Greater Plettenberg Bay Poortjies & Keurbooms Lagoon
About the Birding
This western corner of the estuary is a good spot to look for African Oystercatcher, Grey Plover, Common Sandpiper, Eurasian Whimbrel, Common Greenshank, Greater and Lesser Flamingo, Purple Heron, and White-Fronted Plover. In the thicker forest areas along Cupid Street there are Knysna Warbler, Knysna Woodpecker, Swee and Common Waxbill and even the Buff-spotted Flufftail can be heard. Grey Sunbird, Black Headed Oriole and African Paradise Flycatcher are often seen too.
About the Birding Site
Being in the middle of town, this area can get quite busy during summer. Despite this, the site still offers lots of great birds. The estuary is the main attraction here, but patches of forest, as well as the ocean offer a bit more diversity.
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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