Vredefort Dome trip report for 2005-12-04

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12 years 2 months ago #149 by gordon
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I took a drive from Johannesburg to visit the Vredefort Dome area, not having been there before. Having arrived quite late and been hampered by poor roads with very bad corrugations, it was too late to do any serious day birding. However I believe the area must have enormous potential. Driving in the dark, we managed to see about 30 - 40 nightjars taking off from the road as the car approached. Since I was with a friend that does not bird, I spared him the pain of stopping for each one that took off. The birds were probably Rufous Cheeked or Fierynecked?

I did get one or two photo's just before the sun went down so that people can at least get an idea as to how the area looks:

Does anyone know what species/specials to expect in this area?


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