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We regularly update our website with the latest bird watching
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Day Trips from Cape Town - 2019
West Coast - 13 January 2019
- Namaqua Dove, Southern Black Korhaan, Western Osprey & Chestnut-vented Warbler
Day Trips from Cape Town - 2018
Hottentots Holland - 22 December 2018 - Cape Rockjumper, Cape Siskins, juvenile Diederik Cuckoo, Bar-throated Apalis
Hottentots Holland - 30 January 2018 - Ground Woodpecker, Cape Rockjumper & Cape Rock Thrush
Day Trips from Cape Town - 2017
Cape Peninsula, Hottentots and West Coast - 15, 18 & 19 December 2017
Hottentots Holland & Agulhas Plains - 11 & 12 September 2017
Cape Endemics - 29 August to 4 September 2017
Hottentots Holland - 28 August 2017
Cape Peninsula - 6 August 2017
Day Trips from Cape Town - 2016
Hottentots Holland - 23 February 2016 - Cape Rockjumper, Cape Rock Thrush, Cape Sugarbird and Malachite Sunbird
Day Trips from Cape Town - 2015
Hottentots Holland - 21 December 2015 - Cape Rockjumper, Ground Woodpecker, Victorin's Warbler
Hottentots Holland - 21 November 2015 - Cape Rockjumper, Victorin's Warbler, Cape Siskin
Hottentots Holland Specials - 16 November 2015
Cape Peninsula - 13 November 2015 - Cape Sugarbird, African Jacana
Hottentots Holland - 6 November 2015 Hottentots Holland - 31 October 2015 - 109 species incl. Cape Rockjumper, Ground Woodpecker and Denham’s Bustard
Overberg and De Hoop - 29 and 30 October 2015 - great views of Hottentots Buttonquail
Hottentots Holland - 28 October 2015
West Coast - 20 October 2015 - Blue Crane, Southern Black Korhaan & Black Harrier
Hottentots Holland - 19 October 2015
Hottentots Holland - 12 October 2015 Hottentots Holland - 9 October 2015
West Coast - 8 October 2015
Cape Peninsula - 5 October 2015
West Coast - 01 October 2015 - Caracal! West Coast - 19 September 2015
Hottentots Holland - 24 September 2015
Hottentots Holland - 17 September 2015
West Coast - 14 September 2015
Hottentots Holland - 12 September 2015 Hottentots Holland - 11 September 2015
Hottentots Holland and West Coast - 15 and 17 August 2015
Hottentots Holland - 2 August 2015 - Cape Rockjumper, Cape Siskin & Hottentots Buttonquail
West Coast and Cape Peninsula - 29 and 30 July 2015 - Southern Black Korhaan, Caracal, Cape Siskin, Porcupine
Cape Peninsula - 22 July 2015 - Caracal at Kirstenbosch, Cape Sugarbird, 10 raptor species
West Coast - 19 July 2015 - Black Harrier, Blue Crane, Grey-winged Francolin
Hottentots Holland - 14 July 2015 - Brown-backed Honeyguide
Cape Peninsula - 13 July 2015 - 85 species
Hottentots Holland and West Coast - 9 and 10 July 2015
Peninsula and West Coast - 24 and 29 June 2015
Hottentots Holland - 25 June 2015
Hottentots Holland and Peninsula - 2 and 3 June 2015 - Victorin's Warbler, Blue Crane, 4 species endemic Sunbirds
West Coast - 31 March 2015 - Blue Cranes, including a pair engaged in a courtship dance
Kirstenbosch, Strandfontein and West Coast - 27 and 28 March 2015 - 123 species in a day and a half!
Hottentots Holland - 19 March 2015 - Victorin's Warbler, Peregrine Falcon, African Black Duck
West Coast and Hottentots Holland - 17 and 18 March 2015 - 144 species !
Garden Route - 25 February 2015 - Knysna Turaco, Malachite Kingfisher, Cape Grassbird
Hottentots Holland - 09 February 2015 - Cape Rockjumper, Cape Batis, Hottentot Teal
Kirstenbosch and Rondevlei - 31 January 2015 - A private tour for Birding Africa's youngest client !!
Hottentots Holland - 25 January 2015 - Cape Rockjumper, Cape Sugarbird, Maccoa Duck, Bottlenose Dolphins
Cape Peninsula - 25 January 2015 - 88 species
Hottentots Holland - 23 January 2015 - 200+ Common Dolphins seen from Rooi Els, Jacobin Cuckoo
West Coast - 7 January 2015
- Blue Cranes, Cape Sugarbird, Crowned and Cape Cormorants, 20+ Eland
Day Trips from Cape Town - 2014
West Coast - 10 December 2014 - 103 species: Southern Black Korhaan; more than 100 Blue Cranes!
