In our last update we mentioned we would be participating in a raptor course to be hosted by Kings Camp. The course was wonderfully presented by Joe Grosel, a well known South African ornithologist who specialises in the Lowveld region.
The course was run over three days and consisted of various slide shows in conjunction with a comprehensive workbook. With Joe’s amazing knowledge of these specialised birds of prey, a wide variety of facts were covered, from feeding methods and mating behaviour to migratory routes.
Southern Africa is blessed with unbelievable raptor viewing during our summer months, with more than 80 species of raptors occurring country wide. To give you an idea of the scale of this, some countries don’t have 80 species of birds!
I am proud to announce we all passed the final examination with flying colours. Looking forward to sharing some of our new found knowledge with you soon.