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A pair of binoculars and a bird book are all you need to enjoy the wonderful birding experiences in Southbroom. It is a bird lover's paradise with a myriad of habitats to explore.
The Bushbuck Trail is particularly rewarding as are the shores of the two rivers that bound the village.

Some of the rare birds that one can expect include Pied Mannikin, African Broadbill, Spotted Thrush, African Finfoot and Broad-tailed Warbler.
Pelagic birds abound during the annual sardine migration in June/July and the Barn (European) Swallows over the reed beds at Umkobi are spectacular at sunset November to March.

In July 2004, Southbroom Conservancy encouraged a group of enthusiasts to list birds in the Southbroom geographical boundary that are included on the "Birds of the Lower South Coast of Kwazulu-Natal" list. They have made an excellent job of it, but still have a way to go.

Print out the BIRD LIST and advise David Hallé, on 039-3122448, of further confirmed sightings.
An ALBINO Blackcollared Barbet (yellow faced) has been confirmed in and around South Ridge Road. It is paired with a regular bird.