Birding Africa
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Cape Birding Tour: Endemics

Western South Africa is an extraordinarily biodiverse region, and an indispensable destination for the eco-tourist in southern Africa. Indeed, there are no other areas in Africa that offer such a high level of endemism in such a uniquely accessible setting. The region is legendary among international and local birders alike for the remarkable suite of birds which are found here and nowhere else in the world: a staggering 47 of South Africa’s 58 endemic bird species occur here, as well as 70 per cent of southern Africa’s 180.

For the more focused birder we offer the option of an endemic-focussed day trip targeting particular endemic species.

Fynbos Endemics

Join a Birding Africa guide to search for the following Cape fynbos endemics: Cape Francolin, Hottentot Buttonquail, Cape Sugarbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Siskin, Cape Bulbul and Protea Seedeater.

Karoo Endemics

Join a Birding Africa guide to search for the following Karoo endemics: Karoo Eremomela, Namaqua Warbler, Fairy Flycatcher, Cinnamon-breasted Warbler, Ludwig’s Bustard, Burchell’s Courser, Black-headed Canary, Layard’s Titbabbler and Rufous-eared Warbler.

Benguela Current Endemics

Join a Birding Africa guide to search for all nine Benguela Current endemics: African Penguin, Cape Gull, Hartlaub’s Gull, Damara Tern, Cape, Bank and Crowned Cormorant, Cape Gannet and African Black Oystercatcher.

See this on the Cape Rockjumper Tour © Mike Buckham

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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