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Sapkamma Roadside Birding

Directions for roadside birding in Sapkamma:

Take the R75 from Port Elizabeth past Uitenhage towards Graaff-Reinet. Turn right onto a gravel road at the Sapkamma turn off, which is about 70 kms beyond Uitenhage. Stop at the first kloof after crossing the railway line. This stop usually produces Cardinal and Olive Woodpeckers, Cape Batis, African Firefinch, Collared Sunbird and others. African Harrier-Hawk has bred here and African Scops-Owl can be heard late in the afternoon. Continue stopping along the road at vantage points and turn left at the T-junction. Look out for Verreaux’s Eagle near the cliffs to the left. Mocking Cliff-Chats and Ground Woodpecker have been seen on occasions as well as four types of bunting and Grey-backed Sparrowlark.

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