Tag: bird watching



A beautiful African Pygmy-Kingfisher recently visited Likweti Lodge when he accidentally flew into a window. Jaco Hattingh of Likweti Lodge was lucky enough to spot the little bird in need and was able to rescue him from his dizzy flight. Just a few minutes later, the small ... Read More
January 15, 2016admin


Local bird expert, Peter Lawson shares his most recent, very exciting bird watching experience with us. Shortly after sunrise on a beautiful December morning I was listing birds while parked on a ridge in the south of the estate. The view before me was absolutely stunning with well-wooded ... Read More
December 26, 2015admin


Local bird expert, Peter Lawson shares his most recent, very exciting bird watching experience with us. I was at the entrance gate shortly after 06:00 on Wednesday 21st October. My plan was to update the Likweti bird list and of course I had to have a compulsory mug ... Read More
October 23, 2015admin
African Paradise-Flycatcher


The African paradise-flycatcher couple, which is commonly found at Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate, is truly a magnificent example of a modern relationship where both partners share tasks and responsibilities. The female flycatcher even lends a beak when it comes to nest construction and the two make sure ... Read More
May 6, 2015admin
Half Collared Kingfisher


Likweti Estate's birding list is growing rapidly and has just fewer than 200 species positively identified to date. According to bird expert Peter Lawson the following five special additions are well worth looking out for. Gorgeous Bush-shrike With its unmistakable crimson throat this species, formally known as Telophorus viridis, rates as one ... Read More
March 3, 2015admin



Late Migrants at Likweti

By April most migrant birds have left South Africa to spend their summer in warmer climates, but this year a number of species appear to be delaying their departure for reasons unknown to us. Around 7 April at Likweti there were still large numbers of European Bee-eaters and Barn Swallows....... also a ... Read More
April 23, 2014Megan Earnshaw


Peter Lawson visited Likweti on 12 February just after sunrise to spend a full day and night adding to our growing bird list. Normally stopping  just inside Main Gate one will hear birds actively calling in all directions almost immediately. However, on this occasion the staff were cutting and clearing the road verge so Peter ... Read More
February 17, 2014Megan Earnshaw



Putting our birds on the map!

We're proud to announce that renowned expert Peter Lawson has been appointed at Likweti to start our bird count verification. Says Peter – "I visited Likweti on 10 November 2013 and listed 97 bird species. It is a fabulous birding ... Read More
November 22, 2013Megan Earnshaw