Sunday, 16 August 2015

East Africa Day 8 (Part 2)

South Sudan 26 July 2015

I have not been able to upload photographs to my blog without wifi or decent band width but will add my photographs to my blog post as soon as I can.

We are having the most brilliant time in Uganda with everything being great. Our trip was organised by our local ground agents Avian Watch Uganda.  Everything is going really well with Robert, our fantastic guide (who knows all the sites and calls and can whistle birds in) and Paul, our driver and fixer, for who nothing was too much.

From Kidepo National Park we drove north to the border with South Sudan.  There was a military base for security but we drove past this along the path, 3 miles into South Sudan.  We spent half an hour in South Sudan, taking photographs even getting a lifer, Slate-coloured Boubou. 

Then Paul and the ranger started to get a little less relaxed, saying that we had to go now.  It was very exciting, as unless things change a lot in my lifetime, I doubt I’ll be coming back to South Sudan.

South Sudan List:

Red-cheeked Cordon Bleu

Slate Coloured Boubou

Red-Pate Cisticola

Rattling Cisticola

African Paradise flycatcher

Speckled-fronted Weaver

Trip List – 6 birds for South Sudan and one lifer

About the Writer

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Scilly
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig 

Mya-Rose Craig is a 12 year old young birder, conservationist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She is looking forward to going Mountain Gorilla Trekking in East Africa and watching Penguins in Antarctica in December 2015, which will be her 7th continent. She has recently been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter

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