Sasol Birds of Southern Africa, 5th edition

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And so, back to political entities, this field guide covers Namibia , Botswana , Zimbabwe , the southern half of Mozambique (south of the Zambezi River), South Africa , Lesotho and Eswatini ( Swaziland ). and having them in your pocket makes a huge difference in your birding experience.

Sani Pass – a Drakensberg birding gem

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Albeit currently a rugged 4×4-only road, Sani Pass is the most accessible route from KwaZulu-Natal into the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. However, the great birding experience that is Sani starts lower down. The final southern African stronghold of this species is the high Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho. However, it’s not just the birding that makes a trip up Sani Pass such a memorable experience. Destinations Birding Lesotho Sani Pass South Africa

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Birding and Safari-ing South Africa with the ABA

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The trip itself gave me a chance to experience rural areas of South Africa, bird the tiny country of Lesotho, see a lot of larks and cisticolas (small brownish birds whose identification challenges make sparrow identification look simple), three turacos in one day, and this incredible Narina Trogon (which I had also seen on the Safari, but not half as clear or close). I wanted Penguins. And Sunbirds.

The Storks of Africa

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It is quite a sight to experience hundreds of Abdim’s Stork dropping out of the skies from seemingly thin air, to gorge on burnt or fleeing insects and rodents. A large flock of resting Abdim’s Storks along the Nile, Uganda by Adam Riley A White Stork in its favored short grass habitat, Sani Pass, Lesotho by Adam Riley The White Stork is the most strictly migrant of all our storks.