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African Young Birder of the Week - 2 February 2024

Updated: Feb 3

We are proud to announce our next African Young Birder of the Week.


This feature aims to showcase content from each of the featured birders, allowing us to celebrate young birding talent across the continent. Please share this post to spread the word about these amazing birders!


This feature is always done in proud collaboration with Young Wildlife Photographers of Southern Africa.



This week's Young Birder of the Week is Mikeli Bass.


We asked him 6 questions to get to know him better.


Where are you from? Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


How old are you? 15 years old


How long have you been birding? About 2 years.


Do you keep a life list? Yes, 413 currently


What's your favorite bird/s? Black-throated Wattle-eye


What makes birding so awesome? The endless opportunities as well as the incredible diversity of the birds


Click here to follow Mikeli on Instagram (@mikeli_wildlife_photography). Keep scrolling to see five of our favorite photos from Mikeli's Instagram profile.


Follow the Young Wildlife Photographers of Southern Africa on Instagram, and Facebook, or check out their informative website.



We selected five of our favorite photos from Mikeli's Instagram profile. Comment on the post and tell us your favorite of the five images.


Southern Double-collared Sunbird
Knysna Turaco
Fiscal Flycatcher


Long-tailed Widowbird

Grey-winged Francolin

Red-chested cuckoo

Click here to follow Mikeli on Instagram (@mikeli_wildlife_photography).




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