Birding in Wakkerstroom

Wakkerstroom is one of South Africa's premier birding destinations.

The area is blessed with three major bird habitat types - wetlands, grasslands and forests and this, together with a wide altitudinal range increases the birding opportunities with relatively little effort required from the birders themselves. Coupled with the wide range of accommodation choices and a selection of Birding Guides, birders are ensured of a quality experience par excellence.

Some of the species which can be seen are:

Wetland Species:

  • African Marsh-Harrier
  • Grey Crowned Crane
  • African Snipe
  • African Purple Swamphen
  • African Grass Owl
  • Red-chested Flufftail
  • White-winged Flufftail
  • Corn Crake

High Altitude Grassland Species:

  • Rudd's Lark
  • Botha's Lark
  • Yellow-breasted Pipit
  • Southern Bald Ibis
  • Blue Korhaan
  • Denham's Bustard
  • Buff-streaked Chat
  • Ground Woodpecker

Forest Species:

  • Bush Blackcap
  • Chorister Robin-Chat
  • White-starred Robin
  • Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher
  • Orange Ground Thrush

For more information on birding in  Wakkerstroom, please download the documents below.

Local birding information and routes - (98KB)

Birding list - (107KB)