Arid Areas Birding – Part 1, Hermanus to Aus

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Nam Kgal 2 Our proposed route in blue.  The red route was in November.

Having completed an extensive trip around eastern and northern SA in November, we decided to try our luck in the arid western portion of the area, including southern and central Namibia.  Our first leg was to drive to Springbok, a long, hot drive with little opportunity to see new species.  We did have a serious attempt at finding a Cinnamon-breasted Warbler or two in the granite koppies around the town, but to no avail.

Next day saw us heading down to Port Nolloth and on to Alexander Bay, where our target was the Barlow’s Lark.  Once again we were disappointed not to find this elusive little bird, but we were astounded by the beautiful day in Port Nolloth.  The sea was like a lake and it was warm and sunny – a perfect beach day with no wind at…

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