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Birds

Verreaux’s (Black) Eagle breed in the park.

Other species of interest that occur include: Pygmy Falcon, Pale Chanting Goshawk, Rosy-faced Lovebird, Namaqua Warbler, Black-chested Prinia, Cinnamon-breasted Warbler, Mountain Wheatear (Chat), Tractrac and Karoo Chat and Fairy Flycatcher. There is also an isolated western population of Double-banded Sandgrouse in addition to Namaqua Sandgrouse.

The area around the gorge is the place to look for Black eagle. Keep an eye out too for Peregrine Falcon and Rock Kestrel, while Bradfield’s and Alpine Swift and Rock and Brown-throated Martin should be seen.

Echo Corner is a good place to look for Cinnamon-breasted Warbler, while the parks many rock koppies could produce Mountain Wheatear, Short-toed Rock-Thrush and Cape Bunting .

In more open country, away from the river, search for Ludwig’s Bustard, Karoo Korhaan, Double-banded Courser and several lark species.

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