Cape Birding Route
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
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
The authors have created this website to integrate bird-finding
and trip planning information for the western cape,
* 9 birding routes in western
* a full section on pelagic birding
* 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
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.
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