Greater Mossel Bay – Mountain slopes – Robertson Pass
About the Birding
Mountain slopes – There are various roads leading to the mountain slopes where Fynbos and Forest habitats provide good birding opportunities. Robertson pass on the R328 (-33.9016, 22.0208) provides great Fynbos birding that includes Red-necked Spurfowl, Cape Sugarbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Rock Thrush, Cape Rockjumper and Ground Woodpecker. Special note should be made that Robertson Pass can get busy and is not the safest pass due to almost having no road shoulder. There are a few safe pull over spots and birding should be restricted to these safe stopping spots.
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.
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.