Bird watching at Wilderness

Bird watching at Wilderness

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Birdwatching Wilderness

The morning birding excursion in Wilderness with two American clients was a success. Our trip began later in the morning, despite concerns over the weather forecast which predicted an 80% chance of rain for the day.

Thankfully, the weather turned out to be in our favor and we had a fantastic walk on the Half-collared Kingfisher trail located in Wilderness. Birdwatching in Wilderness is always exiting and  many special sightings can be expected. Starting from the Ebb and Flow camp of Sanparks, we were able to spot a variety of bird species including Egyptian Goose, Amethyst Sunbird, African Dusky Flycatcher, Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Black-headed Oriole, Malachite Kingfisher and many more.

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As we continued along the trail, we also had the opportunity to see Knysna Turaco, Black-backed Puffback, Terrestrial Brownbul, and Knysna Warbler.

After a short drive to another trail, we were fortunate enough to observe even more birds including the Giant Kingfisher, Peregrine Falcon, Black Sawing, Cape Batis, Lille Rush Warbler, and more.

Overall, it was a wonderful morning spent exploring the natural beauty of Wilderness and observing its diverse bird life.

The Half-collared Kingfisher trail provided a picturesque setting for our birding excursion. The trail meandered through lush vegetation and followed the winding course of the Touw River. The tranquil surroundings were only interrupted by the beautiful melodies of the birds we encountered along the way.

As we continued on our adventure, our experienced guide shared fascinating insights into the behavior, habitat, and unique characteristics of each bird species we spotted. The clients were impressed by the diverse birdlife of Wilderness and took great pleasure in capturing photos of the beautiful creatures.

The Giant Kingfisher, one of the highlights of our trip, was a majestic sight. This species is known for its large size, striking blue-grey plumage, and distinctive crested head. The clients were thrilled to witness it swooping down to the river in search of prey.

We also observed the Peregrine Falcon, which is known for its incredible speed and agility. Its striking black and white plumage stood out against the sky as it soared through the air.

The Black Sawing, Cape Batis, and Lille Rush Warbler were among the other bird species we encountered on our excursion. Our guide shared that these species are unique to the Western Cape and are not commonly found in other parts of South Africa.

As our morning birding trip came to an end and we counted more than 40 species. The clients expressed their gratitude and satisfaction with the experience. They were delighted to have witnessed such a diverse array of bird species and to have learned more about the unique natural heritage of Wilderness.

Guided birding trips are recommended for birders new to the area,

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