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Cape Peninsula Birding Tour - 1 day



Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, is located near Table Bay on the northern extremity of the stunning Cape Peninsula. This morning we will fetch you from your Cape Town hotel and spend the day taking you to some of the Peninsula’s top birding sites. We will try to find a lot of the localized endemics (of which there are many), and we will also see flamingo, pelican, and other waterbird spectacles, plus we will enjoy fantastic botanical garden birding in idyllic surroundings.

If you only have one day to bird the Cape, this is the tour for you. We’ll visit some of the Cape’s best birding sites, looking for Fynbos endemics like the bizarre Cape Rockjumper and Cape Sugarbird.

Duration: 1

We start the day at the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Here it is quite easy to find some important fynbos endemics such as Orange-breasted Sunbird and Cape Sugarbird. Other fine birds such as Cape SpurfowlSouthern BoubouCape CanaryBrimstone CanaryCape Rock ThrushCape Robin-ChatKaroo PriniaSwee Waxbill (with luck), and a whole host of other excellent birds abound. European Honey Buzzard, a very rare bird in South Africa, is actually regular at Kirstenbosch in late summer. Many other raptors are possible in the gardens and at other sites we will visit during our Peninsula day trip –  including Verreaux’s (Black) Eagle, several exciting accipiters, Jackal Buzzard (endemic), Forest Buzzard (endemic), Peregrine FalconRock Kestrel, and others.

After an early lunch, we will visit a wetland, either Rondevlei or Strandfontein Bird Sanctuary. Here we should find wildfowl such as Cape Teal, Maccoa Duck and many others, Greater Flamingo, Great White Pelican, African Black Oystercatcher, Purple Swamphen, three grebe species, shorebirds, African Marsh Harrier, a host of heron species, four species of reed-associated warbler, and many more. We will visit a colony of African Penguin (one of only three mainland colonies of this Namibia/South Africa endemic)  en route to the spectacular southwestern-most tip of the African continent, Cape Point. From this “end of the world” spot we should see Cape Gannet, a large breeding colony of Cape Cormorant, and quite a number of interesting terrestrial birds – Cape Grassbird, Cape Siskin, Bokmakierie, and Cape Bulbul are exciting possibilities.

Time permitting, we may be able to briefly visit Kommetjie for both species of endemic Cormorant (Bank and Crowned), White-fronted Plover, and other species. However, we are trying to fit in a huge amount anyway during this frenzied day of Cape birding. In fact, birders wanting a more relaxed pace or wanting to fit in additional sites should definitely add a second day of Peninsula birding. An additional day greatly increases the chances of finding difficult species such as accipiters and Forest Buzzard.

The guide for day trips is allocated only after you have booked, as all of them are run as private trips. But we always use the country’s top birding guides.


Price: Please see http://birdingecotours.com/birding-day-trips/.

Single Supplement: n/a

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Had a great time with Jason birding around Johannesburg – Pretoria – Dullstrom area countryside. Jason’s easy-going and patient style made for a comfortable four days. His amazing ability to spot well-hidden birds and to identify in a flash, along with his expert knowledge of numerous local habitats allowed us to see 85 species the first day! Would love to come back and do another tour.

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