May has been a phenomenal month with the return of many thousands of migratory wildebeest and zebra. On the 15th of May we received reports of huge numbers of wildebeest entering the Grumeti Reserve from the mid-east boundary to the National Park. Since then wildebeest have continued to push in across the Grumeti River and out onto the central grasslands.
Here’s a Sightings Snapshot for May:
Read the full wildlife report here: Singita Grumeti Wildlife Report – May 2019
The birdlife on the Grumeti this month has been lovely with some new additions being observed out on the Gambaranyera plains to the West. Species included collared pratincole, Madagascar bee-eater and Hartlaub’s bustard. We were very excited to see black and white mannikin here on Sasakwa hill as they moved through in a flock of twenty or so individuals.
When one reads about the Serengeti it evokes images of old-fashioned adventure. But it is like appreciating God’s creations; or if put in another way, it’s a place visited by God’s chosen ones, it is a welcome to his paradise. And I never thought I would experience it from an eagle’s eye perspective.
We have had some lovely bird viewing this month as always. There are anywhere between 450 and 500 species of bird recorded here in the greater Serengeti ecosystem, depending on what time of year it is. The summer months are wonderful as there are always great numbers of migratory species stopping over or passing by.