St Jude’s serves hot lunches not just for the students, but for all staff from teachers to groundskeepers. All the dishes are Tanzanian and I like them all, but Wednesday is my favorite, even if it’s the only one without a solid protein source. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Alternate Friday
After two coffees, I tried Short Coffee—a favorite walking circuit of we volunteers. While I didn’t know where I was going, a helpful (and amused) Tanzanian mama showed me the way and a new bird! Today's bird list: Common House Martin, Singing Cisticola, Grey-backed Camaroptera, African Paradise-flycatcher, African Golden-breasted Bunting.
Today I birded my way from campus to Arusha national park. Today's bird list: Brown-breasted Barbet, African Grey Hornbill, Bronze Mannikin, Green Wood hoopoe, Crowned Hornbill, Bronzy Sunbird, Barn Swallow, Martial Eagle, Little Bee-eater, Cattle Egret, Wire-tailed Swallow, Rock Martin.
The birds at Smith campus were everywhere! Today's bird list: White-browed Coucal, Augur Buzzard, Winding Cisticola, Yellow-fronted Canary, Black Cuckoo-shrike, Helmeted Guineafowl, Hamerkop, White-headed Barbet, African Citril, Common Waxbill, African Hobby, Black-headed Weaver.
I always make sure I sit with the best view of the trees when I’m at the local pub with everyone—today it paid off with a pair of very colorful pigeons. Today's bird list: African Green Pigeon.
I was looking for a reason to leave work early when I spied a small finch-like bird out the window—a Black-and-white Mannikin and a few dozen of his buddies! Today's bird list: Black-and-white Mannikin.