Newcomers to the Samara Avian List April Update with ATS
One of our guests spotted 5 new bird species not on our list this past month. The total is now 225 species that we find in our area.
“Friends fly in to Samara for several reasons: When I picked up my last set of guests at the airstrip, and they started taking out their bird-books and bino’s while getting on the vehicle… I knew they flew in to maximize their time at Samara. By the time we had stopped for several little birds before leaving the airstrip… I knew exactly what we were going to do for the next five days. After enquiring about a specific bird that they had seen, and both the gentleman and his wife started explaining exactly how many times they’ve seen the bird and the circumstances for each sighting… I knew I was going to be up all night studying!
What a great month of amazing game viewing opportunities. The cheetah did not disappoint as we had such incredible sightings. The dry northern part of the reserve has forced the female cheetah to move to the southern side due to the increase of the antelope activities. The female cheetah has been patrolling around the Paardekraal area. The male cheetah has been around Kondoa mountain and Mark’s Pass valley.
We had wonderful hot days and some spectacular sunsets.
Don’t forget – we have special rates from May to September, and we are malaria-free. So leave technology behind, embrace the outdoors and explore one of South Africa’s most underrated regions.
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Sarah Tompkins and The Samara Team