Sightings

Sightings

LONG-CRESTED EAGLES AT GEORGE

Posted on the 14th May 2012
(From SA Rare Bird News - Ed.) At least 2 LONG-CRESTED EAGLES were present in George (Western Cape) yesterday between the Fancourt Golf Course and the mountains.  ... Read more »

MORE ON KORI BUSTARD IN BONTEBOK NATIONAL APRK

Posted on the 30th April 2012
(Taken from the Bontebok National Park e-newsletter for May 2012 and loaded with the permission of the editor. - Ed.) Bustards have strong legs and big toes. They have long broad wings with "fin... Read more »

OUT OF RANGE BIRDS FROM THE MOSSGAS AREA

Posted on the 31st March 2012
While doing wind farm bird monitoring just north of Mossgas last week I recorded Wailing Cisticola(the streaking on the breast that Roberts talks about in the southern birds is clearly visible) in 340... Read more »

CAPE ROCKJUMPER AT ROOIELS

Posted on the 6th March 2012
Hi (Envious) Birders: Just to let you know that Rene Lind and I had absolutely superb views of a Rockjumper at Rooi Els this afternoon. Close up and personal! Really fabulous, especially as they have... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »