Rietvlei Nature Reserve (between Tswane and Johannesburg) - SA Tourism site has useful information including "African fish eagle, half-collared and giant kingfishers, and purple gallinule. You’ll also find grassland specials like the grass owl, spikeheeled lark, buffy pipit and orange-throated longclaw."

Male Southern Red Bishop, or Red Bishop, Euplectes orix at Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa,

Pilanesberg Game Reserve, in the North West Province has a "variety of habitats, ranging from grassland, woodland, mountains and ravines to bushveld and a huge dam" . Situated in the crater of an extinct volcano. According to SA Tourism's site it is home to over 300 species

The Pilanesberg Game Reserve in the North West province is a dream destination for birders. Because of the variety of habitats you could tick off up to 300 species

Wakkerstroom border of Mpumalanga and KZN. Rudd’s Lark, Bothas Lark, Yellow Breasted Pipit, Blue Korhaan and Southern Bald Ibis,  blue and crowned cranes,  the white-winged flufftail"  "Situated in the Grasslands Biosphere Reserve – South Africa’s largest grassland biome, covering 27% of the country and ranked alongside the Russian steppes, North American prairies and South American pampas." http://www.southafrica.net/za/en/articles/entry/article-birdlife-south-africa

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Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State - 175 species of birds including  buzzards, kestrels, Verreaux's eagles, Lanner Falcons, threatened Bearded Vulture. According to SA Tourism's website "two threatened endemic species – the Yellow-breasted pipit and Southern bald ibis – are present. Other local birds with a limited distribution found here include the blue korhaan and the handsome Drakensberg rock-jumper."

Birding in the Free State's Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve - birding, hiking, game viewing, flowers. Spring-Summer time of year

Situated just off the highway and within easy driving distance from Johannesburg, Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve is the ideal getaway for hiking, mountain

File:Marievale Bird sanctuary flyer.pdf

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Pelagic species in South Africa - South African Tourism site has a helpful overview of where to go.

Expect beautiful and warm winter days. This is a view of Lion's Head and Signal Hill.

Marievale Bird Sanctuary, about 1 hour south of Jhb - species found there: "Little Bittern, Slaty Egrets, Black and Squacco herons, african rails, crakes, moorhens, cormorants and snipes, also relatively easy to see the Goliath heron, Fulvous duck and African Shelduck. Marievale sometimes ..extremely rare vagrants... sightings of buff-spotted flufftails, buff-breasted sandpiper, SA Tourism's website has lots of useful information for planning a visit.

Not far from Johannesburg, surrounded by old and current gold mines, is the Marievale Bird Sanctuary. This wetland of international importance attracts plenty of species.

Bird Island Nature Reserve, off the Western Cape coast. " something of a local hangout for the area’s pelagic birds, the island is also home to roosting terns, cormorants, gulls and a colony of African penguins." according to South African Tourism site.

This coastal nature reserve offers a fascinating glimpse into the wonderful ways of Cape gannets and a host of other pelagic birds.

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