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Steve Boyes has dedicated his life to conserving Africa's wilderness areas and the species that depend upon them. After having worked as a camp manager and wilderness guide in the Okavango Delta and doing his PhD field work on the little-known Meyer's Parrot, Steve took up a position as a Centre of Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology. He has since been appointed the Scientific Director of the Wild Bird Trust and is a 2014 TED Fellow. His work takes him all over Africa, but his day-to-day activities are committed to South Africa's endemic and Critically Endangered Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus). Based in Hogsback Village in the Eastern Cape (South Africa), Steve runs the Cape Parrot Project, which aims to stimulate positive change for the species through high-quality research and community-based conservation action. When not in Hogsback, Steve can be found in the Okavango Delta where he explores remote areas of this wetland wilderness on "mokoros" or dug-out canoes to study endangered bird species in areas that are otherwise inaccessible. Steve is a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his work in the Okavango Delta and on the Cape Parrot Project.

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #110

Wild Bird Trust presents this week’s selection for the Top 25. This week we have some well-known birds such as the Greater Flamingo and some birds that few have seen, such as the Rock Ptarmigan. The beauty of bird photography is that these sightings, common and rare, can be shared with the global birding community.…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #109

Wild Bird Trust presents this week’s Top 25 photographs. Each of these images captures a single moment of these birds’ lives, foraging, drinking, flying, swimming and hunting. We thank every photographer who spent time in nature capturing these moments so that we can marvel and wonder at a day in the life of one of…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #108

When you consider that all life on earth evolved from a single-celled organism, it it truly mind-blowing that our earth holds such diversity. This week’s Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs gives just a glimpse into the amazing diversity within the birds, we feature the small and dainty like the Ultramarine Flycatchers right up to the…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #107

Wild Bird Trust presents this week’s Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs. Wild birds can be particularly difficult to photograph, they move quickly and can be shy and cryptic. We therefore especially appreciate the wonderful selection of clear and masterful photographs that are submitted every week! Here we present the best of last weeks selection. To…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #106

Wild Bird Trust presents the Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs for this week. This week we feature species which are widespread like the Peregrine Falcon and those that have a much more restricted range like the Cyprus Warbler. We thank everyone for sharing their outstanding photographs with us and sharing the amazing bird diversity that…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #105

Wild Bird Trust presents the 105th Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs! This week we showcase a wide diversity of birds including four different species of bulbul. We hope you enjoy this selection and keep on exploring and capturing the wonderful diversity of birds that our world has to offer. To be in the running for…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #104

The Wild Bird Trust presents this week’s Top 25 Wild Bird Photos!  This week we feature birds from India, Pakistan, the USA, South Africa and Italy. Thank you to everyone who shared their snaps with us! To be in the running for next week’s top 25 you can submit photographs on the Facebook page with species, location and…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #103

The Wild Bird Trust presents the top 25 Wild Bird Photographs for this week. We have an amazing global avian diversity with over 18 000 birds species in the world. This week we feature a tiny portion of this diversity, with 23 different species from the small Wire-tailed Swallow to the Brahminy Kite. If you…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #102

Here we have the top 25 Wild Bird Photographs for this week. Photographing birds can be especially challenging and we commend all the photographers on their amazing work in capturing these beautiful creatures, keep it up! If you would like to be considered for next week’s Top 25 you can submit photographs on the Facebook page wall…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #101

The Wild Bird Trust presents this week’s Top 25 Wild Bird Photos! This week we have a range of species from the bright and colourful passerines to the owls. This is just a small insight into the amazing diversity of bird species across the globe. Thank you to all those who submitted, for sharing your…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #100

The Wild Bird Trust presents the hundredth Top 25 Wild Bird Photos! Over the past 100 weeks, 25 000 top class photographs have been showcased from around the world, well done to everyone! Your photographs bring awareness to the amazing diversity of wild birds across the globe. To be considered for next week’s Top 25…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #99

The Wild Bird Trust presents this week’s Top 25 Wild Bird Photos! A big thank you to all who submitted, as usual it was a difficult job choosing which would make the top 25. Next week marks the 100th week running of the Top 25 Wild Bird Photos. To be in the running you can submit…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #98

The Wild Bird Trust is proud to present this week’s Top 25 Wild Bird Photos! This week features a diverse range of species from India to Indonesia to the USA, thank you to all who submitted. To be in the running for next week’s top 25 you can submit photographs on the Facebook page wall with species, location…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #97

The Wild Bird Trust presents this week’s Top 25 Wild Bird Photos! We are very grateful to everyone who submitted their photographs, it really is a wonderful showcase of the diversity of wild birds across the globe. To be in the running for next week’s top 25 you can submit photographs on the Facebook page with species, location and…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #96

Here is this week’s selection of the Top 25 Wild Bird Photos of the week! And what a selection they are! A big thank you to everyone who submitted photographs, keep up the good work. To be in the running for next week’s top 25 you can submit photographs on the Facebook page with species,…