Bird Watching in Mozambique
We see birds flying almost every day but have you ever wondered how they live and how they survive? You probably hear birds every day and the beautiful sound that they make in the morning. Bird watching is quite popular in many parts of the world and for some people, it is a hobby. Bird watching is also interesting and educational because you get to learn about different habitats and ecosystems. Bird watching in countries such as Mozambique present unique opportunities due to the various habitats available such as coastlines, islands and mangroves.
When you go bird watching you need a few accessories to assist you to have a better and clear view of what the birds get up to.
Here is a list of the things you may need when you go bird watching:
- A pair of binoculars
- A field guide
- Go with other bird watchers to enjoy the experience
- Comfortable clothes
- Sunscreen and plenty of water
You do not have to spend a lot of money on bird watching accessories. Bird watching is more fun when you go with people who are passionate about it or an instructor (certain lodges in Mozambique
such as Rio Azul
have management staff who are keen birders and will happily lead an early morning bird walk).
Seeing birds up close is a wonderful experience and you get to learn a lot more about them such as what they eat, how they attract mates, how they build their nests etc. The lives of birds can be wildly intriguing to anyone who has an interest in nature or wild animals.
Rio Azul is a lodge that is based in Mozambique. Some of the special bird species encountered in the lodge environs and in the surrounding bush are: Madagascar Bee-eater (summer), Yellow Spotted Nicator, Pied Mannikin, Mozambique Batis, Lemon Breasted Canary, Grey Sunbird, Olive Headed Weaver, Green Coucal and White Throated Robin.