Samson Mulaudzi

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Soutpansberg February Birding report

Hi All. I had a birding trip with clients from Scotland,Van Beinum to Hanglip forest and Blouberg Nature Reserve on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and the birding was wonderful as always.Our base was one of the birder friendly lodge outside Makhado(Louis Trichardt) Madi A Thavha Mountain Lodge. I met my client at 05:00 and we […]

Hi All.

I had a birding trip with clients from Scotland,Van Beinum to Hanglip forest and Blouberg Nature Reserve on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and the birding was wonderful as always.Our base was one of the birder friendly lodge outside Makhado(Louis Trichardt) Madi A Thavha Mountain Lodge.

I met my client at 05:00 and we drove from Madi A Thavha Lodge to Hanglip picnic site and on our way to the main road we saw several pairs of Fiery-Necked Nightjars.Driving to the top of the Hanglip Forest we encountered some several Steppe Buzzards,Verreaux’s Eagle,Forest Buzzard and one African Crowned Eagle.We had some birding walking around the picnic site and we saw amongst others;

  • Yellow-Streaked Greenbul
  • Yellow Throated Woodland Warbler
  • African Emerald Cuckoo
  • Grey Cuckooshrike
  • Crested Guineafowl
  • Lemon Dove
  • Scaly Throated Honeyguide
  • Olive Thrush
  • Knysna Turaco
  • Purple Crested Turaco
  • Olive Woodpecker
  • Tambourine Dove
  • Cape Batis
The next day we spend morning birding at Blouberg Nature Reserve in the western Soutpansberg and the birding there was great and we saw a lot of birds.Birds amongst others included;
  • Grey Tit Flycatcher
  • Yellow Fronted Tinkerbird
  • Red-Breasted Swallow
  • Red-Chested Cuckoo
  • Cape Vulture
  • Black Chested Snake-Eagle
  • Green Backed Camaroptera
  • Yellow Breasted Apalis
  • European Bee-Eater
  • Burchell’s Coucal
  • Jacobin Cuckoo
  • Black Cuckooshrike
  • Square-Tailed Drongo
  • Amur falcon
  • Lesser Kestrel
  • Yellow Bellied Greenbul
  • African olive Pigeon
  • Lilac-Breasted Roller
  • Bearded Woodpecker
  • Willow Warbler
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    Mr Easy Patterson

    hello i am intrested in birding south africa in oct.2015 can you help out, yours Easy

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      Samson

      Thanks for youe email.I would like to know more about this enquiry?Like how many people?When?Where in SA?Where are you from?etc

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