What is fascinating about the Richtersveld, is the large selection of bird species over very short distances. At the Orange River mouth, visitors will be able to spot various bird species, including the Flamingo, Spoonbill, Little Bittern, White–backed Night Heron, Maccoa duck and Cape Shoveller.
The coastal plains are home to many raptors, such as the Lanner and Peregrine Falcon, Black-breasted Snake Eagle and Rock Kestrel. In these vast, open plains you might also get to see about eight species of Lark, as well as the Booted and Verreaux’s (Black) Eagle, Ludwig’s Bustard, Dusky Sunbird, Ground Woodpecker and Southern Grey Tit.
The Orange River zone is home to many water bird species and bush also attracts Diederick Cuckoo, Cardinal Woodpecker, Barn Owl, Acacia Pied Barbet, Freckled Nightjar, Orange River White-eye and African Hoopoe to name only a few.
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