Birding at Ngepi

Birding…

The Rollinson and Bernon families recently did a trip to Botswana and the Caprivi Strip.

“From here we moved onto Ngepi Camp, about 15km’s south of Divundu we were there for three nights and found it to be one of the more enjoyable camps. Birds seen in the campsite included Hatlaubs Babbler, Senegal Coucal, Chirping Cisticola, African Crake, Meyers Parrot, Golden Weaver, Meve’s Starling, Swamp Boubou, Coppery-tailed Coucal and Rock Pratincole. A highly recommended Mokoro ride up the river with Christopher and a few locals, saw Christopher finding us a Whitebacked Night Heron, Senegal Coucal, Longtoed Plover, Lesser Jacana, Chirping Cisticola, Barred Owl, House Martin and Osprey
Approximately 2.6km’s from Ngepi Camp we managed to find a small flock of Sharptailed Starling in amongst other starlings feeding in some fields, with Copalwood trees around.
Two mornings in Mahango Game Park gave us Chirping Cisticola, Luapala Cistcola, Eastern Clapper Lark, Slaty Egret, Blackfaced Babbler, Longtoed Plver, Dwarf Bittern, Mosqua Swallow, Meyers Parrot, Whitebrowed Coucal, Crimsonbreasted Shrike, Blackeared Waxbill and Pygmy Goose.
We managed to find Rufousbellied Tit in the woodlands about 5.5km’s north of Mahango on the eastern side of the road.

All in all a very successful trip to a great part of the region, with 398 species recorded.”

Regards
Andre Bernon, Dominic, Paul,Patrick Rollinson

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