Greater Plettenberg Bay – Bitou wetlands & Keurbooms
About the Birding
Bitou Floodplain (-34.00296, 23.3540) – Depending on the water levels, Common Greenshank, Black-winged Stilt, Glossy Ibis, Three-banded, Common-Ringed and Kittlitz’s Plover can be found on the Bitou Pan. Also look out for Blue Crane, Spur-winged Goose and African Spoonbill. Pied Avocet, South African Shelduck and Red-billed Teal. In summer Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint and Ruff are also found on the Pan.
About the Birding Site
The Plettenberg Bay Region covers the area from Harkerville off the N2, then along the airport road to Robberg Nature Reserve, through the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay, and then joining back on the N2 past the Sewage Treatment Plant, Riettvlei dam and road to Emily Moon and the Bitou River Valley to Uplands on the R340, as well as the Keurbooms River.
Other Related Information
Recommended accommodation nearby:
There is a wide range of accommodation available in the Greater Plettenberg Bay area.
Local guide information:
No BirdLife South Africa recognised Birder Friendly tour operators in the area.
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