The Zululand Birding Route links the top 70 birding spots in Zululand into 14 local routes in three regions. The routes in the vicinity of Eshowe and Mtunzini form the southern region.
The Zululand Birding Route also offers a network of experienced local guides available for birders to use at very affordable rates.
It is a treasure trove of ‘specials’ from the Green Barbet (found only at Ongoye Forest outside Mtunzini), the globally threatened Spotted Ground Thrush in Dlinza Forest, Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeons, Crowned Eagles, Green Twinspots, the little known Mangrove Kingfisher (at Umlalazi Nature Reserve) to the magnificent Palm nut Vultures of Mtunzini.
Not only do these guides assist you with their excellent observation skills and finding the ‘specials’ but also add great value to any birding outing by providing security and peace of mind when traveling in some more out of the way areas.
Both Mtunzini and Eshowe host annual birding weekends and birders. If you are interested in attending one of these sought after events please check the Zululand Birding Route website for details.