Cranes rising

Why the crane breeding project at Verloren Valei was terminated, and some good news about growth in the numbers of Wattled Cranes. By James van den Heever In an earlier article, “The crane conundrum”, I explored some of the issues … Read More

The Crane conundrum

Some headway has been made in protecting the three species of cranes present in the area, but the battle is far from won. Cranes are not ordinary birds. Around the world, their spectacular mating dances have made them important symbols: … Read More

New light on the Cisticola

A recent paper suggests that the Pale-Crowned Cisticola is not quite as rare as previously supposed. The Pale-Crowned Cisticola is part of a large group of small brown birds that inhabit grasslands in both the high- and lowvelds—the classic LBJ … Read More