Rwanda March 2019
This incredibly friendly and amazing country is an absolute pleasure all round!
I was with Graeme Dunlop who was going to help me by running the ringing whilst I gave a 3 week guide training course at 3 different sites.
We visited the Bugesera region with all its wetlands, Akagera National Park with its Serengeti type savanna and the Montane rainforest site of Nyungwe National Park with its 27 Albertine Rift Endemics.
We really caught some incredible species here, Neumann's Warbler, Grauer's Warbler, and Grauer's Swamp Warblers! Hardly possible to see these birds normally and only in the Albertine Rift Endemic area.
We made history by catching Rwandas first Little Weaver! as well as its 9th Collared Flycatcher!
We also caught 64 Willow Warblers over the 3 weeks, as well as Reed, Garden and Eastern Olivaceous Warblers and a European Golden Oriole. Definitely can't wait to go back!
|Papyrus Gonolek, bit of a shocker!|
|Greater Swamp Warbler, huge feet!|
|Ruaha Chat, was Arnott's once!|
|Collared Flycatcher 4f 9th for RW!|
|1st Little Weaver for RW!!|
|Rwenzori Batis ARE|
|Id never seen one of these before! Kungwe Apalis ARE!|
|Dusky Crimsonwing ARE|
|Red-throated Woodland Warbler, a phyllosc! ARE|
|Grauer's Swamp Warblers ARE|
|Neumann's Warbler like a little Pitta! ARE|
|Grauer's Warbler ARE|
|Blue-headed Sunbird ARE|
|Regal Sunbird my fave! ARE|
|Doherty's Bush Shrike|