Diamonds 'n Daisies

Accommodation in the gem of the Northern Cape

Kleinzee Self Catering Holiday Home

Your comfort zone, away from home

Bird watching

Awesome bird watching

Birding routes include walks along the coast.

You can also arrange a guided bird walk/drive with Rodville Adams at 076 642 0868

Around an estuary and in the nature reserves. Approximately 115 bird species have been recorded in the Kleinsee area, representing a fair cross section of all 12 groups. Some of the species most likely to be encountered year-round are terrestrials such as Kori and Ludwig’s bustards and Southern Black Korhaan, which are often flushed from the shrubs in the nature reserve, raptors such as Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk and Jackal Buzzard, inland waterbirds such as Greater and Lesser flamingos and Great White Pelican, waders and shorebirds such as African Black Oystercatcher, insect-eaters such as Karoo Scrub-Robin and Karoo Prinia, and nectar-feeders such as Southern Double-collared and Malachite sunbirds. Other key birds include Barlow’s Lark, Cape Eagle-Owl, Black-necked Grebe, Cape Penduline-Tit, Cape Long-billed Lark, Chat Flycatcher, Tractrac Chat and Black-headed Canary. The substantial stretch of seashore and tidal pools offer sightings of a good number of endemic coastal waders, shoreand seabirds. African Black Oystercatcher, Hartlaub’s Gull and South African Shelduck are relatively easy to find here. The Buffels River estuary’s wetland area teems with aquatic birds, waders, warblers, weavers and more. It’s a good site for both flamingo species, Great White Pelican, Lesser Swamp Warbler, Little Rush Warbler and Grey-backed Cisticola. Areas around Komaggas, a small town en route to Springbok, include thornveld with mainly Acacia erioloba (camelthorn) and Acacia karroo (common hook-thorn), and mountainous terrain, which is great for finding Bokmakierie, Large-billed Lark, Layard’s Tit-Babbler, Dusky Sunbird, Pale-winged Starling and Lark-like Bunting. A variety of birding routes is possible and an itinerary suited to one’s specific needs can be put together at short notice