Conservationists are concerned about the conservation threat of releasing Houbara Bustards into South Africa for hunting purposes.
We, the organizations listed below, react with dismay to the receipt of information suggesting that there is interest in the hunting of Houbara Bustards by means of falcons in South Africa. According to information received, there [...]
I’ve neglected Betty’s Bay’s wetlands on previous visits so this past weekend was spent scouring Grootwitvlei, the central of the three unique black water lakes in the area. Of the three lakes, from a birding perspective, Rondevlei and Malkopsvlei (Bass Lake) can largely be ignored because most of the action is typically at Grootwitvlei.
The Buckham family was again travelling some of the more beautiful parts of the Western Cape over the last extended weekend. We visited a wonderful self catering spot about 20 kilometres east of Swellendam called Frog Mountain. It is set approximately 8kms off the N2 on a dead end gravel road which makes for a [...]
Brian and Janet Ellis were recently (24 February 2010) in Cape Town on a Birding Africa day trip when they mentioned to Otto Schmidt (their guide) that they had seen an interesting looking Rock-thrush at the Upper Cable Station on Table Mountain. Brian, a keen photographer, sent the photos below to Otto who forwarded them [...]
Otto Schmidt submitted some interesting notes and photos from his birding at Strandfontein this week. I’ve included his notes below:
You will know the “bridge” (two poles) spanning the canal at the western end of pan P2. As I approached it, a grey mongoose crossed over from the P2 side. Very soon afterwards [...]
Rob Elliott submitted this great photo of an immature African Fish Eagle being “bullied” by a Lilac-breasted Roller in Chobe. I’m always amazed how brazen birds can be when mobbing raptors.
We recently returned from a whirlwind trip of the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. This trip report is not going to be a laundry list of the birds we saw and the routes we drove but rather a description of some of the experiences we had (along with the obligatory mention of the good species we [...]
Dave Bishop posted the following note on SA Birdnet yesterday about a mystery raptor photographed by Carlene Kidwell in Durban:
Hi all – I had an email with an ID request from Carlene Kidwell who is in the Highway area of Durban, which was accompanied by a poor photo. The nearest I could come up [...]