Bird Viewing

Murraysburg district is uniquely situated in the Western Cape Province but borders the Eastern and Northern Cape. The geographical area varies between six veld types, Eastern Lower Karoo, Eastern Upper Karoo, Gamka Karoo, Karoo Escarpment Grassland, Southern Karoo River and Upper Karoo Hardeveld. Camdebo Escarpment Thicket is on the edge of our border with Graaff-Reinet.

What all of this means is, that in our district you will find everything from the grass on the plains to some protea types in the mountains.

Birds on the Western cape challenge list that can be seen here:

  • Kori Bustard
  • Northern Black Korhaan
  • Cape Glossy starling
  • Yellow-throated Petronia
  • Yellow-crowned Bishop
  • African Firefinch
  • Red-billed Firefinch
  • African Quailfinch
  • Yellow-fronted Canary
  • Golden Breasted Bunting
  • Drakensberg Rockjumper
  • Desert¬†Cisticola
  • Buffy Pipit
  • Amur Falcon
  • Kurrichane Buttonquail
  • Eastern Clapper Lark
  • Green Woodhoopoe
  • Pink-billed Lark
  • Tawny Eagle
  • Village Indigobird
  • Scaly feathered Finch
  • Redheaded Finch
  • Giant Eagle Owl

The areas sightings list:

Here is a link to an online living document that we update with new sightings:

Please let Sarie know if you have any new sightings at

Click here to see Murraysburgs bird list

Contact Us

Sarie Reynolds

She is passionate about bird watching and has accommodation on her farm:

076 714 7482

Stefan Theron

Stefan is a keen birder and has years of experience. Contact him if you are looking for a guide.

082 907 2801