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BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING OCTOBER 2020

Posted on the 29th October 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 October 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.

1. APALIS, BAR-THROATED/ BANDKEELKLEINJANTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
2. AVOCET, PIED/ BONTELSIE (CWAC team to De Hoop)
3. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Steve @ Napier)
4. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
5. BISHOP, SOUTHERN RED/ ROOIVINK (Steve @ Napier)
6. BISHOP, YELLOW / KAAPSE FLAP (Steve @ Napier)
7. BOKMAKIERIE (Elaine @ Onrus)
8. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
9. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
10. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
11. BUSH-SHRIKE, OLIVE/ OLYFBOSLAKSMAN (CWAC team to De Hoop)
12. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Brenda @ Franskraal)
13. BUZZARD, COMMON/ BRUINJAKKALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
14. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
15. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Johan @ Vermont)
16. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
17. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (CWAC team to De Hoop)
18. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
19. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPEKVRETER (Steve @ Napier)
20. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Lester @ Swartrivier)
21. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Johan @ Vermont)
22. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)
23. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYKLOPKLOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
24. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Johan @ Vermont)
25. CORMORANT, BANK/ BANKDUIKER (Lester @ Stony Point)

26. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Carl @ Witsand)
27. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Lester @ Onrus)
28. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Steve @ Napier)
29. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Lester @ Onrus)
30. COUCAL, BURCHELL’S/ GEWONE VLEILOERIE (Charles @ Hermanus)
31. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
32. CROMBEC, LONG-BILLED/ BOSVELDSTOMPSTERT (Johan @ van der Stel Pass)
33. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
34. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
35. CUCKOO, DIDERICK/ DIEDERIKKIE (Elaine @ Onrus)
36. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Steve @ Napier)
37. CUCKOO, RED-CHESTED/ PIET-MY-VROU (Steve @ Napier)
38. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
39. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
40. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Carl @ Witsand)
41. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
42. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Steve @ Napier)
43. DOVE, ROCK/ TUINDUIF (CWAC team to De Hoop)
44. DOVE, TAMBOURINE/ WITBORSDUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
45. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
46. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Steve @ Napier)
47. DUCK, WHITE-FACED WHISTLING/NONNETJIE-EEND (Johan @ Swartrivier)
48. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Johan @ Vermont)
49. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH-/ VISAREND (Almari @ Swartrivier Road)
50. EAGLE, BOOTED/ DWERGAREND (Lester @ Swartrivier Road)

51. EAGLE, MARTIAL/ BREëKOPAREND (Jessie @ Botrivier)
52. EAGLE, VERREAUX’S/ WITKRUISAREND (Johan @ van der Stell Pass)
53. EGRET, CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of VEEREIER (Steve @ Napier)
54. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Carl @ Witsand)
55. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK (Steve @ Napier)
56. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK (Carl @ Witsand)
57. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
58. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Anton @ Onrus)
59. FLAMINGO, LESSER/ KLEINFLAMINK (Johan @ Vermont)
60. FLUFFTAIL, BUFF-SPOTTED/GEVLEKTE VLEIKUIKEN (Johan @ Grabouw)
61. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEëVANGER (Almari @ Harold Porter)
62. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN PARADISE-/ PARADYSVLIEëVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
63. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
64. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Steve @ Napier)
65. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
66. GODWIT, BAR-TAILED/ BANDSTERTGRIET (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
67. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Steve @ Napier)
68. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
69. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
70. GOSHAWK, SOUTHERN PALE CHANTING/ BLEEKSINGVALK (Carl @ Witsand)
71. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOëL (Johan @ van der Stell Pass)
72. GREBE, BLACK-NECKED/ SWARTNEKDOBBERTJIE (Pieter @ Fisherhaven)
73. GREBE, GREAT CRESTED/ KUIFKOPDOBBERTJIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
74. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
75. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Steve @ Napier)

76. GREENSHANK, COMMON/ GROENPOOTRUITER (Carl @ Witsand)
77. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
78. GULL, GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPMEEU (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
79. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Onrus)
80. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Anton @ Onrus)
81. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (John @ Napier)
82. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK (Steve @ Napier)
83. HERON-NIGHT, BLACK-CROWNED/GEWONE NAGREIER (Johan @ Vermont)
84. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Steve @ Napier)
85. HERON, GOLIATH/ REUSEREIER (Pieter@Stuisbaai)
86. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
87. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
88. HONEYBIRD, BROWN-BACKED/ SKERPBEKHEUNINGVOëL (John @ Napier)
89. HONEYGUIDE, GREATER/ GROOTHEUNINGWYSER (Lester @ Karwyderskraal)
90. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Steve @ Napier)
91. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Steve @ Napier)
92. IBIS, GLOSSY/ GLANSIBIS (Anton @ Onrus/ Vermont)
93. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
94. JAEGER, PARASITIC/ ARKTIESE ROOFMEEU (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
95. KESTREL, ROCK/ KRANSVALK (Steve @ Napier)
96. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
97. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
98. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALK (Steve @ Napier)
99. KITE, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKWOU (Steve @ Napier)
100. KNOT, RED/ KNOET (Pieter@ De Mond)

