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BIRD OBSERVED IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING MARCH 2021

Posted on the 2nd March 2021

BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING MARCH 2021
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 March 2021. 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. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Steve @ Napier)
3. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
4. BATIS, PRIRIT/ PRIRITBOSBONTROKKIE (Ross @ Barrydale)
5. BEE-EATER, BLUE-CHEEKED/ BLOUWANGBYVRETER (Klaas @ Suiderstrand)
6. BISHOP, SOUTHERN RED/ ROOIVINK (Steve @ Napier)
7. BISHOP, YELLOW / KAAPSE FLAP (Lester @ Agulhas NP)
8. BOKMAKIERIE (Steve @ Napier)
9. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
10. BROWNBUL, TERRESTRIAL/ BOSKRAPPER (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)
11. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
12. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
13. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Steve @ Napier)
14. BUZZARD, CAPE/ KAAPSEJAKKALSVOËL (Jessie @ Keurbos farm, Elgin)
15. BUZZARD, COMMON/ BRUINJAKKALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
16. BUZZARD, EUROPEAN HONEY/ WESPEDIEF (SARBN @ De Hoop NR)
17. BUZZARD, FOREST/ BOSJAKKALSVOëL (Johan @ Botriver)
18. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
19. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Johan @ Onrus)
20. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Anton @ Onrus)
21. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
22. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
23. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPEKVRETER (Johan @ Onrus)
24. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
25. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)

26. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)
27. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYKLOPKLOPPIE (Lester @ Agulhas NP)
28. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Johan @ Karwyderskraal road)
29. CORMORANT, BANK/ BANKDUIKER (Lester @ Hermanus New Harbour)
30. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
31. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Kevin @ Pearly Beach)
32. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Johan @ van der Stel Pass)
33. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Dave @ Walker Bay)
34. COUCAL, BURCHELL’S/ GEWONE VLEILOERIE (Steve @ Napier)
35. COURSER, TEMMINCK’S/ TREKDRAWWERTJIE (Eugene @ Nuwejaars Wetland SMA)
36. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWARTRIETHAAN (Johan @ Karwyderskraal bridge)
37. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
38. CROMBEC, LONG-BILLED/ BOSVELDSTOMPSTERT (Mike @ De Kelders)
39. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
40. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
41. CUCKOO, DIDERICK/ DIEDERIKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
42. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Steve @ Napier)
43. CUCKOOSHRIKE, BLACK/ SWARTKATAKOEROE (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)
44. CUCKOOSHRIKE, GREY/ BLOUKATAKOEROE (Ross @ Marloth NR)
45. CURLEW, EURASIAN/ GROOTWULP (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
46. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOëL (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
47. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
48. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
49. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
50. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Steve @ Napier)

51. DOVE, ROCK/ TUINDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
52. DOVE, TAMBOURINE/ WITBORSDUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
53. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Daryl @ Kleinmond)
54. DUCK, WHITE-BACKED/ WITRUGEEND (Carin @ Elgin)
55. DUCK, WHITE-FACED WHISTLING/NONNETJIE-EEND (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
56. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (johan @ Karwyderskraal road)
57. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
58. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH-/ VISAREND (Johan @ Arabella)
59. EAGLE, BOOTED/ DWERGAREND (Ross @ Infanta)
60. EAGLE, MARTIAL/ BREëKOPAREND (Lester @ Agulhas Plains)
61. EAGLE, VERREAUX’S/ WITKRUISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
62. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Lester@ Uielnkraals Estuary)
63. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of VEEREIER (Lester @ Agulhas NP)
64. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
65. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK (Lester @ Agulhas NP)
66. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
67. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Hamish @ De Hoop NR)
68. FLAMINGO, LESSER/ KLEINFLAMINK (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
69. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEëVANGER (Ross @ Marloth NR)
70. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN PARADISE-/ PARADYSVLIEëVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
71. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
72. FLYCATCHER, SPOTTED/ EUROPESE VLEëVANGER (Johan @ Van der Stel Pass)
73. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Steve @ Napier)
74. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Johan @ Vermont)
75. GODWIT, BAR-TAILED/ BANDSTERTGRIET (Johan @ Rooisand NR)

76. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Steve @ Napier)
77. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Steve @ Napier)
78. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Paula @ Hermanus)
79. GOSHAWK, SOUTHERN PALE CHANTING/ BLEEKSINGVALK (Mel @ Villiersdorp)
80. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
81. GREBE, GREAT CRESTED/ KUIFKOPDOBBERTJIE (Johan @ Rooisand)
82. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
83. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Steve @ Napier)
84. GREENSHANK, COMMON/ GROENPOOTRUITER (Lester @ Uilenkraals Estuary)
85. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
86. GULL, GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPMEEU (Johan @ Hoek van de Berg)
87. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Johan @ Vermont)
88. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Johan @ Vermont)
89. GULL, SABINE’S/ MIKSTERTMEEU (Lester @ Vermont)
90. HAMERKOP (Steve B @ Napier)
91. HARRIER, AFRICAN MARSH-/AFRIKAANSE VLEIVALK (Lester @ Agulhas NP)
92. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Lester @ Agulhas NP)
93. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK (Steve @ Napier)
94. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Steve @ Napier)
95. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Johan @ Vermont)
96. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER (Ross @ Swellendam)
97. HERON-NIGHT, BLACK-CROWNED/GEWONE NAGREIER (Klaas @ Suiderstrand)
98. HOBBY, EURASIAN/ EUROPESE BOOMVALK (Carin @ Swartrivier road)
99. HONEYGUIDE, GREATER/ GROOTHEUNINGWYSER (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)
100. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Steve @ Napier)

101. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Steve @ Napier)
102. IBIS, GLOSSY/ GLANSIBIS (Lester @ Agulhas NP)
103. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
104. JAEGER, PARASITIC/ ARKTIESE ROOFMEEU (Lester @ Onrus)
105. KESTREL, ROCK/ KRANSVALK (Johan @ van der Stel Pass)
106. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISVANGER (Ross @ Swellendam)
107. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Jenny @ Pringle Bay)
108. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPVISVANGER (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
109. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
110. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALK (Steve @ Napier)
111. KITE, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKWOU (Steve @ Napier)
112. KNOT, RED/ KNOET (Lester @ De Mond NR)
113. KORHAAN, KAROO/ KAROOKORHAAN (Steve @ Napier)
114. KORHAAN, SOUTHERN BLACK/SWARTVLERKKORHAAN (Hamish @ De Hoop)
115. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
116. LAPWING, CROWNED/KROONKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
117. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Lester@ Agulhas NP)
118. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
119. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
120. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEKEELKALKOENTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
121. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
122. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Lester @ Onrus)
123. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER (Steve @ Napier)
124. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
125. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)

126. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Johan @ Fernkloof NR)
127. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Steve @ Napier)
128. OSPREY, WESTERN/ VISVALK (Carin @ Rooisand NR)
129. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)
130. OWL, BARN/ NONNETJIE-UIL (Steve B @ Napier)
131. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Johan @ Onrus)
132. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Lester @ Hermanus New Harbour)
133. PEAFOWL, COMMON/ GEWONE POU (Steve @ Napier)
134. PELICAN, GREAT WHITE/ WITPELIKAAN (Sandra @ Uilenkraals Estuary)
135. PENGUIN, AFRICAN/ BRILPIKKEWYN (Dave @ Walker Bay)
136. PETREL, NORTHERN GIANT / GROOTNELLIE (DICT pelagic cruise off Kleinbaai)
137. PETREL, SOUTHERN GIANT / REUSE NELLIE (DICT pelagic cruise off Kleinbaai)
138. PETREL, WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (Kevin @ Pearly Beach)
139. PIGEON, AFRICAN OLIVE-/GEELBEKBOSDUIF (Ross @ Marloth NR)
140. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
141. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
142. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
143. PLOVER, CHESTNUT-BANDED/ ROOIBANDSTRANDKIEWIET (Lester @ Agulhas region)
144. PLOVER, COMMON RINGED/ RINGNEKSTRANDLOPER (Lester @ Uilenkraals Estuary)
145. PLOVER, GREY/ GRYSSTRANDKIEWIET (Lester @ Uilenkraals Estuary)
146. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Lester @ Uilenkraals Estuary)
147. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/DRIEBANDSTRANDKIEWIET (Hamish @ De Hoop NR)
148. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Lester @ Uilenkraals Estuary)
149. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
150. QUELEA, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKKWELEA (Kevin @ Malgas)

