I conducted bird guide trainings in two locations recently:
One highlight: while in Quirimbas I got ten “lifers” and two ringing ticks. For me, that was quite something. The trainee guides understood when I explained that even an experienced birder still has a lot to get excited about.
In Rwanda, we had some great ringing, catching no less than eight Albertine Rift endemics, including: Grauer's Rush Warbler, Archer's robin chat, Red-throated alethe, and Strange Weaver (it was a bit odd!).
I got two lifers as well, Kungwe Apalis and Red-collared Mountain Babbler.
We're looking forward to returning for our next trip. I've made arrangements to go on more extensive ringing expeditions to look for Albertine Owlet and Shelley's Crimsonwing.