HELP NEEDED WITH AGULHAS LONG-BILLED LARK RESEARCH
Posted on the 15th January 2020
The endemic Agulhas Long-billed Lark is one of the iconic species of the Overberg region: It is range restricted, only occurs in our region and is hugely sought-after in the birding tourism industry. Very little is known about this bird however and a new research project is currently being launched to investigate the breeding biology of this bird. Herewith the appeal for support by the researcher – kindly assist by reporting all breeding attempts when this is encountered out there in the Overberg Wheatbelt.
“We would definitely appreciate any input from the Overberg birding community on these nesting larks! We're very much still in the design phase but perhaps I can just request a few things that would be really useful to take note of when encountering breeding larks:
1. Nests location and habitat type (ie renosterveld, fallow fields, agriculture or pasture) and whether or not it's in a protected area
2. How many adults seem to be present / attending to the nest
3. Date and stage (eggs, chicks etc)
Thanks again and please do get in touch with me for more information!”