Free State (East) – Wolhuterskop Nature Reserve
About the Birding
Some of the elusive raptors like African Harrier-Hawk, Rufous-breasted and Black Sparrowhawk, Lanner Falcon, Jackal and Common (Steppe) Buzzard (summer), Verreaux’s, Long-crested, and African Fish Eagle can be seen here on a regular basis. The grassed, rocky slopes of the sandstone koppies (ridge) opposite the reserve’s dam offer Wailing Cisticola, Mocking Cliff, Ant-eating and Buff-streaked Chat, Cape Rock Thrush and Mountain Wheatear, three canary species(Cape, Yellow, and Black-throated) and Streaky-headed Seedeater.
About the Birding Site
The Wolhuterskop Nature Reserve (-28.273517, 28.280797), just past Loch Athlone Dam on the R26 heading south to Fouriesburg, also holds many avian treasures. Although the veld in Wolhuterskop Nature Reserve has been heavily degraded due to overgrazing in some areas of the reserve, there is still some good birding to be had.
Other Related Information
Recommended accommodation nearby:
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Local guide information:
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