Hard to believe today, but the Great Snipe used to be so common in South Africa that it was hunted in large numbers by snipers (yes, that's where the word comes from). It then disappeared for about 80 years. However, could two separate sightings in January 2015 herald a return of this spectacular wader? That would be great indeed.
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- Faansie’s Bird Book – a fully fledged field guide…for kids August 17, 2018
- Faansie versus Harlequin May 10, 2018
- Herping lingo February 23, 2018
- WADERS now available in eBook format! February 23, 2018
- New column for Weg! / Go! magazine February 23, 2018