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Birding Excursions In South-Africa

Along with its great biological diversity, thriving ecosystems and terrific climate, it is no wonder that South Africa has emerged as one of the top rated global destinations for bird watching excursions. South Africa has around 850 documented bird species, even 725 of those resident or migrant and fifty endemic. These numbers make bird watching excursions supremely satisfying for birders of all degrees who flock together (pardon the pun) From all around the globe to catch a peek of beautiful, rare and endangered species - such as the blue crane and black African oystercatcher..

Countless nature parks and also game reservations throughout the region provide excellent opportunities for bird watching. Tours into the coastal areas, the grassy wetlands, and even the interior locations and metropolitan areas using their high density of birds each square kilometre, allow bird watchers of varying ages and degrees of skills hours filled with sightings. Here are just a Number of the important birding areas of South Africa:


Many say that Cape Town offers the best sea-birding and pelagic bird watching tours inside the area. Certainly, many varieties of gulls, frigate birds, tropic birds, boobies, petrels, cormorants, albatrosses, and terns abound. For people who manage to envision their bird watching tours during the Sardine Run that occurs around July or June, the sight of Cape gannets diving in the seas to catch fish is certainly something to remember and record in birding journals. And why did we mention the African penguins? Make your way into Boulder Beach, and you're going to be delighted at just how near they are to you. To find out extra information on tropical birding tours, you have to visit site

Birding tours in the Western Cape will take you at which in fact the fynbos are, and that's exactly where you will also be able to see a few of South Africa's favourite endemics such as the orange-breasted sunbird, protea seedeater, Cape siskin, Cape sugarbird and Hottentot buttonquail. The cliffs are home to the Cape rockjumper, whereas the Knysna and Victoria's warblers prefer damper valleys.


tidal estuaries, freshwater lagoons marshes and flooded grasslands make this particular state a ideal habitat for a large variety of birds. It is one of the most spots to see on South Africa bird watching excursions. In Tembe Elephant Reserve alone, about 340 species of birds can be seen, including some rare one such as the Rudd's apalis, Natal nightjar and also the Woodward's barbet the others you may be lucky enough to see include the palmnut vulture, African broadbill, Neergaard's sunbird, Delegorgue's pigeon, Livingstone and Knysna turacos, and the southern banded snake eagle.


The central grasslands - an area of substantial grasses, marsh and wetlands are a popular destination for organised bird watching excursions to catch sight of a wide variety of birds such as Rudd's and Botha's larks, yellow-breasted and African stone pipits, the bush blackcap, gloomy and white-bellied korhaans, Stanley's bustard, the blue, grey-crowned and wattled cranes, the southern bald ibis, and also the white-winged flufftail. Lowveld, to the northeastern part of the nation, and low-lying bush areas function as home to a large numbers of South African raptors such as the martial eagle, tawny eagle, brown snake eagle, African hawk eagle, Walhberg's eagle, steppe eagle and lower seen eagle. Other great birds of note are that the saddle-billed stork, ostrich, southern ground hornbill and also the Kori bustard.