A further update - Ross and Melinda are now in Zambia. It is clear that they had to abandon ideas of Rwanda and Burundi and tracked south through Tanzania. They appear to be focusing on the far NW of the country at the moment and picking up species that just cross the border from DRC.The latest reports are a mix of good news - picking up most of the Albertine Rift endemics in Western Uganda, and bad - couldn't get to Ethiopia. The chase for the African year list appears to be off the agenda, and with daily changes in lock downs across the region it is difficult to second guess what they can do now.
They have gone past 1000 species since April and well over 1300 in total on the 'virtual year list' .
I know the original plan was to head south through Rwanda and Burundi - but currently they appear to be heading close to Kampala - don't know of their plans or the state of the border crossings.
Latest additions have included Vermiculated Fish Owl, Thick-billed Honeyguide, Bannerman's & Bates Sunbirds, Bocage's Weaver and Grimwood's Longclaw - they seem to be targeting rarely seen species both for Zambia and Africa as a whole