Learn about birding in the Kruger National Park

Posted by Imogen Searra on 23 June 2020

Latest Sightings is offering an online beginner’s course to birding within the Kruger National Park. Avian enthusiasts will have the opportunity to learn about 80 species of birds found within the park.

From the incredible red-billed quelea flocks, to the rainbow-coloured wings of lilac-breasted rollers, the Kruger National Park is teeming with bird life. Look up for the acrobats of the sky, the bateleur eagle and listen out for the unmistakable call of the woodland kingfisher that seemingly follows your every move in the summertime.

You will never be disappointed on a game drive after you’ve been bitten by the birding bug.

 

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The lilac-breasted roller is a rainbow with wings. Image: @louise.victorphotography

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The sound of the Woodland kingfisher is symbolic of summer arriving in the Lowveld. Image: @chrisvanrooyen1

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Can you guess the silhouette? Clue: This bird’s name is French for juggler or tight-rope walker! Image: @thebestofkruger

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Never has a Helmeted guineafowl looked so helpless. Image: @andywags_

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Sunday mornings are lazy, like the eyelids of the Verreaux’s eagle-owl. Image: @faraazabdool

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The course will be run by Aldo, one of South Africa’s top birding guides and teachers.

‘Throughout his life, he has introduced many people into user-friendly birding. The new set of online courses is a new lockdown-inspired experience that will add value to your life forever,’ said Latest Sightings on their website.

There are three courses on offer: A single course (R350), a couple’s course (R500) and a pensioner’s course (R300).

This is a wonderful opportunity to hone in on your birding skills or to learn something completely new.

To book a course, fill out a form and pay on the Latest Sightings website here.

 

Image credit: Instagram/ @riaan_birds_wildlife






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