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DEDICATED BIRDING WEBPAGES FOR THE GREATER PLETT REGION

Posted on the 19th May 2014

Over the next few months a dedicated birdfinder web-page will be developed for the greater Plettenberg Bay region. This area is seen as one of the prime birding destinations in the province and now the management of the Plettenberg Bay Accommodation Association has decided to sponsor a project to market the area as such. The same format that was used for the development of the birding web-page for the Overstrand local municipal area will be used for this project. The text, together with images will be loaded on the Garden Route and Klein Karoo section on www.westerncapebirding.co.za The Overstrand web-page can be studied at the following link:
http://www.westerncapebirding.co.za/overberg/routes.php
(Note that the CAPE WHALE COAST BIRDING pages and not the OVERBERG ROUTES should be studied as the example).
One could ask what makes the greater Plettenberg Bay area so special for bird-watching? The region hosts a diverse range of sought after endemic species, such as the Blue Crane, Black Harrier, African Black Oystercatcher, Cape Sugarbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Knysna and Victorin's Warblers and Protea Seedeater. Several under-utilised and ecologically varied birding destinations such as the Robberg Nature Reserve, the Goose Valley Golf Estate, the Plett Sewage Works, the Bitou and Keurbooms Rivers and Estuaries, the Craggs, Radical Raptors, Birds of Eden, Nature’s Valley and the Tsitsikamma National Park (further afield) and many more need to be properly exposed to the growing local and international birding fraternity.
The development process of the proposed web-pages will include desktop research of previous publications and extensive site visits to important birding sites. The provisional text will be developed and then disseminated to experienced birders in the region for evaluation and ratification before being posted on the website. This is an open invitation to all interested and affected individuals and organisations within the region to inform the researcher of lesser known birding hotspots. Contact Anton at birding@overberg.co.za or 082 550 3347.

View over Nature's Valley
Grootrivier, Nature's Valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knysna Turaco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chorister Robin-Chat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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