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Wilderness-Birding

Unread postby Batmad » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:50 pm

Aparanty this is an excellent spot to come and do some birding!! I know that Narina Trogan is seen here as well as a lot of other forest associated birds. Does anyone have advice on the best places to stay, where in the park to go birding, what birds to expect etc.
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Re: Wilderness-Birding

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:25 pm

Don't believe any stories about the NT, BM. They are lies, it is a mythical bird :twisted:
We stayed at ebb & flow south, a delightful camp. The park spreads out east from there and there are a few hides along the dirt roads in amongst the houses and lakes.
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Unread postby Batmad » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:05 am

:lol:

Thanks for the info BB.

We have never stayed there before so it should be a nice trip! (if we go)
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Re: Wilderness-Birding

Unread postby Neil Crawford » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:11 pm

Wilderness is a wonderful place for birds, especially Kingfishers. We stayed at the Ebb&Flow North camp and we loved it. Or maybe it was the South
camp, I can't even remember, but I don't think it matters a bit.
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:17 am

Hi BB, We had an awesome trip down there again and picked up Red-necked Spurfowl in Wilderness as a lifer.

We also had an awesome sighting of African Emerald Cuckoo at Woodville forest, just north of Wilderness! :dance:

Birding was great. on the Half-collared Kingfisher trail I had lovely sightings of Cape Batis, Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher, Terrestrial Brownbul, Olive Woodpecker, Knysna Turaco and Forest Canary to name a few. :wink:

It is really a great place to bird at. :D
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Re: Wilderness-Birding

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:39 pm

........Blue mantled crested flycatcher......



Thats a Bogey bird for me!! :big_eyes:

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Re: Wilderness-Birding

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:19 pm

Great place to be anytime hey WTM. Glad you had a good (birdie) time :thumbs_up:
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Re: Wilderness-Birding

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:11 pm

Indeed a great place anytime. :D

Walking along the Touw's river is some spirit soothing exercise of note. What a beautiful place.

On the giant Kingfisher trail I came across a few Southern Tchagras. Looks like a good spot to find them.

Batmad, I think I saw Blue mantled crested Flycatcher every time I walked the Half-collared Kingfisher trail. :wink:
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Re: Wilderness-Birding

Unread postby Batmad » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:42 pm

Wooohooo thanks oom!! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Wilderness-Birding

Unread postby Munchkin » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:42 pm

:hmz: Planning to spend the long weekend at end April at Ebb & Flow - going to try my damnest at spotting the somewhat more elusive! Like I said - trying!! :lol:
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Re: Wilderness-Birding

Unread postby Batmad » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:57 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Wilderness-Birding

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:46 pm

Munchkin wrote::hmz: Planning to spend the long weekend at end April at Ebb & Flow - going to try my damnest at spotting the somewhat more elusive! Like I said - trying!! :lol:

Well it won't be the greater spotted Bush Baptist. That one is negotiating to go to Kruger as we speak. The lucky ones at Matambeni might see it though. :whistle:
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Re: Wilderness-Birding

Unread postby Munchkin » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:11 pm

:lol: While the lucky few might get to see the most elusive BB in KNP - maybe and just maybe Munchkin might be sooo ever sooo fortunate to spot the elusive "Narina Trogan" - with pic to verify! We wait and see!
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