151. RAIL, AFRICAN/ GROOTRIETHAAN (Lester @ Agulhas Plains)
152. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
153. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
154. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
155. ROCK-JUMPER, CAPE/ KAAPSE BERGLYSTER (Thinus @ Rooiels)
156. ROCK-THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Ross @ Marloth NR)
157. ROLLER, EUROPEAN/ EUROPESE TROUPAND (Hamish @ De Hoop NR)
158. SANDERLING/ DRIETOONSTRANDLOPER (Lester @ De Mond NR)
159. SANDPIPER, COMMON/ GEWONE RUITER (Hamish @ De Hoop NR)
160. SANDPIPER, CURLEW/ KROMBEKSTRANDLOPER (Lester @ Uilenkraaals Estuary)
161. SANDPIPER, TEREK/ TEREKRUITER (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
162. SANDPIPER, WOOD/ BOSRUITER (Hamish @ De Hoop NR)
163. SAW-WING, BLACK/ SWARTSAAGVLERKSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
164. SECRETARYBIRD/ SEKRETARISVOëL (Hamish @ De Hoop NR)
165. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
166. SHEARWATER, CORY’S/ GEELBEKPYLSTORMVOëL (Lester @ CEM New Harbour)
167. SHEARWATER, SOOTY/ MALBAARTJIE (Lester @ Hermanus New Harbour)
168. SHELDUCK, SOUTH AFRICAN/ KOPEREEND (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
169. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Theanette @ Rooisand NR)
170. SISKIN, CAPE/ KAAPSE PIETJIEKANARIE (Ross @ Marloth NR)
171. SKUA, BROWN/ BRUINROOFMEEU (Hennie @ Kleinbaai)
172. SKUA, POMERINE/ KNOPSTERTROOFMEEU (Lester @ Hermanus)
173. SNAKE EAGLE, BROWN/ BRUINSLANGAREND (Charles@ van der Stel Pass)
174. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
175. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)

176. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE) GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
177. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
178. SPARROWHAWK, RUFOUS-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSSPERWER (Johan @ Fernkloof NR)
179. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Onrus)
180. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
181. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
182. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
183. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Hamish @ De Hoop NR)
184. STINT, LITTLE/ KLEINSTRANDLOPER (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
185. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
186. STORM PETREL, EUROPEAN/ EUROPESE STORMSWAEL (Lester @ Hermanus New Harbour)
187. STORM PETREL, WILSON’S/ GEWONE STORMSWAEL (Dave @ Hermanus pelagic)
188. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
189. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
190. SUNBIRD, GREATER DOUBLE-COLLARED/ GROOT-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)
191. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
192. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Johan @ Onrus)
193. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
194. SWALLOW, BARN/ EUROPESE SWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
195. SWALLOW, GREATER STRIPED/ GROOTSTREEPSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
196. SWALLOW , PEARL-BREASTED/ PêRELBORSSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
197. SWALLOW, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
198. SWIFT, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTWINDSWAEL (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
199. SWIFT, ALPINE/ WITPENSWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)

200. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Johan @ Karwyderskraal)
201. SWIFT, WHITE-RUMPED/ WITKRUISWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
202. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Carin @ Hawston View)
203. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Johan @ Hawston)
204. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE (Johan @ Kleinriver Estuary)
205. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
206. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Dave @ Walker Bay)
207. TERN, LESSER CRESTED/ KUIFKOPSTERRETJIE (Stanislav @ Rooisand NR)
208. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Dave @ Walker Bay)
209. TERN, WHISKERED/ WITBAARDSTERRETJIE (Lester @ Agulhas NP)
210. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)
211. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP (Carin @ Kleinmond)
212. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Anton @ Onrus)
213. TROPICBIRD, RED-TAILED/ ROOIPYLSTERT (David S @ Rooiels)
214. VULTURE, CAPE/ KRANSAASVOëL (Jessie @ Botriver)
215. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
216. WARBLER, AFRICAN REED-/ KLEINRIETSANGER (Steve @ Napier)
217. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
218. WARBLER , LITTLE RUSH-/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Anton @ Onrus River estuary)
219. WARBLER, VICTORIN'S/ ROOIBORSRUIGTESANGER (Ross @ Marloth NR)
220. WARBLER, WILLOW/ HOFSANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
221. WARBLER, YELLOW-THROATED WOODLAND-/ GEELKEELSANGER (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)
222. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Steve @ Napier)
223. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Steve @ Napier)
224. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
225. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED-/ SWARTKEELGEELVINK (Steve @ Napier)

226. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOëVELDSKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)
227. WHIMBREL, EURASIAN/ KLEINWULP (Johan @ Vermont)
228. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
229. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
230. WOODPECKER, CARDINAL/ KARDINAALSPEG (Ross @ Swellendam)
231. WOODPECKER, GROUND/ GRONDSPEG (Helen @ Rooiels street)
232. WOODPECKER, KNYSNA/ KNYSNASPEG (Carin @ Franskraal)
233. WOODPECKER, OLIVE/ GRYSKOPSPEG (Carin @ Kleinmond)

Here are some of the birds photographed by members last month:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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