There has been a lot of talk recently about the new Plett Birding Route and with good reason. Plett has recently been recognised by BirdLife International as an IBA – an important birding area. Plett offers many exciting and varied birding opportunities for birding enthusiasts, photographers and nature-lovers alike including the Cape Floral Kingdom’s 9000 fynbos species, indigenous forest, mountain and coastal environments – translating into one of Plett’s greatest assets – the diversity of bird species to be found in Plettenberg Bay.
Photo by Julie Carlisle (Plett Birding Route)
In fact, a staggering 50% of all endemic bird species found in South Africa can be see in and around Plett. To list a few of the entrancing birding opportunities: forest birding in Nature’s Valley Reserve, the Kelp Gull breeding colony on Keurbooms Beach, seabirds and migratory waders along the beaches of Plett and Bitou River – it’s small wonder that Plett has been included as an Important Birding Area (IBA) by Birdlife International.
Birdlife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership, with more than 3 million members and supporters. There are almost neverending birding opportunities in Plettenberg Bay and we are proud to introduce the new Plett Birding Route!