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Birding Spots - information is included on:
Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens
McIlwaine Rec Park
Ginn's Zimbabwe Birding - Peter is the author of several
books on birding including
"The Complete Book Of Southern African Birds". He has prepared a number
of articles on Zimbabwean birding.
in Zimbabwe - Info on the size, location and habitats to
be found in Zimbabwe. Also
a few of the nasties to avoid!
Birds of Zimbabwe - The diversity of habitats and the
presence of European and
African migrants in summer gives Zimbabwe a total list of well over 600
species. Many of these can also be found in adjoining countries (South
Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique).
Birding Destinations: Harare's Grassland Birds
The virtual absence of grazing
pressures on areas of open grassland within the Harare municipal area has
made for a healthy and diversified grass cover which supports a rich avifauna,
with several unusual birds.
Birding in Botswana and Zimbabwe -
Botswana - Zimbabwe Overland
tour: August/September 1996. Article and photos by Lynette Oxley
Kariba and the Lower Zambezi - Article and photos by
Lynette Oxley. Zimbabwe
is situated close to South Africa (within easy driving distance) and offers
a wide variety of adventure activities, game, birds and best of all - friendly
National Park - is a huge slice of Zimbabwe which has
been set aside purely for
the purpose of conserving wildlife in its natural habitat. With a land
area of more than 14,000 square kilometers, Hwange boasts over a hundred
different species of animal and four hundred species of bird - a concentration
which makes this National Park one of the finest in the world.
at Gleneagles - Gleneagles Mountain Reserve is a 2 000
block of land that stretches from the Gleneagles boundary near the 5th
green of the Aberfoyle Club golf course, up as far as the eastern boundary
of the Rhodes Nyanga National Park, Tsumba sub-division, 1 000 metres higher
up. It includes a wide variety of different flora, ranging from primary
forest through evergreen montane and tropical rain forest similar to the
Chirunda forest, to Nyanga parkland.
Pools - the Zambezi River is home to one of Zimbabwe's
two world heritage sites,
the Mana Pools National Park. Here the river has left behind the remains
of old channels, forming small seasonal pools scattered over 2000 square
Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas -
Birdlife on the river and
in the bush is prolific with over 380 species.
of Southern Africa - With so many different habitats in Southern
the bird life is diverse with over 950 species. There are photos, maps,
slide shows, satellite images, and recorded bird songs.
of Goleta, California and into Africa - June 13 - 21, 2001. Tony
richly illustrated account of an eclipse chasing expedition through Botswana
and Zimbabwe and the birds and critters encountered along the way.
Report: Southwestern Zimbabwe, November 30 - December 8,
by Mike Pope (author) and Grant Langton. Zimbabwe, land of crimson sunsets,
the smoke that thunders and great tracts of wilderness areas - in fact
13% of Zimbabwe's land is preserved as a wildlife estate. Man added a wonder
to this natural paradise in the form of the magnificent 300km long Lake
Kariba, an incredible inland sea raised from the waters of the mighty Zambezi
River that flow from the unforgettable Victoria Falls.
Report: Eastern Zimbabwe and Central Mozambique:
search of the Angolan something Safari, November 27 - December 6, 1998
- by Mike Pope. The thoughts and planning for this trip began months ago
after reading many mouth-watering articles by previous pioneering groups
that worked their way through the largely unspoiled habitat of the central
Mozambique Region in search of the 'abundant' and locally common specialties.
Report : South Eastern Zimbabwe Lowveld. Senuko - Mahenye
16-19 January 1998 - by
Etienne Marais. I was priveleged to be invited by Zimbabwe Sun for a short
birding trip to two prime birding localities in the south-eastern Lowveld
South Africa and Zimbabwe - 3rd Feb - 5th March 1997 -
by Jon Hornbuckle. I spent
a month birding in southern Africa, mainly Natal, Lesotho and Zimbabwe,
with Ashley Banwell and Mike Archer. We recorded 524 species during this
time, including 3 species of flufftail and twinspot, Corncrake, Blue Bustard,
African Broadbill, Blue Swallow, Orange and Spotted Ground-Thrushes, Boulder
Chat, all the Drakensberg endemics and 100s of Amur Falcons.
Report: Botswana, Namibia and Victoria Falls "Deserts,
and Wilderness" - September 2001, by Ian Broadbent. This was the first
trip to Africa for my wife and I, and it proved to be an excellent introduction
to the wildlife and culture of the region. This was not intended to be
an all out birding holiday, and so some key sites were not visited and
a few of the Namibian endemics missed, but the tour still facilitated a
lot of great birding and game viewing and we had a wonderful time. We ended
up with a bird list of 318 species and a mammal list of 40, both of which
exceeded all expectations considerably.
Report: Zimbabwe (including parts of Botswana & South Africa),
February - 5 March, 2000 by Gruff Dodd. This was an excellent trip, with
loads of birds (382 species including 179 lifers in 2 weeks), and we escaped
almost unscathed from Cyclone Eline, the fuel shortages and the political
uncertainty afflicting Zim at present. The most lasting memories, among
all the birds, are of a stunningly beautiful country, and some of the friendliest
people I've ever been privileged to meet.
Report: Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe - September 27 -
24, 1998 by David Kelly. This is a report on my visit to Southern Africa
this autumn. On this trip the first part was an overland tour of Namibia
with Kumuka, this was on a MAN truck and there were twelve passengers.
This meant that birding was done where we stopped and that some of the
classic Namibian sites and endemics were missed. I did, however, thoroughly
enjoy the trip and was very happy with the birds (and mammals) I could
see. The overland ended with two days in Chobe NP in Botswana and two days
at Victoria Falls.
Report - Mukuvisi Woodlands by Michael Mills. The Mukuvisi
are in Harare and thus are readily accessible to all birders visiting Harare.
It is 270ha in extent and is predominating Miombo woodland. At the main
entrance there is a nominal entrance fee and there is also a public walk
area that may be entered free of charge. This is the area I have visited
five times and thus will be concentrating on this area.
Report: Zimbabwe & Botswana, October 29 - December 4, 1998
Linda Lee Baker. This trip was taken by my non-birding husband and myself.
Our trip was divided into sections -- Zimbabwe national parks, a private
game camp, and Botswana game reserves.
Report: Zimbabwe and South Africa. The pictures were taken
a three-weeks trip in Botswana and Zimbabwe Aug/Sept. 1999
Report: Cape Town (South Africa) and Zimbabwe,
October 2-25, 1996. By David
Kelly. This trip report covers my second trip to southern Africa.
Report: Zimbabwe - August 3 - 19, 1999 - By James Packer.
report details the birding and mammal highlights of our trip during August
1999. The trip was not a 'hard-core' birding holiday. Time was spent birding
and experiencing the fantastic culture and friendship of Zimbabwe and its
Trip Reports - you can find Zimbabwe trip reports on John
Factoids taken from Where
to Watch Birds in Africa - by Nigel Wheatley.