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Shamwari Game Reserve – A True Birder’s Paradise

11 August 2017 | PUBLISHED BY admin

Ranger Jéan Taute guides out of Eagles Crag lodge and is a fanatical birder. Rightly so as he has a National Specialist Bird Guide for all of SA and neighboring countries! He recently wrote this piece on birding at Shamwari Game Reserve, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. All photos were taken by Ranger Jessica Tyrer.

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