When we celebrate a day dedicated to a particular animal or species; there’s a reason for it. Did you know that today, nearly 12 percent of the world’s 9,800 bird species may face extinction within the next century? Imagine waking up to the sound of… nothing.

No chirping twitter from the tree tops, no quacks from the water’s edge. A life without birds in it, would be a terrible one. Which is why we take a moment to celebrate International Bird Day on the 5th of January every year.
Beside from the cheerful sounds and inspiration that birds add to our life, the role they play in the natural functioning of an ecosystem is a very important one. International Bird Day came about in an attempt to raise public awareness and education about the needs of birds that are kept in captivity.

Secretary Bird
Secretary Bird

So for us here at Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge, it’s a chance for us to be grateful that on a daily basis we are spoilt with sightings of Harrier Hawks, that we get to hear the chitter chatter of Guinea Fowl and Francolin, and that every morning we are woken with the sweet sound of wild birds as they greet the morning sun.

If you love birds as much as we do, join us for some exciting bird watching on a morning game drive, or relax around the lodge and watch as a plethora of colourful bird life comes to visit.

Until then.
Ranger Iris.