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Dan Hirschowitz


Dan developed his love for the African bush whilst growing up on a family run farm in the Kwa-Zulu Natal midlands. Growing up in the bushveld he was surrounded by wildlife and finds his passion in what nature has to offer. After completing ...

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on Two New Birds in Just Two Weeks

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Denise Vouri
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How exciting for you Dan to spot these relatively elusive birds. I’m in awe of the number of species found in and around Londolozi and only wish I was better at identifying them. Perhaps this next trip I can increase my bird identification from a few to several- I’ve packed a couple of pages of birds found in Southern Africa so we shall see…

Christa Blessing
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Great photos of these new species ( new to Londolozi that is). I love watching birds and I love ticking them off my bird list, though I wouldn’t call myself a birder. But it is great to watch them and their behavior. Londolozi is great for birding. Once I saw a falcon feeding on a cuckoo it had just caught when we came round a bend. And I love sitting on my deck and watching all the birds that visit the bushes and tress around you. Best entertainment!

William Paynter
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Birds are one of my favorite species of wildlife. Thank you for sharing the amazing shots of the rare birds you hav seen at Londolozi. I especially liked the pygmy geese.

Valmai Vorster
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Dan that is amazing that there were two different bird species at Londolozi that no one has seen before. It is exciting to see new birds and now that they are not listed in your area we’re you stay. Both of them are quite beautiful one being a duck and the other a goose is special.

Francesca Doria
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Hi Dan, I have a soft spot for ducks and geese and I’m happy that you dedicated your blog to such rare species. It’s a pity people Don get enough interested in them as in eagles or song birds, I’m sure that if they visit Londolozi more frequently you’ll be able to make them known and appreciated

Callum Evans
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Those are some amazing birds to see!!!

Chelsea Allard
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I’m a fellow bird lover so would have been thrilled to add these to my life list. Congratulations!

Michael and Terri Klauber
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Dan, Great work finding some “newbies”! We are planning to focus on the birds on our next visit!

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