Birding with the Graaff-Reinet Bird Club

Birding in or near Graaff Reinet, Karoo Heartland in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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Birding Karoo Heartland

Where? Graaff-Reinet Bird Club, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape.

When? The Club meets once a month to travel to an interesting birding spot in the district - Please enquire.

How? Call Judy Caryer: +27 (0)49 891-0353 or Joan Collett: +27 (0)49 891-0840.

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Graaff Reinet, in Eastern Cape

Birders of all levels are welcome to join the Graaff-Reinet Bird Club whose 30 members range from experienced birders to eager learners. The club also welcomes tourists who are bird watchers or who seek guidance on local birds.

The Graaff-Reinet Bird Club, which was formed in 2001, meets once a month to travel to an interesting birding spot in the district. Many of these outings are to local farms. Nqweba Dam, when it has water, attracts many species of water birds.

These come and go but the following have been sighted: Blacknecked Grebe, Avocet, Greater Flamingo, Maccoa Duck and many other species of the more common water birds. At the Valley of Desolation and on the road to it, the following Karoo and mountain species were sighted: Black Eagle, Booted Eagle, Palewinged Starling, Layardís Titbbabbler and others.

To join a club outing, bring binoculars and a bird book (if available). The club is an independent body.

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