Birding Workshop at Verloren Valei

Escarpment Bird Club visits us. 

Over the weekend of 2-4 March 2018, two groups of approximately 20 birders visited the Reserve, as well as other birding areas in the area.

Birding at Verloren Valei in March (Photograph by George Skinner)
Birding at Verloren Valei in March (Photograph by George Skinner)
Denham's Bustard
Denham’s Bustard
Birding Workshop
Visitors attend a birding workshop

They were joined by Bongani and Thulani, the two Verloren Valei guides we helped to send on a birding course earlier this year (see the April issue of The Wetlander).

Here are some of the highlights from their Verloren Valei sightings:

  • White Stork
  • Secretary bird
  • Rock Kestrel
  • Long-crested Eagle
  • Grey and Red-winged Francolin
  • Wattled and Blue Crane
  • Denham’s Bustard
  • African Black, Horus and Alpine  Swifts
  • Sentinel Rock-thrush
  • Buff-streaked Chat
  • Long-billed and Yellow-breasted Pipit
  • Gurney’s Sugarbird
  • Quailfinch
  • Drakensberg Prinia
  • Eastern Long-billed Lark

If you would like to look at the full bird list, contact jamesh@tiscali.co.za.

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