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Soutpansberg-Limpopo Birding

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 12:58 -- abc_admin
Sarah Venter. Third edn. 2005. 40 pp, colour photographs, map. Softback. ISBN 0-620-33623-4. Distributed by Soutpansberg - Limpopo Birding Route non-profit organisation. E-mail: contactus@limpopobirding.com.
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The stated aim of this colourful and informative booklet is to introduce the Soutpansberg and Limpopo Valley areas to the birding world, and to encourage ecotourism, stimulate rural economic development and help create awareness of the need for bird conservation. The region covered lies in north-east South Africa, on the border with Botswana and Zimbabwe (the Limpopo River forming the border), with the northern part of Kruger National Park in the east. This relatively little-known area, which has some spectacular scenery, boasts over 540 bird species, including 29 southern African endemics and 32 near-endemics. The booklet contains general information about the region and suggestions on self-drive routes, information on tour operators, a brief presentation of 40 birding sites and an annotated birdlist. Trip reports and site lists can be accessed on the Soutpansberg-Limpopo Birding Route website: www.limpopobirding.com.

Ron Demey

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