Bonamanzi's Journal

June 11, 2021

Main habitats in Bonamanzi

There are five main habitats in Bonamanzi - defined by the vegetation. These are shown in the map:

Posted on June 11, 2021 14:02 by ricky_taylor ricky_taylor

June 09, 2021

Frogs and reptiles at Bonamanzi

With its diversity of habitats and the variety of wetlands Bonamanzi has a rich in herp fauna (frogs and reptiles).
Observations of these can be seen at:,Reptilia&place_id=172732&project_id=bonamanzi

This list is just a start - there are likely to be many more species.

Posted on June 09, 2021 09:22 by ricky_taylor ricky_taylor

June 08, 2021

Bonamanzi is a bird 'hotspot'

Bonamanzi is well known for its birding. The diversity of habitats in the nature reserve attracts many species of birds. And this, in turn, attracts many 'birders'.

eBird lists 355 species of birds that have been recorded from Bonamanzi. It is listed as one of their bird hotspots.
A checklist of the birds of Bonamanzi can be downloaded from eBird.

You can see what bird observations have been recorded for Bonamanzi in iNaturalist at

Posted on June 08, 2021 07:38 by ricky_taylor ricky_taylor

June 07, 2021

Purpose of the Bonamanzi Project

To conserve an ecosystem it is important to know what species are present. Species are the 'building-blocks' of the ecosystem.

This Bonamanzi Project aims to compile a list of the species that contribute to the richness of this nature reserve.

Join this project and, should you visit Bonamanzi, add your observations. Every observation helps.

Posted on June 07, 2021 09:56 by ricky_taylor ricky_taylor