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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 #117

Here we present the Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the week. Each of these photographs depicts one bird in one moment. But none of these birds exist in isolation, they each live within an amazing community of other species. Every one of these species is impacted in some way by a host of other…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #116

Humans are fascinated with birds. Across the globe millions of people devote their time to watching and photographing birds. What is it about birds that makes them so interesting to people? Are we fascinated by their ability to fly or are we enthralled by their amazing diversity. Here we have 25 photographs of birds in…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #115

Wild Bird Trust presents the 115th Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the week. This week’s selection demonstrates the diversity of the Wild Bird Trust photographic community. We feature birds from across the globe, from Kenya, South Africa, India and the United Arab Emirates to the United States of America, Malaysia, Bulgaria and Turkey. These…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #114

Every week we receive hundreds of wild bird photographs via our Facebook page. And every week we are truly amazed by the quality of the images that all of the dedicated photographers send through. Here we present what we consider to be the Top 25 images of the week. These are the images that demand…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #113

Birds are not the easiest animals to photograph, especially in flight. Many species move quickly and are shy of humans. It takes skill and many hours of practice to get great bird photographs. Every week we are amazed by the quality pictures that are shared on our Facebook page. Here we present this week’s selection…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #112

Wild Bird Trust presents the 112th Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the week. Today we feature a range of birds, from the extremely common like the Rock Pigeon to the unusual such as the Great Potoo. We thank all the photographers for taking time to capture these amazing pictures and sharing them with us.…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #111

Wild Bird Trust presents the 111th Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week. Each one of these birds has their own unique life history. There are birds that migrate and those that are resident, birds that scavenge carrion and birds that eat nectar, birds that are active at night and those that are diurnal.…

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…