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BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING MAY 2022

Posted on the 2nd May 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 May 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 (Lester @ Pringle Bay lighthouse)
2. ALBATROSS, SHY/ BLOUBEKALBATROS (Lester @ Pringle Bay lighthouse)
3. APALIS, BAR-THROATED/ BANDKEELKLEINJANTJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
4. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Steve @ Napier)
5. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
6. BISHOP, SOUTHERN RED/ ROOIVINK (Steve @ Napier)
7. BISHOP, YELLOW/ KAAPSE FLAP (Steve @ Napier)
8. BITTERN, LITTLE/ KLEINRIETREIER (Anton @ Onrus estuary)
9. BOKMAKIERIE (Antonn @ Vermont)
10. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
11. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
12. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
13. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Steve @ Napier)
14. BUTTONQUAIL, FYNBOS/ KAAPSE KWARTEL (Dave @ Tesslaarsdal)
15. BUZZARD, CAPE/ KAAPSE JAKKALSVOËL (Jessie @ Elgin)
16. BUZZARD, FOREST/ BOSJAKKALSVOËL (Anton @ Napier)
17. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOËL (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
18. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Jessie @ Elgin)
19. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Anton @ Onrus)
20. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
21. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
22. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPELVRETER (Steve @ Napier)
23. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
24. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Anton @ Vermont)
25. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Anton @ Vermont)

26. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYKLOPKLOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
27. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Anton @ Vermont)
28. CORMORANT, BANK/ BANKDUIKER (Gareth @ Stony Point)
29. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
30. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
31. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Johan @ Vermont)
32. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
33. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
34. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWARTRIETHAAN (Johan @ Vermont)
35. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
36. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
37. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Steve @ Napier)
38. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOËL (Anton @ Onrus estuary)
39. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
40. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
41. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
42. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Anton @ Vermont)
43. DOVE, ROCK/ TUINDUIF (Anton @ Hermanus)
44. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Johan @ Onrus)
45. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Richard @ Stanford)
46. DUCK, FULVOUS WHISTLING/ FLUITEEND (Riaan @ Stanford)
47. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
48. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH/ VISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
49. EAGLE, MARTIAL/ BREËKOPAREND (Steve @ Napier)
50. EAGLE, VERREAUX’S/ WITKRUISAREND (Edwin @ Rooiels)

51. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
52. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of VEEREIER (Anton @ Vermont estuary)
53. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK (Steve @ Napier)
54. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
55. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
56. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEËVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
57. FLYCATCHER, BLUE-MANTLED CRESTED/ BLOUKUIFVLIEËVANGER (Sharon @ Harold Porter)
58. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Vermont)
59. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Steve @ Napier)
60. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Anton @ Agulhas rest camp)
61. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Onrus)
62. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Steve @ Napier)
63. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
64. GOSHAWK, SOUTHERN PALE CHANTING/ BLEEKSINGVALK (Anton @ Van Brakel Store)
65. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOËL (Steve @ Napier)
66. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Johan @ Vermont)
67. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Anton @ Onrus)
68. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
69. GULL, GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPMEEU (Dave @ Gearing’s Point)
70. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Onrus)
71. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Anton @ Onrus)
72. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Steve @ Napier)
73. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN/ KAALWANGVALK (Johan @ Onrus)
74. HERON-NIGHT, BLACK-CROWNED/GEWONE NAGREIER (Johan @ Vermont)
75. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Anton @ Onrus estuary)

76. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
77. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER (Jessie @ Elgin)
78. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Johan @ Onrus)
79. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Anton @ Vermont)
80. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
81. JACANA, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE LANGTOON (Johan @ Hawston)
82. KESTREL, ROCK/ ROOIVALKIE (Steve @ Napier)
83. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
84. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Richard @ Stanford)
85. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPVISVANGER (Richard @ Stanford)
86. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Johan @ Onrus)
87. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALKIE (Steve @ Napier)
88. KORHAAN, KAROO/ KARROKORHAAN (Steve @ Napier)
89. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Anton @ Vermont)
90. LAPWING, CROWNED/ KROONKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
91. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
92. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
93. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
94. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEBORSKALKOENTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
95. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
96. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
97. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER (Anton @ Vermont)
98. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
99. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
100. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Johan @ Rotary Way)

101. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Steve @ Napier)
102. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)
103. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Anton @ Onrus)
104. OWL, WESTERN BARN/ NONNETJIEUIL (Jessie @ Elgin)
105. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Steve @ Napier)
106. PEAFOWL, COMMON/ POU (Steve @ Napier)
107. PELICAN, GREAT WHITE/ WITPELIKAAN (Facebook @ Vermont)
108. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
109. PENGUIN, AFRICAN/ BRILPIKKEWYN (DICT @ Dyer Island)
110. PETREL, NORTHERN GIANT, GROOTNELLIE (David @ Hangklip)
111. PETREL, WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (David @ Hangklip)
112. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
113. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
114. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTANDKIEWIET (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
115. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/ DRIEBANDSTRANDLOPER (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
116. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Anton @ Onrus)
117. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
118. QUELEA, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKVINK (Steve @ Napier)
119. RAIL, AFRICAN/ GROOTRIETHAAN (Jessie @ Elgin)
120. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Johan @ Vermont)
121. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
122. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
123. ROCKJUMPER, CAPE/ KAAPSE BERGLYSTER (Brodie @ Rooiels)
124. ROCK THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Edwin @ Rooiels)
125. ROCK THRUSH, SENTINEL/ LANGTOONKLIPLYSTER (Liz @ Rooiels)

126. SAW-WING, BLACK/ SWARTSAAGVLERKSWAEL (Carin @ Kleinmond)
127. SECRETARYBIRD/ SEKRETARISVOËL (Steve @ Napier)
128. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
129. SHEARWATER, CORY’S/ GEELBEKPYLSTORMVOËL (Lester @ Pringle lighthouse)
130. SHEARWATER, GREAT/ GROOTPYLSTORMVOËL (Lester @ Pringle lighthouse)
131. SHEARWATER, SOOTY/ MALBAARTJIE (David @ Hangklip)
132. SHELDUCK, SOUTH AFRICAN/ KOPEREEND (Steve @ Napier)
133. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
134. SNIPE, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SNIP (Richard @ Stanford)
135. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
136. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
137. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE) GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
138. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
139. SPARROWHAWK, RUFOUS-BREASTED/ ROOIBORSSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
140. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Onrus)
141. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
142. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
143. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
144. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
145. STINT, LITTLE/ KLEINSTRANDLOPER (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
146. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Jessie @ Elgin)
147. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
148. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
149. SUNBIRD, GREATER DOUBLE-COLLARED/ GROOT-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Agulhas rest camp)
150. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Anton @ Onrus)

151. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Paula @ Hermanus)
152. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
153. SWALLOW, BARN/ EUROPESE SWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
154. SWALLOW, GREATER STRIPED/ GROOTSTREEPSWAEL (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
155. SWALLOW, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELSWAEL (Johan @ Onrus)
156. SWAMPHEN, AFRICAN/ KONINGRIETHAAN (Johan @ Hawston)
157. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
158. SWIFT, WHITE-RUMPED/ WITKRUISWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
159. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Anton @ Agulhas rest camp)
160. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
161. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
162. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
163. TERN,COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Richard @ Stanford)
164. TERN, GREAT CRESTED (SWIFT)/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
165. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Johan @ Onrus)
166. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)
167. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus River Estuary)
168. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Anton @ Onrus)
169. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
170. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Anton @ Vermont)
171. WARBLER , LITTLE RUSH-/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Anton @ Vermont)
172. WARBLER, VICTORIN’S/ ROOIBORSRUIGTESANGER {Ross @ Swellendam)
173. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Anton @ Vermont)
174. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Johan @ Onrus)
175. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)

176. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED/ SWARTKEELWEWER (Steve @ Napier)
177. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOËVELDSE SKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)
178. WHIMBREL, EURASIAN/ KLEINWULP (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
179. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
180. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
181. WOODPECKER, GROUND/ GRONDSPEG (Trevor @ Rooiels)
182. WOODPECKER, OLIVE/ GRYSKOPSPEG (Jessie @ Elgin)

(Herewith some images taken by Johan van der Westhuizen at Keurbos, Elgin during April 2022).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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