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Umbogavango : Saturday 4 February 2017

Report by Elena Russell It was a hot, hot day even at 06:00 but then so was the birding – turned out to be a most enjoyable morning’s birding. In the security parking area there were Violet-backed Starlings,… Read More

Vumbuka and Umbogavango

Vumbuka and Umbogavango Saturday 6 August 2016 Report by Elena Russell The moon was a sliver in the dawn sky and the click of the African Goshawk could be heard overhead and then seen.  We had a good… Read More

Umbogavango, Saturday 5 March 2016

Trip report by Dave Rimmer A small group of 15 birders assembled at the main gate to the site, and those early enough were treated to seeing a flock of 34 African Openbills fly in from the direction… Read More

Umbogavango and Vumbuka

Led by Barry Swaddle Sunday 28 June 2015 Eleven birders gathered at the entrance to AECI in Amanzimtoti. The plan was to bird in Vumbuka. However Barry suggested we visit Umbogavango first as his reconnaissance the previous week… Read More

Saturday 3 January Outing to Umbogavango

New Year’s outing to Umbogavango Although we started early it was still very hot and humid and by 09:00 the birds were seeking shade as well as the birders!! There were 25 of us and our bird count… Read More

Umbogavango Sat 7 June 2014

Report Back by Elena Russell Photos curtesy of Declan Jordan, Rex Aspeling, John Bremner and Dave Rimmer. Umbogavango in Winter came up trumps – it was a beautiful day and the birding was great as can be seen… Read More

April Birding in Durban

Weather in Durban in April is always beautiful and this Easter week-end didn’t disappoint. The birding at Umbogavango on Saturday was superb with 67 species recorded. All 3 species of Wagtail seen (Cape, Pied and Mountain) as well… Read More

Umbogavango Saturday 7th December :

The rain it raineth every day and it rained more than twice on Saturday but a few brave souls ventured out in the pouring rain for Umbogavango.   Sandi phoned me early on Saturday morning and I thought she… Read More

Umbogavango on Sunday 28th April – Feedback Penny de Vries

From Penny de Vries: A few of us got together and visited Umbogavango on Sunday. I had never been before as somehow I have always missed the Christmas function. It was a fantastic day, the weather was glorious… Read More