Birding and Falconry - Birding

Birding is simply incredible at Sentinel.  Digby and Vanessa participated enthusiastically in the Southern African Bird Atlas Project in the late 1980's and early 90's.  We know our birds.  We have to, because we also know that serious birders appreciate being able to share clues to identification, calls, breeding records and habitat!  Birding is a big part of the enjoyment of eco safaris on Sentinel Ranch, where over 400 species of birds have been recorded. 

Birdwatching on Sentinel Ranch is wonderful at any time of the year, but during our warmer months, November - March, one can make the most of the hundreds of visiting migrant species that occur here during the summer, including the secretive Olive Tree Warbler and the ubiquitous summer siren, the Woodland Kingfisher. Nine species of cuckoos visit our area in summer, and ten species of owls are recorded here. Of the really beautiful and colourful birds, we can show you eight kingfisher, four bee-eater and four roller species...spectacular sightings to say the least!

Our checklist includes breeding populations of Red Data Book species such as Verreaux's (Black) Eagles, Secretary Birds, Kori Bustards, Grey Crowned Cranes, Lappetfaced Vultures, Saddlebill Storks and Pel's Fishing Owls.  Sentinel is…

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