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Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?

Unread post by PaulEdge » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:04 pm

I am starting to think that Secretary Birds no longer exist in the Kruger. We will be travelling through the central (southern most point is Talamati) & northern part of the park & would love to know from other forumites where they have spotted this elusive bird.

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Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?

Unread post by wingman » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:23 pm

Hi Ive often seen them on the plains north of satara on the main road north and on the H10 back road between Lower sabie and Tshokwane.
Hope you get to see them .
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Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?

Unread post by Barcud » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:31 pm

Saw one at Boyela waterhole to the South of Babalala if that's any help?

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Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?

Unread post by Sprocky » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:36 pm

This one near Phalaborwa about a month ago. :wink:

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Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?

Unread post by saraf » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:53 pm

My one and only - on the edge of a veld fire, between Boyela waterhole and Shingwedzi camp. Presumably waiting for the fleeing snakes and lizards?
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Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?

Unread post by forestgump » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:12 pm

As above , all the grassy plains of kruger. As well as Nyamundwa dam where a pair frequently nest ,just to the west of the dam.
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Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?

Unread post by michel367 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:19 pm

I have also seen them next to the Letaba - Mopani road and even at the Kanniedooddam near Shingwedzi.

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Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?

Unread post by Mant » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:50 pm

Saw one just outside Satara in March.

Sadly I couldn't get a pic.

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Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?

Unread post by okie » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:26 am

forestgump wrote:As above , all the grassy plains of kruger.


Just keep you eyes open . Last October saw a pair just north of Babalala picknick spot .
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Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?

Unread post by norms » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:29 am

Recently on the S90 - North of Satara and between Letaba and Phalaborwa.

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Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?

Unread post by TheunsH » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:47 am

We have seen one recently on the S30, Salitje road.

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Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?

Unread post by Don Stewart » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:42 am

261209 Early morning +- 10kms north of Letaba on the H1-6

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Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?

Unread post by bert » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:07 pm

Between Satara and Olifants from the tar road
And near croc bridge
Both during march

Never missed out on secretary bird in the Satara area :thumbs_up:

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Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?

Unread post by Wildtom » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:07 pm

Two adult birds on the H3 towards Afsaal.....Feb 2010

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Re: Where are the secretary birds in the KNP?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:55 pm

Not the best picture, but Jan 2010 close to Letaba. I have also seen a pair between Olifants and Satara.

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