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Trip Reports

We regularly update our website with the latest bird watching trip reports. Please enquire about trip reports to be posted.

Pelagic trips
  • Cape Town Pelagics Trip Reports

  • Trips from Cape Town - 2016
  • Hottentots Holland - 23 February 2016 - Cape Rockjumper, Cape Rock Thrush, Cape Sugarbird and Malachite Sunbird

  • 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

  • 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

  • Trips from our home base of 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!

  • Trips from Cape Town - 2012
  • West Coast - 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
  • Hottentots Holland and Overberg - 6 and 7 April 2012
  • Hottentots Holland - 28 February 2012 - Cape Rockjumper catching a Dwarf Chameleon!
  • West Coast - 19 February 2012 - 109 species
  • Hottentots Holland and West Coast - 19 & 20 January 2012 - 161 species!

  • Trips from Cape Town - 2011 and older
  • Hottentots Holland - 26 November 2011
  • Hottentots Holland and West Coast (half days) - 27 and 29 September 2011
  • Hottentots Holland - 23 September 2011
  • Hottentots Holland and West Coast - 10 and 11 September 2011
  • Hottentots Holland - 25 August 2011
  • Cape Peninsula - 11 April 2011
  • West Coast National Park - 17 March 2011
  • West Coast National Park and Rocher Pan - 11 and 13 March 2011
  • Hottentots Holland - 6 March 2011
  • West Coast and Hottentots Holland - 19 and 20 February 2011
  • Cape Peninsula and West Coast - 6 and 7 January 2011
  • Hottentots Holland - 5 January 2011
  • Cape Peninsula - Rondevlei and Strandfontein - 18 December 2010
  • Western Cape Tour: Endemics - 24 to 28 October 2010
  • Western Cape Tour: Paarl & Tanqua Karoo - 20 and 21 September 2010
  • Western Cape Tour: West Coast & Hottentots Holland - 1 and 2 July 2010
  • Western Cape Tour: Paarl & Tanqua Karoo - 16 and 17 June 2010
  • Western Cape Tour & Day Trips in Autumn - 2 to 18 May 2010 - Cape Eagle Owl seen!
  • West Coast and Cape Mountains Weekend in Autumn 10 and 11 May 2010 - Cape LEOPARD seen!
  • Cape Peninsula - Kirstenbosch, Rondevlei & Strandfontein in Autumn - 21 April 2010
  • Cape Peninsula and Hottentots Holland in Summer - 25 and 26 February 2010
  • Hottentot's Holland - 17 October 2009 - Diversitas OSC2
  • Hottentot's Holland - October 2009
  • Cape Fynbos Endemics and Hottentot Buttonquail - June 2009
  • Cape and Karoo Endemics Tour (4 days) - June 2009
  • West Coast - November 2006
  • Hottentots Holland - April 2006
  • Western Cape Loop Tour - July 2005

  • Angola
  • Angola Endemics Expedition - September 2014
  • Angola Endemics Expedition - 2011
  • Angola Tour - 2005
  • Angola Tour - 2005 - this was an African Bird Club Conservation Tour to Angola
  • Angola Tour - October 2003
  • Angola Tour - February 2003 - featured in Africa Birds & Birding Vol 8 No.3

  • Botswana
  • Namibia & Okavango Panhandle (Botswana) - Sept to Oct 2014 (PDF 1.6 MB) - Client trip report
  • Namibia & Okavango Panhandle (Botswana) - April 2014
  • Victoria Falls & Chobe: Lions, Schalow's Turaco and Amur Falcons - News from the field

  • Cameroon
  • Cameroon Tour - 2014 (PDF 2.2 MB)
  • Cameroon Tour - 2013
  • Cameroon Tour - 2011
  • Cameroon Tour - 2009
  • Cameroon Tour - 2008 - please enquire
  • Cameroon Tour - 2007
  • Cameroon Tour - 2004
  • Cameroon Tour - 2003
  • Cameroon Tour - 2002
  • First photos of Mount Kupe Bush-Shrike - article in the African Bird Club Bulletin
  • Where to watch birds in Northern Cameroon - article in the African Bird Club Bulletin
  • Where to watch birds in Southern Cameroon - article in the African Bird Club Bulletin

  • Ethiopia
  • Ethiopia Tour - February 2015
  • Ethiopia Tour - February 2015 - Species List
  • Ethiopia Tour - April 2014 (PDF 1.4 MB)
  • Ethiopia Tour - April 2014 - Species List. (PDF 0.2 MB)
  • Ethiopia Tour - February 2013
  • Ethiopia Tour - trip report and photographs - February 2012 - an illustrated brief
  • Ethiopia Tour - trip report and photographs - February 2011 - an illustrated brief about the first 2 days
  • Ethiopia Tour - November to December 1999

  • Gabon
  • Gabon Tour - 2010 - Photographs by A.P. Leventis
  • Gabon Tour - 2006
  • Gabon Tour - 2004

  • Ghana
  • Ghana Tour - Report and photographs - March 2012 - an illustrated brief about the first 2 days
  • Ghana Tour - 2010

