Photo Safari Feature
The Carmine Bee-Eater Hide
Our Carmine Bee-eater Hide is put in place early in September once the Carmines are established at their nesting site. Carmines build their nests in huge colonies into the river bank so we must build our hide in the middle of the river in order to get the best viewing angle and distance.
A Must for Serious Birders
We drive clients in to the area, and in the presence of one of our armed scouts, we walk them across a long beach to the river’s edge. Here shoes are shed and the water entered. The wade through the river to the hide (anchored on a boat in front of the colony) is so exciting many clients say getting there is half the fun. The Carmines are very used to the hide’s presence and carry on about their business as though it wasn’t there. This hide provides fantastic photo opportunities of this spectacular bird. A must for serious birders and novices alike!