Umdoni Bird Sanctuary

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Umdoni Bird Sanctuary is situated in Amanzimtoti, Durban, South Africa. The sanctuary is often simply referred to as The Bird Park by locals or as Amanzimtoti Bird Sanctuary. The area is roughly 4 ha of land including a dam on a tributary of the Amanzimtoti River. There are picnic areas and forest trails.

A kilometer-long trail runs through the sanctuary. There are three hides on the trail from which visitors can watch some of the 150 species of birds that inhabit the sanctuary.[1] The sanctuary is home to large flocks of Spur-winged geese and White-faced ducks. The sanctuary was also home to the southern-most breeding pair of Palm-nut vultures in 2009. Narina trogons are also often sighted here and the endangered Spotted ground-thrush has been seen.

Blue duiker and endangered Cape clawless otters frequent the sanctuary.


Blue peafowls at Umdoni Bird Sanctuary. 
Egyptian geese and spur-winged geese at Umdoni Bird Sanctuary. 
Part of the gardens at Umdoni Bird Sanctuary. 
Vervet monkeys in a tree. 
White-faced whistling ducks resting on the lawn. 
Part of the forest trail. 
Protogoniomorpha parhassus aethiops at Umdoni Bird Sanctuary.

Coordinates: 30°02′05″S 30°53′31″E / 30.03472°S 30.89194°E / -30.03472; 30.89194

  1. ^ "Amanzimtoti Bird Sanctuary". eThekwini Municipality 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2013.