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Birding in Goegap Nature Reserve, Springbok, Namaqualand

The Geogap Nature Reserve near Springbok is situated in a hilly area of the Namaqualand, and like most of the rest of the region is transformed into a magical flower carpet between August and October. Though low rainfall and ephemeral vegetation result in a low number of resident species, the annual abundance attracts many species – with 93 species recorded there in the ‘flower months’.

While perhaps not one of the most spectacular birding areas as far as colourful species goes, who needs colour when you have so many flowers? Birding in the Goegap is as much about the flora as it is about the birds, and when you do look up, you’re virtually guaranteed the sight of a raptor wheeling in the bright blue sky above you.

Peter Chadwick’s article Goegap Birding for Country Life was published in March 201, and gives the reader wonderful insight into both the reserve and the birds.

More info on the quaint town of Springbok More info on the Namaqualand area



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