News BIRDQUESTERS FIND THE HOLY GRAIL OF AFRICAN BIRDING!
To the best of our knowledge, and up until now, only one birder or ornithologist had ever seen a Congo Peafowl in the wild. The members of our successful Congo Peafowl Expedition this September became the 2nd-9th birders ever to do so! So far as we are aware the only other non-Congolese (largely hunters or trackers) ever to see this Holy Grail of African birding are a handful of Bonobo researchers and one photographer (who failed to capture it on film)!
Thanks to some great tracking by Mark Van Beirs, we all saw a female at roost. How he found this ultra-elusive, ultra-shy bird amongst the billion trees in the Lomako forest I will never know. Well done Mark for a truly star performance!
Seems they have completed a dedicated Congo Peafowl-focused tour to the Lomako-Yokolala Faunal Reserve successfully, and even photographed a female on a roost. Incredible stuff!!!
Wonder if they saw Bonobos too...
Edited by Anomalure, 30 September 2015 - 10:52 PM.