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2018 Events

Limpopo Region Birding Weekend

Date: 19-22 July 2018

SANParks Honorary Rangers: Limpopo Region, and leading birding expert Joe Grosel, cordially invite you to join us for an unforgettable three night birding weekend in July. The Mapungubwe National Park, located at the confl uence of the Limpopo and Shashi Rivers in the North of the Limpopo Province, is host to the Three-banded Courser, Tropical Bou Bou, Meves (Long-tailed) Starling and Senegal Coucal, as well as a wide variety of Raptors. But, because of its proximity to Botswana and Zimbabwe, you can expect all sorts of species to turn up! You’ll be staying at the luxurious Tshugulu Bush Lodge, situated in a secluded corner of the Park. This spacious thatched accommodation offers superior en-suite rooms and spectacular views. Activities include informative birdlife talks, morning and afternoon bird and open vehicle game drives in the company of Joe Grosel and Park Rangers, a visit to the tree top boardwalk overlooking the Limpopo River and a night drive in search of owls and nightjars.

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Limpopo Region September Raptor Course

Southern Africa is blessed with a great diversity of raptors. Close on 80 species occur in this region during the summer months. This large assortment of species, many of which are superficially similar and show distinct variation between age classes provides an exciting identification challenge for any bird enthusiast.

The SANParks Honorary Rangers Limpopo Region invite you to join leading Limpopo Province birding expert and ecologist Joe Grosel on an exciting three-day programme which introduces participants to a practical identification
system whereby the entire region’s raptor species can be recognized. Apart from the identification aspect, interesting subjects relating to the life histories and ecology of each species is also covered. The event will take place in the Letaba Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park which due to its locality offers some of the best raptor viewing on the continent. Activities for the weekend will include morning and afternoon bird and game spotting drives on open game viewing vehicles in the company of Joe Grosel and Park Rangers.

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Karoo Birding Weekend 2018

Date: 19-21 October 2018
Entry: R750

The Karoo Region invites you to join us for our Big Birding Bash from 19-21 October 2018. Spot the Karoo Chat, Karoo Eremomela, Namaqua Warbler and Karoo Long-Billed Lark among many endemics, large terrestrials and raptors.

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SANParks Ndumo Birding Weekend: 26-29 October 2018

The annual SANParks Ndumo Birding Weekend promises birders of all skill levels an opportunity to visit the beautiful northern KwaZulu-Natal bushveld and sand forest. Ndumo hosts 490 different species of birds including specials such as Pink-throated Twinspot, Neergard’s Sunbird, Rudd’s Apalis, Sooty Falcon, Pel’s Fishing Owl and many more! Enjoy bush walks with the talented and knowledgeable local reserve rangers and Honorary Ranger volunteers. Proceeds raised will be going towards BirdLife South Africa’s Terrestrial Bird Conservation Programme .

For more info please contact Tim or Stuart at

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The Kruger Bird & Wildlife Challenge

Learn more about the Kruger Bird & Wildlife Challenge here.

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