Birdlife South Africa, with funding from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, initiated a project in southern Africa with a focus on Mozambique to develop the area as a birding tourism destination. My role is to provide supporting imagery and media profiling.
Mozambique has to be one of the last un-explored frontiers when it comes to birding in southern Africa. Apart from being home to many of the species found within South Africa, it is also home to an alluring number of bird species that become highlights on any worthwhile twitchers list! This project will help raise conservation awareness and develop socio-economic opportunities for impoverished areas.
Birdlife South Africa has assisted in founding the “Associação Ambiente, Conservação e Educação Moçambique”. AACEM is a bird conservation orientated organization based in Maputo, Mozambique. By focusing on birds, and the sites and habitats on which they depend, AACEM is working to improve the quality of life of birds, biodiversity and people.
Please support this important project that will benefit birds and conservation Mozambique and also become a member of Birdlife South Africa.
1 of 12. A male Red-Throated Twinspot drinks from a shallow pool near Catapu, Sfala Province.
2 of 12. A male Tambourine Dove, sits motionless amongst the dappled greenary of thick woodland in Catapu, Sofala Province.
3 of 12. A Southern Hyliota launches ito the air from its canopy perch, Panda, Inhambane Province.
4 of 12. A Yellow-Throated Longclaw ruffles its feathers after bathing. Rio Savanne, Sofala Province
5 of 12. A Great Bittern launches itself from thick reeds in the floodplains en-route to Panda, Inhambane Province.
6 of 12. A Fever Tree lined stream within the Gorongosa National Park.
7 of 12. A Gold-Banded Forester butterfly suns with open wings amongst leaf litter.
8 of 12. Mist enshrouds the immense trees on the slopes of Gorongosa Mountain and which is home to the Green-Headed Oriole.
9 of 12. A boatsman steers his dugout canoe through a narrow channel on the Zambezi floodplain near Caia, Sofala Province.
10 of 12. Corn cobs left to dry in the sun. Panda, Inhambane
11 of 12.A young cattle herder steers his cattle to the days grazing grounds.Limpopo Floodplain, Maputo Province.
12 of 12. The Mozambican people are incredibly friendly and welcoming.