The majority of people view Gauteng as the financial capital of South Africa and not worth anything more than a quick visit on their way to some of South Africa's more well known destinations. Despite the province being one of the smaller and more densely populated provinces few people realize that Gauteng is one of South Africa's premier birding areas. . There are approximately 400 species in the region including 60 southern African endemics. Gauteng has the largest number of birders as well as contributors to the South African Bird Atlas Projects and their birders regularly win the annual Birding Big Day competition. The popularity of birding in Gauteng has recently seen the launch of a book dedicated to birding in the province.
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