Worth the risk

Amber Hatch
10 January 2017

I took a huge chance going to South Africa, but sitting here three months later, back at home in England, I believe it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

My interest in birds started...

My Time with NVT

Rebecca Padget
31 August 2016

Three flights and two time zone changes later, I arrived in probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever been - Nature’s Valley. The drive from George had already given me several lifers in...

An interns farewell

Chloe Brookes
14 June 2016

My six-month South African adventure has come to an end. I travelled to Plettenberg Bay to learn how to survey and monitor shorebirds but I never expected to also experience such a variety of...

Boats, Birds and Bellyaches

Matthew Logan
11 April 2016

At 5 we woke, down on the beach for 6, ready for action. The boat we were to spend our day on, researching wildlife abundance and ocean conditions, was ready waiting for us on the sand. Framed...

Reflections from an Ornithologist

Kerstin Kober
6 November 2015

It’s been a couple of weeks now that I left the beautiful Valley, and it took me really this long to digest all the great experiences and impressions I gathered during my two weeks of voluntary...

Our first Aussie!

Julia Brown
4 November 2015

An Aussie Princess Arrives in the Valley

It’s been a couple of weeks since I arrived in the Valley and wow, I have been exposed to a lot of new things! Let me tell you a bit about my self first...