Category: Trip Reports

My clients, a couple from the United Kingdom, phoned the afternoon before the trip, to request a morning trip for Monday the 11th November. They had only 2 days left of their visit to South Africa and stayed at a venue near my home base. I met them at 8AM after I had a quick

The farm Enkeldoorn is situated approximately 80 km north-east of Pretoria. Myself (Ben Fouche) and John Baker visited Enkeldoorn on Friday 28 April and Saturday 29 April 2016 to gather data for the Southern African Bird Atlas Project 2 (SABAP2) Another reason for the trip was to establish if it would be viable to

Kloppersbos is situated approximately 40km north-east of Pretoria. Ben Fouche, Rihann Geyser, Tiaan Muller and Theuns Botha visited Klopperbos on Saturday 11 June 2016 to gather data for the Southern African Bird Atlas Project 2 (SABAP2) The trip covered the pentad 2525_2800 and included nocturnal observation. We thank the Kloppersbos community/farm owners for their

Luiperdskloof Game Lodge is situated south of Rhenosterpoort Private Game Reserve, south of Ezemvelo Nature Reserve on the Gauteng / Mpumalanga border ENE (East-north-east) of Bronkhorstspruit. The vegetation contains both mountain grassland habitat partly represented by the Rand Highveld Grassland within a mountain landscape and mountain woodland represented by the Loskop Mountain Bushveld vegetation types

Below is a list of the birds found at the Mabalingwe visit during the weekend of 4 to 6 March 2016. A full protocol card was submitted to SABAP2 – The South African Bird Atlas Project. The highlight of the weekend was an African Crake (Uncommon Intra-African breeding migrant). Other specials were African Pygmy Kingfisher

The Makuleke Contractual Park forms the nothern border of the Kruger National Park. Trip Report & Images by: Ben Fouche I was blessed to visit the Makuleke Contractual Park from 12 to 16 February 2015 with Theuns Botha and Hubert Kingston. Theuns is a keen birder with approximately 600 birds on his personal bird list