Neil Gray's Birds

This site is dedicated to the sharing of the beauty of the bird world with all of you out there. Birding and bird photography are my hobbies, some might say my passion and the less charitable my obsession. Whatever the truth of the matter, I hope that you get as much enjoyment from viewing the displayed images of the birds and occasional other fauna and flora from the localities that I have visited, as I have from being there and taking the photos. I am a geologist who has lived, worked and travelled for most of the last 40 years in Africa. The images on this site are from southern and south-central African localities, Kenya in east Africa, Guinea in West Africa, as well as others from visits to the United Kingdom, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador.


It is neither intended that the images are book illustration quality, nor that they be superb photographs. They merely represent my photographic record of the birds I have seen at the various locations that I have visited. They will be added to or replaced as I re-visit a site and photograph new species or obtain better quality photos of those already seen. Please visit the site regularly so that you can see the latest images.


For those that are interested in the technical side of the photography, many of the older images were captured using a hand-held Canon EOS 20D or Canon EOS 40D with a Canon EF 100–400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM lens, usually close to full zoom, and more recently a Canon 1D MkIV with an EF 300mm f2.8 L IS USM lens with or without a 2x III extender.


Neil Gray


Number of bird species on this website as at 13 July 2014 = 1371

Note: All bird scientific names follow the latest IOC World Bird List (version 4.2)

Last Updated ( Monday, 21 July 2014 08:40 )