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BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING JULY 2021

Posted on the 3rd July 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 July 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 (Pieter @ Pringle Bay)
2. ALBATROSS, SHY / BLOUBEKALBATROS (Pieter @ Pringle Bay)
3. APALIS, BAR-THROATED/ BANDKEELKLEINJANTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
4. AVOCET, PIED/ BONTELSIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
5. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Steve @ Napier)
6. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
7. BISHOP, SOUTHERN RED/ ROOIVINK (Steve @ Napier)
8. BISHOP, YELLOW / KAAPSE FLAP (Steve @ Napier)
9. BITTERN, LITTLE/ KLEINRIETREIER (Anton @ Onrus River Estuary)
10. BOKMAKIERIE (Steve @ Napier)
11. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
12. BROWNBUL, TERRESTRIAL/ BOSKRAPPER (Pieter @ Grootvadersbosch)
13. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
14. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
15. BUNTING, CINNAMON BREASTED/ KLIPSTREEPKOPPIE (SARBN near Grootvadersbosch)
16. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Steve @ Napier)
17. BUZZARD, FOREST/ BOSJAKKALSVOËL (Anton @ Grabouw)
18. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOËL (Johan @ Karwyderskraal)
19. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
20. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Johan @ Onrus)
21. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
22. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
23. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPEKVRETER (Johan @ Onrus)
24. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
25. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Johan @ Hawston)

26. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Johan @ Onrus)
27. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYTINKTINKIE (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
28. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Anton @ Karwyderskraal)
29. CORMORANT, BANK/ BANKDUIKER (Dawid @ Stony Point)
30. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
31. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Johan @ Onrus)
32. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
33. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
34. COUCAL, BURCHELL’S/ GEWONE VLEILOERIE (Pieter @ Kleinrivier estuary)
35. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWART RIETHAAN (Johan @ Hawston)
36. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
37. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Elaine @ Karwyderskraal)
38. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Anton @ Karwyderskraal)
39. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Steve @ Napier)
40. CUCKOOSHRIKE, BLACK/SWARTKATAKOEROE (SARBN @Kleinmond)
41. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOëL (Anton @ Karwyderskraal)
42. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
43. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
44. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
45. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Johan @ Vermont)
46. DOVE, ROCK/ TUINDUIF (Anton @ Hawston)
47. DOVE, TAMBOURINE/ WITBORSDUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
48. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Anton @ Grabouw)
49. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Myburgh @ Harold Porter)
50. DUCK, KNOB-BILLED/ KNOBBELEEND (Richard @ Napier sewage works)

51. DUCK, WHITE-FACED WHISTLING/ NONNETJIESEEND (Anton @ Karwyderskraal)
52. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Elaine @ Karwyderskraal)
53. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH-/ VISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
54. EAGLE, LONG-CRESTED/ LANGKUIFAREND (Pieter @ Grootvadersbosch)
55. EAGLE, MARTIAL/ BREËKOPAREND (Steve @ Napier)
56. EAGLE, VERREAUX’S/ WITKRUISAREND (TBC @ Rooiels)
57. EGRET, INTERMEDIATE/ GEELBELWITREIER (Johan @ Rooisand)
58. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Johan @ Onrus)
59. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of FEEREIER (Elaine @ Karwyderskraal)
60. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK (Steve @ Napier)
61. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK (Anton @ Onrus
62. FINCH, RED-HEADED/ ROOIKOPVINK (Theanette @ Kleinbaai)
63. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
64. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Johan @ Vermont)
65. FLAMINGO, LESSER/ KLEINFLAMINK (Johan @ Fisheraven)
66. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEËVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
67. FLYCATCHER, BLUE-MANTLED CRESTED/ BLOUKUIFVLIEËVANGER (Pieter @ Grootvadersbosch)
68. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
69. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Steve @ Napier)
70. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Johan @ Vermont)
71. GODWIT, BAR-TAILED/ BANDSTERTGRIET (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
72. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Karwyderskraal)
73. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Elaine @ Karwyderskraal)
74. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
75. GOSHAWK, SOUTHERN PALE CHANTING/ BLEEKSINGVALK (Steve @ Napier)

76. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
77. GREBE, BLACK-NECKED/ SWARTNEKDOBBERTJIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
78. GREBE, GREAT CRESTED/ KUIFKOPDOBBERTJIE (Pieter@ Kleinrivier estuary)
79. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Anton @ Karwyderskraal)
80. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Anton @ Vermont)
81. GREENSHANK, COMMON/ GROENPOOTRUITER (Johan @ Rooisand)
82. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Elaine @ Karwyderskraal)
83. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Karwyderskraal)
84. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Anton @ Karwyderskraal)
85. HAMERKOP (Johan @ Karwyderskraal)
86. HARRIER, AFRICAN MARSH/ AFRIKAANSE VLEIVALK (Johan @ Rooisand)
87. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Pieter@ Grootvadersbosch)
88. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK (Steve @ Napier)
89. HERON-NIGHT, BLACK-CROWNED/GEWONE NAGREIER (Anton @ Onrus Estuary)
90. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Elaine @ Grabouw)
91. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Anton @ Karwyderskraal)
92. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER (Johan @ Hawston)
93. HERON, STRIATED/ GROENRUGREIER (Carin @ Arabella)
94. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Johan @ Napier)
95. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Elaine @ Karwyderskraal)
96. IBIS, GLOSSY/ GLANSIBIS (Johan @ Karwyderskraal road)
97. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Elaine @ Karwyderskraal)
98. KESTREL, ROCK/ KRANSVALK (Anton @ Fisherhaven)
99. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
100. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Pieter @ Pringle Bay)

