Hartebeestfontein Conservancy is proud to offer articles about trees, flowers, birds and alien species of the region. 

Cape Vulture

August's bird of the month is the Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres)


Paradise Flycatcher

October’s bird of the month is the Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis). Photograph by Alex Delides of the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy  


Brown-hooded Kingfisher

April’s bird of the month is the Brown-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris). Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Halcyon albiventris - Photographed by E Stockenstroom, Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy


Barn Owl

November’s bird of the month is the Barn Owl (Tyto alba).  (Photographed by Eris Stockenstroom, Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy) 


Redbilled Woodhoopoe

September’s bird of the month is the Redbilled Woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus) Photographs courtesy of Annette Raaff.


Bird of the Month

Blacksmith Plover

Bird of the Month

Groundscraper Thrush

Bird of the Month

Crested Barbet

Bird of the Month

Blue waxbill

Bird of the Month

Cattle Egret

Bird of the Month

Halfcollared Kingfisher