Greater George – Geelhoutboom Farm Roads
About the Birding
Scan the pastures for Denham’s Bustard, Blue Crane and Secretarybird. Scan fields with short grass for flocks of Black-winged Lapwings. These grassland habitats are also good for LJBs such as Red-capped Lark, Plain-backed Pipit and Zitting Cisticolas. Also keep a lookout for raptors such as Jackal Buzzard, Common Buzzard and Black-winged Kite. Several pairs of Long-crested Eagles live in the area, and the Northern loop (see map above) is a particularly good area for them.
About the Birding Site
Situated along a broad coastal plain with a backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountains, which overlook farmlands, wooded gorges, coastal forests, fynbos covered mountain passes and a section of the dry Klein Karoo providing a mosaic of birding habitats.
Other Related Information
Please respect the local farmers by making sure that you do not cause a roadblock on the farm roads, by stopping in the road to look at birds. Therefore, always try to park as far off the road as possible. Do not enter private land without prior permission. It is important that we birders maintain a good relationship with the local farmers.