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Estuaries are important nurseries for small fish and rich feeding grounds for a host of birds particularly fish eaters like cormorants, egrets and those seen here - Purple Heron, mixed Terns, Malachite Kingfisher and the African Spoonbill.
Anne’s Birding Tours

Estuaries, wetlands and

salt marshes

The transition zones where rivers flow into the sea are extremely productive. They provide food, shelter and breeding grounds for many species. Certain conditions result in abnormal salinity which requires special adaptations in plants and organisms that inhabit these systems.

Fish River wetland

Here the jointed succulent Sarcocornia has literally turned red in response to high saline levels. Green chlorophyll breaks down to form red carotenoids. The succulent will die if covered by water for more than 2 weeks.

African Fish-Eagle

The evocative call of the African Fish-Eagle can be heard as it patrols the waters in search of prey.

South African Shelduck

Waterfowl dabble or graze on vegetation and thrive on submerged aquatic plants and their attendant invertebrates.  
Anne’s Birding Tours

Estuaries, wetlands and

salt marshes

The transition zones where rivers flow into the sea are extremely productive. They provide food, shelter and breeding grounds for many species. Certain conditions result in abnormal salinity which requires special adaptations in plants and organisms that inhabit these systems.

Fish River wetland

Here the jointed succulent Sarcocornia has literally turned red in response to high saline levels. Green chlorophyll breaks down to form red carotenoids. The succulent will die if covered by water for more than 2 weeks.

African Fish-Eagle

The evocative call of the African Fish-Eagle can be heard as it patrols the waters in search of prey.

South African Shelduck

Waterfowl dabble or graze on vegetation and thrive on submerged aquatic plants and their attendant invertebrates.  
 Estuaries are important nurseries for small fish and rich feeding grounds for a host of birds particularly fish eaters like cormorants, egrets and those seen here - Purple Heron, mixed Terns, Malachite Kingfisher and the African Spoonbill.