Birding Routes

THEEWATERSKLOOF BIRDING - INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS Show details

THE ENDEMIC AND OTHER SPECIAL BIRD SPECIES OF THE THEEWATERSKLOOF REGION Show details

BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG WHEATBELT IMPORTANT BIRD AND BIODIVERSITY AREA - INTRODUCTORY OVERVIEW Show details

THE SIR LOWRYS PASS SITE Show details

THE KOGELBERG BIOSPHERE RESERVE Show details

THE HIGHLANDS AND VALLEY ROADS LOOPS Show details

THE ELGIN/ GRABOUW COUNTRY CLUB & EIKENHOF DAM Show details

HOTTENTOTS HOLLAND NATURE RESERVE Show details

VILLIERSDORP Show details

THE THEEWATERSKLOOF DAM Show details


(NB! This section is still under production and will be completed by middle January 2016. - Ed.)

 

TWK 2 2 3 TWK DAM

FYNBOS SPECIALS ORANGE-BREASTED SUNBIRD, CAPE SISKIN, CAPE SUGARBIRD, VICTORIN'S WARBLER,
OTHER ENDEMICS OR NEAR ENDEMICS CAPE CANARY, FISCAL FLYCATCHER, CAPE SPURFOWL, SWEE WAXBILL, CAPE WHITE-EYE, CAPE BULBUL, CAPE SPURFOWL, ACACIA PIED BARBET, CAPE GRASSBIRD.
WHEATFIELDS AND OPEN COUNTRY SOUTHERN RED and YELLOW BISHOPS, BLUE CRANE, CAPE CROW, BLACK-HEADED HERON, LARGE-BILLED AND RED-CAPPED LARKS, AFRICAN PIPIT, KAROO PRINIA, WHITE-NECKED RAVEN, STREAKY-HEADED SEEDEATER, AFRICAN STONECHAT, DENHAM'S BUSTARD, BRIMSTONE CANARY, GREY-BACKED and ZITTING CISTICOLAS, NAMAQUA DOVE, CROWNED LAPWING, LARGE-BILLED LARK, AFRICAN and LONG-BILLED PIPITS, PIED STARLING, ALPINE and LITTLE SWIFT, ANT-EATING CHAT, CLOUD CISTICOLA, CATTLE EGRET, KAROO KORHAAN, SOUTHERN BLACK KORHAAN, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED LARK, CAPE LONGCLAW, NEDDICKY, PLAIN-BACKED PIPIT, GREY-BACKED SPARROWLARK, WATTLED STARLING, BLACK STORK,
BIRDS OF FOREST HABITATS OR THICKETS BAR-THROATED APALIS, CAPE BATIS, SOUTHERN BOUBOU, TAMBOURINE DOVE, AFRICAN DUSKY FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN OLIVE-PIGEON, FOREST CANARY, LONG-BILLED CROMBEC, BLUE-MANTLED CRESTED-FLYCATCHER, LEMON DOVE, SOMBRE GREENBUL, GREATER and LESSER HONEYGUIDES, BROWN-BACKED HONEYBIRD, AFRICAN PARADISE-FLYCATCHER,
ROCKY AREAS; MOUNTAIN WHEATEAR, GROUND WOODPECKER,

COMMON SPECIES RED-EYED DOVE, FORK-TAILED DRONGO, COMMON FISCAL, CAPE ROBIN-CHAT, DOVES, CAPE SPARROW, GREATER DOUBLE-COLLARED and MALACHITE SUNBIRDS,, COMMON WAXBILL, CAPE WAGTAIL, CAPE WEAVER, CAPPED WHEATEAR, PIN-TAILED WHYDAH, BOKMAKIERIE, WHITE-THROATED and YELLOW CANARY, AFRICAN HOOPOE, BROWN-HOODED KINGFISHER, BROWN-THROATED & ROCK MARTINS, RED-FACED and SPECKLED MOUSEBIRDS, SOUTHERN MASKED-WEAVER, STREAKY-HEADED SEEDEATER, RED-FACED, HOUSE and SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED SPARROW, AMETHYST and SOUTHERN DOUBLE0COLLARED SUNBIRDS, WHITE-BACKED MOUSEBIRD,
WATER BIRDS COMMON LEVAILLANT'S CISTICOLA, RED-KNOBBED COOT, WHITE-BREASTED CORMORANT, YELLOW-BILLED DUCK, EGYPTIAN and SPURWINGED GEESE, BLACKSMITH LAPWING, HADEDA IBIS,
NOT SO MUCH BLACK CRAKE, AFRICAN DARTER, REED CORMORANT, LITTLE GREBE, HAMERKOP, GREY and PURPLE HERON, GIANT and MALACHITE KINGFISHERS, COMMON MOORHEN, THREE-BANDED PLOVER, LITTLE RUSH-WARBLER, AFRICAN SPOONBILL, LESSER SWAMP-WARBLER, RED-BILLED TEAL, AFRICAN SNIPE, PIED AVOCET, LITTLE BITTERN, BLACK CRAKE, WHITE-BACKED DUCK, LITTLE & YELLOW-BILLED EGRET, GREATER & LESSER FLAMINGOS, BUFF-SPOTTED and RED-CHESTED FLUFFTAILS, BLACK-NECKED GREBE, GLOSSY IBIS, HALF-COLLARED KINGFISHER, PIED KINGFISHER, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, KITTLITZ'S PLOVER, SOUTHERN POCHARD, AFRICAN RAIL, SA SHELDUCK, CAPE SHOVELER, BLACK-WINGED STILT, AFRICAN SNIPE, WHISKERED TERN,

MIGRANTS GREATER STRIPED and WHITE-THROATED SWALLOW, DIDERICK, KLAAS'S AND RED-CHESTED CUCKOOS, AFRICAN PARADISE-FLYCATCHER, WHITE STORK, BLACK SAWWING, BARN, PEARL-BREASTED SWALLOW, WILLOW WARBLER, EUROPEAN BEE-EATER, SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, COMMON HOUSE-MARTIN, BANDED MARTIN, AFRICAN REED-WARBLER, HORUS SWIFT,
VAGRANTS LARK-LIKE BUNTING, BLACK-HEADED CANARY, BLACK CUCKOO, EURASIAN HOBBY, SAND MARTIN, AFRICAN OPENBILL, RED-BILLED QUELEA, EUROPEAN ROLLER, MARABOU STORK

WADERS: KITTLIZ'S and THREE-BANDED PLOVERS, COMMON SANDPIPER, LITTLE STINT, COMMON GREENSHANK, CURLEW, MARSH and WOOD SANDPIPERS, 

(Note that there are links to more information, trip reports and the like below the photographs that may be used to further plan a visit to the area).

Blacksmith Lapwings  (Image by CN)
Black Crake  (Image by RM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karoo Prinia  (Image by CN)
Brown-throated Martin  (Image by RM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

    BOTRIVER VILLAGE AND VAN DER STEL PASS Show details

    THE KARWYDERSKRAAL AND SWARTRIVIER ROADS Show details

    CALEDON VILLAGE Show details

    THE CALEDON WILD FLOWER GARDEN Show details

    THE OUDEKRAAL ROAD AND TESSELAARSDAL Show details

    THE R326 BETWEEN STANFORD AND RIVIERSONDEREND Show details

    THE R406 TO GREYTON Show details

    GREYTON VILLAGE AND NATURE RESERVE Show details

    THE R406 BETWEEN GREYTON AND RIVIERSONDEREND Show details

    BIRDING IN AND AROUND RIVIERSONDEREND Show details

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Show details