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Launching the Wild Bird Revolution

The Wild Bird Trust are excited to announce that we are launching the Wild Bird Revolution blog site,

The Wild Bird Trust are excited to announce that we are launching the Wild Bird Revolution blog, and as such we will be migrating off of the National Geographic Society’s Newsroom platform effective immediately. The Wild Bird Trust will be making additional investments in advertising the new site and aim to build a map-based photo-sharing platform by the end of the 2020 where we will permanently display all of the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week“. Thank you to everyone that has shared this epic journey with us.

There are now over 1 million followers on the Wild Bird Trust Facebook Page, making it one of the most popular birdwatching pages in the world. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the National Geographic Society for hosting over 200 editions of the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week“, and we look forward to future birds and birding collaborations.

Thank you to all the photographers who submit their beautiful bird photographs on a weekly basis to our Facebook Page. You are getting your stunning wild bird photographs onto Facebook pages around the world and are creating an awareness about the beauty and variety of birds in the wild across all continents.

Thanks again to National Geographic! Getting to this point would have been impossible without you. To the future!

Here is to a new decade of stunning, award-winning wild bird photography!

Steve and the Wild Bird Revolution team.

Below are some of the Wild Birds spotted on our Okavango Wilderness Project . Read more about the project here.

African Darter. Photo by Kostadin Luchansky.


Cinamon breasted bunting. Photo by Maans Booysen


White throated swallow. Photo by Kostadin Luchansky


Yellow Billed Egret. Photo by Kostadin Luchansky


White Headed Vulture. Photo by Kostadin Luchansky


White fronted bee eater. Photo by Kostadin Luchansky


White crested Helmetshrike. Photo by Maans Booysen


Whiskered Tern. Photo by Kostadin Luchansky


Swallow Tailed Bee Eater. Photo by Kostadin Luchansky


Saddle Billed Stork. Photo by Kostadin Luchansky


Pied Kingfisher. Photo by Rainer von Brandis


Pels Fishing Owl. Photo by Madeleine-Foote


Long Toed Lapwing. Photo by Kostadin Luchansky


Giant Kingfisher. Photo by Kostadin Luchansky


Fuellerborn’s Longclaw. Photo by Maans Booysen


Dusky Lark. Photo by Maans Booysen


Denhams Bustard. Photo by Maans Booysen


Bateleur eagle. Photo by Goetz Neef


Barred Owlet. Photo by Madeleine Foote


Arno’s Chat. Photo by Maans Booysen


White fronted bee-eater. Photo by Kostadin Luchansky


Wattled Lapwing. Photo by Kostadin Luchansky

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Meet the Author

Author Photo Steve Boyes
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.