Hottentots Holland - 24 November 2014 - Victorin's Warbler and Cape Rockjumper
West Coast - 23 November 2014 - Black Harrier, Black-shouldered Kite, Spotted Eagle-owl
West Coast - 18 November 2014 - Black Harrier, Blue Crane, Southern Black Korhaan
Cape Peninsula - 15 November 2014 - Ground Woodpecker
Hottentots Holland - 14 November 2014 - Victorin's Warbler, Cape Rockjumper, Southern Right Whale
West Coast - 12 November 2014 - Black Harrier, Southern Black Korhaan, Rock Kestrel
West Coast - 01 November 2014
Garden Route: Wilderness and Nature's Valley - 28 and 29 October 2014
Hottentots Holland, Cape Peninsula and West Coast - 22, 23 and 24 October 2014 - 149 species
West Coast - 17 October 2014 - Black Harrier, Blue Crane, Booted Eagle and Southern Black Korhaan
West Coast - 06 October 2014 - Klaas's Cuckoo, Cardinal Woodpecker, Southern Black Korhaan
West Coast - 24 September 2014 - 3 Southern Black Korhaans and a Black Harrier
Hottentots Holland - 24 September 2014 - Cape Rockjumper, Victorin's Warbler, Spotted Eagle Owl
West Coast - 12 August 2014 - Black Harrier, Southern Black Korhaan, Cape Grassbird
West Coast - 19 March 2014 - Southern Black Korhaan, Black Harrier and Blue Crane
Cape Peninsula - 17 March 2014 - 79 species
Hottentots Holland - 12 March 2014
Cape Peninsula - 5 March 2014 - 96 species
Hottentots Holland and West Coast - 25 and 27 February 2014 - Cape Rockjumper and Black Harrier
Hottentot's Holland - 20 February 2014 - Cape Rockjumper, Ground Woodpecker and Verreaux's Eagles
West Coast and Cape Peninsula - 11 & 13 February 2014 - Juvenile Martial Eagle
Day Trips from Cape Town - 2013
Kirstenbosch and Cape Wetlands - 08 December 2013 - Spotted Eagle Owls with chicks
West Coast and West Coast National Park - 26 November 2013 - Black Harrier and Southern Black Korhaan
Cape Peninsula - 23 November 2013 Spotted Eagle owl
Cape Peninsula and Hottentot's Holland - 22 and 23 November 2013
West Coast and West Coast National Park - 25 October 2013 - Southern Black Korhaan
Hottentots Holland - 24 October 2013 - wonderful day with many specials !!
Cape Peninsula - 18 October 2013
West Coast National Park - 14 April 2013 - Southern Black Korhaan, Black Harrier and Caracal!
Day Trips from Cape Town - 2012
- 29 December 2012 - 9 raptor species including Black Harrier
Tanqua Karoo - 22 and 23 September 2012
Tanqua Karoo and De Hoop
- 23 to 26 August 2012
Holland and Overberg - 6 and 7 April 2012
Holland - 28 February 2012 - Cape
Rockjumper catching a Dwarf Chameleon!
West Coast - 19 February 2012 - 109
Holland and West Coast - 19 & 20 January 2012 - 161 species!
Day Trips from Cape Town - 2011 and older
Hottentots Holland - 26 November 2011
Holland and West Coast (half days) - 27 and 29 September 2011
Holland - 23 September 2011
Holland and West Coast - 10 and 11 September 2011
Holland - 25 August 2011
Cape Peninsula - 11 April
Coast National Park - 17 March 2011
Coast National Park and Rocher Pan - 11 and 13 March
Holland - 6 March 2011
West Coast and Hottentots
Holland - 19 and 20 February 2011
Cape Peninsula and West Coast
- 6 and 7 January 2011
Holland - 5 January 2011
Peninsula - Rondevlei and Strandfontein - 18 December
Cape Tour: Endemics - 24 to 28 October 2010
Cape Tour: Paarl & Tanqua Karoo - 20 and 21 September 2010
Cape Tour: West Coast & Hottentots Holland - 1 and 2 July 2010
Cape Tour: Paarl & Tanqua Karoo - 16 and 17 June 2010
Cape Tour & Day Trips in Autumn - 2 to 18 May 2010
- Cape Eagle Owl seen!
Coast and Cape Mountains Weekend in Autumn 10 and
11 May 2010 - Cape LEOPARD seen!
Peninsula - Kirstenbosch, Rondevlei & Strandfontein in Autumn
- 21 April 2010
Peninsula and Hottentots Holland in Summer - 25
and 26 February 2010
- 17 October 2009 - Diversitas OSC2
Holland - October 2009
Fynbos Endemics and Hottentot Buttonquail
- June 2009
and Karoo Endemics Tour (4 days) - June 2009
Coast - November 2006
Holland - April 2006
Cape Loop Tour - July 2005
About Birding Africa
Birding Africa is a specialist birding tour company
customising tours for both world listers and more relaxed holiday birders.
We combine interests in mammals, butterflies, dragonflies, botany and
other natural history aspects and will guide you to Africa's and Madagascar's
most diverse birding destinations. Our
knowledge of African birds and birding areas is our greatest strength
and together we have rediscovered species, shared exciting observations
with the birding community and had a fun time exploring our home continent.
We've even written two acclaimed guide
books on where to find Southern Africa's and Madagascar's best birds.
Birding is more than our passion, it's our lifestyle, and we are dedicated
to making professional, best value trips filled with endemic species and
unique wildlife experiences. Since 1997, we've run bird watching tours
in South Africa and further into Africa for individual birders, small
birding groups and top international tour companies. We've run Conservation
Tours in association with the African Bird Club and work with and
consult for a number of other top international tour companies and the
BBC Natural History Unit.
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