forestbirdlodge

Walks & birding on the farm

Many birds are heard in the forest but can be difficult to see in the trees. It is best to look for a bird party and then spend your time following them. The best time for birding is early morning.


The special birds to be seen are the Narina Trogon, Chorister Robin, Grey Cuckoo Shrike, Crowned Eagle (soaring above), Cape Parrot, White-starred Robin, Pygmy Kingfisher, Wood owl, Ashy Flycatcher, Green Twinspot, Knysna Turaco and Purple crested Turaco. Other birds seen are Bar-throated Apalis, Cape Batis, Terrestrial Brownbul, Forest Buzzard, Green-backed Camaroptera, Emerald Cuckoo, Klaas’s Cuckoo, Red-chested Cuckoo, Tambourine Dove, Buff-spotted Flufftail (mainly heard at dusk) Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Green Pigeon, Puffback, Cape Robin Chat, Collared sunbird, Double-collared Sunbird, Cape white-eye, Olive woodpecker.


There are walks around the lodge which take visitors through indigenous forests and along mountain streams, where bird parties can be enjoyed. Several trees have been labelled for your enjoyment. A map of the walks can be found in both units. It is best to take a picture of the walk’s map on your phone to guide you around the farm.

Please send the names of birds seen at the lodge that are not on our list to info@forestbirdlodge.co.za so that the sighting can be verified.

 
Purple Heron
Hadedah
Bat Hawk
African  Goshawk
Gymnogene
Long crested Eagle
Crowned Eagle
Martial Eagle
Forest Buzzard
Redchested  Flufftail
Cape Robin
Chorister Robin
Starred Robin
Black Cuckoo
Knysna Loerie
Rameron Pigeon
Wood Owl
Nerina Trogan
Square-tailed Dronga
Red-Billed Wood Hoopoe
Blue-Mantled Flycatcher
Yellow-Throated Warbler
Forest Canary
Greater Double Collared Sunburn
Redchested flufftail
Olive Woodpecker
Bluegrey Flycatcher
Long Tailed wagtail
Puffbacked Shrike
Olive Bush Shrike
Blue Swallow