  • Madagascar
  • Madagascar and Masoala Extension - November 2015 - Tip Report and Species List
  • Madagascar and Masoala Extension - November 2014
  • Madagascar and Masoala Extension - November 2014 - Species List
  • Madagascar and Masoala Extension - October 2013
  • Madagascar and Masoala - November 2012
  • Masoala Extension II - Highlights and photographs - 2011
  • Madagascar - 16 days - 13 to 29 November 2011
  • Madagascar - 16 days - Highlights and photographs - 1 to 16 November 2011
  • Madagascar - 12 days - Highlights and photographs - October 2011
  • Masoala Extension - Highlights and photographs - 2010
  • Madagascar - 16 days - Highlights - 2010
  • Madagascar - 16 days - Photographs - 2010
  • Madagascar - 16 days - Photographs and species count - 2010
  • Madagascar - 21 days - Highlights and photographs - 2010
  • Madagascar - 16 and 21 days - Highlights and photographs - 2009
  • Madagascar - 17 days - 2007
  • Madagascar - 21 days (including the extension to Masoala National Park) - 2006

  • Malawi
  • Malawi Tour - 2010
  • Malawi Tour - 2007

  • Mali
  • Mali Tour - February 2006

  • Morocco
  • Morocco Tour - April 2015 (PDF 1.1 MB)
  • Morocco Tour - April 2015 - Species List (PDF 0.2 MB)

  • Namibia
  • Namibia September/October 2015
  • Namibia September/October 2015 - Species List
  • Namibia September 2015
  • Namibia September 2015 - Species List
  • Namibia & Okavango Panhandle (Botswana) - Sept to Oct 2014 (PDF 1.6 MB) - Client trip report
  • Namibia & Okavango Panhandle (Botswana) - April 2014
  • Namibia - October 2013
  • Namibia - Self Drive - Highlights and Feedback - January 2012
  • Namibia - November 2009
  • Namibia: The Namib Desert, Namibian Escarpment and Etosha - Self Drive Tour - January 2009
  • Namibia, birding in Africa's living desert - March 2006
  • Namibia & Okavango Panhandle (Botswana) - October 2009
  • Namibia & Okavango Panhandle (Botswana) - March 2009
  • Namibia & Okavango Panhandle (Botswana) - April 2008
  • Wim de Groot's Namibia pictures, taken on a Birding Africa tour to Namibia & Okavango Panhandle (Botswana).

  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda - July 2014 (PDF 5.6 MB)
  • Rwanda - August 2013
  • Rwanda - August 2012 (PDF 1 MB)
  • Rwanda African Bird Club Conservation Tour - July 2011 (PDF 1 MB)
  • Rwanda highlights: Red-collared Babbler, Red-faced Barbet and Dusky Crimsonwing, July 2011
  • Birding Rwanda - Publication in Birds & Birding, February 2010
  • Birding Rwanda - Publication in ABC Bulletin 17(2), 2010

  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Sao Tome and Principe Tour - 2006
  • Sao Tome and Principe Tour - 2004

  • South Africa
  • South Africa Ultimate Endemics - November 2015
  • South Africa Ultimate Endemics - November 2015 - Species List
  • South Africa Cape to Kruger - October 2015
  • South Africa Cape to Kruger - October 2015 - Species List
  • Eastern South Africa Endemics Tour - January 2015 (PDF 0.1 MB)
  • South Africa Ultimate Endemics Tour - November 2014
  • South Africa Cape to Kruger Tour - October 2014
  • South Africa Ultimate Endemics Tour - September 2013
  • Eastern South Africa Tour - April 2013
  • Kruger Nature Tour - Botany, Birds & Mammals - February 2013
  • Western Cape, Northern Cape and Kgalagadi Tour - September 2012
  • Eastern South Africa Tour - January 2010
  • Kruger Birds & Mammals Tour - November 2009
  • South Western Cape and Karoo Tour - March 2009
  • Eastern South Africa Tour - June 2008
  • Western South Africa and KwaZulu-Natal Tour - October 2008
  • Eastern South Africa Clean Up Tour - 2006
  • Kruger Park and surrounds Tour - 2006
  • Western South Africa Tour - 2005
  • Western South Africa Clean Up Tour - 2005

  • Tanzania
  • Tanzania Birding amidst the Wildebeest Migration 2016
  • Tanzania Birding amidst the Wildebeest Migration 2016 - Species List
  • Tanzania Birding amidst the Wildebeest Migration - Trip report with photographs - April 2014 (PDF 4.2 MB)
  • Tanzania Birding amidst the Wildebeest Migration - Highlights and photographs - May 2013
  • Tanzania Birds and Big Cats - Highlights and photographs - June 2012
  • Tanzania Birds and Big Cats - 2009, 2010, 2011 Please contact us for these trip reports and photographs
  • Tanzania Tour - 2008

  • Uganda
  • Uganda Specials, Murchison & Budongo - July 2014 (PDF 5.6 MB)
  • Uganda Specials, Murchison & Budongo - July 2013
  • Uganda Specials - July 2012 (PDF 1 MB)
  • Uganda Shoebill and Gorillas - 11 days - Highlights and photographs - January 2012
  • Uganda Specials - July 2011 (PDF 1 MB)
  • Uganda Uganda Specials highlights: Green-breasted Pitta display, African Green Broadbill and Shoebill - July 2011
  • Uganda Shoebill and Gorillas: Shoebill display - January 2011
  • Uganda Shoebill and Gorillas (Uganda North and South) - January 2007
  • Uganda Shoebill and Gorillas (Uganda South) - February 2006

  • Zambia
  • Zambia Pitta Tour 2015
  • Zambia Pitta Tour 2015 - Species List
  • Zambia for African Pitta - December 2014 (PDF 1.91 MB)
  • Zambia for African Pitta - December 2013
  • Zambia Tour - 2006

  • 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 guides' 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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