Birding

Posted on 26th October 2013 by Carol Fox

African Jacana Birding Fish Eagle

During May there was a rather heated debate about the identification of a wader on the Edendale floodplains. Eventually this was laid to rest by Chris who managed to get a superior picture of the bird in question as it foraged along the shoreline. Read More »




Spring Flowers

Posted on 29th September 2013 by Nick Fox

Flora Sibuya Game Reserve

The brilliant vermillion flowers of the COASTAL CORAL TREES (Erythrina caffra) have been really spectacular this year and have attracted many species of nectar-loving birds and the noisy GREEN (RED-BILLED) WOOD-HOOPOE (Phoeniculus purpureus), to sample the sweet nectar and feast on the insects which are also drawn in. Read More »




Sightings of Interest

Posted on 24th July 2013 by Carol Fox

Barred Owl Bird Watching Scops Owl

An exciting one! A BROWN SNAKE-EAGLE (Circaetus cinereus) has been sighted recently on a regular basis by Mike, Chris and their guests while game driving Long Camp. As yet we don't have a picture to publish for you because the conditions haven't been ideal for photography lately but hopefully Chris will oblige soon! This bird, although a nomad, is way south of its usual range, so as soon as we have the visual proof, the serious "twitchers" in the area will be notified. Read More »



The KING 6

Posted on 28th June 2013 by Chris Ovens

Bird Watching Birding Kingfishers

There are 10 KINGFISHER SPECIES found in Southern Africa and 6 of these we find on our part of the estuarine system that flows right through SIBUYA GAME RESERVE. Luckily, the Kariega River is in pristine condition and therefore supports many kinds of fish and crustacean species which allows for us to have a large variety of water birds and other aquatic animals such as the CAPE CLAWLESS OTTER (Aonyx capensis). Read More »



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