Bird Watching

Some of the most fascinating of birds in South Africa can be found in the forests of the Teniqua Treetops

Bird Watching

Teniqua Treetops is a bird-watching paradise. We looked at building bird-hides and realised each tree house is a bird hide. We get over a 100 different varieties of birds. Awaken each morning to the sensual dawn chorus. We are blessed with the Knysna Touraco avery day.

We are blessed with a large variety of birds, true endemic, near endemic, and other stunning species. We have 26 hectares of pristine indigenous forest, 3 hectares of fynbos and 6 hectares of open grassland. This encourages a range of birds.

Each tree house is private and hidden on the edge of the forest so becomes its own bird hide. There is a wild-fig tree in the entertainment area that is its own eco-system. It all depends on the ripeness of the fruit. First come the fruit bats, and the owls come and catch the bats, the the Cape White Eyes and finally the Forest Canaries.

“My personal favourites, which are all common visitors, are the brightly coloured birds.”

  • Knysna Touraco
  • Greater Double Collared Sunbirds
  • African Hoepoe
  • Cape White-Eye
  • Cape Batis
  • Forest Buzzard
  • Rameron Pigeon
  • Chorister Robin-Chat
  • Black-headed Oriole

2 rare sightings recently of the the Narina Trogon and the Long Crested Eagle

For a more complete list please download the bird list as a pdf.

Dikkop / Thicknee on the field outside reception at Teniqua Treetops
Knysna Lourie / Knysna Turaco
Forest Canary in our Wild Fig tree
Knysna Lourie, Knysna Turaco
Black Headed Oriole
Dikkop / Thicknee on the field outside reception at Teniqua Treetops
Knysna Lourie / Knysna Turaco
Forest Canary in our Wild Fig tree
Knysna Lourie, Knysna Turaco
Black Headed Oriole
Dikkop / Thicknee on the field outside reception at Teniqua Treetops
Knysna Lourie / Knysna Turaco
Forest Canary in our Wild Fig tree
Knysna Lourie, Knysna Turaco
Black Headed Oriole