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14 - 26 February: Mozambique Waders, Migrants and other specials (including Basra Reed Warbler)

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The birding in Southern and Central Mozambique varies with season and locality. This trip focuses on:
  • The waders of the Inhambane area (Crab Plover, Great Knot)
  • The Panda Woodlands (Olive-headed Weaver)
  • The Coastal wetlands North of Beira (Locust Finch, Great Snipe, Great Bittern, Copper Sunbird, Lesser Seedcracker)
  • Riverine reedbeds for Basra Reed Warbler (also Anchieta's Tchagra)
  • Lowlands Forest of the Coutadas (African Pitta*, White-chested Alethe, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, East Coast Akalat, Madagascar Cuckoo)
  • Forest Edge for Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah and Zambezi Indigobird
  • Highland Forest for Blackap and Garden Warbler
  • Miombo Woodland for Collared Flycatcher
The trip is two weeks long and can be booked as a self-drive (2-way radios provided) or "Drive with us" option. For this trip, 4x4 vehicles are required. Accomodation is in comfortable chalets/lodges throughout.

SUMMARY

Basra Reed Warbler by Mike Pope Late summer is a very interesting time to visit central Mozambique and the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, as many sought-after species like Zambezi Indigobird, Black-winged Bishop and Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah are in full breeding plumage. This is an excellent time of year for Migrants, both Intra-african and Palearctic migrants, and these include MEGAS like African Pitta*, Madagascar Cuckoo, Great Snipe, Collared Flycatcher, Blackcap and perhaps one of the most sought-after of all migrants, the Basra Reed-Warbler.

This trip is inspired by the location in 2011 (on two trips) of Basra Reed Warbler along the Zambezi and and on another river further south. Participants in a trip we ran in March 2011 had excellent views of a Basra Reed Warbler inside the Southern African Birding Region.

* While African Pitta is present and possible, a better time for this species is early December.

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Itinerary (Provisional)

Day 1 South Africa to Xai-Xai
Day 2 Xai-Xai to Inharrime (Caju Afrique)
Day 3 Panda Woodlands and on to Inhambane
Day 4 Inhambane area
Day 5 Inhanbane to Rio Save Game Reserve
Day 6 Rio Save GR to Beira
Day 7 Rio Savane area (Beira)
Day 8 Beira to Catapu (Mphingwe Camp)
Day 9 Full Day Catapu/Coutadas
Day 10 Full Day Catapu/Coutadas/Zambezi
Day 11 Full Day Catapu/Coutadas/Zambezi
Day 12 Catapu to tne Bvumba
Day 13 Bvumba Mutare area
Day 14 Drive back to South Africa
Day 15 Optional extra day to drive home


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