While the 2016/2017 drought in the Garden Route has affected birding resulting in uneventful forest birding, it has had twitchers adrenaline flowing with some exciting out of range and first in South Africa sightings. Now, mid way through September, some welcome rain having fallen and a green flush returning to the unusually autumn tone of the region, the song of a number of returning migrant … Continue reading Springtime Birding on the Garden Route.
Heading in summer in the Garden Route is a perfect time for birding. While it is tempting to use recorded calls to lure birds in, it is important to know which species respond to this technique and which species will be chased away. Continue reading Garden Route Birding – part of a Big Year quest.
Finishing off a two week tour of northern Zululand, we spent a delightful two hours at the Msinga Hide in Mkuze Nature Reserve. It has been a consistent procession of wildlife, including Warthog, Impala, Nyala, Baboons, Wildebeest and numerous species of birds, all making for both photographic and educational moments. Continue reading Mkuze waterhole