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BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING JUNE 2020

Posted on the 12th June 2020

BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING JUNE 2020

The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of June 2020. Keep in mind that the name of the birder and the place where it was seen only indicates the first report of the species seen during the month.

This is an amazing list of species seen and we encourage all birders in the region to inform Anton at birding@overberg.co.za or WhatsApp at 082 550 3347 of additional species encountered. The highlights are certainly the GREY-HEADED ALBATROSS at the New Harbour in Hermanus and the LESSER CRESTED TERN at Fisherhaven, both found by Pieter Verster. The sighting of a DUSKY SUNBIRD by Johan van der Westhuizen at Vermont, Hermanus was simply over the top!!

1. BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS (Keith Hamilton @ Stony Point)
2. ALBATROSS, GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPALBATROS (Pieter Verster @ Hermanus Harbour)
3. ALBATROSS, SHY/ BLOUBEKALBATROS (Lester @ Vermont)
4. APALIS, BAR-THROATED/ BANDKEELKLEINJANTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
5. AVOCET, PIED/ BONTELSIE (Johan @ Onrus)
6. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Steve @ Napier)
7. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
8. BISHOP, SOUTHERN RED/ ROOIVINK (Steve @ Napier)
9. BISHOP, YELLOW/ KAAPSE FLAP (Jessie @ Elgin)
10. BITTERN, LITTLE/ KLEINRIETREIER (Keith Hamilton @ Kleinmond)
11. BOKMAKIERIE (Steve @ Napier)
12. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
13. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
14. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
15. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Steve @ Napier)
16. BUZZARD, CAPE/ KAAPSEJAKKALSVOËL (Jessie @ Elgin)
17. BUZZARD, COMMON/ BRUINJAKKALSVOëL (Paula @ gravel roads)
18. BUZZARD, FOREST/ BOSJAKKALSVOëL (Carin @ Arabella)
19. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
20. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
21. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Anton @ Onrus)
22. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
23. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
24. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPEKVRETER (Steve @ Napier)
25. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Riaan @ Kleinbaai)
26. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)
27. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Jessie @ Elgin)
28. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYKLOPKLOPPIE (Lester @ Swartrivier)
29. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Jessie @ Elgin)
30. CORMORANT, BANK/ BANKDUIKER (David @ Betty’s Bay)
31. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
32. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Johan @ Onrus)
33. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
34. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
35. COUCAL, BURCHELL’S/ GEWONE VLEILOERIE (Steve Baylie at Napier)
36. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWARTRIETHAAN (Anton @ Onrus)
37. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
38. CROMBEC, LONG-BILLED/ BOSVELDSTOMPSTERT (Carin @ Arabella)
39. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
40. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
41. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Steve @ Napier)
42. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
43. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
44. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
45. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
46. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
47. DOVE, ROCK/ TUINDUIF (Pieter @ Hawston)
48. DOVE, TAMBOURINE/ WITBORSDUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
49. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
50. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Jessie @ Elgin)

51. DUCK, WHITE-BACKED/ WITRUGEEND (Riaan @ Stanford)
52. DUCK, WHITE-FACED WHISTLING/NONNETJIE-EEND (Carin @ Swartrivier)
53. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Anton @ Onrus)
54. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH-/ VISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
55. EAGLE, MARTIAL/ BREëKOPAREND (Paula @ Swartrivier Road)
56. EAGLE, VERREAUX’S/ WITKRUISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
57. EGRET, CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of VEEREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
58. EGRET, INTERMEDIATE (YELLOW-BILLED)/ GEELBEKWITREIER (David @ Betty’s Bay)
59. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
60. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK (Steve @ Napier)
61. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK (Riaan @ Kleinbaai)
62. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
63. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Pieter @ Fisherhaven)
64. FLUFFTAIL, RED-CHESTED/ROOIBORSVLEIKUIKEN (Pieter)
65. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEëVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
66. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
67. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Riaan @ Kleinbaai)
68. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Johan @ Vermont)
69. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Onrus)
70. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Steve @ Napier)
71. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Anton @ Onrus)
72. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
73. GREBE, BLACK-NECKED/ SWARTNEKDOBBERTJIE (Keith @ Rooisand)
74. GREBE, GREAT CRESTED/ KUIFKOPDOBBERTJIE (Keith @ Rooisand)
75. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Jessie @ Elgin)
76. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Anton @ Onrus)
77. GREENSHANK, COMMON/ GROENPOOTRUITER (Riaan @ Kleinbaai)
78. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
79. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Onrus)
80. GULL, GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPMEEU (Anton @ Onrus)
81. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Steve @ Napier)
82. HAMERKOP (Carin @ Swartrivier road)
83. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Riaan @ Kleinbaai)
84. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK (Anton @ Onrus)
85. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
86. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
87. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
88. HONEYGUIDE, GREATER/ GROOTHEUNINGWYSER (Carl @ Kleinmond)
89. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Anton @ Onrus)
90. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Anton @ Onrus)
91. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
92. JAEGER, PARASITIC/ ARKTIESE ROOFMEEU (Lester @ Vermont)
93. KESTREL, ROCK/ KRANSVALK (Steve @ Napier)
94. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
95. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
96. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
97. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Johan @ Onrus)
98. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALK (Steve @ Napier)
99. KORHAAN, SOUTHERN BLACK/SWARTVLERKKORHAAN (Sharon Brink @ Agulhas Plains)
100. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Anton @ Onrus)

