Birding and Birds(the feathered kind) in Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve.

Birding and Birds(the feathered kind) in Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve

African Fish eagle in flight

It’s The Small Things…

Because it’s the small things like birds and birding, which fill the gaps between animal sightings we often discount their impact. Safaris to see the “Big 5” are all good and well, but remember there is not a Lion around every corner sitting in the road waiting for his photograph to be taken… While there is in fact a magical birding world out there just waiting to be discovered if we will only look.

Birding gets Forgotten on Safari

Due to the fact that a lot of the time when you utter the word “Bird” or “Birding” people will shut down and turn their ear the other way, it often gets forgotten on a safari. 

I realised that Birding was very attractive to my clients during big game sightings and as a result we have grown in our knowledge of Birding and Bird Photography. At Tim Brown Tours we are able to customise an entire Safari dedicated to birding so that clients can really enjoy this aspect of nature. 

Furthermore see the 10 photographs of different species of bird which I have taken over the years so enjoy the pics below.

We have a wealth of knowledge on this subject and would love to share it with you so stay tuned for more. On one hand it can seem inconsequential, however it holds a world of magic and wonders to be discovered.

After spending much time with birds I have developed a love for them and therefore love to share this information.

Similarly if you have your own stories to tell please do.

What is Birding …

Birding is the opposite of being immersed in you tube because you’re outside, not sitting inside a “virtual box”-you’re stalking wild animals, not looking at pictures of them. You’re vulnerable and depend on the elements in particular the weather, geography, time of day—if you miss it … there isn’t a re-run. So be immersed, challenged and rewarded all at the same time. Therefore, book one of our tours and get on the birding bus.

So Book Now with Tim Brown Tours

Tim Brown Tours and Safari’s

If you are interested in Nature and Traveling to South Africa, we at Tim Brown Tours offer Safaris from Durban as well as other nature, culture and historical tours, so head on over to our website and book your very own tour today.

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  • Charlene
    10th Sep 2018

    This was such an interesting post. Thanks for sharing. We’recommend often far too concerned with the Big 5 and as you say, there are real treasures to be seen when taking in all that the bush has to offer.

    • timbrowntours
      15th Sep 2018

      Thanks Charlene, I totally agree with you! Thanks for following, what would you like to see in upcoming blogs?

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