June 2014

Posted on: 16th Jun 2014

Zimbabwe is an almost mythical place and a highly productive birding destination. Just be prepared for well…almost anything. Due to the large number of specialty and range-restricted species it is a must-visit destination

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country that has recorded close on 700 bird species. And although the country has no true endemics, Robert’s Warbler, Chirinda Apalis and Swynnerton’s Robin (all found in the eastern part of the country) are unlikely to be seen anywhere else. The country is also famous for its regular sightings of that most wanted of birds, the African Pitta. The tapestry of habitats throughout the country makes for a very interesting and varied birdlife. The granite kopjes (outcrops) of much of Zimbabwe, interspersed with miombo woodland, are home to many species endemic to this range-restricted habitat like the mysterious Boulder Chat and Southern Hyliota.

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