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BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING APRIL 2021

Posted on the 2nd April 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 April 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. APALIS, BAR-THROATED/ BANDKEELKLEINJANTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
2. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Elaine @ Onrus)
3. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
4. BEE-EATER, BLUE-CHEEKED/ BLOUWANGBYVRETER (Pieter @ Rooisand)
5. BISHOP, SOUTHERN RED/ ROOIVINK (Pieter @ Rooisand)
6. BISHOP, YELLOW / KAAPSE FLAP (Lester @ Agulhas NP)
7. BITTERN, LITTLE/ KLEINRIETREIER (Anton @ Onrus Estuary)
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. BUNTING, CINNAMON-BREASTED/ KLIPSTREEPKOPPIE (Christina Hagen @ De Hoop NR)
13. BUSH-SHRIKE, OLIVE/ OLYFBOSLAKSMAN (Alex @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
14. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Steve @ Napier)
15. BUZZARD, COMMON/ BRUINJAKKALSVOëL (Lester @ van der Stell Pass)
16. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
17. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Anton @ Onrus)
18. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Lester @ van der Stel Pass)
19. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
20. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPEKVRETER (Steve @ Napier)
21. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)
22. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Lester @ Klipdale road)
23. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)
24. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYKLOPKLOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
25. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Johan @ Onrus)

26. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Johan @ Vermont)
27. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Johan @ Onrus)
28. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Steve @ Napier)
29. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
30. COUCAL, BURCHELL’S/ GEWONE VLEILOERIE (Brenda @ Kleinbaai)
31. CRAKE, AFRICAN/ RIETHAAN (John B @ Onrus)
32. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWARTRIETHAAN (Chris @ Stanford)
33. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
34. CROMBEC, LONG-BILLED/ BOSVELDSTOMPSTERT (Pieter @ Rooisand)
35. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
36. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
37. CUCKOO, DIDERICK/ DIEDERIKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
38. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Steve @ Napier)
39. CURLEW, EURASIAN/ GROOTWULP (Carin @ Uilenkraal Estuary)
40. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOëL (Antonn @ Vermont)
41. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
42. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
43. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
44. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Steve @ Napier)
45. DOVE, TAMBOURINE/ WITBORSDUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
46. DOVE, ROCK/ TUINDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
47. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
48. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Carin @ Kleinmond)
49. DUCK, WHITE-BACKED/ WITRUGEEND (Carin @ Elgin)
50. DUCK, WHITE-FACED WHISTLING/NONNETJIE-EEND (Johan @ Karwyderskraal road)

51. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Steve @ Napier)
52. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH-/ VISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
53. EAGLE, BLACK-CHESTED SNAKE-/ SWARTBORSSLANGAREND (Lester @ Greyton)
54. EAGLE, BROWN SNAKE-/ BRUINSLANGAREND (Lester @ van der Stel Pass)
55. EAGLE, MARTIAL/ BREëKOPAREND (Charles @ Greyton)
56. EAGLE, VERREAUX’S/ WITKRUISAREND (Lester @ van der Stell Pass)
57. EGRET, GREAT/ GROOTWITREIER (Peter @ Stanford)
58. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
59. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of VEEREIER (Johan @ Onrus)
60. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK (Steve @ Napier)
61. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK (Pieter @ Hermanus)
62. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
63. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Pieter @ Rooisand)
64. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEëVANGER (Johan @ Onrus)
65. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN PARADISE-/ PARADYSVLIEëVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
66. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
67. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Lester @ van der Stel Pass)
68. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Pieter @ CEM New Harbour)
69. GODWIT, BAR-TAILED/ BANDSTERTGRIET (Pieter @ Rooisand)
70. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Onrus)
71. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Steve @ Napier)
72. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Anton @ Onrus)
73. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOëL (Pieter @ Rooisand)
74. GREBE, GREAT CRESTED/ KUIFKOPDOBBERTJIE (Pieter @ Rooisand)
75. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Pieter @ Rooisand)

76. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Steve @ Napier)
77. GREENSHANK, COMMON/ GROENPOOTRUITER (Pieter @ Rooisand)
78. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
79. GULL, GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPMEEU (Carin @ De Mond NR)
80. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Vermont)
81. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Anton @ Vermont)
82. GULL, SABINE’S/ MIKSTERTMEEU (Pieter @ pelagic cruise)
83. HAMERKOP (Steve @ Napier)
84. HARRIER, AFRICAN MARSH-/AFRIKAANSE VLEIVALK (Pieter @ Rooisand)
85. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Steve @ Napier)
86. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK (Elaine @ Onrus)
87. HERON-NIGHT, BLACK-CROWNED/GEWONE NAGREIER (Carin @ Kleinmond)
88. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Steve @ Napier)
89. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
90. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER (Pieter @ Hermanus)
91. HONEYGUIDE, GREATER/ GROOTHEUNINGWYSER (Ross @ Suurbraak)
92. HONEYGUIDE, LESSER/ KLEINHEUNINGWYSER (Lester @ van der Stell Pass)
93. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Steve @ Napier)
94. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Steve @ Napier)
95. IBIS, GLOSSY/ GLANSIBIS (Peter @ Stanford)
96. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
97. JAEGER, PARASITIC/ ARKTIESE ROOFMEEU (Lester @ Vermont)
98. KESTREL, ROCK/ KRANSVALK (Pieter @ Rooisand)
99. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
100. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Pieter @ Hermanus)

101. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPVISVANGER (Peter @ Stanford)
102. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Johan @ Vermont)
103. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALK (Steve @ Napier)
104. KORHAAN, KAROO/ VAALKORHAAN (Ross @ Spitskop, Swellendam)
105. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
106. LAPWING, CROWNED/KROONKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
107. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
108. LARK, CAPE CLAPPER/ KAAPSE KLAPPERTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
109. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
110. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
111. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEKEELKALKOENTJIE (Craig @ De Mond NR)
112. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
113. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
114. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER (Johan @ Onrus)
115. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
116. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
117. NARINA TROGON/ BOSLOERIE (MC @ Grootvadersbosch)
118. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Ross @ Swellendam)
119. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Steve @ Napier)
120. ORIOLE, EURASIAN GOLDEN/ EUROPESE WIELEWAAL (Pieter @ Hermanus)
121. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)
122. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Steve @ Napier)
123. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Anton @ Onrus)
124. PEAFOWL, COMMON/ GEWONE POU (Steve @ Napier)
125. PELICAN, GREAT WHITE/ WITPELIKAAN (Johan @ Rooisand)

126. PENGUIN, AFRICAN/ BRILPIKKEWYN (Pieter @ Hermanus)
127. PETREL, GREAT-WINGED/ LANGVLERKSTORMVOëL (Pieter @ pelagic cruise)
128. PETREL, WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (Pieter @ CEM New Harbour)
129. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
130. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
131. PIPIT, LONG-BILLED/ NICHOLSONSE KOESTER (Pieter @ Rotary Drive)
132. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Johan @ Rooisand)
133. PLOVER, COMMON RINGED/ RINGNEKSTRANDLOPER (Pieter @ Rooisand)
134. PLOVER, GREY/ GRYSSTRANDKIEWIET (Pieter @ Rooisand)
135. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Pieter @ Rooisand)
136. PLOVER, LESSER SAND/ MONGOOLSE STRANDKIEWIET (SARBN @ Uilenkraals Estuary)
137. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/DRIEBANDSTRANDKIEWIET (Johan @ Vermont)
138. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Anton @ Onrus)
139. POCHARD, SOUTHERN/ BRUINEEND (Johan @ Hawston)
140. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
141. QUELEA, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKKWELEA (Steve @ Napier)
142. RAIL, AFRICAN/ GROOTRIETHAAN (Pieter @ Kleinriver estuary)
143. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
144. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
145. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
146. ROCK-THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Pieter @ Rooiels)
147. ROLLER, EUROPEAN/ EUROPESE TROUPAND (SARBN @ Malgas)
148. RUFF/ KEMPHAAN (Pieter @ Rooisand)
149. SANDERLING/ DRIETOONSTRANDLOPER (Johan @ Rooisand)
150. SANDPIPER, COMMON/ GEWONE RUITER (Pieter @ Rooisand)

