Cape Birding Route

Cape Birding Route from Birding Africa

By: Birding Africa  04-27-2009
Keywords: bird watching, Guide, specialist

Choose western South Africa: over 610 bird species recorded, including 220 species in a single day. A biodiversity hotspot at the south-westernmost tip of Africa, it offers over 70% of Southern Africa's endemic birds and world-famous pelagic birding. This region is best explored from Cape Town.

The Cape Birding Route website presents almost the entire printed book "" (by Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode and published by Struik in 2000). This book has been completely updated in 2006 within the framework of the ": where to find 1400 bird species in Southern Afria and Madagascar".

The authors have created this website to integrate bird-finding and trip planning information for the western cape, offering:

* 9 birding routes
in western South Africa.
* a full section on pelagic birding and bookings.
* birder's accommodation along the routes.
* recommended bird guides.

The Cape Birding Route assists birders who have only a few days in Cape Town, those who are looking for a diversity of African birds or those in search of exactly where to find that Cinnamon-breasted Warbler in the Karoo!

Explore the Cape Birding Route on this website
Explore bird-finding information in the different routes: use clickable maps or options in the side bar menu. We're continually upgrading the site and the "West Coast" chapter is currently the most complete.

Explore the regions (below), see what's new, read more and the project. Introduce yourself to birding in the Cape, browse the selected , book a , view or investigate for part of your trip.

Keywords: bird watching, Guide, Southern African Birdfinder, specialist,