Recovery of the critically endangered river pipefish

Posted on 28th December 2013 by Carol Fox

Estuarine Pipefish Kariega River

An intensive Ichthyofaunal Survey in the permanently open Kariega Estuary along the Eastern Cape coast has identified a breeding population of the critically endangered river pipefish, Syngnathus watermeyeri, within the middle and upper reaches of the system (Sibuya Game Reserve). This is the first recorded capture of this species in the estuary for over four decades. Read More »




New Rooikop View-Point

Posted on 25th November 2013 by Carol Fox

Justin’s provided us with a spectacular new panoramic VIEW-POINT up on one of the highest spots on SIBUYA... ROOIKOP (Literally translated from the Afrikaans, means “Redhead”). This will be a magnificent site for picnics and sun-downers alike. Not only is the view breath-taking from here, but it overlooks a water-hole so should provide good game viewing and photographic opportunities as well. Read More »


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 »


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