We are situated in Port Elizabeth however our club activities extend across the Eastern Cape, particularly within the Karoo and Noorsveld region.
The Eastern Cape is the second biggest province and covers every biome found in South Africa – Fynbos, Coastal thicket, Forest, Succulent thicket, Savannah, semi-desert (Karoo and Noorsveld), grasslands. The Eastern Cape is therefore home to hundreds of different bird species, making it the ideal destination for keen birders and birdwatching enthusiasts. This includes distinguished local birdwatching spots such as Settlers Park and Tankatara situated in the Port Elizabeth area. For the travellers and more adventurous birders, there are various roadside birding spots between Port Alfred and St Francis, as well as in the nearby Karoo area, where a variety of bird species can be seen.
Well over 500 species, residents and migrants have been recorded to date and some are iconic species. Cape Recife is one of the few sites on the mainland in the world where Roseate Tern can be seen year-round. Not to be forgotten are the fynbos endemics such as the Cape Sugarbird, Victorins and Knysna Warblers.
Browse through our website to learn more about each local birding spot and bird species.