Bontebok National Park

Renee and I spent last night at the Bontebok National Park outside Swellendam.  We  were there on a birding trip, trying to add some new birds to my 2013 Berg to Breede river challenge.  This is an endeavour by the Hermanus Bird Club to get more members looking at local birds, and it has got me by the throat, so to speak, as I am really pursuing it in a big way.  As it happened, we did not see many new birds at all, but were able to add a Black Sparrowhawk, Giant Kingfisher and Tambourine Dove to my list.

Apart from the disappointing birding, we did enjoy the walks along the river trails and also the journey there, when we went via Potberg, in order to see the Cape Vultures.  Our chalet at the camp on the banks of the Breede River was comfortable and had a very good view over the river.

2 thoughts on “Bontebok National Park

  1. peter Sumner

    Hi Ronnie,

    Do you have a list of te birds you DID see.

    We are going in 3 weeks time and tambourine dove would be a lifer for me. Where should I look for it?


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