For a comprehensive understanding of Birding in the
Western Cape of South Africa and along the beautiful
Garden Route, visit the website:
Plett offers year-round birding opportunities in a beautiful natural setting. Shaped by various landscapes, there are a variety of distinct different habitat zones and microclimates conducive to wintering and breeding birds. As a result, this area has excellent diversity year round with over 300 recorded bird species to provide an outstanding birding experience.
Site-Specific Land Art and the town of Plett have formed a partnership for the construction of unique, environmentally friendly bird hides. The projects will feature local and international artistís constructed bird hides. They will only be using natural materials and will provide employment and training for local community members.
Come explore this extraordinary landscape. Plett, bordered to the east by the warm Indian Ocean and Tsitsikamma Mountains and the west by indigenous forests, is in the heart of the Garden Route providing a heaven for many bird species.
Birding is for all ages. Whether a beginner, intermediate or an advanced birder, Plett offers something for everyone. Add to or begin your Life List, learn to recognise birds by their calls and songs, gain valuable skills that can lead to an enjoyable, affordable lifetime activity.
For more information about The Plett Birding Route and any queries, please contact Gareth Robbins on .
BIRDING IN PLETT
WHAT DO WE HAVE?
IN THE PLETT REGION
RARE BIRD SIGHTINGS
IN THE PLETT REGION
19 Endemic birds
46 Near endemic birds
Other biodiversity attractions
Bitou River Wetlands
Harkervill Forest / Kranshoek picnic and lookout area
Northern Rockhopper Penguin
White-browed Scrub Robin
African Crowned Eagle Release
An amazing story of combined efforts between people in conservation, to get this maggnificent African Crowned Eagle back where it belongs. A big thank you to Dr Daryl Hunt from The Crags Veterinary clinic, Dr van Reenen from Marine Way Animal Hospital, Dr Mark Brown from Natures Valley Trust and Mike Bridgeford, Chairman of BirdLife Plettenberg Bay. Click here for the video!
• Review of Plett's main birding areas and other pertinent information
• Checklist of Plettís different birds
• Plett birding events
• The Plett Birding Route
• Plett's latest bird sightings
• Birding Tours
To find birder-friendly establishments, visit www.birdlife.org.za
The criteria for registration are as follows:
Catering to the specific needs of birders;
Being Responsible Tourism operators;
Supporting BirdLife South Africa' strategic objective of conserving wild birds and their habitats and
Support Community Bird Guides trained under the auspices of the BirdLife South Africa Guide Tranining Programme.
For more information, visit http://birdlife.org.za/gobirding/birder-friendly-establishments