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News: African Openbills seen a Birding Africa day trip in Cape Town

3 March 2010: African Openbills seen on one of our Cape Town day trips by Birding Africa guide Otto Schmidt. There has been a recent influx of these storks - the first ever record for Cape Town!!

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African Openbills photographed at Strandfontein on a Birding Africa trip in Cape Town © 
              Otto Schmidt Eight African Openbills photographed at Strandfontein on a Birding Africa trip in Cape Town © 
              Otto SchmidtEight African Openbills photographed at Strandfontein on a Birding Africa Cape Town day trip © Otto Schmidt.

Many of the birding sites around Cape Town are also described in detail on our online information portal, the Cape Birding Route and in the Southern African Birdfinder which is widely available in South African bookshops and on the internet. (e.g., or However you're always welcome to contact us if you're interested in a guided or self-drive trip in this area.

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Birding Africa is a specialist birding tour company customising tours for both world listers and more relaxed holiday birders.  We combine interests in mammals, butterflies, dragonflies, botany and other natural history aspects and will guide you to Africa's and Madagascar's most diverse birding destinations. Our guides' knowledge of African birds and birding areas is our greatest strength and together we have rediscovered species, shared exciting observations with the birding community and had a fun time exploring our home continent.  We've even written two acclaimed guide books on where to find Southern Africa's and Madagascar's best birds. Birding is more than our passion, it's our lifestyle, and we are dedicated to making professional, best value trips filled with endemic species and unique wildlife experiences. Since 1997, we've run bird watching tours in South Africa and further into Africa for individual birders, small birding groups and top international tour companies. We've run Conservation Tours in association with the African Bird Club and work with and consult for a number of other top international tour companies and the BBC Natural History Unit.

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