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Birding Watching

Shamwari Game Reserve boasts a huge variety of birdlife. There is a big range of raptors which include Black Harriers, Pale Chanting Goshawks, Black-shouldered Kites, Fish Eagles, Booted Eagles and Secretary Birds.

The reserve also holds a good population of birds associated with water sources like Three-banded Lapwings, African Darters, Malachite Kingfishers, the occasional Spoonbill, African Shelduck and the strange looking Hamerkop.

Furthermore you might see bird species like the Bokmakierie with its gorgeous colours, Hoopoes probing the grasslands for food, Ant-eating Chats around the termite mounds, Familiar Chat, Red-billed Oxpeckers on the various animals and the beautiful Glossy Starling with its blue-green coloration and red eye-ring.

The birdlife at Shamwari Game Reserve is enough to keep a bird watching enthusiast entertained for a good few days. So pack your bird book and binoculars and come visit Shamwari for a well deserved birding holiday.





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