The two rivers, Nkanga and Mooba running through the center of the ranch, are translated into English as the Guineafowl & Ground Hornbill so it is no surprise that we live in a bird paradise. There are many species of birds on the ranch, which is a birder’s delight due to the huge size of our preserved fauna and flora that attracts migrant birds in summer as well as hosts year round resident bird populations. The most numerous residents on the ranch are flocks of Francolins and Guinea Fowls however many hundreds of Trumpeter Hornbills provide the evocative mournful wail as constant background noise. All types of Raptor are seen on the ranch from nesting martial eagles to small hawks including the red necked falcon that breeds on our borassus palm trees.
Some experts believe that the majority of the total world wide population of Chaplin’s Barbet nest on our ranch and that of one neighbour. Ground Hornbills and Secretary birds are still nesting on the ranch and Hammerkop nests are to be seen along most river and stream couses with a wide selection of other water birds.