Africa: Researcher arrives Nigeria to follow unique Bird, may aid Tourism in Cross River

German researcher arrives Nigeria

German Researcher Barbara Geiger has arrived Nigeria to follow up on unique birds and also create awareness on unique features of the barn swallows and other rear creatures in the country.

The research by the German may also add as an additional impetus to tourism in Cross Rivers State which has already established itself as a tourist destination.

According to, Cross River State in Nigeria boasts of one of the fascinating tourist centres in the country, and it is a great place to go for your next family vacation and also a place to retire due to the friendliness of the local people and the natural vistas of the state.

Located on Nigeria’s southeastern frontier, the Cross River landscape descends precipitously from the Oban Obudu rugged foothills (1000 2000m) of the Cameroun Mountains on the east, into the Cross River Plains (30m) to the west, and down to the Bight of Bonny coastal plains to the south, Coastal mangrove wetlands interlaced with creeks, virgin rainforest on the Oban Obudu hills, Montane parkland on the Obudu Plateau, and derived Savannah on the Cross River Plain, are all parts of the Cross River State vegetation and scenery.

The state with its annual festival, Carnival Calabar, which successfully hosted the 2016 edition, has continued to attract tourists from Africa and revellers from around the globe.

The Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to rare chimpanzees, endangered gorillas, and drill monkeys and listed as an Important Bird Area (IBA) for hosting and watching the largest migration of swallow roosts on the African continent. The mountain was then part of the Afi River Forest Reserve (383 sq km), a production forest reserve for which logging concessions had been issued.

Heralding a new age of awareness by disclosing scientifically sound observances of modern field
research and very personal encounters with barn swallows, wolves, nightingales, harbour porpoises, earthworms, bears and other wild animals of sorts.

Modern methods of field research are the heart and soul of Frollein’s portrayals of animals. The plays are continually updated as results of field research pour in. Get closer to science than you have ever been before.

Dispersal routes of wolves around Europe, whalish click sounds, 19844 different wild bee species or swallow’s wintery homes in Nigeria come just as natural to the Frollein inventress Barbara Geiger, as her field trips on maritime research vessels, visits to bears wintering dens in Sweden and the abstractions of soil living creatures like earthworms.

Barbara Geiger is doing her utmost to find out as much as possible about our fellow creatures.

Nineteenth century adventurer and biologist Alfred Brehm no doubt remains Frollein’s guiding star, resulting in astounding knowledge and mind boggling background information on the planet’s fauna.

Now for the first time Barbara Geiger aka Frollein Brehm is touring throughout Nigeria to bring tidings of the cosmopolitan bird Hirundo rustica – The Barn Swallow to audiences in the African winter home of the world wide wanderer.

Frollein Brehm’s Life of Animals makes a difference in the way we look at the blue planet that we share with our fellow creatures the animals.

Frollein Brehm’s Life of Animals Hirundo rustica – The Barn Swallow
It isn’t a big secret that swallow can fly, that they can fly over vast distances. But did you know that they are guided by barrels stuck in the sands of the Sahara, that they feed on something called air plankton and that they have built in lights in their beaks?

Barbara Geiger travelled far and wide to get to the airy bottom of swallows’ world and she has come up with some astonishing answers live from those worldwide wind wanderers the barn swallow, flying acrobats and swift messengers and harbingers of changing seasons.

By Friday Nwosu



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