Guided Birding Walks

With ornithologists Dr Kate Carstens and Cassie Carstens

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Two-hour guided birding walks are offered by Cassie Carstens of Odyssey Bird Tours and Research Manager of the Cape Parrot Project.

The walk begins and ends in the Hogsback Aboretum (-32.593149, 26.935499). Mornings are recommended but we can offer afternoon guided walks which have been fruitful.

The walk follows an easy trail through the Hogsback State Forest, focussing on forest specials that might include: Cape Parrot, Orange Ground Thrush, Bush Blackcap, Brown Scrub Robin, White-starred Robin, Dark-backed Weaver, Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher, Narina Trogon, Knysna Turaco, Yellow-throated Woodland Warbler, Olive Woodpecker, Knysna Woodpecker, Grey Cuckooshrike, Lemon Dove, Emerald Cuckoo, Black Cuckoo, and others.

Costs: R400 per group of 1-2 people. R600 for 3-4 people. Larger groups: Please contact Cassie to arrange and quote.

Bookings or enquiries: Contact Cassie. See Contact Detais below.

Please wear appropriate shoes such as hiking boots or sturdy trainers. And please pack a rain jacket as rain can come quickly and without warning.

All photographs on this page by Mayur Prag

Guided Birding Walks

Guided birding walks are by arrangement.
Please contact Cassie on 082 716 8240