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Birding in Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay and surrounding areas are home to many extraordinary, and rare bird species.

Jeffreys Bay is known for its variety of habitats which includes open grasslands, low bushveld, dense forests, dune vegetation and the unspoiled coastline. This is where you will discover many of the bird species who have made this their home. Thus far, more than 450 bird species have been identified, making Jeffreys Bay a bird lovers dream destination.

The mild climate is a comfort for many bird species and the Kabeljous and Seekoei estuaries are choice locations for birdwatchers.  Apart from the reserves, the lagoon hosts seabirds and waders ensuring that a 50 species mark out of a total of 130 regular occurring species is easily reached.

Birds you can expect to spot are the Great Egret, Greater Flamingo, Lesser Flamingo, Goliath Heron, Osprey, African Fish-Eagle, Southern Pochard, White-faced Duck, Eurasian Curlew, Common Whimbrel and more recently Chestnut-banded Plover. Caspian Tern, Swift Tern, Sandwich Tern, Common Tern, Little Tern, Knysna Woodpecker, Green Wood-Hoopoe, Black Harrier, Olive Bush-Shrike and Grey-headed Bush-Shrike.

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