Global Bird Weekend
Interested in Birding? Find out more about Global Bird Weekend and how one of our guides did when she recently took part!
This weekend - 17th and 18th October - was Global Bird Weekend. This event is designed to bring together birders from all over the world and encourage everyone to get outside and enjoy the wonders of nature. Whether you live in a city, the countryside or by the beach, there is likely a secret world of birds to discover right on your doorstep! This year, Global Bird Weekend is raising awareness and funds to stop the illegal bird trade - a leading cause in putting many species’ survival under threat. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause or find out more about Global Bird Weekend you can visit their website here.
Another aim for the weekend is to break the world record for the most species seen and most people taking part in an October birding event. One of our guides, Emily, took part in the weekend by logging and submitting all the bird species she encountered during her game drives. With a few (not unwelcome!) interruptions by playful wild dogs and a wonderful rhino sighting, she managed to log an impressive 101 species including 3 of the “Big 6” birds; Saddle-billed stork, Southern ground-hornbill and Kori bustard! Check out the full list below…
Interested in birding? At Klaserie Drift not only have we been officially recognised as a Top Birding Destination by the Tourism Council of South Africa, but we also offer a Specialist Birding Safari package! With your own private vehicle and bird specialist guide, you will have plenty of time to indulge in the marvellous array of up to 300 different species found in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. Discover more in our Birding brochure here or send us an enquiry online.
Emily’s Global Bird Weekend Count: 101
African Fish Eagle
African Scops Owl
African Grey Hornbill
Southern Yellow-billed hornbill
Southern Red-billed hornbill
African Black-headed Oriole
African Paradise Flycatcher
Cape Glossy Starling