Umdoni Bird Sanctuary

Umdoni Bird Sanctuary is situated in Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal in 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 southernmost 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.


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.