101. LAPWING, CROWNED/KROONKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
102. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
103. LARK, CAPE CLAPPER/ KAAPSE KLAPPERTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
104. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
105. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
106. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEKEELKALKOENTJIE (Riaan @ Kleinbaai)
107. MALLARD/ GROENKOPEEND (Pieter @ Hawston)
108. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
109. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
110. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER (Jessie @ Elgin)
111. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
112. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
113. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Riaan @ Kleinbaai)
114. NIGHT-HERON, BLACK-CROWNED /GEWONE NAGREIER (Klaas & Linda @ Suiderstrand)
115. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Steve @ Napier)
116. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Klaas & Linda Steyn @ Agulhas NP)
117. OWL, BARN/ NONNETJIE-UIL (Pieter @ Platbos)
118. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Jessie @ Elgin)
119. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Anton @ Onrus)
120. PEAFOWL, INDIAN/ MAKPOU (Steve @ Napier)
121. PELICAN, GREAT WHITE/ WITPELIKAAN (Carin @ Arabella)
122. PENGUIN, AFRICAN/ BRILPIKKEWYN (David @ Betty’s Bay)
123. PETREL, NORTHERN GIANT/ GROOTNELLIE (Lester @ Vermont)
124. PETREL, SOUTHERN GIANT/ REUSENELLIE (Lester @ Vermont)
125. PETREL, WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (Lester @ Vermont)
126. PIGEON, AFRICAN OLIVE-/GEELBEKBOSDUIF (Chris @ Hermanus)
127. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
128. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
129. PIPIT, LONG-BILLED/ NICHOLSONSE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
130. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
131. PLOVER, GREY/ GRYSSTRANDKIEWIET (Riaan @ Kleinbaai)
132. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Pieter @ Hawston)
133. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/DRIEBANDSTRANDKIEWIET (Pieter @ Hawston)
134. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Anton @ Onrus)
135. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
136. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
137. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
138. ROCK-JUMPER, CAPE/ KAAPSE BERGLYSTER (Pieter @ Rooiels)
139. ROCK-THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (David @ Betty’s Bay)
140. ROCK-THRUSH, SENTINEL/ LANGTOONKLIPLYSTER (Pieter @ Rooiels)
141. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
142. SAW-WING, BLACK/ SWARTSAAGVLERKSWAEL (Carin @ Arabella)
143. SECRETARYBIRD/ SEKRETARISVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
144. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
145. SHEARWATER, SOOTY/ MALBAARTJIE (Lester @ Vermont)
146. SHELDUCK, SOUTH AFRICAN/ KOPEREEND (Steve @ Napier)
147. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Steve @ Napier)
148. SISKIN, CAPE/ KAAPSE PIETJIEKANARIE (Jenny @ Rooiels)
149. SKUA, SUBANTARCTIC /BRUINROOFMEEU (Johan @ Vermont)
150. SNIPE, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SNIP (Carl Swart @ Kleinmond)

151. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
152. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
153. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE)/ GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
154. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Jessie @ Elgin)
155. SPARROWHAWK, RUFOUS-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSSPERWER (Carin @ Arabella)
156. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Steve @ Napier)
157. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Onrus)
158. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
159. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
160. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
161. STARLING, WATTLED/ LELSPREEU (Peter @ Stanford)
162. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Johan @ Onrus)
163. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
164. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
165. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
166. SUNBIRD, DUSKY/ NAMAKWASUIKERBEKKIE (Johan @ Vermont)
167. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
168. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Daniël @ Kleinmond)
169. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
170. SWALLOW, BARN/ EUROPESE SWAEL (Daniël @ Kleinmond)
171. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Pieter @ Hermanus)
172. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Riaan @ Kleinbaai)
173. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Steve @ Napier)
174. TEAL, HOTTENTOT/ GEVLEKTE EEND (Pieter @ Hawston)
175. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND (Steve @ Napier)
176. TERN, ANTARCTIC/ GRYSBORSSTERRETJIE (Tinus le Roux @ Kleinbaai)
177. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE (Riaan @ Kleinbaai)
178. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
179. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
180. TERN, LESSER CRESTED/ KUIFKOPSTERRETJIE (Pieter Verster @ Fisherhaven)
181. TERN, ROSEATE/ ROOIBORSSTERRETJIE (Tinus le Roux @ Kleinbaai)
182. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
183. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)
184. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP (Pieter @ Kleinbaai)
185. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Anton @ Onrus)
186. VULTURE, CAPE / KRANSAASVOëL (Chris @ The Valley)
187. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
188. WARBLER , LITTLE RUSH-/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
189. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
190. WARBLER, VICTORIN'S/ ROOIBORSRUIGTESANGER (Pieter @ Rooiels)
191. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Steve @ Napier)
192. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Jessie @ Elgin)
193. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
194. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED-/ SWARTKEELGEELVINK (Steve @ Napier)
195. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOëVELDSKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)
196. WHIMBREL/ KLEINWULP (Anton @ Onrus)
197. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
198. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (Carl @ Kleinmond)
199. WOODPECKER, CARDINAL/ KARDINAALSPEG (Steve @ Napier)
200. WOODPECKER, GROUND/ GRONDSPEG (Jenny @ Rooiels)

201. WOODPECKER, KNYSNA/ KNYSNASPEG (Pieter @ Witkrans)
202. WOODPECKER, OLIVE/ GRYSKOPSPEG (Lester@ Hermanus)


 

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