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BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING SEPTEMBER 2021

Posted on the 1st September 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 September 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 (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
2. APALIS, BAR-THROATED/ BANDKEELKLEINJANTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
3. AVOCET, PIED/ BONTELSIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
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 (Ross @ Spitskop)
9. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
10. BROWNBUL, TERRESTRIAL/ BOSKRAPPER (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)
11. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
12. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Ross @ Spitskop)
13. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Ross @ Spitskop)
14. BUZZARD, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSJAKKALSVOËL (Jessie @ Elgin)
15. BUZZARD, COMMON/ BRUINJAKKALSVOËL (Peter @ Mount David NR)
16. BUZZARD, FOREST/ BOSJAKKALSVOËL (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)
17. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOËL (Steve @ Napier)
18. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
19. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Anton @ Onrus)
20. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (Anton @ Riviersonderend River)
21. CANARY, FOREST/ GESTREEPTE KANARIE (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)
22. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
23. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPEKVRETER (Ross @ Spitskop)
24. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
25. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Ross@ Spitskop)

26. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)
27. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYTINKTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)
28. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Anton @ Onrus)
29. CORMORANT, BANK/ BANKDUIKER (Sandra @ DICT whale cruise)
30. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Lester @ Vermont)
31. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Lester @ Vermont)
32. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
33. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
34. COUCAL, BURCHELL’S/ GEWONE VLEILOERIE (Richard @ Jongensklip road)
35. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWARTRIETHAAN (Johan @ Stanford)
36. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Ross @ Spitskop)
37. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
38. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
39. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Steve Napier)
40. CUCKOO, RED-CHESTED/ PIET-MY-VROU (Steve @ Napier)
41. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOËL (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
42. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
43. DOVE, LEMON/ KANEELDUIFIE (Lester @ Grootvaderbosch)
44. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
45. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
46. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Steve @ Napier)
47. DOVE, ROCK/ TUINDUIF (Anton @ Sandbaai)
48. DOVE, TAMBOURINE/ WITBORSDUIFIE (Steve@ Napier)
49. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Ross @ Spitskop)
50. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Johan @ Stanford)

51. DUCK, KNOB-BILLED/ KNOBBELBEKEEND (SARBN @ Black Oystercatcher Wines)
52. DUCK, WHITE-BACKED/ WITRUGEEND (Carin @ Elgin)
53. DUCK, WHITE-FACED WHISTLING/ NONNETJIE-EEND (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
54. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Ross @ Spitskop)
55. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH-/ VISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
56. EAGLE, BOOTED/ DWERGAREND (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
57. EAGLE, MARTIAL/ BREËKOPAREND (Steve @ Napier)
58. EAGLE, VERREAUX’S/ WITKRUISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
59. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
60. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of FEEREIER (Steve @ Napier)
61. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK (Richard @ Jongensklip road)
62. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)
63. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
64. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
65. FLAMINGO, LESSER/ KLEINFLAMINK (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
66. FLUFFTAIL, RED-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSVLEIKUIKEN (Dean @ Greyton)
67. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEËVANGER (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
68. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN PARADISE/ PARADYSVLIEËVANGER (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
69. FLYCATCHER, BLUE-MANTLED CRESTED/ BLOUKUIFVLIEËVANGER (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)
70. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
71. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Ross @ Spitskop)
72. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Lester @ Vermont)
73. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Vermont)
74. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Ross @ Spitskop)
75. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Steve @ Napier)

76. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
77. GREBE, BLACK-NECKED/ SWARTKOPDOBBERTJIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
78. GREBE, GREAT CRESTED/ KUIFKOPDOBBERTJIE (Johan @ Kleinriver estuary)
79. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
80. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Anton @ Vermont)
81. GREENSHANK, COMMON/ GROENPOOTRUITER (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
82. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Anton @ Vermont)
83. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Vermont)
84. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Anton @ Vermont)
85. HAMERKOP (Peter @ Mount David NR)
86. HARRIER, AFRICAN MARSH/ AFRIKAANSE VLEIVALK (Johan @ Swartrivier Road)
87. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Ross @ Spitskop)
88. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK (Steve @ Napier)
89. HERON, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT/ GEWONE NAGREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
90. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Steve @ Napier)
91. HERON, GOLIATH/ REUSE REIER (Johan @ Vermont salt pan)
92. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
93. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER (Johan @ Vermont0
94. HONEYBIRD, BROWN-BACKED/ SKERPBEKHEUNINGWYSER (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
95. HONEYGUIDE, GREATER/ GROOTHEUNINGWYSER (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
96. HONEYGUIDE, LESSER/ KLEINHEUNINGWYSER (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
97. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Steve @ Napier)
98. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Anton @ Onrus)
99. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
100. KESTREL, ROCK/ KRANSVALK (Steve @ Napier)

101. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISVANGER (Anton @ Greyton)
102. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Johan @ Kleinriver estuary)
103. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
104. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Theanette @ Kleinbaai)
105. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALK (Steve @ Napier)
106. KITE, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKWOU (Steve @ Napier)
107. KORHAAN, KAROO/ KAROO KORHAAN (Ross @ Spitskop)
108. KORHAAN, SOUTHERN BLACK/ WITVLERKKORHAAN (Ross @ Spitskop)
109. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
110. LAPWING, CROWNED/KROONKIEWIET (Ross @ Spitskop)
111. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Ross @ Spitskop)
112. LARK, CAPE CLAPPER/ KAAPSE KLAPPERTJIE (Ross @ Spitskop)
113. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Ross @ Spitskop)
114. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
115. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEKEELKALKOENTJIE (Ross @ Spitskop)
116. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL (Johan @ Stanford)
117. MARTIN, COMMON HOUSE/ HUISSWAEL (Dean @ Greyton)
118. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
119. MOORHEN, COMMON/ WATERHOENDER (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
120. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
121. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
122. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Dean @ Greyton)
123. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Steve @ Napier)
124. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)
125. OWL, BARN/ NONNETJIEUIL (Ross @ Spitskop)

126. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Ross @ Spitskop)
127. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Anton @ Onrus)
128. PEAFOWL, INDIAN/ MAKPOU (Ross @ Spitskop)
129. PETREL, NORTHERN GIANT/ GROOTNELLIE (Sandra @ DICT whale cruise)
130. PETREL/ WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (Lester @ Vermont)
131. PETREL, NORTHERN GIANT/ GROOTNELLIE (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
132. PETREL, SOUTHERN GIANT/ REUSENELLIE (Carin @ Franskraal)
133. PIGEON, AFRICAN OLIVE/ GEELBEKBOSDUIF (Dean @ Greyton)
134. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
135. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
136. PIPIT, LONG-BILLED/ NICKOLSONKOESTER (Dean @ Greyton)
137. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
138. PLOVER, GREY/ GRYSSTRANDKIEWIET (Sandra @ Die Gruis)
139. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
140. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/DRIEBANDSTRANDKIEWIET (Ross @ Spitskop)
141. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Anton @ Onrus)
142. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
143. QUAIL, COMMON/ AFRIKAANSE KWARTEL (Ross @ Spitskop)
144. QUELEA, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKKWELEA (Steve @ Napier)
145. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
146. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
147. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Ross @ Spitskop)
148. ROCKJUMPER, CAPE/ KAAPSE BERGLYSTER (Johan @ Rotary Drive, Hermanus)
149. ROCK-THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Anton @ Greyton)
150. ROCK-THRUSH, SENTINEL/ LANGTOONKLIPLYSTER (Johan @ Rotary Drive, Hermanus)

