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Aves Western Cape Birding Day Tours.

 

Morning Birding Tours: -

·       Constantia Greenbelts Birding and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Birding.

Constantia Greenbelts are the best places to see Knysna Warbler. Other specials are Cape Batis, Buff-spotted flufftail and African Wood-owl.

Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, one of the best botanical gardens in the world, is home to a number of Cape endemics � Cape Spurfowl, Cape Sugarbird and Orange-breasted Sunbird.

Prices range from as little as $200 to $300

·       Boulders Penguin Colony Birding and the coastal species of Kommetjie Birding.

Boulders is home to over 1,000 pairs of the endemic African Penguin. Other specials include Brimstone Canary, Cape Cormorant, Cape Sugarbird and Southern Boubou.

Kommetjie offers access endemic Bank and Crowned Cormorants and African Black Oystercatcher.

Prices range from as little as $250 to $325

·       Strandfontein Pans Birding and Rondevlei Nature Reserve Birding.

Strandfontein is the best water-bird locality close to Cape Town with abundant and diverse specie. Specials include African Marsh Harrier, Black-necked Grebe, Greater Flamingo, Great White Pelican, Cape Shoveler and Moccoa Dock.

Rondevlei is a well maintain reserve with Hippopotamus and a wide variety of water-birds. The reserve has two observation towers, a number of bird hides and offers boat trips to the breeding colonies. Specials are African Purple Swamphen, African Spoonbill, Purple Heron, Little Bittern and African Snipe.

Prices range from as little as $260 to $350

·       Helderberg Nature Reserve Birding.

Helderberg nature reserve on the slopes of the Helderberg has all five Cape endemic�s and is a good place to see Orange-breasted Sunbird and the Cape Sugarbird.

Prices range from as little as $250 to $325 

·       Intaka Island Birding and Rietvlei Birding.

Intaka Island has a good selection of water-bird and is a good place to see Greater painted Snipe, African Snipe and Malachite Kingfisher.

Rietvlei is home to a number of widespread water-bird specie and good area for Levaillant�s Cisticola and Common Waxbill.

Prices range from as little as $250 to $325 

 

Afternoon Birding Tours: -

·       Rondevlei Nature Reserve Birding.

Rondevlei is a well maintain reserve with Hippopotamus and a wide variety of water-birds. The reserve has two observation towers, a number of bird hides and offers boat trips to the breeding colonies. Specials are African Purple Swamphen, African Spoonbill, Purple Heron, Little Bittern and African Snipe.

Prices range from as little as $200 to $280

·       Strandfontein Pans Birding.

Strandfontein is the best water-bird locality close to Cape Town with abundant and diverse specie. Specials include African Marsh Harrier, Black-necked Grebe, Greater Flamingo, Great White Pelican, Cape Shoveler and Moccoa Duck.

Prices range from as little as $250 to $500 

·       Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Birding.

Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, one of the best botanical gardens in the world and is home to a number of Cape endemics � Cape Spurfowl, Cape Sugarbird and Orange-breasted Sunbird.

Prices range from as little as $200 to $280

·       Intaka Island Birding.

Intaka Island has a good selection of water-bird and is a good place to see Greater painted Snipe, African Snipe and Malachite Kingfisher.

Prices range from as little as $200 to $280 

·       Rietvlei Birding.

Rietvlei is home to a number of widespread water-bird specie and good area for Levaillant�s Cisticola and Common Waxbill.

Prices range from as little as $250 to $300 

Evening Birding Tour: -

·       Nightjars, Owls and Wine Tastings.

Bird the Fynbos and stream vegetation around the vineyards near Stellenbosch for Fynbos specials. Watch the sunset with panoramic view from Cape point to the Paarl valley, while tasting some of South Africa�s best wines. Bird the area for Barn Owl, Cape Eagle Owl, Spotted Eagle Owl, Fiery-necked Nightjar and Freckled Nightjar.

Prices range from as little as $350 to $500

 

Day Birding Tours: -

·       Cape Point Birding and Boulders Penguin Colony Birding.

