When John Pearse told me Chad was one of the world’s best birding locations I thought he had lost his marbles. We subsequently went with to Chad and experienced something quite exceptional. The quantity and variety of the birds was way beyond expectation e.g. 1000 crowned cranes, 200 pelicans, 50 saddle billed stalks, 30 fish eagles, grasshopper harriers to name but a few – all at one of many wetlands. Added to this were large herds of antelope some of which we had never seen before. A wonderful trip with great people.