Kalahari – Witsand Nature Reserve
About the Birding
What Witsand Nature Reserve lacks in size, it makes up for in its abundance of Little Brown Jobs (LBJs), and it’s a wonderful place for one to get to grips with this challenging group of birds.
The cottages and campsites are well positioned within stands of camelthorns and here one can look for Pearl-spotted Owlet, Kalahari Scrub Robin, Helmeted Guineafowl, Black-chested Prinia, Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler, Acacia Pied Barbet.
About the Birding Site
Located in an area covering three major vegetation types, this small (3500ha) reserve was proclaimed in 1994, and covers Karroid Kalahari Bushveld, Orange River Nama Karoo and Kalahari Mountain Bushveld. This convergence of habitat, makes for both for wonderful birding and charming scenery, not to mention the sunken bird hide to watch up to 3 species of sandgrouse from.
Other Related Information
Access and facilities:
South African Citizens & Residents (with ID): R60 per adult/day, R40 per child/day.
Standard Conservation Fee:R120 per adult/day, R60 per child/day.
Gate/office hours 08:00-18:00.