Rich woodlands, rolling grasslands, riverine gorges and a variety of wetland habitats make for a huge diversity of birds. Bezhoek boasts a variety of iconic birds including African Finfoot, Verreaux’s Eagle White-bellied Korhaan and Southern Bald Ibis. Kingfishers, Goshawks, Swallows, Nightjars and Owls are among the well represented groups in this diverse wonderland. Birding connoisseurs will enjoy the challenge of a variety of highveld cisticolas, larks and pipits, and raptophiles will enjoy the diverse array of accipiters, falcons and eagles which may be encountered. Recent additions to the reserve list include Red-chested Flufftail, Black-bellied Bustard and Black Saw-wing. A weekend trip to the reserve can easily produce 100 species and advanced birders will aim for 150.
Bezhoek makes for an incredible birding experience. A total of 300 confirmed bird species is testimony to the ideal habitat that Bezhoek provides.We are honoured to have Etienne Marais present birding weekends at Bezhoek. Etienne leads birding tours across Southern and East Africa and we always look forward to having him at Bezhoek.