uMkhuze Birding

With a list of over 400 recorded bird species, the uMkhuze Game Reserve (part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park) is one of South Africa’s most highly-rated birdwatching destinations. The reserve is home to many commonly seen and well-known species, both residents and summer migrants, but also hosts several species rarely encountered in South Africa – we, for instance, had our first ever sighting of the African Pygmy Goose at uMkhuze’s Nsumo PanΒ when we visited the reserve in March, though we sadly didn’t manage a photograph of it. This gallery however shows just some of the almost 100 species we managed to find during our three day visit!

 

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29 thoughts on “uMkhuze Birding

  1. 2geeks3knots

    Wait, shouldn’t that be the Red-Billed GIRAFFE Pecker? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Great post. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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  2. Pingback: Creatures Great and Small at uMkhuze | de Wets Wild

    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      The rollers are a beautiful family of birds, Teresa – pity they don’t have the voice to go with it – named for the aerial acrobatics they perform as they chase insects on the wing.

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