Day 1 Johannesburg – Pofadder
A day’s driving from Johannesburg leaves us well placed to bird the area the following morning. Stops en route should turn up Social Weaver, Pygmy Falcon, and the first of many endemic and near-endemic lark species.
Day 2 Pofadder Birding
We’ll head north to Koa dunes looking for Cinnamon-breasted Warbler, Red Lark, Rosy-faced Lovebird.
Day 3 Pofadder – Springbok
The drive to Springbok should allow us a chance to see Stark’s Lark, Sclater’s Lark, Karoo Lark, Karoo Long-billed Lark, Karoo Eremomela, Black-eared Sparrowlark and Black-headed and Damara Canary (which is split from Black-headed Canary by some authorities).
Day 4 Springbok – Port Nolloth-Springbok
Our target for the day is the range restricted Barlow’s Lark which favours the arid coastline between Port Nolloth and Luderitz in Namibia. We’ll also have a chance to see Cape Long-billed Lark.
Day 5 Springbok-Upington
We’ll target anything else we have not yet seen today, such as the tricky Sclater’s Lark.
Day 6 Upington – Johannesburg
Orange River White-eye, Chat Flycatcher and Sociable Weavers will be the order of the day as we leave the arid Kalahari bushveld and head back towards the Highveld.