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BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING JUNE 2021

Posted on the 6th June 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 June 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. ALBATROSS, SHY / BLOUBEKALBATROS (Dave on whale cruise)
2. APALIS, BAR-THROATED/ BANDKEELKLEINJANTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
3. AVOCET, PIED/ BONTELSIE (Anton @ Vermont)
4. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Steve @ Napier)
5. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
6. BISHOP, SOUTHERN RED/ ROOIVINK (Steve @ Napier)
7. BISHOP, YELLOW / KAAPSE FLAP (Steve @ Napier)
8. BOKMAKIERIE (Steve @ Napier)
9. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
10. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
11. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
12. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Steve @ Napier)
13. BUZZARD, CAPE (Jessie @ Elgin)
14. BUZZARD, FOREST/ BOSJAKKALSVOËL (Lester @ Grabouw)
15. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
16. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
17. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
18. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
19. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
20. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPEKVRETER (Steve @ Napier)
21. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
22. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Anton @ Vermont)
23. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)
24. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYKLOPKLOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
25. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Anton @ Vermont)

26. CORMORANT, BANK/ BANKDUIKER (David @ Stony Point)
27. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
28. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
29. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
30. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
31. CRAKE, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE RIETHAAN (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
32. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWARTRIETHAAN (Anton @ Vermont)
33. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
34. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
35. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
36. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Steve @ Napier)
37. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
38. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
39. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
40. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
41. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Anton @ Vermont)
42. DOVE, TAMBOURINE/ WITBORSDUIFIE (Brenda @ Kleinbaai)
43. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Anton @ Vermont)
44. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Steve @ Napier)
45. DUCK, WHITE-BACKED/ WITRUGEEND (Carin @ Elgin)
46. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
47. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH-/ VISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
48. EAGLE, BOOTED/ DWERGAREND (Steve @ Napier)
49. EAGLE, MARTIAL/ BREËKOPAREND (Peter @ Stanford)
50. EAGLE, VERREAUX’S/ WITKRUISAREND (Lester @ Karwyderskraal)

51. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
52. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of FEEREIER (Steve @ Napier)
53. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK (Steve @ Napier)
54. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK (Anton @ Onrus)
55. FINCH, RED-HEADED/ ROOIKOPVINK (Theanette @ Kleinbaai)
56. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
57. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Anton @ Vermont)
58. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEËVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
59. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
60. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Steve @ Napier)
61. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Anton @ Vermont)
62. GODWIT, BAR-TAILED/ BANDSTERTGRIET (Jason @ Breede River)
63. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Onrus)
64. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Steve @ Napier)
65. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
66. GOSHAWK, SOUTHERN PALE CHANTING/ BLEEKSINGVALK (Steve @ Napier)
67. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
68. GREBE, BLACK-NECKED/ SWARTNEKDOBBERTJIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
69. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
70. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Anton @ Vermont)
71. GREENSHANK, COMMON/ GROENPOOTRUITER (Jason @ Breede River)
72. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
73. GULL, GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPMEEU (Lester @ Hermanus)
74. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Vermont)
75. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Anton @ Vermont)

76. GULL, SABINE’S/ MIKSTERTMEEU (Hennie @ Kleinbaai whale cruise)
77. HAMERKOP (Johan @ Swartrivier Road)
78. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Steve @ Napier)
79. HARRIER, AFRICAN MARSH-/AFRIKAANSE VLEIVALK (Johan @ Swartrivier Road)
80. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK (Elaine @ Onrus)
81. HERON-NIGHT, BLACK-CROWNED/GEWONE NAGREIER (Anton @ Onrus Estuary)
82. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Steve @ Napier)
83. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Steve @ Napier)
84. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER (Steve @ Napier)
85. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Steve @ Napier)
86. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Anton @ Vermont)
87. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
88. JAEGER, PARASITIC/ ARKTIESE ROOFMEEU (Hennie @ Kleinbaai whale cruise)
89. KESTREL, ROCK/ KRANSVALK (Steve @ Napier)
90. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
91. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
92. KINGFISHER, HALF-COLLARED/ BLOUVISVANGER (Ross @ Swellendam)
93. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
94. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
95. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALK (Steve @ Napier)
96. KORHAAN, KAROO/ KAROOKORHAAN (Lester @ Klipdale)
97. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Anton @ Vermont)
98. LAPWING, CROWNED/KROONKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
99. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
100. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)

101. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
102. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEKEELKALKOENTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
103. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE (Steve @ Napier)
104. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
105. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER (Anton @ Vermont)
106. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Elaine @ Onrus)
107. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
108. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Riél @ Rooisand)
109. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Steve @ Napier)
110. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)
111. OWL, AFRICAN WOOD/ BOSUIL (Steve B @ Napier)
112. OWL, BARN/ NONNETJIEUIL (Steve @ Napier)
113. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Steve @ Napier)
114. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Anton @ Onrus)
115. PEAFOWL, COMMON/ GEWONE POU (Steve @ Napier)
116. PELICAN, GREAT WHITE/ WITPELIKAAN (Ben on trip to De Hoop)
117. PENGUIN, AFRICAN/ BRILPIKKEWYN (Sandra @ DICT cruise)
118. PETREL, NORTHERN GIANT/ GROOTNELLIE (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
119. PETREL, SOUTHERN GIANT/ NELLIE (Anita @ Struisbaai)
120. PETREL, WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (Dave on whale cruise)
121. PIGEON, AFRICAN OLIVE-/GEELBEKBOSDUIF (Johan @ van der Stel Pass)
122. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
123. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
124. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Paula @ Fernkloof NR)
125. PLOVER, GREY/ GRYSSTRANDKIEWIET (Jason @ Breede River)

126. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
127. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/DRIEBANDSTRANDKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
128. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Anton @ Onrus)
129. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
130. QUELEA, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKKWELEA (Steve @ Napier)
131. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
132. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
133. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
134. ROCKJUMPER, CAPE/ KAAPSE BERGLYSTER (Fanie @ Rooiels)
135. ROCK-THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Paula @ Fernkloof NR)
136. ROCK-THRUSH, SENTINEL/ LANGTOONKLIPLYSTER (Fanie @ Rooiels)
137. SANDPIPER, TEREK/ TEREKRUITER (Jason @ Breede River)
138. SECRETARYBIRD/ SEKRETARISVOËL (Carin @ Benguela Cove)
139. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
140. SHEARWATER, CORY’S/ GEELBEKPYLSTORMVOËL (Hennie @ Kleinbaai whale cruise)
141. SHEARWATER, GREAT/ GROOTPYLSTORMVOËL (Hennie @ Kleinbaai whale cruise)
142. SHEARWATER, MANX/ SWARTBEKPYLSTORMVOËL (Hennie @ Kleinbaai whale cruise)
143. SHEARWATER, SOOTY/ MALBAARTJIE (Dave on whale cruise)
144. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
145. SISKIN, CAPE/ KAAPSE PIETJIEKANARIE (Hernus @ Rooiels)
146. SKUA, BROWN/ BRUINROOFMEEU (Dave @ pelagic cruise)
147. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
148. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
149. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE) GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
150. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)

151. SPARROWHAWK, RUFOUS-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSSPERWER (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
152. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Steve @ Napier)
153. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Vermont)
154. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
155. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
156. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
157. STARLING, WATTLED/ LELSPREEU (Johan @ Swartrivier Road)
158. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Anton @ Vermont)
159. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
160. STORM PETREL, EUROPEAN/ EUROPESE STORMSWAEL (Hennie @ Kleinbaai whale cruise)
161. STORM PETREL, WILSON’S/ GEWONE STORMSWAEL (Dave on whale cruise)
162. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
163. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
164. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
165. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
166. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
167. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
168. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Anton @ Vermont)
169. TEAL, BLUE-BILLED (aka HOTTENTOT)/ GEVLEKTE EEND (Peter @ Stanford)
170. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
171. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND (Steve @ Napier)
172. TERN, ANTARCTIC/ GRYSBORSSTERRETJIE (Dave on whale cruise)
173. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE (Ben on trip to De Hoop NR)
174. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Richard @ Danger Point)
175. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Sandra @ Kleinbaai)

176. TERN, ROSEATE/ ROOIBORSSTERRETJIE (Sandra @ Kleinbaai)
177. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
178. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)
179. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP (Lester @ Kleinbaai)
180. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Elaine @ Vermont)
181. TURNSTONE, RUDDY/ STEENLOPER (Lester @ Kleinbaai)
182. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
183. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
184. WARBLER , LITTLE RUSH-/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (David @ Caledon)
185. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Steve @ Napier)
186. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Steve @ Napier)
187. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
188. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED-/ SWARTKEELGEELVINK (Steve @ Napier)
189. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOëVELDSKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)
190. WHIMBREL, EURASIAN/ KLEINWULP (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
191. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
192. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
193. WOODPECKER, CARDINAL/ KARDINAALSPEG (Steve @ Napier)
194. WOODPECKER, GROUND/ GRONDSPEG (Fanie @ Rooiels)
195. WOODPECKER, OLIVE/ GRYSKOP SPEG (Jessie @ Elgin)

Here are a few of the great species photographed by members duriing April:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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