Birds – |Ai-|Ais Richtersveld TP
Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.
Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.
Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.
Philip is the author of the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.
The |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld has over 200 bird species recorded with 23 species restricted to southern Africa. The only breeding pair of augur buzzards in the region occurs here, and the high cliffs are very good viewing sites for other birds of prey, such as jackal buzzard and African fish eagle. Migratory birds are present from November to April.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid Birders(E) endemic = only lives in South Africa
(NE) near-endemic = also lives in neighboring countries
- Cape bunting
- Cape francolin (NE)
- Cape long-billed lark (E)
- Cape weaver (E)
- Capped wheatear
- Cinnamon-breasted warbler
- Fairy flycatcher
- Ground woodpecker (NE)
- Karoo eremomela
- Karoo lark
Facts & Figures
Nov to Apr
Best Time for Bird Watching
|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld is great for bird watching throughout the year but the period from November to April is best as it allows migrant species to be seen as well. It is, however, very hot at this time of the year. Generally, the best time for visiting is during the cooler winter months from May to September.