151. SANDERLING/ DRIETOONSTRANDKIEWIET (Sandra @ Die Gruis)
152. SANDPIPER, COMMON/ GEWONE RUITER (Carin @ Franskraal)
153. SANDPIPER, MARSH/ MOERASRUITER (Jason @ Breede River)
154. SAWWING, BLACK/ SAAGVLERKSWAEL (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
155. SECRETARYBIRD/ SEKRETARISVOËL (Johan @ Rotary Drive, Hermanus)
156. SEEDEATER, PROTEA/ WITVLERKKANARIE (Dean @ Greyton)
157. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Ross @ Spitskop)
158. SHEARWATER, SOOTY/ MALBAARTJIE (Lester @ Vermont)
159. SHELDUCK, AFRICAN/ KOPEREEND (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
160. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
161. SHRIKE, OLIVE BUSH/ OLYFBOSLAKSMAN (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)
162. SISKIN, CAPE/ KAAPSE PIETJIEKANARIE (Anton @ Greyton)
163. SKUA, BROWN/ BRUINROOFMEEU (Lester @ Vermont)
164. SNIPE, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SNIP (Johan @ Karwyderskraal Road)
165. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
166. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
167. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE) GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
168. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
169. SPARROWHAWK, RUFOUS-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
170. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Steve @ Napier)
171. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Vermont)
172. SPURFOWL, RED-NECKED/ ROOIKEELFISANT (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)
173. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
174. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Ross @ Spitskop)
175. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)

176. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Johan @ Vermont)
177. STINT, LITTLE/ KLEINSTRANDLOPER (Dean @ Greyton)
178. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
179. STORK, WHITE/ WITOOIEVAAR (Johan @ Karwyderskraal Road)
180. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOËL (Theanette @ Kleinbaai)
181. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
182. SUNBIRD, GREATER STRIPED/ GROOTROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)
183. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
184. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Johan @ Rotary Drive, Hermanus)
185. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
186. SWALLOW, BARN/ EUROPESE SWAEL (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
187. SWALLOW/ PEARL-BREASTED/ PÊRELBORSSWAEL (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
188. SWALLOW, GREATER STRIPED/ GROOTSTREEPSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
189. SWALLOW, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
190. SWAMPHEN, AFRICAN/ GROOTKONINGRIETHAAN (Johan @ Stanford)
191. SWIFT, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTWINDSWAEL (Johan @ Swartrivier Road)
192. SWIFT, ALPINE/ WITPENSWINDSWAEL (Johan @ Swartrivier Road)
193. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
194. SWIFT, WHITE-RUMPED/ WITKRUISWINDSWAEL (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
195. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Steve @ Napier)
196. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBELEEND (Johan @ Swartrivier Road)
197. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrusriver estuary)
198. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Jason @ Breede River)
199. TERN, SANDWHICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Johan @ Kleinriver estuary)
200. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)

201. TURNSTONE, RUDDY/ STEENLOPER (Sandra @ Die Gruis)
202. TERN ROSEATE/ ROOIBORSSTERRETJIE (Sandra @ DICT whale cruise)
203. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Elaine @ Vermont)
204. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)
205. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP (John @ Greyton)
206. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Anton @ Vermont)
207. VULTURE, CAPE/ KRANSAASVOËL (Ross @ Spitskop)
208. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
209. WARBLER, AFRICAN REED/ KLEINRIETSANGER (Lester @ Tesslaarsdal)
210. WARBLER, KNYSNA/ KNYSNARUIGTERSANGER (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)
211. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Anton @ Vermont)
212. WARBLER, LITTLE RUSH/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Anton @ Vermont)
213. WARBLER, VICTORIN’S/ ROOIBORSRUIGTESANGER (Dean @ Greyton)
214. WAXBILL COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Steve @ Napier)
215. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Steve @ Napier)
216. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
217. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED-/ SWARTKEELGEELVINK (Steve @ Napier)
218. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOËVELDSKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)
219. WHIMBREL, COMMON/ KLEINWULP (Elaine @ Vermont)
220. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
221. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
222. WOODPECKER, CARDINAL/ KARDINAALSPEG (Steve @ Napier)
223. WOODPECKER, KNYSNA/ KNYSNASPEG (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)
224. WOODPECKER, OLIVE/ GRYSKOPSPEG (Lester @ Grootvadersbosch)

Here are some images taken by participants last month:

Dwarf Bittern at Sandbaai, Image by Theresa Milne

Cape Rockjumper at Rotary Drive, - Johan vd W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiery-necked Nightjar at Marloth NR - Steve Peck
Spotted Eagle-Owl with injured eye - Steve Peck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stick throwing ritual of Blue Cranes - Steve Peck

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