Whether you are an enthusiastic wannabe birder who doesn’t know the difference between a lesser-spotted what-what and a Martial Eagle, or an avid ‘Twitcher’, Love Limpopo has the solution for you. From the wetlands of the Nylsvley Ramsar site to the lush green forests of Magoebaskloof…the bushveld of the iconic Kruger National Park or the high-altitude birding of the Soutpansberg…the Limpopo Birding Routes can put you together with inspiring guides who can show you where to find those elusive specials to tick off on your life-list.
“…When we enter the hushed forest, he starts calling out the names of those elusive forest birds as we hear them: the high-pitched call of the Sombre Greenbul ‘Willy come out and play’; the scratchy sound on the forest floor of the Terrestrial Brownbul tossing leaf litter; the continuous call of the Brown Scrub Robin from low in the leafy trees. And now a soft hooting above us… a flash of red and green as the Narina Trogon responds to his calls and the Black-fronted Bush-Shrike shows itself at last…”
This is the experience of taking a walk with a bird guide – the experienced, knowledgeable person with super senses and local knowledge who can see what you don’t, hear what you cannot, and find what you really want to see. Hiring a good guide can make all the difference between a rewarding and successful birding excursion, and one that is frustratingly disappointing. These are the dedicated people who spend their days out in the field, doing what they love, and taking pleasure from sharing it all with you. Stepping into a forest filled with birdsong is like being part of nature’s love story to itself. South Africa’s top local bird guide, David Letsoalo transforms the calls in the canopy into Trogons, Twinspots and Turacos, the beautiful birds of the second largest indigenous forest in the country – the Woodbush. David and the other bird guides will delight beginners and twitchers with fantastic sightings of the specials of the Magoebaskloof in a breathtaking setting.
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