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The bird life is exceptional

The Knysna Lourie is one of the more well known attractions for bird lovers. But there are many bird species which share the limelight. Bird watching tours offer visitors the chance to see many of the exciting local bird species.


Some of these are

  • Coastal
    • African Black Oystercatcher
    • Cape Cormorant
    • Cape Gannet
    • Caspian Tern
    • Osprey
    • Sandwich Tern
    • Turnstone
    • White Fronted Plover


  • Forests
    • Burchell's Coucal
    • Crowned Eagle
    • Klaas's Cuckoo
    • Knysna Loerie
    • Narina Trogan
    • Olive Thrush
    • Puffback Shrike
    • Terrestrial Bulbul


  • Fynbos
    • Black Sunbird
    • Cape Sugarbird
    • Double Collared Sunbird
    • Grassbird
    • Orange Breasted Sunbird
    • Spotted Prinia
    • Swee Waxbill
    • Victorins Warbler


  • Wetlands
    • African Fish Eagle
    • African Spoon Bill
    • Avocet
    • Curlew
    • Grey Plover
    • Hottentot Teal
    • Purple Heron
    • Ringed Plover
    • Ruff
    • Sandwich Tern
    • Whimbrel
    • Yellowbilled Egret


Bird watching info for Southern Africa can be found at