Birding Mozambique Hot

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Orange winged pytilia by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.

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.

red-throated twinspot by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick

1 of 12. A male Red-Throated Twinspot drinks from a shallow pool near Catapu, Sfala Province.

tambourine dove by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick

2 of 12. A male Tambourine Dove, sits motionless amongst the dappled greenary of thick woodland in Catapu, Sofala Province.

southern hyliota by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick

3 of 12. A Southern Hyliota launches ito the air from its canopy perch, Panda, Inhambane Province.

yellow throated longclaw by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick

4 of 12. A Yellow-Throated Longclaw ruffles its feathers after bathing. Rio Savanne, Sofala Province

great bittern by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick

5 of 12. A Great Bittern launches itself from thick reeds in the floodplains en-route to Panda, Inhambane Province.

gorongosa river by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick

6 of 12. A Fever Tree lined stream within the Gorongosa National Park.

gold banded forester by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick

7 of 12. A Gold-Banded Forester butterfly suns with open wings amongst leaf litter.

gorongosa mountain mist forest by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick

8 of 12. Mist enshrouds the immense trees on the slopes of Gorongosa Mountain and which is home to the Green-Headed Oriole.

boatsman and dugout canoe by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick

9 of 12. A boatsman steers his dugout canoe through a narrow channel on the Zambezi floodplain near Caia, Sofala Province.

drying maze cobs by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick

10 of 12. Corn cobs left to dry in the sun. Panda, Inhambane

cattle herder by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick

11 of 12.A young cattle herder steers his cattle to the days grazing grounds.Limpopo Floodplain, Maputo Province.

mozambican boy by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick

12 of 12. The Mozambican people are incredibly friendly and welcoming.

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Peter Chadwick
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As a dedicated conservationist, Peter Chadwick has 30 years strategic and operational conservation experience in terrestrial and marine protected area management. He has worked within all of the major biomes in southern Africa as well as having provided expert conservation advice at a global level. His conservation and wildlife photography is a natural extension to his conservation work where he has numerous opportunities to capture photographs that showcase the beauty and complexity of the outdoors. Peter’s photography is internationally recognized, with this work appearing globally in a wide range of print and electronic media.