South Africa is a Birding Paradise
Bird lovers around the world will flock to South Africa for the chance to see amazing birds like this one in their native habitat. The African White Parrot is one of thousands of endemic bird species that can be seen on a bird-watching tour in Cape Town and other places throughout the country. Worldwide Gifts has captured this bird’s image on a collectible refrigerator magnet for you to keep as a souvenir from your visit to South Africa.
Perhaps the most intelligent of bird species, parrots come in all sizes and colors, as you’ll see if you sign up for a wildlife safari in South Africa. Although not considered one of the iconic “Big Five” animals native to this country, there are probably more parrots here than there are those larger (and a lot more dangerous) animals. The African Gray Parrot has become the most popular bird as a pet, and is well known for its ability to mimic the sound of the human voice.
Lots and Lots of Birds to See on a Bird Watching Tour in South Africa
Of course you’ll get to see parrots flitting about on the branches of sub-tropical rainforest trees in the wild of South Africa. In addition to the white or gray parrots, there are also Blue and Gold Macaws, Cockatoos, Black-capped Caiques, Black-winged Jardines, Eclectas Parrots, Sun Conures, Yellow Ringnecks and Blue-masked Lovebirds.
Parrots are definitely not the only kinds of birds you’ll get to see on your birding tour in South Africa. There are fifty-eight bird species living here that aren’t found anywhere else in the world, and many more sensational feathered friends to visit with. You’ll get to see the African Penguin, Blue Cranes, Hornbills, Bush-shrikes, Kingfishers, Storks, Sunbirds, Iridescent Starlings, and Waxbills, as well as many types of vultures and raptors.