101. KORHAAN, KAROO/ VAALKORHAAN (Carl @ Witsand)
102. KORHAAN, SOUTHERN BLACK/SWARTVLERKKORHAAN (Carl @ Witsand)
103. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
104. LAPWING, CROWNED/KROONKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
105. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
106. LARK, CAPE CLAPPER/ KAAPSE KLAPPERTJIE (Carl @ Witsand)
107. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
108. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
109. MARTIN, BANDED/ GEBANDE OEWERSWAEL (CWAC team to De Hoop)
110. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL (Johan @ van der Stell Pass)
111. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Elaine @ Vermont)
112. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
113. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
114. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Lester @ Rooiels)
115. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Cornel @ Napier)
116. NIGHTJAR, RUFOUS-CHEEKED/ ROOIWANGNAGUIL (Pieter @ De Mond)
117. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)
118. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Anton @ Onrus)
119. OWL, WESTERN BARN/ NONNETJIE-UIL (John @ Napier)
120. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Steve @ Napier)
121. PEAFOWL, COMMON/ GEWONE POU (Steve @ Napier)
122. PELICAN, GREAT WHITE/ WITPELIKAAN (CWAC team to De Hoop)
123. PENGUIN, AFRICAN/ BRILPIKKEWYN (Lester @ Hermanus new harbour)
124. PETREL, NORTHERN GIANT/ GROOTNELLIE (Lester @ Hermanus new harbour)
125. PETREL, WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (Lester @ Pringle Bay)

126. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
127. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Johan @ Swartrivier)
128. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
129. PLOVER, GREY/ GRYSSTRANDKIEWIET (CWAC team to De Hoop)
130. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
131. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/DRIEBANDSTRANDKIEWIET (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
132. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Anton @ Onrus)
133. POCHARD, SOUTHERN/ BRUINEEND (CWAC team to De Hoop)
134. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
135. QUAIL, COMMON/ AFRIKAANSE KWARTEL (Lester @ Karwyderskraal)
136. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
137. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Steve @ Napier)
138. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
139. ROCK-JUMPER, CAPE/ KAAPSE BERGLYSTER (Lester @ Rooiels)
140. ROCK-THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Almari @ Rooiels)
141. RUFF/ KEMPHAAN (CWAC team to De Hoop)
142. SANDERLING/ DRIETOONSTRANDLOPER (Pieter @ De Mond)
143. SANDPIPER, COMMON/ GEWONE RUITER (CWAC team to De Hoop)
144. SANDPIPER, CURLEW/ KROMBEKSTRANDLOPER (CWAC team to De Hoop)
145. SANDPIPER, MARSH/ MOERASRUITER (CWAC team to De Hoop)
146. SAW-WING, BLACK/ SWARTSAAGVLERKSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
147. SECRETARYBIRD/ SEKRETARISVOëL (Almari @ Swartrivier Road)
148. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
149. SHELDUCK, SOUTH AFRICAN/ KOPEREEND (Carl @ Witsand)
150. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Johan @ Vermont)

151. SISKIN, CAPE/ KAAPSE PIETJIEKANARIE (Johan @ Onrus)
152. SNIPE, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SNIP (Johan @ Botrivier)
153. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
154. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
155. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE)/ GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
156. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
157. SPARROWHAWK, RUFOUS-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSSPERWER (Lester @ Vermont)
158. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Steve @ Napier)
159. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Onrus)
160. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
161. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
162. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
163. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Johan @ Vermont)
164. STINT, LITTLE/ KLEINSTRANDLOPER (CWAC team to De Hoop)
165. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
166. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
167. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
168. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
169. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Johan @ van der Stell Pass)
170. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
171. SWALLOW, BARN/ EUROPESE SWAEL (CWAC team to De Hoop)
172. SWALLOW, GREATER STRIPED/ GROOTSTREEPSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
173. SWALLOW, LESSER STRIPED/ KLEINSTREEPSWAEL (Sharon @ De Hoop)
174. SWALLOW , PEARL-BREASTED/ PêRELBORSSWAEL (Johan @ Paardekraal Road)
175. SWALLOW, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)

176. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
177. SWIFT, HORUS/ HORUSWINDSWAEL (Daniёl @ Kleinmond)
178. SWIFT, WHITE-RUMPED/ WITKRUISWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
179. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Elaine @ Onrus)
180. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Johan @ Vermont)
181. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND (Steve @ Napier)
182. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
183. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
184. TERN, DAMARA/ DAMARASTERRETJIE (Pieter @ De Mond)
185. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
186. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
187. TERN, WHISKERED/ WITBAARDSTERRETJIE (Pieter @ Bredasdorp)
188. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)
189. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP (CWAC team to De Hoop)
190. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Steve @ Napier)
191. VULTURE, CAPE/ KRANSAASVOëL (Carl @ Witsand)
192. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
193. WARBLER, AFRICAN REED-/ KLEINRIETSANGER (Johan @ Vermont)
194. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Johan @ Swartrivier)
195. WARBLER , LITTLE RUSH-/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Steve @ Napier)
196. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Steve @ Napier)
197. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Steve @ Napier)
198. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
199. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED-/ SWARTKEELGEELVINK (Steve @ Napier)
200. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOëVELDSKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)

201. WHIMBREL, EURASIAN/ KLEINWULP (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
202. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
203. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
204. WOODPECKER, CARDINAL/ KARDINAALSPEG (CWAC team to De Hoop)
205. WOODPECKER, GROUND/ GRONDSPEG (Klaas & Linda @ Suiderstrand)
206. WOODPECKER, OLIVE/ GRYSKOPSPEG (Johan @ van der Stel Pass)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Images by Anton)

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