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South Africa

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African Penguin, one of South Africa’s endemics: Photo by Regard Van Dyk

Welcome to our guide to the birds of South Africa! This southern African nation is renowned for its rich biodiversity and diverse landscapes, including lush forests, coastal plains, mountains, savannas, and semi-arid deserts. These varied habitats support an incredible array of bird species, making South Africa a paradise for birdwatchers. In this section, you’ll explore our curated guides that highlight the avian wonders of South Africa. From the striking Blue Crane, the national bird, to the colorful Bokmakerie in the bushveld, South Africa’s birdlife offers a captivating glimpse into the country’s natural beauty. Whether you’re observing seabirds along the Cape Peninsula, exploring the wetlands of the Garden Route, or birdwatching in the Kruger National Park, we invite you to delve into our guides and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of South African birds.