Bird watching at Kalahari River and Safari Company

Birding on the Orange River near Augrabies National Park

Situated close to the Augrabies National park and on the banks of the Orange River, pack in your Birding book, cameras and Lenses, binoculars, sun hat, tripod and walking shoes if you want to spend the day ticking off your list.  With the advantage of a varied environment offering, trees, mountains, water, riverine vegetation, sand, bush, waterways, cliff faces and gorges, birders can look forward to:

  • Rosy faced Love birds (they really enjoy hanging around Camp and especially the campsites)
  • Pygmy falcon
  • Pale chanting Goshawk (are always swooping around the koppies looking for a quick meal)
  • Black chested Prinia
  • Cinnamon breasted Warbler
  • Fairy flycatcher
  • Karoo and Tractrac chat

Closer to the Orange River bank you will find;

  • Jacanas
  • Koots
  • Marsh Hen
  • Double banded plovers
  • Red throated Beatater
  • guineafowl
  • Helmeted Guineafowl
  • Namaqua Sandgrouse
  • Redwinged Starling
  • Hammerkop
  • Variety of Duck species,(black African duck and yellow billed ducks)
  • Egyptian goose
  • Goliath heron (A camp resident)
  • White egret
  • Spurwing goose(Largest African Waterfowl)
  • Breading pair of fish eagles
  • Burchell's coucal (Nesting in the reeds)

At night in and around camp you may here or spot;

  • Fiery necked nightjar (winter months)
  • Spotted eagle owl
  • Black smith Lapwing (Day birds but active at night with calls)

Further into the fields and mountainous area, towards Riemvasmaak, Vreedersvale and Blouputs you may encounter ;

  • The Mountain Wheater
  • Cape bunting
  • Short toed Rock thrush
  • Banded Courser
  • and many other lark species.

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Birding Rates and Booking information

Bird watching is free for camp guests Free

 Day visitors  fee
- Adults

- Kids

 

R60.00 per person
R30.00 per child