18 December 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 17, 2018)
(Cape Gannet, Bank and Crowned Cormorants, Peregrine Falcon, African Oystercatcher, African Penguin, Cape Spurfowl, Cape and Sentinel Rock Thrushes, Cape Rockjumper, Cape Bulbul, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Sugarbird, Swee Waxbill, Cape Siskin, Bryde’s)

False Bay, near Cape Town, South Africa - 20 October 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 17, 2018)
(Bank and Crowned Cormorants, African Oystercatcher, Verreaux’s Eagle, African Penguin, Cape Spurfowl, Cape Rockjumper, Cape Bulbul, Victorin’s Warbler, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Sugarbird, Cape Siskin)

Eastern South Africa - 22 - 27 September 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 17, 2018)
(Kruger National Park and the Drakensberg escarpment)

Eastern South Africa - 13 - 24 August 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 17, 2018)
(This trip focused almost entirely on KwaZulu-Natal, taking in the high mountains of the Drakensberg, the lush coastal forests, grassland, and bush of the east coast, and the montane grasslands around Wakkerstroom)

South Africa - 1 – 18 September 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 17, 2018)
(With a total of 377 bird species (plus seven heard only), including many endemic and/or sought-after species, and considering that the majority of our time was spent in the less diverse arid regions of the country, along with this not having been the prim)

Bulgaria - Winter Birding Wonderland - 26 January - 3 February 2019, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 16, 2019)
(Varna, Burgas, Strandzha mountain massif, Vitosha)

Central and Northern Thailand - 28th January – 19th February 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 10, 2020)
(Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Doi Inthanon, Doi Chiang Dao, Mae Ping, and Doi Pha Hom Pok)

Namibia - 2nd - 6th March 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created March 10, 2016)
(Not only was the first ever Yellow-throated Leaflove discovered just inside the southern African listing region this year, but it was actually not just one individual but a pair of them.)

Southeast Asia Mega Tour: Singapore - Borneo - Peninsular Malaysia - Halmahera - Sulawesi - August 9th - September 30th, 2013, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 4, 2020)

Classic Colombia - February - March 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 4, 2020)

Austria and Hungary: Scouting Trip Report - August 2014, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 4, 2020)

The Very Best of Colombia - 23rd January - 15th February 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 4, 2020)

The Biggest Week in American Birding - May 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 25, 2016)

Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys - April 24th - May 3rd 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 24, 2018)
(While migration was relatively slow, we still managed a respectable 19 species of warblers and 170 species in total. )

Poland - 28th May - 4th June 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 24, 2018)
(The tour visited the bird-rich fishpond area around Zator to the southwest of Krakow before venturing south to the mountains along the Poland and Slovakia border.)

Poland - May 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 17, 2018)
(The tour connected with many exciting birds and yielded a long list of European birding highlights)

Greece - with Lesvos extension - May 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 17, 2016)
(Lake Kerkini, Dadia Forest, Lesvos)

Namibia, Okovango and Victoria Falls - November 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 10, 2016)
(Exploring the variety of habitats Namibia, Botswana and Zambia have to offer)

Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys - April - May 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 10, 2016)
(In all we covered more than 2,220 kilometres, from central pine forests to southern hardwood hammocks, mudflats and the remote beaches of the Dry Tortugas)

Assam - November 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 10, 2016)
(In eight days we recorded 264 species and on most single days we recorded well over 100 species)

Southern Israel - a bird race for conservation - March 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 10, 2016)
(We the South African/Birding Ecotours team, were to be the only southern hemisphere team to take part in this incredible bird race.)

Northern India - Tigers, Birds and the Himalayas - January 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 10, 2016)
(Ranthambhore, Keoladeo Ghana and Corbett National Parks, Pangot and Sattal)

South Africa - Sharks, Whales and Rare Mammals - July - August 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 10, 2016)
(South Africa is one of only three of four places in the world where you are able to come face to face with this incredible animal)

Central Thailand - 25th February - 2nd March 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 10, 2016)
(Kaeng Krachen National Park)

Zambia - 2nd - 16th June 2011, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (added July 7, 2011)
(398 species of birds seen plus 40 species of mammals. Photos of Shoebill, Chaplin's Barbet and Bohm's Bee-eater)

12-day West Coast, Tanqua Karoo, Wilderness, and Cape Peninsula - 31 March - 10 April 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created July 19, 2020)

Northern India - Tigers, Birds and the Himalayas - October 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created January 4, 2018)
(A total of 368 bird species were recorded, along with an impressive list of other animals, including Bengal tiger, Jungle cat, Asian elephant, Himalayan goral, gharial, and mugger.)

