Chobe Day trip

I had a quick day trip out to Chobe on the 19th of June. The trip consisted of a morning game drive and a afternoon boat cruise.

This probably was one of my most awesome birding days to date, with a number of long sought after birds finally seen. Probably the highlight was African Skimmer, which has been an iconic species from my childhood days, that i had always wanted to see for the first time in its prefered habitat, and resisted chasing after the recent vagrant ones in South Africa

Here are the first of the 8 new species that a managed to find on this day:

Longtoed Lapwing 

Red-billed Francolin

Swamp Boubou

Slaty Egret

Rufous-bellied Heron


African Skimmer

Northern Grey-headed Sparrow