Over a hundred species of birds make the conservancy their home, here's a list of species spotted in the area over the years.

Whitebreasted Cormorant
Reed Cormorant
Eastern White Pelican
Grey Heron
Blackheaded Heron
Purple Heron
Blue Crane(14/01/98)
Cattle Egret
Yellowbilled Egret
African Spoonbill
Hadeda Ibis
Sacred Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Spurwinged Goose
Egyptian Goose
Yellowbilled Duck
African Black Duck
Cape Shovelor
African Fish eagle
Booted Eagle
Brown Snake Eagle
Osprey(2004)(April 2007)
Jackal Buzzard
Steppe Buzzard
Forest Buzzard
Yellowbilled Kite
African Goshawk
Blackshouldered Kite
Black Sparrowhawk
Rock Kestrel
Spotted Eagle Owl
Barn Owl
Helmeted Guineafowl
Cape Francolin
Greywing Francolin

Redknobbed Coot
Crowned Plover
Blacksmiths Plover
Threebanded Plover
Ethiopian Snipe
Spotted Dikkop
Whiskered Tern
Rameron Pigeon
Rock Pigeon
Cape Turtle Dove
Laughing Dove
Namaqua Dove
Redchested Cuckoo
Diederick Cuckoo
Klaas's Cuckoo
Burchells Coucal
Fierynecked Nightjar
Alpine Swift
Greater Striped
Whitethroated Swallow
Banded Martin
Speckled Mousebird
Whitebacked Mousebird
Giant Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Malachite Kingfisher
Acasia Pied Barbet
Pied Crow
Whienecked Raven
Redwinged Starling
European Starling
Wattled Starling
Cape Bulbul

Cape Robin
Cape Wagtail
Southern Olive Thrush
Fiscal Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Paradise Flycatcher
Southern Anteating Chat
European Bee-eater
Fiscal Shrike
Southern Boubou
Cape White Eye
Cape Batis
Barthroated Apalis(Pale form)
Redcapped Lark
Orangethroated Longclaw
Cape Sugarbird
Malachite Sunbird
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird
House Sparrow
Cape Sparrow
Southern Masked Weaver
Cape Weaver
Cape Reed Warbler
Red Bishop
Yellowrumped Widow
Pintailed Wydah
Common Waxbill
Swee Waxbill
Bully Canary
Cape Canary
Click here to view photos taken of the Botttelary Renosterveld. Stewie Smit is the heart and soul of the Bottelary Hills. Click here to read more about him.

View a list of birds spotted in the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy. Click here.

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