Cape of Good Hope nature reserve is one of the most spectacular reserves with striking landscapes, botanical diversity and in contrast a low density bird specie. Specials in the Cape Point Reserve include Peregrine Falcon, Plain-backed Pipit, Grassbird, Hottentot Buttonquail and Cape Siskin.

Lunch at the Black Marlin Restaurant.

Boulders penguin colony Simonstown is home to over 1,000 pairs of the endemic African Penguin. Other specials include Brimstone Canary, Cape Cormorant, Cape Sugarbird and Southern Boubou.

Prices range from as little as $420 to $500 

·       Helderberg N.R., Stony Point Penguin Colony and Harold Porter Botanical Garden in Betty�s Bay.

Helderberg nature reserve on the slopes of the Helderberg has all five Cape endemic�s and is a good place to see Orange-breasted Sunbird and the Cape Sugarbird.

Stony Point penguin colony is smaller than the Boulders colony and is a good place to see Bank, Cape, Crowned and White-breasted Cormorant�s.

Lunch at Harold Porter Restaurant.

Harold Porter botanical gardens offers great Fynbos and forest birding. Specials include Cape Siskin, Black Saw-wing, Yellow Bishop, Brimstone Canary and Victorin�s Scrub-warbler.

Prices range from as little as $450 to $500

·       Paarl Mountain Reserve, Paarl Bird Santuary and Helderberg Nature Reserve.

Paarl Mountain reserve offers good Fynbos birding and is a good site for the Protea Seed-eater. Specials include Bar-throated Apalis, Cape Batis, Cape Bulbul, Fiscal Flycatcher and Malachite Sunbird.

Paarl bird sanctuary offers excellent birding with specials African Reed-warbler, African Paradise Flycatcher, Southern Pochard, Maccoa Duck, Black Crake, Water Thick-knee, Grey-headed Gull and White-winged Tern.

Lunch at Laborie Wine Estate

Helderberg nature reserve on the slopes of the Helderberg has all five Cape endemic�s and is a good site to see Orange-breasted Sunbird and the Cape Sugarbird.

Prices range from as little as $420 to $500 

·       West Coast National Park and Berg River Estuary Birding.

West Coast national park is best known for the large numbers of migrant waders, but also offers excellent Strandveld birding. Specials include Black Harrier, Cape Penduline-tit, Southern Black Korhaan, White-backed Mousebird, Long-billed Crombec, Bokmakierie and Yellow Canary.

Lunch at Geelbek Manor House

Berg River Estuary offers excellent birding with specials such as Chestnut-banded Plover, Kittlitz�s Plover, Greater and Lesser Flamingo�s, Capped Wheatear, Large-billed Lark and Curlew Sandpiper.

Prices range from as little as $450 to $550 

 

Aves Overberg Overnight Birding Tour.

 

Day 1

 

07:00

Depart for Rooi Els via Gordon�s Bay, Western Cape on the scenically spectacular coastal road. Bird the area Cape Rock-jumper, Ground Woodpecker, Cape Rock Thrush, Jackal Buzzard and Cape Siskin.

 

09:30

Depart for Stoney Point, Western Cape, the African Penguin colony whichis smaller than the Boulders African Penguin colony and is a good place to see African Penguin,Bank, Cape, Crowned andWhite-breasted Cormorant�s.

 

10:30

Depart for Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, on the slopes of the Kogelberg mountain range, Betty�s Bay, Western Cape. South Africa. Harold Porter botanical gardens offers great Fynbos and forest birding. Specials include Cape Siskin, Black Saw-wing, Yellow Bishop, Brimstone Canary, Southern Double-collared Sunbird and Victorin�s Warbler.

12:45

Depart for Napier, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa. Lunch in Napier.

 

14:45

Depart for De Mond Nature Reserve IBA via Bredarsdorp. This great reserve has a Damara Tern breeding Colony and specials such as Acacia Pied Barbet, Fiscal Flycatcher and Southern Tchagra.

 

17:00

Depart for Mudlark River Front Lodge on the Breede River, Overberg Western Cape, via Bredarsdorp.

 

20:00

Dinner at Mudlark River Front Lodge.

 

21:00

Bird around lodge for Barn Owl, Spotted Eagle Owl, Rufous-cheeked, Fiery-necked and Freckled Nightjars.

