Just Ask Us! Why do Nightjars sit on the Road at night, and so often?
Neil responds There is much to be discussed on this matter, however the reason or reasons appear obvious once known. Nightjars, as their name would suggest are nocturnal birds who spend their days well concealed, resting up either on branches of trees or on the ground. Camouflage is key. Once night falls, they take toRead More
Just Ask Us! Why do only some birds migrate, and do they eat when migrating, on route?
Colin responds. Migration is usually a seasonal movement from an area entering a colder, leaner time (winter) to an area that is warmer and where food is still readily available. This covers two important factors conducive to breeding: a suitable climate and access to abundant energy resources. Birds that remain in the former area mostRead More
Black and White
Nature does not operate in grey areas. There can be no question that systems in nature are clearly defined with opposing principles appearing quite clearly in black and white. The areas in between are just as clearly defined and the infinite links that exist between everything, have just as well-defined purposes as the next, andRead More
Makweti guide soars to new heights with birding qualification
Makweti Safari Lodge is proud to announce that our head guide, Test Malunga, has been awarded his SKS birding qualification from the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa.Read More
Bird watching at Makweti Safari Lodge
Humans have been observing birds for thousands of years, initially because they were thought to be predictors of the future.Read More