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Reports on the birding trips that we do. To have your own experiences noted here, please email your trip report to us.

A novice birder visits Mozambique

After hearing about a similar birding trip to Mocambique which fellow members of the Rustenburg Bird Club, had undertaken together with Maans Booysen of Centurion. I made inquiries and within a month I was on my way to Mozambique, driven by Maans Booysen, in search of birds like the Crab Plovers (featured in the April/May 2008 edition of Africa Birds and Birding page 18), the Olive Sunbird and the Olive-headed Weaver to mention just a few.

Last Updated ( Monday, 20 October 2008 12:15 ) Read more...

Mozambique – Martin en Hanlie Slabbert

A recent trip to Mozambique (12 – 17 June 2008), more specifically Xai-Xai, Barra and Panda was a great experience with more than 230 species recorded in the 6 days. Maans Booysen was our guide and the manager of Hyliota camp in the Panda region. He can be contacted on 072-916-6103 for guiding and information on Hyliota camp.

Last Updated ( Friday, 03 October 2008 13:32 ) Read more...

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Maans Booysen photographed a European Blackcap at Bishop Bird Park in Centurion back in 2008. Here’s a portion of his original email from SA Birdnet and one of the photos he took:

On the 27th December 2008 I had seen and photographed a pair of European Blackcaps at Bishop Bird Park in Rooihuiskraal Centurion. I was looking to photograph Common Whitethroat & Garden Warbler, which I managed to do . In this process I managed to take 8 pics. of the European Blackcaps the quality not the best . A week ago I sorted some photographs when I came across them again, and realizing that I was ignorant about what I had seen and photographed and did not pay attention in what I was doing then. These birds where very relaxed and they were in a bird partyfeeding on berries and insects. I did not expect to see them there, and mistaken for Whitethroat or Garden Warbler