An array of bird life at Shamwari Private Game Reserve...
This malaria-free area of the Eastern Cape is home to a host of beautiful birds, from tiny feathered friends to majestic birds of prey. Ornithologists and bird watchers are sure to be treated with an array of bird life.
The name of the Bokmakierie comes from its melodious call notes often uttered from the
top of a bush or tree.
Speckled mousebirds usually forage in the mid to upper canopy of trees, often in groups of
African Paradise Flycatcher
Males have two very long central tail streamer feathers during mating season, thus the bird
got its name from the resemblance of the birds-of-paradise.
The ant-eating chat excavates a tunnel, often in the roof of an Aardvark burrow, in which a
nest of dry grass and roots is created.
This long legged wading bird can easily be identified by its unique spoon-shaped bill.
These birds only occur where there are animal hosts for the species of insects such as ticks,
that the birds eat.
Greater Double-collared Sunbird
Their diet mainly consists of nectar, which is drawn up after inserting their long curved bill
into the corolla tube of the flower.
Birds of The Region
There are an abundance of special birds that we are privileged to see at Shamwari. Specialist guides, who know the habits and habitats of these birds, will do their utmost to get you a sighting of these birds in their natural environment.