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Cape Frankolin
The small town of Stanford has become well-known in recent years through its annual birding fair. Located between Kleinbaai and Hermanus, famous for Great White Shark cage diving and the annual “Whale Festival” respectively, Stanford is a prime Southern Cape birding destination.  
Those of you that know me, know that i am a keen birdwatcher and focus a lot of my photography around birds. I am not quite a twitcher but rather someone who tries to enjoy watching birds as they carry out their daily lives and occasionally I am lucky enough to capture them on camera. One of my favorites...
The Important Bird Areas (IBA) Programme is one of BirdLife South Africa’s most important conservation programmes. It speaks to all four focal areas of BirdLife South Africa – species, sites, habitats and people. After a rebirth at the end of 2009, the IBA Programme has grown from strength to strength. In 2012 the programme will grow to...
If the Great White Pelican feeding frenzy at Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya was not enough for me to witness the pelicans performed yet again! This time I was blown away by thousands of these large birds flying in every morning and evening to bathe.
Having 5000 Great White Pelicans, fly en-masse just over your head and land in the water a few meters away to begin a feeding frenzy is indeed a humbling and awe inspiring moment. The noise that is created from all the wing flapping is deafening and sounds a jet flying low over your head, whilst the visual...
The Cape Gannet Morus capensis is a conspicuous resident of the southern African coast, and it is hard to believe that it is regarded as a ‘Vulnerable’ species. 
As the first faint rays of light, over a distant horizon heralded the dawn of a new day, the rush hour began with a cacophony of sound and frenetic activity. The night shift of penetrating calls of Fierynecked Nightjars and their “Good Lord Deliver us” praises and the screeches of the resident Barn Owls gave way to Bokmakerrie...
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