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Punda Maria and Pafuri birding trip 28/29 October 2018

Dear All. I had an incredible birding trip from 28th and 29th October with a group of 11 birders from USA.We met at around 11:30 in Levubu.I took them to Luvuvhu river in the Soutpansberg to look for White-Backed Night Heron,African Finfoot and Half-Collared Kingfisher. We drove to the Geese Dam that afternoon and we […]

Dear All.

I had an incredible birding trip from 28th and 29th October with a group of 11 birders from USA.We met at around 11:30 in Levubu.I took them to Luvuvhu river in the Soutpansberg to look for White-Backed Night Heron,African Finfoot and Half-Collared Kingfisher.

We drove to the Geese Dam that afternoon and we got some special birds namely Allen’s Gallinule,African-Pygmy Goose and White-Backed Duck.

My guests stayed at Punda Maria camp in Kruger Park.At about 05:30 we drove down to Pafuri and our first stop was Luvuvhu River at the bridge and we got some noted special birds.We got both the Böhm's Spinetail and Mottled Spinetail.Other birds were Trumpeter Hornbill,Woolly-necked Stork,White-Crowned Lapwing,Crowned Hornbill.Bataleur,African Fish Eagle.

After the bridge we stopped at Pafuri Picnic site.Some nice birds seen was Gorgeous Bushshrike,Yellow White eye,Tropical Boubou,Retz Helmetshrike,Broad-billed Roller,Meves’s Starling and many more.We drove back to the camp and after luch I took the around the camp through Flycatcher trail.Birds we saw amongst others was a great sighting  Eastern Nicator,Orange-Winged Pytilia,Bearded Scrub-Robin,Crested Guineafowl,Yellow-Bellied Greenbul and many more birds.

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