Birding around Hondo Hondo
Just walking around the camp, and the surrounding fields you can see many species of birds, several endemic to the area. We have compiled a bird checklist with the help of visiting ornithologists and you will find this list in reception. When you go for a stroll around, you can take this with you and see how many you can spot – and if you can add to the list!
Birding is popular with many visitors and you have a variety of habitats to explore. Up in the Udzungwa National Park there is the forest itself and associated species; around the camp you can investigate the forest edge and the paddy fields; and out on the Kilombero Valley floor you will find the sugar cane plantation home to many many more. Notables include: Livingstone’s Turaco, Pels Fishing Owl, the Kilombero Weaver, the White Tailed Cisticola, the Kilombero Cisticola.
Please see here a couple of links to blogs written by birders who have visited Hondo Hondo and loved it. Do let us know if you would like us to feature your own blog on our website!
Le Monde d’Ornithologie – Hondo Hondo and its birds by Valery Schollaert (in French)
A Birder’s Blog – Udzungwas or Bust!