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bwaBirds Watching

Starting up near Babanango, stop at the large fig trees 6km after turning off. Look out for various frugivorces such as Green Pigeon, Black-collared Barbet and Glossy Starling. Cape Robin-Chat forage under the trees, and Graassbird, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Ayre's. Fantailed and Croaking Cisticolas can be the glassy slopes. Familiar Chat can be seen at the road cutting on the left.

Futher down, look out for Secretary bird and in summer, White Stork in the Grassland. At about 20km from the turn-off, stop and look for birds in the dry bushveld. Typical species include White-browed Scrub-Robin, Yellow-breasted Apails, Cardinal woodpecker, Crowned Hornbill, Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Black-crowened and Brown Flycatcher, Emerald-spotted Dove, White-browed Robin –Chat, Rattling Cisticola, White-bellied Sunbird and various seed-eaters such as Blue Waxbill, Golden-breasted Bunting and Yellow-eyed Canary. Summer migrants include European Roller, Jacobin Cuckoo and Red backed shrike.

On reaching the tar road, turn left and drive down to the bridge. A brief stop here summer could produce various swifts, swallows and martins, as well as circling Black Stork. 

 

 

 

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