 

Day 2

 

06:00

Bird around Mudlark River Front Lodge.

 

07:00

Depart for De Hoop Nature Reserve. IBA

This beautiful Fynbos and Marine Reserve is situated in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, near the southern tip of Africa and covers an area of 36 000ha.

The large De Hoop vlei/wetland is famous for its variety and large numbers of migratory waders and water birds.  More than 260 species have been recorded on the reserve and the only remaining Western Cape breeding colony of the rare Cape vulture occurs at Potberg on the north eastern boundary of the reserve.

 

Bird specials include Cape Vulture, Hottentot Buttonquail, Southern Tchagra, Knysna Woodpecker, Black Harrier and Agulhas Lark.

 

Mammals

The reserve has 86 mammal species, most notably the rare Bontebok

and Cape Mountain Zebra.

The marine reserve has at least 250 fish and Southern Right Whales calve and mate in the sheltered bays of De Hoop each year between May

and December.

 

Vegetation

De Hoop reserve is the largest conserved area for the lowland Fynbos and has an estimated 1500 plant species.

� 108 species are rare or threatened

� 34 species occur only on De Hoop Nature Reserve.

� 14 species were recently discovered and are still to be described.

 

11:45

Depart for Bredarsdorp and enjoy lunch in Bredarsdorp, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa.

 

14:00

Depart for Agulhas National Park the southern most tip of Africa, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa.

 

Bird specials Black Harrier, Blue Crane, Denham�s Bustard, Karoo Korhaan, Agulhas Clapper Lark and Agulhas Long-billed Lark.

 

16:30

Depart for Cape Town via Gansbaai, Hermanus, Sir Lowry�s Pass and Somerset West.

Prices range from as little as $690 to $850 

 

Aves West Coast Overnight Tour.

 

Day 1

 

07:00

Depart for Tienie Versveld Nature Reserve between Yzerfontein and Darling.

This is an excellent site for Cloud Cisticola,Cape Longclaw, Common Quail, Capped Wheatear, Red-capped Lark, Large-billed Lark and African Pipit.

 

09:00

Depart for West Coast National Park. IBA Bird the area from the entrance gate to Tsaarsbank via Abrahamskraal waterhole.

 

Bird List - 282

 

Specials for this area include Black Harrier, Southern Black Korhaan, Cape Penduline Tit and African Rail.

 

11:30

Bird the area from Geelbek Manor House to the bird hides.

 

Bird Hide specials: -

Red Knot, Curlew Sandpiper, Sanderling, Ruddy Turnstone, Little Stint, Common Greenshank, White-fronted Plover, Marsh Sandpiper, Eurasian Curlew, Terek Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Common Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit and Mongolian Plover.

 

13:00

Lunch at Geelbek Manor House

 

14:00

Depart for Seeberg Hide.

 

14:45

Depart for the Velddrift. IBA [Berg River Estuary]

The estuary and flood plain cover a large area. The mudflats support the highest density of waders on the west coast during the summer months.

 

Bird List � 200+

 

Specials: -

Chestnut-banded Plover, Greater and Lesser Flamingo�s, Great White Pelican, African Spoonbill, Grey-headed Gull, South African Shelduck and Jackal Buzzard.

 

17:30

Depart for the Oystercatcher Lodge, Shelley Point, West Coast, South Africa.

 

20:00

Dinner at Oystercatcher Lodge.

 

06:00

Bird shoreline at lodge for Cape Cormorant, Bank Cormorant, Crowned Cormorant, Hartlaub�s Gull, White-fronted Plover and African Black Oystercatcher.

 

06:30

Breakfast and book out.

 

07:30

Depart for Rocher Pan Nature Reserve, north of Dwarskersbos, West Coast, South Africa. The pan supports a wide variety of water birds, [70 species] and the surrounding strandveld vegetation, [113 species] is good for many of the fynbos specials. Rocher pan is one of the Cape shoveler�s most important breeding and moulting sites.

 

Bird list: - 183+

 

Specials: -  

African Black Oystercatcher, South African Shelduck, Cape and Red-billed Teals, Cape Clapper Lark, Karoo Lark, Pearl-breasted Swallow, Yellow-bellied Eremomela and Rufous-eared Warbler.

