I was recently contacted by Ben, a birder from Belgium. He is working in several countries in the region, including Sudan, and he recently made his first visit here. Unfortunately, his arrival coincided with a trip I was making to the UK, so we did not have a chance to meet up. Fortunately, he has a blog for his birding trips (diplobirder.blogspot.com), and he wrote up a nice report of his trip to Sudan, which included some good sightings. He has also written some interesting reports for his visits to neighbouring countries. He will be returning for future trips and I hope I am around next time to go birding him. I will certainly be following his blog to know what he has been seeing on his travels.