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Northern Cape Birding
Bird-watching in the Northern Cape

More than 500 bird species have been recorded in the Northern Cape. There are a number of important bird-watching sites, some of which are described in Southern African BirdFinder (see below) and the Important Bird Area book (see below)

More information about the Northern Cape’s birds can be obtained from Mark Anderson.

Barnes, K.N. & Anderson, M.D. 1998. Important Bird Areas of the Northern Cape. In: The Important Bird Areas of southern Africa. Barnes, K.N. (ed). Pp 103-122. BirdLife South Africa, Johannesburg.

Cohen, C., Spottiswoode, C. & Rossouw, J. 2006. Southern African Birdfinder. Struik, Cape Town.

Bird checklist
A very informative and attractive Kimberley bird checklist can be purchased for R5.00 from Eddie McFarlane at the Book Bin in Kimberley
(78 Jones Street, 053-8322541).


35 Common Birds in the Kimberley Area

Access to Kamfers Dam

Bird-watching sites in the Kimberley Area

How to get to Spitkop Dam

Where and when to see Kimberley and Long-tailed Pipits

Red data species in the Northern Cape

Northern Cape bird list

Northern Cape's Important Bird Areas

Raptor species list

Birds, Kimberley’s other gems

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