Birds were the star of the show

The Mara triangle includes seasonal marshes, open plains and gallery forests, all of which provide great habitats for an astounding diversity of bird life – over 470 bird species. The Angama Mara guiding team created a handbook for novice birders to help young birders identify a handful of their favourite birds.

Young Leah’s newfound love for birds had her lost in a “birder’s-paradise”. The number 1 sighting was her Dad’s favourite – the Malachite Kingfisher.

Leah marking off the birds in her booklet. A Dark Chanting Goshawk – an exceptionally exciting sighting and beautiful capture by Adam Bannister.
Lilac Breasted Roller
Sacred Ibis & Yellow Billed StorkGrey Crowned CraneEgyptian Geese.We are not sure of the name of their friend. If you know, please send this to us.Superb Starling
Spur-winged Lapwing
Lappet-faced Vulture
Southern Ground-Hornbill
Grey HeronHammerkopVery far off African Secretary BirdsA Pied Kingfisher in flight. He was too fast for the amateur photographers to capture him in focus.Proof that we saw the Malachite Kingfisher 🙂

Author: Marco van Embden