Kosi Bay system

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 11,000 ha

BirdLife South Africa

Site summary
The Kosi Bay system is situated in a warm, humid subtropical climate 470 km northeast of Durban; Moçambique borders it in the north and the Indian Ocean in the east. The avifauna is prolific and diverse and more then 290 bird species that have been recorded at Kosi Bay.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kosi Bay system. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.