BIRDING KZN, SOUTH AFRICA

If you need to go birding in KwaZulu-Natal look no further than this personable, enthusiastic young birder with the knowledge, skills and experience to find you the specials and maximise your checklist






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ABOUT JUNIOR

Sphamandla Junior Gabela has been a Birdlife South Africa accredited guide since 2005 and has been nature guiding since 2000.  A keen birdwatcher himself, he has a quiet passion for birding and an uncanny knack of locating even the most hard to find species.

He has developed a keen understanding of the habitats in coastal KwaZulu-Natal having taught as an environmental educator for WESSA at their Mtunzini Twin-Streams facility and now assists MER with research sampling and teaching tertiary level ecological courses when he isn't bird guiding.

He is a well known specialised site guide for the following birding hotspots

  • Amatikulu Nature Reserve
  • Nkandla Forest
  • Dlinza Forest
  • Eshowe
  • Mtunzini
  • Richards Bay
  • Ongoye Forest
  • Umlalazi Nature Reserve

but can provide guiding and birdwatching services throughout KZN.

Junior is located just a short drive from the metropolitan centre of Durban and is then within easy reach of all the KZN birding hotspots.


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BIRDING SPECIALS AND HOTSPOTS

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KwaZulu-Natal has more than 80 provincial reserves, between them encompassing every habitat. Some have bird lists exceeding 400, quite a few have over 250 species.

Top Species on Junior's portfolio

Southern Banded Snake-Eagle
African Finfoot
Baillon's crake
Broad-tailed warbler
Pale-crowned cisticola
Narina Trogon
Palm Nut Vulture
Mangrove Kingfisher
Grey Waxbill
Spotted Ground Thrush
Bronze-naped Pigeon
Green Barbet
Green Twinspot
Swamp Nightjar

















NEWS & LINKS

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Junior has just completed FGASA training !
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Copyright Photo D. Pritchard.

CONTACT

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