Sightings

Sightings

AUSTRALIAN GANNET ON MALGAS ISLAND

Posted on the 8th December 2011
Dear all, While doing duty on Malgas, this little fellow rushed out of the crowd and said g'day to me. How is that for luck? The elusive Australasian Gannet residing among the Cape Gannets. If on... Read more »

SIGHTINGS AT ROOIELS AND THE SWARTRIVIER ROAD

Posted on the 22nd November 2011
Yesterday at 4pm an odd swallow was seen at the farm where the Swartriver Road joins the old Hermanus road just over the girder bridge. Its colour was a sort of silver grey and it was associating with... Read more »

SIGHTINGS OF CAPE SISKINS

Posted on the 21st November 2011
Dear All I went for a walk yesterday afternoon in the newly cleared section of Cecilia Forest. It always used to be my most reliable spot for Cape Siskin but it was always very tricky as they loved s... Read more »

AGULHAS LONG-BILLED LARK ON DENHAM'S BUSTARD

Posted on the 18th October 2011
Hi All, Whilst on tour with 7 American clients (Birdwatch Cape tour) on our way to De Hoop from Bredasdorp, we came across a Denham’s Bustard close to the road. We watched it and suddenly notic... Read more »

107,000 CAPE CORMORANTS AT VELDDRIF!

Posted on the 7th August 2011
Keith Harrison reports as follows: A new couple to Velddrif seeing our cormorants has experimented with digital photography and time frames calculated that 107,000 birds came in, Sylvia was down for ... Read more »

CAR COUNT FROM AROUND MOSSELBAY

Posted on the 1st August 2011
This morning we sent warm fuzzies of encouragement to those poor people north of us who would have been getting into their cars at the same time. No doubt they had to spend a few minutes warming their... Read more »

INTERESTING BIRDS AT BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 26th February 2011
Felicity Grundlingh who is on her way to Wilderness, phoned me today to ask I post these sightings she had in and just at the entrance to Bontebok Park: A European Roller, Lesser Kestrels plus one fe... Read more »

THE GREATEST SA RARE BIRDS REPORT EVER

Posted on the 14th December 2010
(We often load reports on birds seen in the Western Cape, but this report is simply so astounding that I could not resist loading it in it's entirety.  This just illustrates why we believe... Read more »

BIRDING AROUND CERES

Posted on the 27th October 2010
I had a quiet week-end in the Ceres area and did some pentading on some backwater roads. Quiet week-end??????? Came across a dam which had 20 breeding plumage Whiskered Terns flying over it. On my ... Read more »

EURASIAN OYSTERCATCHER AT BOTRIVER MOUTH

Posted on the 11th March 2010
This morning Jane Angus got this photograph of an Eurasian Oystercatcher at the Botriver estuary mouth.  This after having only done the Flight for Biders course two weeks ago.  Well done Ja... Read more »

THANKS FROM OVERSEAS VISITOR

Posted on the 12th November 2009
Dear All, I’m just sending out this big thank you to all of you that helped me with information for my recent trip to the Western Cape and Kruger. We had a great time and I just loved the ritua... Read more »

BIRDING IN MOLTENO PASS

Posted on the 11th June 2009
(Japie Claassen visited Molteno pass on 19 May 2009 and we decided to load this onto the site as we have not yet reported on this site. Look at the very impressive list of birds seen in this relativel... Read more »

TANQUA BIRDING UPDATE 6 OCTOBER 2008

Posted on the 7th October 2008
  The Black-eared Sparrowlarks arrived in the Tanqua a few weeks ago and are certainly breeding now. If you're still looking for this species, and hoping to catch the end of the flowers and spri... Read more »