Birdwatching

We are now Accredited by Birdlife SA as a Birder Friendly Establishment

 

NEW! The Plettenberg Bay Birding Route:

For an understanding of Birding in the Western Cape and along the Garden Route visit www.westerncapebirding.co.za/garden/routes.php 

On a holiday to Masescha made by Mr John Wilson and friends from the UK the following birds were seen in and around the property during their visit:

 

  • African Fish Eagle    
  • Fiscal Shrike
  • Black-headed Oriole
  • Cape Weaver
  • Knysna Lourie   
  •  Olive Thrush
  • Forest Buzzard    
  • White Rumped Swift
  • Greater Double-collared Sunbird
  • African Turtle Dove
  • Southern Grey-headed Sparrow 
  • Spur-Winged Goose (flew over)
  • Greater Striped Swallow  
  • Hadeda
  • Fork-tailed Drongo  
  •  Cape Bulbul
  • African Dusky Flycatcher   
  •  Black-Headed Heron
  • Yellow Billed Duck (flew over)  
  • African Black Swift
  • Olive Pigeon  
  • Purple Heron (flew over)
  • Egyptian Goose 
  • White Breasted Cormorant
  • Cape White Eye 
  • Black Saw-Wing Swallow
  • Fiscal Flycatcher    
  • European Starling

Additional Birds seen in and around the garden:

  • African Darter
  • African Hoopoe
  • African Paradise Flycatcher
  • Amethyst Sunbird
  • Cape Robin
  • Giant Kingfisher
  • Moorhens
  • Pied Kingfisher
  • Pintailed Whydah
  • Red Bishop
  • Yellow Billed Ducks spent a few hours on a dam
  • Longcrested Eagle

Birding Hot-Spots in and surrounding Plettenberg Bay:

  • Nature's Valley
  • Keurbooms River Estuary
  • Bitou River Wetlands
  • Big Tree Trail
  • Uplands
  • Harkerville Forest
  • Kranshoek Viewpoint - picnic and lookout area
  • Leisure Isle
  • Wilderness for the Touw River Trails, Langvlei and Rondevlei Lakes.