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BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING AUGUST 2021

Posted on the 2nd August 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 August 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, BLACK-BROWED/ SWARTRUGALBATROS (Sandra @ DICT cruise)
2. ALBATROSS, INDIAN YELLOW-NOSED/ INDIESE GEELNEUSALBATROS (Sandra @ DICT cruise)
3. ALBATROSS, SHY / BLOUBEK ALBATROS (Sandra @ DICT cruise)
4. APALIS, BAR-THROATED/ BANDKEELKLEINJANTJIE (Carin @ Franskraal)
5. AVOCET, PIED/ BONTELSIE (Lester @ Prinskraal)
6. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Steve @ Napier)
7. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
8. BISHOP, SOUTHERN RED/ ROOIVINK (Steve @ Napier)
9. BISHOP, YELLOW / KAAPSE FLAP (Steve @ Napier)
10. BITTERN, DWARF / DWERGRIETHAAN (Teresa @ Sandbaai)
11. BOKMAKIERIE (Steve @ Napier)
12. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
13. BROWNBUL, TERRESTRIAL/ BOSKRAPPER (Lester @ Bontebok NP)
14. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
15. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
16. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Steve @ Napier)
17. BUTTONQUAIL, FYNBOS/ KAAPSE KWARTELTJIE (Lester @ Elim)
18. BUZZARD, CAPE (MYSTERY) (Carin @ Elgin)
19. BUZZARD, COMMON/ BRUINJAKKALSVOËL (Steve @ Napier)
20. BUZZARD, FOREST/ BOSJAKKALSVOËL (Steve @ Napier)
21. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOËL (Johan @ Onrus)
22. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Lester @ Bontebok NP)
23. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Carin @ Franskraal)
24. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
25. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)

26. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPEKVRETER (Steve @ Napier)
27. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Lester @ Voёlvlei)
28. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)
29. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Johan @ Vermont)
30. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYTINKTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)
31. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Anton @ Vermont)
32. CORMORANT, BANK/ BANKDUIKER (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
33. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
34. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Johan @ Onrus)
35. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Johan @ Vermont)
36. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
37. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWARTRIETHAAN (Johan @ Hawston)
38. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Carin @ Franskraal)
39. CROMBEC, LONG-BILLED/ BOSVELDSTOMPSTERT (Coerie @ Arabella Estate)
40. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
41. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
42. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Carin @ Kleinmond)
43. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOëL (Johan @ Vermont)
44. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
45. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
46. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
47. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Carin @ Franskraal)
48. DOVE, ROCK/ TUINDUIF (john @ Vermont)
49. DOVE, TAMBOURINE/ WITBORSDUIFIE (Steve@ Napier)
50. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Steve @ Napier)

51. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Carin @ Franskraal)
52. DUCK, WHITE-BACKED/ WITRUGEEND (Carin @ Elgin)
53. DUCK, WHITE-FACED/ NONNETJIESEEND (Lester @ Voёlvlei)
54. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Johan @ Vermont)
55. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH-/ VISAREND (Carin @ Franskraal)
56. EAGLE, BOOTED/ DWERGAREND (Lester@ Helderstroom)
57. EAGLE, MARTIAL/ BREËKOPAREND (Lester @ Prinskraal)
58. EGRET, GREAT/ GROOTWITREIER (Lester @ Nuwejaarsrivier)
59. EGRET, INTERMEDIATE/ GEELBEKWITREIER (Lester @ Bontebok NP)
60. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Johan @ Onrus)
61. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of FEEREIER (Steve @ Napier)
62. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK (Steve @ Napier)
63. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK (Anton @ Onrus)
64. FINCH, RED-HEADED/ ROOIKOPVINK (Theanette @ Franskraal)
65. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
66. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Carin @ Franskraal)
67. FLAMINGO, LESSER/ KLEINFLAMINK (Klaas @ Prinskraal)
68. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEËVANGER (Carin @ Kleinmond)
69. FLYCATCHER, BLUE-MANTLED CRESTED/ BLOUKUIFVLIEËVANGER (Charles @ Harold Porter NR)
70. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
71. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Steve @ Napier)
72. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
73. GODWIT, BAR-TAILED/ BANDSTERTGRIET (Jason @ Breede River)
74. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Vermont)
75. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Steve @ Napier)

76. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Anton @ Onrus)
77. GOSHAWK, SOUTHERN PALE CHANTING/ BLEEKSINGVALK (Nigel @ Barrydale)
78. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
79. GREBE, BLACK-NECKED/ SWARTKOPDOBBERTJIE (Lester @ Prinskraal)
80. GREBE, GREAT CRESTED/ KUIFKOPDOBBERTJIE (Jason @ Breede River)
81. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
82. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Anton @ Vermont)
83. GREENSHANK, COMMON/ GROENPOOTRUITER (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
84. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Anton @ Vermont)
85. GULL, GREY-HEADED. GRYSKOPMEEU (Johan @ Onrus)
86. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Vermont)
87. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Johan @ Vermont)
88. HAMERKOP (David @ Betty’s Bay)
89. HARRIER, AFRICAN MARSH/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Lester @ Voёlvlei)
90. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Steve @ Napier)
91. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK (Steve @ Napier)
92. HERON, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT/ GEWONE NAGREIER (Johan @ Onrus estuary)
93. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Carin @ Franskraal)
94. HERON, GOLIATH/ REUSEREIER (Lester @ Nuwejaarsrivier)
95. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
96. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER (Lester @ Voёlvlei)
97. HONEYBIRD, BROWN-BACKED/ SKERPBEKHEUNINGVOËL (Jessie @ Elgin)
98. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Steve @ Napier)
99. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Johan @ Vermont)
100. IBIS, GLOSSY/ GLANSIBIS (Lester @ Voёlvlei)

101. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
102. KESTREL, ROCK/ KRANSVALK (Steve @ Napier)
103. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISVANGER (Lester@ Herderstroom)
104. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Carin @ Kleinmond)
105. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPVISVANGER (Carin @ Kleinmond)
106. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Lester @ Voёlvlei)
107. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALK (Steve @ Napier)
108. KITE, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKWOU (Carin @ Botriver)
109. KORHAAN, KAROO/ KAROO KORHAAN (Ross @ Bontebok NP)
110. KORHAAN, SOUTHERN BLACK/ WITVLERKKORHAAN (Ross @ Spitskop)
111. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Johan @ Vermont)
112. LAPWING, CROWNED/KROONKIEWIET (Carin @ Franskraal)
113. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
114. LARK, CAPE CLAPPER/ KAAPSE KLAPPERTJIE (Lester @ Prinskraal)
115. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
116. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Syeve @ Napier)
117. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEKEELKALKOENTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
118. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
119. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Carin @ Franskraal)
120. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER (Johan @ Vermont)
121. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Elaine @ Onrus)
122. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
123. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Lester @ Bontebok NP)
124. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Steve @ Napier)
125. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)

126. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Carin @ Kleinmond)
127. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Johan @ Onrus)
128. PEAFOWL, INDIAN/ MAKPOU (Steve @ Napier)
129. PENGUIN, AFRICAN/ BRILPIKKEWYN (Sandra @ DICT cruise)
130. PETREL, NORTHERN GIANT/ GROOTNELLIE (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
131. PETREL, SOUTHERN GIANT/ REUSENELLIE (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
132. PETREL, WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (Sandra @ DICT cruise)
133. PIGEON, AFRICAN OLIVE/ GEELBEKBOSDUIF (Carin @ Elgin)
134. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
135. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
136. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Johan @ Swartrivier)
137. PLOVER, GREY/ GRYSSTRANDKIEWIET (Jason @ Breede River)
138. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Syeve @ Napier)
139. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/DRIEBANDSTRANDKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
140. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Johan @ Onrus)
141. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
142. QUELEA, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKKWELEA (Steve @ Napier)
143. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Anton @ Hermanus)
144. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
145. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
146. ROCKJUMPER, CAPE/ KAAPSE BERGLYSTER (Tiaan @ Rooiels)
147. SANDGROUSE, NAMAQUA/ KELKIEWYN (Ross @ Spitskop)
148. SANDPIPER, COMMON/ GEWONE RUITER (Coerie@ Arabella estate)
149. SANDPIPER, TEREK/ TEREKRUITER (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
150. SAWWING, BLACK/ SWARTSAAGVLERKSWAEL (Carin @ Kleinmond)

151. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
152. SHEARWATER, SOOTY/ MALBAARTJIE (Sandra @ DICT cruise)
153. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Johan @ Vermont)
154. SKUA, BROWN/ BRUINROOFMEEU (Lester @ Vermont)
155. SNIPE, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SNIP (Lester @ Bontebok NP)
156. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
157. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Carin @ Kleinmond)
158. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE) GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
159. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Carin @ Kleinmond)
160. SPARROWHAWK, RUFOUS-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSSPERWER (Johan @ Vermont)
161. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Theanette @ Franskraal)
162. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Vermont)
163. STARLING, BLACK-BELLIED/ SWARTPENSSPREEU (Peter @ Stanford)
164. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
165. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
166. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Carin @ Franskraal)
167. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Carin @ Franskraal)
168. STINT, LITTLE/ KLEINSTRANDLOPER (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
169. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
170. STORK, WHITE/ WITOOIEVAAR (Lester @ Prinskraal)
171. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOËL (Jenny @ Betty’s Bay)
172. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
173. SUNBIRD, GREATER DOUBLE-COLLARED/ GROOT-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Daryl @ Grootvadersbosch)
174. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Johan @ Vermont)
175. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)

176. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
177. SWALLOW, GREATER STRIPED/ GROOTSTREEPSWAEL (Riёl @ Van der Stel Pass)
178. SWALLOW, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
179. SWIFT, ALPINE/ WITPENSWINDSWAEL (Johan @ Swartrivier)
180. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Johan @ Swartrivier)
181. SWIFT, WHITE-RUMPED/ WITKRUISWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
182. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Theanette @ Franskraal)
183. TEAL, BLUE-BILLED/ GEVLEKTE EEND (Lester @ Prinskraal)
184. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Johan @ Vermont)
185. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND (Carin @ Franskraal)
186. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Carin @ Franskraal)
187. TERN, ROSEATE/ ROOIBORSSTERRETJIE (Sandra @ DICT cruise)
188. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Carin @ Franskraal)
189. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)
190. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP (Lester @ Voёlvlei)
191. THRUSH, CAPE ROCK/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Johan @ Hermanus)
192. THRUSH, SENTINEL ROCK/ LANGTOONKLIPLYSTER (Kevin @ Rooiels)
193. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Anton @ Vermont)
194. TURNSTONE, RUDDY/ STEENLOPER (Hennie @ Kleinbaai)
195. VULTURE, CAPE/ KRANSAASVOËL (Ross @ Spitskop)
196. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
197. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Johan @ Vermont)
198. WARBLER, LITTLE RUSH/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Anton @ Vermont)
199. WARBLET, VICTORIN’S/ ROOIBORSRUIGTESANGER (Ross @ Marloth NR)
200. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Carin @ Franskraal)

201. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Carin @ Kleinmond)
202. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
203. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED-/ SWARTKEELGEELVINK (Steve @ Napier)
204. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOËVELDSKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)
205. WHIMBREL, COMMON/ KLEINWULP (Carin @ Franskraal)
206. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
207. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
208. WOODPECKER, CARDINAL/ KARDINAALSPEG (Steve @ Napier)
209. WOODPECKER, KNYSNA/ KNYSNASPEG (Lester @ Bontebok NP)
210. WOODPECKER, OLIVE/ GRYSKOPSPEG (Ross@ Marloth NR)

COMMENTS

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CHARLES ELLIS (posted: 2021-08-02 12:20:45)
Hi, I was out at the end of July at Rock lands Petting Farm and saw a Southern Grey Headed Sparrow as well. Not sure if common in that area between Hermanus and Stanford.