Greater Mossel Bay – Estuaries

About the Birding

Estuaries – Apart from Gouritsmond, the 3 other estuaries that provide good birding opportunities are Hartenbos, Kleinbrak and Grootbrak estuaries, which are accessed from the N2 between Mossel Bay and George. Birding for waders and coastal birds at these estuaries can be fantastic, depending on the season, water levels, river mouth status (open/close), time of day and human activity.

Key species:

Black Harrier, Grey-winged Francolin, Agulhas Long-billed Lark, Cape Clapper Lark, Victorin’s Warbler, Cape Sugarbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Rockjumper, Knysna Warbler, Knysna Woodpecker

About the Birding Site

The Greater Mossel Bay is situated on the far western half of the Garden Route. The various habitats within the greater Mossel Bay area makes for a rich birding experience. The aforementioned habitats include Coastal waters, Estuaries & Freshwater bodies, Farmlands & Agulhas plains, Forest & Forest edge, and Fynbos.

Key species:

Black Harrier, Grey-winged Francolin, Agulhas Long-billed Lark, Cape Clapper Lark, Victorin’s Warbler, Cape Sugarbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Rockjumper, Knysna Warbler, Knysna Woodpecker

Other Related Information

Recommended accommodation nearby:
There is a good variety of accommodation available in the Greater Mossel Bay area.

Local guide information:
No BirdLife South Africa Birder Friendly tour operators in the area.
Rudi Minnie
Cell: +27 (0)72 837 0242
Email: rudi.minnie@gmail.com

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Rudi Minnie

Key species:

Black Harrier, Grey-winged Francolin, Agulhas Long-billed Lark, Cape Clapper Lark, Victorin’s Warbler, Cape Sugarbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Rockjumper, Knysna Warbler, Knysna Woodpecker

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