Great area for bird watching!

Greyton and the Sonderend valley are great areas for birding. Not only is the birding in the Greyton village itself wonderful, the Greyton Nature Reserve compares favorably 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.

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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.”

Common summer visitors to the area include Diderick Cuckoo, Klaas's Cuckoo, Redchested Cuckoo, Flycatcher Paradise, White Stork and Black Stork. There has 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.

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.

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There is no cost involved in being a member.  We do whoever encourage people to become members of Greyton Conservation Society.

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