Namibia, Okavango and Victoria Falls - November 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created January 30, 2016)
(Most of the areas were under severe drought conditions, and so the birding as well as the heat were hard going.)

Thailand - December 2015 - January 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created January 30, 2016)

The Comoro Islands and Remote Madagascar - November 2014, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created January 21, 2020)
(The Comoros boast 28 endemic species while Madagascar yields well over 100 endemics of its own)

Bulgaria - Romania - Scouting trip - 31st July - 11th August 2014, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created January 21, 2020)

Namibia, Okavango and Victoria Falls - 2nd -19th November 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created January 21, 2020)
(Walvis Bay, Kunene River, Etosha NP, Caprivi Strip - 410 species)

Western Cape and Subtropical South Africa - October 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created January 21, 2020)
(Tankwa Karoo, Cape Peninsula, Sani Pass and Lesotho, Mkhuze Game Reserve, Kruger NP)

South Africa - 31st October – 20th November 2019, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created January 21, 2020)
(Three weeks - 500 species!)

Madagascar - October 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created January 19, 2016)
(Evolving in isolation since its breakaway from Africa, the island of Madagascar has formed a unique suite of fauna and flora.)

Bhutan: The Himalayas and Black-necked Crane - November 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created January 19, 2016)
(Bhutan, “the Land of the Thunder Dragon”, is an awe-inspiring place to bird. Birding amidst its spectacular scenery and ancient Buddhist dzongs is an experience relished by all who undertake it.)

South Africa: two-day Southern Gauteng to Dullstroom Birding Trip - December 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created January 19, 2016)
(The high altitude (about 2100 meters or 6900 feet), picturesque town of Dullstroom, midway between Johannesburg and the Kruger National Park, is a premier site for a good number of very exciting bird specials. )

The Best of Madagascar and Berenty Extension - 6th - 24th November 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created January 11, 2017)

KwaZulu Natal Province and Kruger National Park, South Africa - October - November 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created January 11, 2017)

Kruger, Garden Route and Karoo, South Africa - 4th -13th September 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created January 11, 2017)

Bolivia: The Andes and Chaco Lowlands - October 2014, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 7, 2015)
(Bolivia hosts 1432 species, with 20 endemics (including two magnificent macaws) and 48 threatened species. It is without doubt the richest landlocked country in the world in terms of species diversity.)

Subtropical South Africa – October- November 2014, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 7, 2015)
(We had good weather for most of the trip with no rained-out days; in fact, northern KwaZulu Natal was again in the grips of a major drought.)

Western and Northern Cape – November 2014, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 7, 2015)
(This was a custom-made trip to the endemic-rich Western and Northern Cape provinces, where Kalahari sands meet the ageless Karoo in all its stark beauty.)

Zimbabwe - January 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 6, 2016)
(Buff-spotted Flufftail)

Costa Rica - December 2015 - January 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 6, 2016)
(La Selva Biological Station, Sarapiquí River, Selva Verde Lodge, cloudforest of the Cordillera de Talamanca)

Namibia - Okavango and Victoria Falls - 20th November - 2nd December 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 27, 2016)
(Four eager birdwatchers were to join me and embark on one of Africa’s geatest 18 day birding safaris)

South Africa - Dullstroom and Kruger National Parks - 17th - 22nd January 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 27, 2016)
(291 species in the high altitude grasslands on the eastern escarpment)

Northern India: Tigers, Birds and the Himalayas - January 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 21, 2018)

South Africa: Gauteng and Limpopo - 2nd - 5th August 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 21, 2018)

The Western Cape, South Africa - 4th – 8th December 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 21, 2018)

South Africa: Photographing Difficult Mammals and Birds of the Northern Cape - 7th - 16th November 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 21, 2018)

