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Trip Report: Cape Town & the Overberg

March 5, 2010
African Openbill on a Birding Africa day trip © Otto Schmidt

African Openbill on a Birding Africa day trip © Otto Schmidt

Birding Africa guide Otto Schmidt led a day trip for Brian & Janet on the Cape Pensinsula and another in the Overberg’s Hottentots Holland Mountains. They saw 100 species, including the recently arrived African Openbills.
Birding sites included the Atlantic seaboard near Cape Town’s Moullie Point lighthouse, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Strandfontein Waste Water Treatment Works, Philippi wetlands (now dry-lands), Rooiels, Stoney Point’s African Penguin colony and Harold Porter National Botanical Garden at Betty’s Bay.

Brian and Janet wrote us after they returned home: ‘Now back and sorting our photos etc. we must say how much we enjoyed our two birding days with Otto. It really was a tremendous introduction to birding in South Africa and Otto was clearly so knowledgeable and helpful. I am sure you could not have provided a better guide.’

Read the detailed trip report, click here.

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