Vulture Research

The vulture nest monitoring project is done in collaboration with the Endangered Wildlife Trust of South Africa.

The project has two main aims. The first aim is to monitor permanent marked nests in terms of yearly use and secondly, to monitor elephant impact on trees used by vultures.

The Timbavati has the largest vulture nesting colony in the APNR. Together with the management of vegetation and elephants it is imperative to monitor vulture nest numbers as elephants impact on these trees. Vulture chicks are marked and visitors, guides and staff are requested to record their location.

Some birds have been found in KwaZulu-Natal and the Kalahari regions.