Date: 3/10/18 9:56 am From: Norman Erthal <normerthal...> Subject: [cobirds] South Africa
I have a space remaining on my trip to South Africa for a single male. The trip will begin by arriving in Johannesburg October 24 and leaving for home on November 11. I have worked to make the trip very affordable. I am hiring local guides through a program managed by Bird Life South Africa. We can expect about 400 species including 29 endemics and 73 regional endemics along with numerous mammals.
There will be four nights at the incomparable Kruger NP with a large complement of birds and mammals. We will take two night drives.
The other well-known sites each harboring their own specialties include:
Zaagkuildrift Road although going through heavily grazed grassland the list of birds is surprisingly long with several species we will not see elsewhere.
Polokwane Reserve of acacia woodland and grassland.
Mist-forest in the mountains at Magoebaskloof
Wakkerstroom area comprised of high-altitude grasslands and wetlands being declared a National Freshwater Priority Area.
Mkuze Game Reserve consisting of acacia savannah, mixed forest, sand forest
iSimangaliso Wetland Park with subtropical dune forest and wetlands with a night drive.
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park with the largest population of white rhino in the world. Mountainous with scarp forest and grassland.
I have arranged a special pelagic trip just for our group in Durban.
In the Karkloof mountains above Durban, there is Afro-montane forest, mist-belt forest, and grassland. We will finish at the spectacular Drakensburg escarpment with a trip to the highlands of Lesotho with its group of very localized species.
The posting of this trip has been approved by the CFO Board