101. KINGFISHER, HALF-COLLARED/ BLOUVISVANGER (Ross @ Swellendam)
102. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPVISVANGER (Lester @ Karwyderskraal)
103. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
104. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALK (Steve @ Napier)
105. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Anton @ Karwyderskraal)
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 (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
110. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
111. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEKEELKALKOENTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
112. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL (Johan @ Karwyderskraal)
113. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Anton @ Karwyderskraal)
114. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER (Johan @ Vermont)
115. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Elaine @ Onrus)
116. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
117. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
118. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Steve @ Napier)
119. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)
120. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Steve @ Napier)
121. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Johan @ Onrus)
122. PEAFOWL, COMMON/ GEWONE POU (Steve @ Napier)
123. PELICAN, GREAT WHITE/ WITPELIKAAN (Carin @ Arabella)
124. PETREL, GREAT-WINGED/ LANGVLERKSTORMVOËL (Sandra @ Kleinbaai cruise)
125. PETREL, NORTHERN GIANT/ GROOTNELLIE (Pieter @ Pringle Bay)

126. PETREL, WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (Pieter @ Pringle Bay)
127. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
128. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
129. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
130. PLOVER, GREY/ GRYSSTRANDKIEWIET (Jason @ Breede River)
131. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
132. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/DRIEBANDSTRANDKIEWIET (Johan @ Onrus)
133. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Johan @ Onrus)
134. POCHARD, SOUTHERN/ BRUINEEND (Johan @ Hawston)
135. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Johan @ Onrus)
136. PRION, ANTARCTIC/ ANTARKTIESE WALVISVOËL (Pieter @ Pringle Bay)
137. QUAIL, COMMON/ GEWONE KWARTEL (Steve @ Napier)
138. QUELEA, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKKWELEA (Steve @ Napier)
139. RAIL, AFRICAN/ GROOTRIETHAAN (Pieter @ Kleinrivier estuary)
140. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Elaine @ Grabouw)
141. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
142. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
143. ROCKJUMPER, CAPE/ KAAPSE BERGLYSTER (Felis @ Rooiels)
144. ROCK-THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Pieter @ Rooisand)
145. ROCK-THRUSH, SENTINEL/ LANGTOONKLIPLYSTER (Felis @ Rooiels)
146. SANDPIPER, COMMON/ GEWONE RUITER (Pieter @ Kleinrivier)
147. SAWWING, BLACK/ SWARTSAAGVLERKSWAEL (Carin @ Kleinmond)
148. SECRETARYBIRD/ SEKRETARISVOËL (Ross @ Malgas)
149. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Johan @ Vermont)
150. SHEARWATER, MANX/ SWARTBEKPYLSTORMVOËL (Sandra @ Kleinbaai cruise)

151. SHEARWATER, SOOTY/ MALBAARTJIE (Pieter @ Pringle Bay)
152. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Johan @ Vermont)
153. SHRIKE, OLIVE BUSH/ OLYFBOSLAKMAN (Pieter @ Grootvadersbosch)
154. SISKIN, CAPE/ KAAPSE PIETJIEKANARIE (Pieter @ Tradouw Pass)
155. SKUA, BROWN/ BRUINROOFMEEU (Pieter @ Pringle Bay)
156. SNIPE, AFRICAN/AFRIKAANSE SNIP (Johan @ Karwyderskraal road)
157. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
158. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Ross @ Swellendam)
159. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE) GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Ross @ Swellendam)
160. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Johan @ Onrus)
161. SPARROWHAWK, RUFOUS-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSSPERWER (Johan @ Karwyderskraal)
162. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
163. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Vermont)
164. STARLING, BLACK-BELLIED/ SWARTPENSGLANSSPREEU (SARBN @ Stanford)
165. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
166. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
167. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
168. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Anton @ Vermont)
169. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Anton @ Karwyderskraal)
170. STORK, BLACK/ SWARTOOIEVAAR (Pieter @ Suurbraak)
171. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
172. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
173. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Johan @ Vermont)
174. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (David @ Pringle Bay)
175. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)

176. SWAMPHEN, AFRICAN/ GROOTKONINGRIETHAAN (Johan @ Hawston)
177. SWIFT, ALPINE/ WITPENSWINDSWAEL (Pieter @ Rooisand)
178. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Johan @ Vermont)
179. TEAL, BLUE-BILLED/ GEVLEKTE EEND (John @ Hawston)
180. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Johan @ Vermont)
181. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND (Anton @ Karwyderskraal)
182. TERN, ANTARCTIC/ GRYSBORSSTERRETJIE (Tinus @ Kleinbaai)
183. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSE STERRETJIE (Pieter @ Kleinrivier estuary)
184. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
185. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Johan @ Onrus)
186. TERN, ROSEATE/ ROOIBORSSTERRETJIE (Tinus @ Kleinbaai)
187. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Johan @ Kleinrivier)
188. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)
189. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP (Steve @ Napier)
190. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Steve @ Napier)
191. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
192. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
193. WARBLER, LITTLE RUSH/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Steve @ Napier)
194. WARBLER, VICTORIN’S/ ROOIBORSRUIGTESANGER (Pieter @ Rooiels)
195. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Steve @ Napier)
196. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Johan @ Onrus)
197. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
198. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED-/ SWARTKEELGEELVINK (Ross @ Swellendam)
199. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOËVELDSKAAPWAGTER (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
200. WHIMBREL, COMMON/ KLEINWULP (Pieter @ Hermanus New Harbour)

201. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
202. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (Ross @ Swellendam)
203. WOODPECKER, CARDINAL/ KARDINAALSPEG (Ross @ Swellendam)
204. WOODPECKER, GROUND/ GRONDSPEG (Felis @ Rooiels)

Here are some examples of birds photographed during June:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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