 

10:45

Depart Velddrift and bird Laaiplek and Velddrift.

 

Bird list: - 200+

 

Specials: -

Chestnut-banded Plover, Greater and Lesser Flamingo�s, Great White Pelican, African Spoonbill, Grey-headed Gull, South African Shelduck and Jackal Buzzard.

 

12:45

Depart for West Coast National Park.

 

13:45

Lunch at Geelbek Manor House.

 

 

14:45

Bird the area around Geelbek Manor House and the two hides.

 

Specials: -

Cape Spurfowl, Cape Weaver, Acacia Pied Barbet, Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler, Large-billed Lark, Levaillant�s Cisticola, Greybacked Cisticola, Kittlitz Plover and Peregrine Falcon.

 

17:00

Depart for Cape Town, arriving at hotel at 18:30

Prices range from as little as $700 to $825 

 

 

Contact for Aves Birding Tours / Safaris: -

Jo Sievers

Mobile - +27 72 647 7904

Landline - +27 21 674 0836

Email � josievers@yahoo.co.uk

Website - www.avesbirdingtours.com

 

 

 



Cape of Good Hope nature reserve is one of the most spectacular reserves with striking landscapes, botanical diversity and in contrast a low density bird specie.


Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, one of the best botanical gardens in the world, is home to a number of Cape endemics � Cape Spurfowl, Cape Sugarbird and Orange-breasted Sunbird.


Strandfontein is the best water-bird locality close to Cape Town with abundant and diverse specie. Specials include African Marsh Harrier, Black-necked Grebe, Greater Flamingo, Great White Pelican, Cape Shoveler and Moccoa Duck.


Rondevlei is a well maintain reserve with Hippopotamus and a wide variety of water-birds. The reserve has two observation towers, a number of bird hides and offers boat trips to the breeding colonies.


Intaka Island has a good selection of water-bird and is a good place to see Greater painted Snipe, African Snipe and Malachite Kingfisher.


Paarl bird sanctuary offers excellent birding with specials African Reed-warbler, African Paradise Flycatcher, Southern Pochard, Maccoa Duck, Black Crake, Water Thick-knee, Grey-headed Gull and White-winged Tern.


Paarl Mountain reserve offers good Fynbos birding and is a good site for the Protea Seed-eater. Specials include Bar-throated Apalis, Cape Batis, Cape Bulbul, Fiscal Flycatcher and Malachite Sunbird.


Helderberg nature reserve on the slopes of the Helderberg has all five Cape endemic�s and is a good site to see Orange-breasted Sunbird and the Cape Sugarbird.


Stony Point penguin colony is smaller than the Boulders colony and is a good place to see Bank, Cape, Crowned and White-breasted Cormorant�s.


Harold Porter botanical gardens offers great Fynbos and forest birding. Specials include Cape Siskin, Black Saw-wing, Yellow Bishop, Brimstone Canary and Victorin�s Scrub-warbler.


Rietvlei is home to a number of widespread water-bird specie and good area for Levaillant�s Cisticola and Common Waxbill.


West Coast national park is best known for the large numbers of migrant waders, but also offers excellent Strandveld birding. Specials include Black Harrier, Cape Penduline-tit, Southern Black Korhaan, White-backed Mousebird, Long-billed Crombec, Bokmakierie and Yellow Canary.


Berg River Estuary offers excellent birding with specials such as Chestnut-banded Plover, Kittlitz�s Plover, Greater and Lesser Flamingo�s, Capped Wheatear, Large-billed Lark and Curlew Sandpiper.


De Mond Nature Reserve IBA via Bredarsdorp. This great reserve has a Damara Tern breeding Colony and specials such as Acacia Pied Barbet, Fiscal Flycatcher and Southern Tchagra.


The large De Hoop vlei/wetland is famous for its variety and large numbers of migratory waders and water birds. More than 260 species have been recorded on the reserve and the only remaining Western Cape breeding colony of the rare Cape vulture occurs at Potberg on the north eastern boundary of the reserve.


View from Mudlark River Front Lodge on the Breede River, Overberg Western Cape,
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