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
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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