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BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING AUGUST 2022

Posted on the 2nd August 2022

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 2022. 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 (Steve James @ Pearly Beach)
2. ALBATROSS, SHY/ BLOUBEKALBATROS (Steve James @ Pearly Beach)
3. APALIS, BAR-THROATED/ BANDKEELKLEINJANTJIE (SABAP2 @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
4. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Steve @ Napier)
5. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (SABAP2 @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
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. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
11. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
12. BUSHSHRIKE, OLIVE/ OLYFBOSLAKSMAN (SABAP2 @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
13. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Steve @ Napier)
14. BUZZARD, FOREST/ BOSJAKKALSVOËL (SABAP2 @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
15. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOËL (Steve @ Napier)
16. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (SABAP2 @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
17. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Anton @ Onrus)
18. CANARY, FOREST/ GESTREEPTE KANARIE (SABAP2 @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
19. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
20. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
21. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
22. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
23. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYKLOPKLOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
24. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
25. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)

26. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Gary @ De Mond NR)
27. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
28. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
29. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWARTRIETHAAN (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
30. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
31. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
32. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
33. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (MC @ Vermont)
34. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
35. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
36. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (SABAP2 @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
37. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
38. DUCK, MACCOA/ BLOUBEKEEND (Johan @ Vermont salt pan)
39. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
40. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH/ VISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
41. EAGLE, MARTIAL/ BREËKOPAREND (Eugene @ Nuwejaars Wetlands SMA)
42. EGRET, INTERMEDIATE/ GEELBEKWITREIER (Eugene @ Nuwejaars Wetlands SMA)
43. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
44. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of VEEREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
45. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
46. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Steve James @ Pearly Beach)
47. FLAMINGO, LESSER/ KLEINFLAMINK (Gary @ De Mond NR)
48. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEËVANGER (Johan @ Vermont salt pan)
49. FLYCATCHER, BLUE-MANTLED CRESTED/ BLOUKUIFVLIEËVANGER (Ashley @ Harold Porter BG)
50. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)

51. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Steve @ Napier)
52. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Steve James @ Pearly Beach)
53. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Onrus)
54. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Steve @ Napier)
55. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (SABAP2 @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
56. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOËL (Steve @ Napier)
57. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
58. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Anton @ Onrus)
59. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Steve @ Napier)
60. GULL, GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOP MEEU (Johan @ Onrus)
61. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Onrus)
62. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
63. HAMERKOP (Charles @ Protem)
64. HARRIER, AFRICAN MARSH/ AFRIKAANSE VLEIVALK (Richard @ Stanford)
65. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Steve @ Napier)
66. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN/ KAALWANGVALK (Steve @ Napier)
67. HERON, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT/ GEWONE NAGREIER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
68. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
69. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
70. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (SABAP2 @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
71. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Anton @ Onrus)
72. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
73. KESTREL, ROCK/ ROOIVALKIE (Steve @ Napier)
74. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
75. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALKIE (Steve @ Napier)

76. KORHAAN, KAROO/ KAROOKORHAAN (Steve @ Napier)
77. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
78. LAPWING, CROWNED/ KROONKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
79. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
80. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
81. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
82. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEKEELKALKOENTJIE (Charles @ Stormsvlei)
83. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
84. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
85. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
86. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
87. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
88. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Steve @ Napier)
89. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)
90. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Anton @ Onrus)
91. OWL, AFRICAN GRASS/ GRASUIL (Eugene @ Nuwejaars Wetlands SMA)
92. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Steve @ Napier)
93. PEAFOWL, INDIAN/ MAKPOU (Steve @ Napier)
94. PETREL, SOUTHERN GIANT (Steve James @ Pearly Beach)
95. PETREL, WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (Steve James @ Pearly Beach)
96. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
97. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
98. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Charles @ Protem)
99. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Gary @ De Mond NR)
100. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/ DRIEBANDSTRANDLOPER (Steve @ Napier)

101. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
102. QUELEA, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKVINK (Steve @ Napier)
103. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Anton @ Onrus)
104. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
105. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
106. SAW-WING, BLACK/ SWARTSAAGVLERKSWAEL (SABAP2 @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
107. SECRETARYBIRD/ SEKRETARISVOËL (Charles @ Protem)
108. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
109. SHEARWATER, SOOTY/ MALBAARTJIE (Steve James @ Pearly Beach)
110. SHELDUCK, SOUTH AFRICAN/ KOPEREEND (Charles @ Protem)
111. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
112. SKUA, BROWN (SUBANTARCTIC) / BRUINROOFMEEU (Steve James @ Pearly Beach)
113. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
114. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
115. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
116. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
117. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Gary @ Botriver estuary)
118. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Onrus)
119. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
120. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
121. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
122. STARLING, WATTLED/ LELSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
123. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
124. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
125. SUNBIRD, GREATER DOUBLE-COLLARED/ GROOT-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (SABAP2 @ Grootvadersbosch NR)

126. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
127. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Ashley @ Pringle Bay)
128. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
129. SWAMPHEN, AFRICAN/ KONINGRIETHAAN (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
130. SWIFT, ALPINE/ WITPENSWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
131. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Gary @ De Mond NR)
132. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (MC @ Vermont)
133. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
134. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND (Steve @ Napier)
135. TERN, ANTARCTIC/ GRYSBORSSTERRETJIE (Steve James @ Pearly Beach)
136. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Steve James @ Pearly Beach)
137. TERN, GREAT CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
138. TERN, ROSEATE/ ROOIBORSSTERRETJIE (SARBN @ Kleinbaai)
139. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Steve James @ Pearly Beach)
140. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)
141. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP (Dave @ Klein River estuary)
142. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Anton @ Onrus)
143. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
144. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
145. WARBLER , LITTLE RUSH-/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
146. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
147. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Steve @ Napier)
148. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
149. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED/ SWARTKEELWEWER (Steve @ Napier)
150. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOËVELDSE SKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)

151. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
152. WHIMBREL/ KLEINWULP (Steve James @ Pearly Beach)
153. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (MC @ Vermont)
154. WOODPECKER, KNYSNA/ KNYSNASPEG (SABAP2 @ Grootvadersbosch NR)

Here are some images taken by club members during the last month:

White-crowned Helmetshrike - Jennie Parsons (2)
Dwarf Bittern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levaillant's Cisticola - Johan van der Westhuizen (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malachite Sunbird - Steve Peck (2)
Agulhas Long-billed Lark

 

 

 

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