Bird Watching

Bird watching in Greyton and the Sonderend Valley is great. Not only is the birding in the Greyton village itself wonderful, the Greyton Nature Reserve compares favourably with other top birding spots in the Overberg such as the Harold Porter and Caledon Botanical Gardens. The many hiking and walking trails in the area also make for pleasant birding opportunities.

A quote from the Overberg Birding Route website: “Greyton should be right up there when it gets to a top birding destination and village’s “brag list” includes the typical Overberg specials as well as Buff-spotted Flufftail, African Rail, Purple Heron, African Harrier-Hawk and Martial Eagle.”

A list of birds in the Greyton area can be found here:

You can find more birding information here:

Common summer visitors to the area include Diderick Cuckoo, Klaas’s Cuckoo, Redchested Cuckoo, Flycatcher Paradise, White Stork and Black Stork. There have been a number of sighting of African Openbill, but not recently. There are frequent sightings of the Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Siskin and Cape Grassbird. Visit the Sonderend Birding Group Blog for more information on the area and a detailed bird list.

Also visit the MyBirdPatch public sites and select either “Greyton Nature Reserve” and “Greyton Dump” from the dropdown list.

Bird lovers are also welcome to join the Sonderend Birding Group on their monthly visit to birding spots in the area. The club usually convenes on the last Sunday of each month.

When you visit Greyton remember that your ultimate Greyton accommodation can be booked through our offices, or 028 254 9564/9414


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