Every so often a birder has the good fortune of encountering a family group of Cape Rockjumbers foraging for Zebra Cockroaches amongst the rocks and boulders flanking the Rooi Els track leading to Pringle Bay.

Cape Rockjumper with Zebra Cockroach

Cape Rockjumper with Zebra Cockroach

Accommodating and forever entertaining these endearing birds invariably constitute the sighting highlight within the mix of South Western Cape endemics on offer for dedicated birders prepared to set aside the time and effort to search for this sometimes elusive inhabitant of rocky slopes.

Cape Rockjumper with Zebra Cockroach, seen on a birding tour near Cape Town at Rooi Els, by Avian Leisure

Cape Rockjumper, part of family group at Rooi Els

For more info on birding in Cape Town, and searches for Cape Rockjumpers and other rare and beautiful birds, contact Patrick or Marie-Louise on info@avianleisure.com or browse our website www.avianleisure.com