151. SANDPIPER, CURLEW/ KROMBEKSTRANDLOPER (Pieter @ Rooisand)
152. SAWWING, BLACK/ SWARTSAAGVLERKSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
153. SECRETARYBIRD/ SEKRETARISVOëL (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
154. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
155. SHEARWATER, GREAT/ GROOTPYLSTORMVOëL (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
156. SHEARWATER, MANX/ SWARTBEKPYLSTORMVOëL (Pieter @ pelagic cruise)
157. SHEARWATER, SOOTY/ MALBAARTJIE (Pieter @ Hermanus New Harbour)
158. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Pieter @ Rooisand)
159. SISKIN, CAPE/ KAAPSE PIETJIEKANARIE (Johan @ Onrus)
160. SKUA, BROWN/ BRUINROOFMEEU (Dave @ CEM New Harbour)
161. SNIPE, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SNIP (Pieter @ Klein River estuary)
162. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
163. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
164. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE) GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
165. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
166. SPARROWHAWK, RUFOUS-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSSPERWER (Pieter @ van der Stel Pass)
167. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Johan @ Rooisand)
168. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Onrus)
169. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
170. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
171. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
172. STARLING, WATTLED/ LELSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
173. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Anton @ Vermont)
174. STINT, LITTLE/ KLEINSTRANDLOPER (Pieter @ Rooisand)
175. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)

176. STORK, BLACK/ GROOTSWARTOOIEVAAR (Rose & Malgas)
177. STORM PETREL, EUROPEAN/ EUROPESE STORMSWAEL (Pieter @ Hermanus New Harbour)
178. STORM PETREL, WILSON’S/ GEWONE STORMSWAEL (Dave @ CEM New harbour)
179. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
180. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
181. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
182. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Johan @ Onrus)
183. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
184. SWALLOW, BARN/ EUROPESE SWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
185. SWALLOW, GREATER STRIPED/ GROOTSTREEPSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
186. SWALLOW, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELSWAEL (Cheryl @ Stanford)
187. SWAMPHEN, AFRICAN PURPLE/ GROOTKONINGRIETHAAN (Lester @ Stanford)
188. SWIFT, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
189. SWIFT, AFRICAN PALM/ PALMWINDSWAEL (Jo B @ Bredasdorp)
190. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Duncan @ Hermanus)
191. SWIFT, WHITE-RUMPED/ WITKRUISWINDSWAEL (Lester @ Klipdale Road)
192. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Johan @ Vermont)
193. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Pieter @ Rooisand)
194. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND (Lester @ Rooisand)
195. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE (Daryl @ De Hoop)
196. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Pieter @ Rooisand)
197. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
198. TERN, ROSEATE/ ROOIBORSSTERRETJIE (SARBN @ Breede River)
199. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Johan @ Onrus)
200. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)

201. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP (Johan @ Onrus)
202. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Anton @ Onrus)
203. TURNSTONE, RUDDY/ STEENLOPER (Daryl @ Franskraal)
204. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
205. WAGTAIL, WESTERN YELLOW/ GEELKWIKKIE (Pieter @ Kleinriver Estuary)
206. WARBLER, AFRICAN REED-/ KLEINRIETSANGER (Steve @ Napier)
207. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Anton @ Vermont)
208. WARBLER , LITTLE RUSH-/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Anton @ Onrus River estuary)
209. WARBLER, VICTORIN'S/ ROOIBORSRUIGTESANGER (Ross @ Suurbraak)
210. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Steve @ Napier)
211. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Johan @ Onrus)
212. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
213. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED-/ SWARTKEELGEELVINK (Steve @ Napier)
214. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOëVELDSKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)
215. WHIMBREL, EURASIAN/ KLEINWULP (Anton @ Onrus)
216. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
217. WOODPECKER, CARDINAL/ KARDINAALSPEG (Steve @ Napier)
218. WOODPECKER, GROUND/ GRONDSPEG (Pieter @ Rotary Drive)
219. WOODPECKER, KNYSNA/ KNYSNASPEG (Richard @ Stanford)
220. WOODPECKER, OLIVE/ GRYSKOPSPEG (Carin @ De Mond NR)

Here are a few great species seen in the Overberg previously:

Eurasian Hobby - Image by Steve Peck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown Snake Eagles - Image by Charles Britz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peregrine Falcon - Image by Riaan Jacobs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agulhas Long-billed Lark - Image by Steve Peck

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