One of the big target birds for anyone birding around Creighton (with Button Birding) is to spot the super rare Black-rumped Buttonquail. Malcolm Gemmell took us into a field at dawn and we lined up and walked through the field twice. Along the way we flushed a pair of Common Quail and also three separate Black-rumped Buttonquails. Getting pics however was easier said than done as they would explode from beneath someones feet as we walked without a sound and fly off. Trying to focus on the little rockets proved to be almost impossible! This species was a Lifer for me on this trip!


Many thanks indeed for a wonderful three-night stay at your lovely homestead which was the highlight of our trip; your hospitality and the whole ambiance of your Guest House made for a very successful end to our stay in SA.

June & Eddie

Bev and I wish to thank you most sincerely for an outstanding stay at your guest house. From the moment we arrived with a royal welcome and thereafter everything was great. It was very pleasant to meet with your other guests for pre-dinner drinks and a great dinner, which is greatly appreciated. In addition, we wish to thank you both for going out of your way to make to make our stay so great.

Barry & Bev Smith

Hi Gail & Malcolm,
On behalf of the club I have to say a BIG thank-you to you & your team. It was one of the very nicest, and most productive of birding outings that we have ever done. The accommodation was really beautifully done, the food delicious, & number of new specials and lifers for most of us was phenomenal, and appreciated by all.

Beth Hackland

Dear Malcolm and Gail,
it has been a special pleasure to spend time with you, a highly professional and pleasant birding guide and also enjoying the hospitality of your guest house and kitchen, ably run by Gail. It is clear to see why many serious birders from all over the globe would choose Creighton as a destination to find the uncommon and rare species to add to their life lists.

Eike Diederichs