Greater Mossel Bay – Vleesbaai route
About the Birding
Vleesbaai route – starts at the N2 turnoff near PetroSA (-34.1791, 21.9606), towards Vleesbaai / Gouritsmond. This route starts from the N2 and finishes in the small town of Gouritsmond. The farmlands 300m south of the N2 will yield Agulhas Long-billed Lark, Large-billed Lark, Red-capped Lark, Zitting Cisticola and Cloud Cisticola. Further down this road you will also find Grey-backed Cisticola, Karoo Prinia, Capped Wheatear, Grey-winged Francolin and Cape Clapper Lark.
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.
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