Glen Austin Bird Sanctuary
- Address: 10 Belvedere Rd, Glen Austin AH, Midrand, 1685, South Africa
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Sanctuary , Family And Kids, Bird Watching
Glen Austin Bird Sanctuary - Review
Situated within the suburb of Glen Austin, this bird sanctuary offers a plethora of bird species. If you are a bird-lover, come here with your binocular to watch the birds of different hues and sizes. This includes African Sacred Ibis, Great Crested Grebe, Reed Cormorant, various herons and egrets, Spur-winged Goose, Egyptian Goose, Red-billed Teal, ducks and geese, Lanner Falcon, Lesser Kestrel, Black Kite, African Fish Eagle, Blue Crane, different doves, and pigeons. You can also explore the surrounding on horseback or on foot. Do not forget to take a nap before you visit this bird sanctuary as every second is going to be a precious one for you!
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Glen Austin Bird Sanctuary, Midrand Reviews
Serene and beautiful during the summer months. The whole place is full of a variety of bird species, lovely to walk around and just look and listen. Less bird life in the winter months and the water level does.drop considerably. The west side of the dam is used as a pathway for many people to and from Tembisa, so there is unfortunately quote a bit of litter spoling this beautiful place. Nonetheless it is still spectacular.
Tranquil, nice breeze on the day.
So close to home and so precious
The Glen Austin Bird Sanctuary and Giant Bull Frog Pan. In Spring and Summer the frogs come out from under the ground (out of aestivate state - like hibernation but they hibernate due to dry or hot conditions) This area is a breading ground for the endangered South African Bull Frog. These bull Frog can measure up to 20cm in length. In the summer months you can find loads of baby frogs getting ready to migrate across to other wet lands. From September onwards you will find herons, egyptian geese, wild ducks, egrets and even a flock of flamingos. Bring a pair of binoculars and do some bird watching or teach your kids to look after nature - bring a garbage bag and gloves and come and pick up litter. Sometimes the area looks wonderful... but after strong winds we do find some litter.
The small lake has a lovely selection of birds for birding, but the area is not very safe. This makes it very risky to take photos or just enjoy the view undisturbed.