Birding Routes

INTRODUCTION TO BIRDING ALONG THE CAPE WHALE COAST Show details

ENDEMIC BIRD SPECIES OF THE CAPE WHALE COAST REGION Show details

PELAGIC ENCOUNTERS FROM KLEINBAAI IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST Show details

THE ROOIELS SITE - IN SEARCH OF THE CAPE ROCK-JUMPER Show details

AFRICAN PENGUINS AND CORMORANTS AT STONY POINT Show details

THE HAROLD PORTER NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS Show details

BIRDING AT THE KOGELBERG BIOSPHERE RESERVE AND KLEINMOND Show details

BIRDING AT ROOISAND ALONG THE BOT RIVER ESTUARY Show details

BIRDING AT FISHERHAVEN & THE HAWSTON SEWAGE WORKS Show details

THE VERMONT SALT PAN Show details

BIRDING AT ONRUS AND HARDERBAAI Show details

BIRDING ALONG THE HEMEL & AARDE VALLEY AND ROTARY WAY SCENIC DRIVE Show details

BIRDING ALONG THE HERMANUS CLIFF PATHS AND THE KLEIN RIVER ESTUARY Show details

THE FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE AT HERMANUS Show details

BIRDING IN AND AROUND STANFORD Show details

FROM STANFORD TO THE UILENKRAALS ESTUARY AND BEYOND Show details

THE DANGER POINT PENINSULA Show details

DYER ISLAND AND SURROUNDS Show details

THE UILENKRAALS VALLEY TO BAARDSKEERDERSBOS AND BEYOND Show details

BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG WHEATBELT IMPORTANT BIRD AND BIODIVERSITY AREA - INTRODUCTORY OVERVIEW Show details

WHEATBELT BIRDING CIRCLE ROUTE 1: KARWYDERSKRAAL AND SWART RIVER ROADS Show details

WHEATBELT BIRDING CIRCLE ROUTE 2: THE OUDEKRAAL ROAD Show details

WHEATBELT BIRDING CIRCLE ROUTE 3: THE PAPIESVLEI AREA Show details

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Show details


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Members of BirdLife Overberg have provided the text and most of the images for these Cape Whale Coast birding route descriptions. BirdLife Overberg was formed with the following aims in mind:
To allow people in the Overberg with an interest in birds to become involved in bird-watching by participating in the typical activities associated with BirdLife South Africa and its international partners;
To place strong emphasis on educational programs in order to get participants involved in the meaningful conservation of birds and their habitats;
To market the Overberg as a top birding destination, thus contributing to the region's already impressive tourism infrastructure.
Further information on birding along the Cape Whale Coast and the activities of BirdLife Overberg can be obtained from:
EMAIL: birding@overberg.co.za
MOBILE: +27 (0)82 550 3347 or +27 (0)82 455 8402
WEBSITE: www.westerncapebirding.co.za

 The members of BirdLife Overberg would like to thank and congratulate the AGULHAS BIODIVERSITY INITIATIVE (ABI) SMALL GRANTS FACILITY for supporting the development of these birdfinder web pages through sponsorship obtained from the TABLE MOUNTAIN FUND (an associated trust of WWF South Africa). The hope is expressed that these pages will contribute to the further development of the Cape Whale Coast as one of the top bird-watching and eco-tourism destinations in the Western Cape Province and South Africa.

Our appreciation also goes to Londeka Zondi of the ABI/ FLOWER VALLEY CONSERVATION TRUST for assisting with the administration of the project. 

PHOTO CREDITS:
OUR APPRECIATION GOES TO THE FOLLOWING BIRDLIFE OVERBERG PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO HAVE PROVIDED IMAGES USED FOR THIS PROJECT:

  • Craig Adam
  • Louis Alberts
  • MC Botha
  • Chris Cheetham
  • Wilfred Chivell
  • Marcia Crous
  • Wilfred Crous
  • Ingrid Grundlingh
  • Riaan Jacobs
  • Carin Malan
  • Dawid Malan
  • Richard Masson
  • Charles Naude
  • Anton Odendal
  • Kerry Tindall
  • Jessie Walton

OTHER IMAGES PROVIDED BY:

  • Ronel Botha (Stormy weather, Onrus)
  • Mike Bridgeford of BirdLife Plettenberg Bay (Victorin's Warbler)
  • Duncan Butchart (Albatross study)
  • CapeNature (Several landscape images)
  • Dickie Chivell (Dyer Island Conservation Trust)
  • Dr Alan Lee (Hottentot Buttonquail)
  • Aurelia Esterhuise (Onrus sunset)
  • The Overstrand Municipality (Several landscape images)

OUR APPRECIATION GOES TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS WHO HAD REVIEWED AND SCRUTINISED SECTIONS OF THE TEXT:

  • Louis Alberts of BirdLife Overberg
  • David Beattie, Chairman of the Hermanus Cliff Path Management Group
  • MC Botha of BirdLife Overberg
  • Paul Bramhall of the Kleinmond Bird Club
  • Chris Cheetham of BirdLife Overberg
  • Wilfred Chivell of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust
  • Paul Coetzee from Betty's Bay
  • Paula Combrink of BirdLife Overberg
  • Brenda du Toit of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust
  • Jane Forrester of Harold Porter Botanical Garden, SANBI
  • Peter Hochfelden of the Walker Bay Bird Fair
  • Melissa Krige of Platbos Forest
  • Carin Malan of BirdLife Overberg
  • Rob Martin
  • Elaine Odendal of BirdLife Overberg
  • Hennie Otto of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust
  • Steve Peck, previously of the Pearly Beach Conservation Society
  • Carl Swart of BirdLife Overberg
  • Harvey Tyson of the Hermanus Cliff Path Management Group
  • Conrad van Heerden of BirdLife Overberg
  • Werner Voigt of SANBI
  • Dale Wright of BirdLife South Africa
  • Hans Wurr of the Kleinmond Bird Club