Phenomenal Bird watching can be experienced in Addo especially on the Addo River Safaris and Addo Mountain Safaris. The primary reason for the abundance of birdlife in the Addo area is due to the five vegetation biomes which the area possesses and the rich biodiversity on offer in the Eastern Cape. Let your Addo Tour Guides take you to Mountain pools deep in the Zuurberg Mountains where the Bird book of Southern Africa was written and documented by McLaughlin.

Sight the ellusive Narina Trogan, Knysna Lourie, Paradise Flycatchers, Hornbills, Black headed Orioles, red-billed Wood Hoopoes, White Fronted Bee-Eaters and many more. Addo bird watchers check list for just some of the prolific birds seen daily on Crisscross Adventure Tours:

The Addo Birds

Whitebreasted Cormorant
Reed Cormorant
African Darter
Grey Heron
Blackheaded Heron
Goliath Heron
Purple Heron
White Backed Night Heron
Blackcrowned Night Heron
Green Backed Heron
Common Squacco Heron
Great White Egret
Yellow Billed Egret
Little Egret
Cattle Egret
Little Bittern
African Sacred Ibis
Hadeda Ibis
African Spoonbill
Egyptian Goose
South African Shelduck
Yellowbilled Duck
African Black Duck
Southern Pochard
Hottentot Teal
Redbilled Teal
Spurwinged Goose
Black Kite
Yellowbilled Kite
Blackshouldered Kite
European Honey-Buzzard
Blackbreasted Snake-Eagle
African Fish-Eagle
Steppe Buzzard
Jackal Buzzard
African Goshawk
Pale Chanting Goshawk
Spotted Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Southern Black Flycatcher
Fiscal Flycatcher
Cape Batis
Fairy Flycatcher
Paradise Flycatcher
White Stork
Yellowbilled Stork
African Marsh Harrier
Black Harrier
African Harrier Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Lanner Falcon
Rock Kestrel
Greater Kestrel
Lesser Kestrel
Greywinged Francolin
Redwinged Francolin
Rednecked Spurfowl
Common Quail
Helmeted Guineafowl
Blue Crane
Black Crake
Purple Gallinule
Common Moorhen
African Finfoot
Kori Bustard
Whitebellied Korhaan
Southern Black Korhaan
Common Ringed Plover
Kittlitz’s Plover
Threebanded Plover
Common Sandpiper
Spotted Dikkop
Kelp Gull
Caspian Tern
Rock Dove Feral Pigeon
Speckled Pigeon Rock Pigeon
Redeyed Dove
Cape Turtle-Dove
Laughing Dove
Namaqua Dove
Redchested Cuckoo
Black Cuckoo
Jacobin Cuckoo
Emerald Cuckoo
Klaas’s Cuckoo
Diderick Cuckoo
Burchell’s Coucal
Pied Wagtail
Cape Wagtail
Plainbacked Pipit
Orangethroated Longclaw
Fiscal Shrike
Southern Boubou
Pied Kingfisher

Olive Bush Shrike
Barn Owl
African Grass-Owl
African Wood-Owl
Marsh Owl
African Scops-Owl
Cape Eagle-Owl
Spotted Eagle-Owl
European Nightjar
Fierynecked Nightjar
Common Swift
African Black Swift
Whiterumped Swift
Horus Swift
Little Swift
Alpine Swift
Speckled Mousebird
Redfaced Mousebird
Narina Trogon
Giant Kingfisher
Malachite Kingfisher
Brownhooded Kingfisher
Mangrove Kingfisher
Half Collared Kingfisher
Eurasian Bee-eater
White-fronted Bee-eater
European Roller
African Hoopoe
Redbilled Woodhoopoe
Trumpeter Hornbill
Crowned Hornbill
Southern Ground Hornbill
Blackcollared Barbet
Sharpbilled Honeybird
Ground Woodpecker
Cardinal Woodpecker
Barn Owl
African Grass-Owl
Greyheaded Bush Shrike
Common Starling
Red Winged Starling
Pied Starling
Wattled Starling
Glossy Starling
Redbilled Oxpecker
Malachite Sunbird
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird
Grey Sunbird
Olive Woodpecker
Bennetts Woodpecker
Redthroated Wryneck
Greybacked Sparrowlark
Whitethroated Swallow
Greater Striped Swallow
Lesser Striped Swallow
Rock Martin
Common House-Martin
Brownthroated Martin
Black Cuckooshrike
Forktailed Drongo
European Golden Oriole
Blackheaded Oriole
Black Crow
Pied Crow
Whitenecked Raven
Southern Grey Tit
Southern Black Tit
Cape Penduline Tit
Redeyed Bulbul
Blackeyed Bulbul
Terrestrial Bulbul
Olive Thrush
Familiar Chat
Anteating Chat
Cape Robin
White-Starred Robin
Whitebrowed Scrub-Robin
Karoo Scrub-Robin
African Marsh Warbler
Cape Reed Warbler
Fantailed Cisticola
Greybacked Cisticola
Cape White-eye
House Sparrow
Cape Sparrow
Cape Weaver
Masked Weaver
Red Bishop
Yellow Bishop
Bluebilled Firefinch
Common Waxbill
Quail Finch
Pintailed Whydah
Cape Canary
Yellow Canary