South Africa: 8-day Western Cape Tour and 16-day Subtropical South Africa Tour - 9-16 October and 16-31 October 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 21, 2018)

Namibia, Okavango and Victoria Falls - 2nd - 19th November 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 21, 2018)

Namibia, Okavango Panhandle and Victoria Falls - November - December 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 21, 2018)

Australia - Queensland Birding - 2nd - 18th October 2019, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 18, 2020)
(Southern Cassowary, Paradise Riflebird, Victoria’s Riflebird, Albert’s Lyrebird, Green Catbird and more)

Subtropical South Africa - 10th - 25th March 2017 , author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 18, 2020)
(This was a tour with incredible diversity, varying habitats, and a host of endemic South African bird species)

Brazil - Cerrado, Amazon and Pantanal - September 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 18, 2020)
(During this tour we managed to record 525 species of birds, including 25 species of parrots)

Bolivia - The Andes and Choco Lowlands - October - November 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 18, 2020)
(During our 19-day itinerary we managed to record a list of 505 species, including most of the country and regional endemics)

Panama - Canopy Tower, Darien, Canopy Lodge and Tranquilo Bay - 7th - 20th January 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 12, 2016)

Australia - Tasmania and East Coast - October - November 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created December 8, 2015)
(The focus of our time in Tasmania was to connect with the endemic birds found on the island state, as well as with two critically endangered Tasmania breeding endemics, Orange-bellied and Swift Parrots)

Western Cape - 7th - 14th October 2018 , author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created December 26, 2019)
(This trip took us from the open ocean to the biologically-rich mountain fynbos to the desolate plains of the Tankwa Karoo)

South-western Australia - November 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created December 18, 2015)

South Africa and Namibia - August and September 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created December 16, 2017)

The Best of South Africa - September - October 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created December 16, 2015)
(Photography tour with 436 species of birds observed)

Brazil - Cerrado, Amazon and Pantanal - September 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created December 16, 2015)
(14 days travelling around the three main biogeographical regions with highlights including Hyacinth, Blue-and-yellow, Scarlet and Chestnut-fronted Macaws)

Indonesia - West Papua (and Sulawesi) - The Very Best of Attenborough's Paradise - November 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created December 16, 2015)
(Found 11 birds-of-paradise, bowerbirds, jewel-babblers, spectacular parrots and paradise kingfishers)

Kenya: Birds and Other Wildlife - August 2014, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created December 14, 2019)
(Our 15-day safari took us through unique and pristine habitats, from the coastal strip of the Indian Ocean to the savanna bushlands...)

A spate of amazing rarities thrills southern African birders in late 2019, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (added December 14, 2019)
(Saunders's Tern, King Penguin, Ross's Turaco, Spur-winged Lapwing)

The Best of Madagascar and Northwest and Berenty Extensions - 15th September - 5th October 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created August 10, 2017)

Southern India - 29th March - 6th April 2019, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created April 9, 2020)
(Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Munnar, Eravikulam National Park, Ooty, Masinagudi, and Mudumalai National Park)

Dullstroom, Mount Sheba and Kruger National Park - 19 – 25 March 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created April 8, 2016)
(A wide range of habitats, from higher altitude grassland, indigenous forest, broad-leafed woodland with open pockets of savanna, as well as riverine forests.)

Birdlife South Africa flock in Kruger - 10 - 13 March 2016, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created April 8, 2016)
(Skukuza offers a high diversity of not only avian but all forms of fauna)

Birding the pristine eastern Himalayas: Incredible Bhutan - November 2010, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (added April 30, 2011)

Ethiopia - birding "the Roof of Africa" - 20 March - 8 April 2011 , author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (added April 28, 2011)

South Africa: Magoebaskloof and Kruger National Park - 24th February – 2nd March 2019, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created April 17, 2019)
(Short-clawed Lark and Gurney’s Sugarbird)

Namibia and The Victoria Falls - 9th-28th September 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created April 17, 2019)
(Caprivi strip, Okavango Panhandle, Etosha National Park, Zebra Mountains, Namib Escarpment)

India - The North - Tigers and Birds - January 2018, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created April 12, 2020)
(Corbett, Ranthambhore, and Keoladeo Ghana National Parks, Himalayan foothills at both Pangot and Sattal)