Cape Town Pelagics:
DAY TRIPS FROM CAPE TOWN, weekly and biweekly
Boat:We charter SAMSA licenced boats from Simon's Town and Hout Bay harbours.
Leaders: Barrie Rose, Dalton Gibbs, Clifford Dorse, Peter Ryan, Ian Sinclair, Andrew
Hester, Alvin Cope and others.
Approaching a fishing trawler off the continental
shelf near Cape Town is a birding experience that will remain
engraved in your memory forever. Having thousands of albatrosses
only an arm's length away is a highlight of most birding trips
to Cape Town. For first-timers, it is an awesome spectacle,
and for more experienced hands it's a great chance to search
for adrenaline-pumping rarities. Day trippers in winter regularly
see over 10 000 seabirds of up to 30 species, making it arguably
the world's most memorable yet easily accessible seabirding
Book with us for any pelagic trip off the Cape
or South Africa, at the most competitive prices. The aim of
the service is to promote sustainable ecotourism, not only
by providing a wealth of seabird information and a booking
facility for day trips and other specialist trips, but to
put all the proceeds back into conservation. See www.capetownpelagics.com
for a list of trip dates and to make your booking or contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call mobile: +27 83 270 7452.
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Cape Town Pelagics trip report and photographs. Click
to see photographs and read about the sightings of Wandering
Albatross, Humpback Whale and more.
report, Western Cape: Guide Tertius Gous reports back
about magnificent snow-capped scenery with specials such as
Karoo Eremomela and Protea Canary. Read more, click here.
31/6/10: Last two
places: Cape Town Pelagics trip 4 on July. Join leader
Barrrie Rose while you support seabird conservation. Exceptional
last minute discount: R795. Click here
Finch research: Cape Birding Route co-founder Dr Claire
Spottiswoode, and Dr Martin Stevens, discover how hosts can
tell their own eggs from those of brood parasites! Read on
Trip Report from the Cape Town Pelagics on 29 May 2010
led by guide Dalton Gibbs.
report, Cape Town: Guide Otto Schmidt went out to see
100 species on 21 April. 'Top drawer' service, wrote Jay.
'Efficient service and excellent guide' said Nigel & Chris.
3/6/2010: Birders spotted another rare Cape
leopard! For the second time in May, now thanks to watching
Report, Western Cape: Cape Eagle Owl, Protea Seedeater
and more. Dalton, Michael and Otto report about 197 lifers
- click here.
27/5/10: A new bird
hide opened at Rooisand Nature Reserve - Marje Hemp attended
the inauguration and reports about alien timber, Osprey and
the Biodiversity Festival: click here.
leopard, mobbed by Pied Crows, seen with Birding Africa!
Our guide and the Cape Leopard Trust report back: click here.
Albatross and Black-bellied
Storm Petrel, unusual sightings on 15 May with Cape
report: summer birding in February: the Cape Peninsula
and Hottentot's Holland with guide Otto Schmidt.
Openbills on our Cape Town birding trips. 2010 brought
the first ever record of these storks in Cape Town!
15/2/10: Booted Eagle,
Sooty Blue butterfly and Marbled
Leaf-Toed Gecko seen at the Birding Africa office garden
Storm Petrel, the 2nd record for southern Africa! See
taken on our 27 December Cape Town Pelagic trip.
2/2/10: Soccer & Birding: combine the FIFA World Cup with
Cape endemics and Karoo specials. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone +27 21 531 9148
22/12/09:Help find Frodo,
Cape Town's juvenile Black Eagle. He left Noordhoek Peak and
carries yellow wingtags "Y006". Please contact Lucia
8/10/09: Take part in the 350-24-24 Bird Photo Challenge.
Read more on www.birdingafrica.com!
27/09/09: Dalton Gibbs reports back from Gough
Island! Read the blog!
26/09/09: New Cape
Town Pelagics trip report from trips of 12 and 19 September
Birdwatching Fair at Rutland Water proved very successful,
with sunny weather and over 20,000 visitors. Callan's "Birding
Namibia and the Okavango" was the most highly-attended
lecture on the Saturday, with over 240 people. Congratulations
to the winners of the Birding Africa competition and the
African Bird Club raffle that we helped sponsor!
12/08/09: New Cape
Town Pelagics trip reports from August and July 2009.
Shearwater and more!
sub-adult Black Sarrowhawk visits our garden again! Read
on about Raptor Research in the Western Cape.
Town's Verreauxs' Eagle Chick has grown! And its sibling
never had a chance to hatch. See the pictures of the chick,
its nest and the breeding pair. Find out more about the Western
Cape Raptor Research Programme.
27/07/09: To follow modern nomenclature and systematics, we've
adopted the IOC
World Bird List, Version 2.1.
13/07/09: The 8th
African Bird ID Challenge has launched! Win a 50% discount
on a Cape Town Pelagics
trip, a copy of Southern
African Birdfinder, or African
Bird Club membership for 1 year.
6 July 09: Cape
White-eye research in our garden.
2 July 09: Cape
Town's Verreauxs' Eagle Chick has hatched! See the pictures
of the chick, its nest and the breeding pair. Find out more
about the Western Cape Raptor Research Programme.
2 July 09: Campbell
Fleming, a Cape Town scholar, avid birder and photographer,
joined Birding Africa last month as an intern. Click here,
to see what he got up to.
2 July 09: New pelagic
trip reports from the Cape Town Pelagics trips in June
2009. Highlights: Slenderbilled
Prion and Leach's Storm Petrel
30 july 09: Our latest Cape Fynbos and Karoo trip
reports feature Hottentot
Warbler and other fynbos and Karoo endemics...
26 June 09: Tungsten
mining threatens RAMSAR site, South Africa's Verlorenvlei.
Read the Media Release.
22 June 09: Claire
Spottiswoode, one of the Cape Birding Route founders,
was part of the exploratory team at Mount Mabu. The mountain
is part of the newly discovered largest
rainforest in Southern Africa.
11 June 09: A colour-ringed
Black Sparrowhawk visits the Birding Africa office garden.
Read why it's a 10 months old male!
14 June 09:
at the office of The Cape Birding Route, Birding Africa
and Cape Town Pelagics.
31 May 09:
Michel Watelet wins the 7th African Bird Club & Birding Africa
ID Challenge. Test your African birding skills and WIN
Africa Cape town day trip or a copy of the Birdfinder!
30 May 09: A tragedy unfolds at Kommetjie south of Cape town
as 44 beached False
Killer Whales were shot. Click here for more details and
14 March 09: Raptor
Watch in Cape Town on 14 March 09