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BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING JULY 2022

Posted on the 2nd July 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 July 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 (Richard @ Pelagic cruise)
2. ALBATROSS, SHY/ BLOUBEKALBATROS (Pieter @ Sea Farm)
3. APALIS, BAR-THROATED/ BANDKEELKLEINJANTJIE (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
4. AVOCET, PIED/ BONTELSIE (Warren @ Betty’s Bay)
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 (David @ Betty’s Bay)
9. BOKMAKIERIE (Steve @ Napier)
10. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
11. BROWNBUL, TERRESTRIAL/ BOSKRAPPER (Alice @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
12. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
13. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Ed @ Rooiels)
14. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Steve @ Napier)
15. BUTTONQUAIL, FYNBOS/ KAAPSE KWARTEL (Eugene @ Nuwejaars Wetlands SMA)
16. BUZZARD, CAPE/ KAAPSE JAKKALSVOËL (Jessie @ Elgin)
17. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOËL (Steve @ Napier)
18. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (CWAC @ Arabella)
19. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Anton @ Onrus)
20. CANARY, FOREST/ GESTREEPTE KANARIE (Steve @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
21. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
22. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
23. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPELVRETER (Warren @ Betty’s Bay)
24. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
25. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)

26. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYKLOPKLOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
27. CORMORANT, BANK/ BANKDUIKER (Warren @ Hangklip)
28. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Warren @ Hangklip)
29. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Warren @ Hangklip)
30. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
31. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
32. COUCAL, BURCHELL’S/ VLEILOERIE (Richard @ Stanford)
33. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWARTRIETHAAN (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
34. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
35. CROMBEC, LONG-BILLED/ BOSVELDSTOMPSTERT (CWAC @ Arabella)
36. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
37. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Anton @ Onrus)
38. CUCKOO, DIEDERIK/ DIEDERIKKIE (Theanette @ Pearly Beach)
39. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (David @ Betty’s Bay)
40. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOËL (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
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, ROCK/ TUINDUIF (Anton @ Sandbaai)
46. DOVE, TAMBOURINE/ WITBORSDUIFIE (Pieter @ De Vette Mossel)
47. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Riana @ Napier)
48. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Jessie @ Elgin)
49. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
50. DUCK, WHITE-FACED WHISTLING/ NONNETJIESEEND (CWAC @ Arabella)

51. EAGLE, BOOTED/ DWERGAREND (Steve @ Swellendam)
52. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH/ VISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
53. EAGLE, LONG-CRESTED/ LANGKUIFAREND (Pieter vO @ Bredasdorp)
54. EGRET, GREAT/ GROOTWITREIER (Warren @ Rooisand NR)
55. EGRET, INTERMEDIATE/ GEELBEKWITREIER (CWAC @ Rooisand NR)
56. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
57. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of VEEREIER (Steve @ Napier)
58. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK (Steve @ Napier)
59. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK(Warren @ Betty’s Bay)
60. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
61. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
62. FLAMINGO, LESSER/ KLEINFLAMINK (Eugene @ Voëlvlei in the Nuwejaars Wetlands SMA)
63. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEËVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
64. FLYCATCHER, FAIRY/ FEEVLIEËVANGER (Pieter @ Klein River Estuary)
65. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
66. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Steve @ Napier)
67. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Warren @ Hangklip)
68. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
69. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Steve @ Napier)
70. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
71. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOËL (Steve @ Napier)
72. GREBE, BLACK-NECKED/ SWARTNEKDOBBERTJIE (CWAC @ Arabella)
73. GREBE, GREAT CRESTED/ KUIFKOPDOBBERTJIE (CWAC @ Arabella)
74. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
75. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Anton @ Onrus)

76. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
77. GULL, GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPMEEU (CWAC @ Kleinmond Estuary)
78. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Steve @ Hermanus)
79. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Anton @ Onrus)
80. HARRIER, AFRICAN MARSH/ AFRIKAANSE VLEIVALK (Steve @ Napier)
81. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Steve @ Hermanus)
82. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN/ KAALWANGVALK (Anton @ Onrus)
83. HERON, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT/ GEWONE NAGREIER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
84. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
85. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
86. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER (Johan @ Vermont salt pan)
87. HONEYGUIDE, LESSER/ KLEINHEUNINGWYSER (Facebook @ Harold Porter BG)
88. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Anton @ Onrus)
89. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Anton @ Onrus)
90. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
91. KESTREL, ROCK/ ROOIVALKIE (Steve @ Napier)
92. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
93. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPVISVANGER (CWAC @ Rooisand NR)
94. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Warren @ Betty’s Bay)
95. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALKIE (Steve @ Napier)
96. KORHAAN, KAROO/ KAROOKORHAAN (Steve @ Napier)
97. KORHAAN, SOUTHERN BLACK/ WITVLERKKORHAAN (Eugene @ Nuwejaars Wetlands SMA)
98. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
99. LAPWING, CROWNED/ KROONKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
100. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)

101. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
102. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
103. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEKEELKALKOENTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
104. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
105. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
106. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
107. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
108. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
109. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Jared @ Fernkloof NR)
110. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (David @ Betty’s Bay)
111. OSPREY, WESTERN/ VISVALK (Warren @ Rooisand NR)
112. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)
113. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Anton @ Onrus)
114. OWL, WESTERN BARN/ NONNETJIESUIL (Jessie @ Elgin)
115. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Steve @ Napier)
116. PEAFOWL, INDIAN/ MAKPOU (Steve @ Napier)
117. PENGUIN, AFRICAN/ BRILPIKKEWYN (Warren @ Betty’s Bay)
118. PETREL, NORTHERN GIANT/ NELLIE (Warren @ Hangklip)
119. PETREL, SOUTHERN GIANT/ GROOTNELLIE (Richard @ Pelagic cruise)
120. PETREL, WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (Warren @ Hangklip)
121. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
122. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
123. PIPIT, LONG-BILLED/ NICHOLSONKOESTER (Johan @ Rotary Way, Hermanus)
124. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
125. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/ DRIEBANDSTRANDLOPER (Steve @ Napier)

126. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Anton @ Onrus)
127. POCHARD, SOUTHERN/ BRUINEEND (Pieter @ Klein River Estuary)
128. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
129. QUAIL, COMMON/ AFRIKAANSE KWARTEL (Steve @ Napier)
130. QUELEA, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKKWELEA (Steve @ Napier)
131. RAIL, AFRICAN/ GROOTRIETHAAN (Johan @ Vermont salt pan)
132. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Anton @ Onrus)
133. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
134. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
135. ROCKJUMPER, CAPE/ KAAPSE BERGLYSTER (Paula @ Fernkloof NR)
136. ROCK-THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (David @ Betty’s Bay)
137. ROCK-THRUSH, SENTINEL/ LANGTOONKLIPLYSTER (SWBC @ Rooiels)
138. SECRETARYBIRD/ SEKRETARISVOËL (Steve @ Napier)
139. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
140. SHEARWATER, SOOTY/ MALBAARTJIE (Warren @ Hangklip)
141. SHELDUCK, AFRICAN/ KOPEREEND (CWAC @ Uilenkraal estuary)
142. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
143. SHRIKE, OLIVE BUSH/ OLYFBOSLAKSMAN (Steve @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
144. SISKIN, CAPE/ KAAPSE PIETJIEKANARIE (Ed @ Rooiels)
145. SKUA, BROWN (SUBANTARCTIC) / BRUINROOFMEEU (Pieter @ CEM New Harbour)
146. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
147. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
148. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
149. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
150. SPARROWHAWK, LITTLE/ KLEINSPERWER (Jessie @ Elgin)

151. SPARROWHAWK, RUFOUS-BREASTED/ ROOIBORSSPERWER (Ross @ Swellendam)
152. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Steve @ Napier)
153. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Onrus)
154. SPURFOWL, RED-NECKED/ ROOIKEELFISANT (Steve @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
155. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
156. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
157. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
158. STARLING, WATTLED/ LELSPREEU (Pieter @ Danger Point)
159. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Warren @ Betty’s Bay)
160. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
161. STORK, WHITE/ WITOOIEVAAR (Wim @ Bredasdorp)
162. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOëL (Jennie @ Rooiels)
163. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
164. SUNBIRD, GREATER DOUBLE-COLLARED/ GROOT-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Swellendam)
165. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
166. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Warren @ Betty’s Bay)
167. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
168. SWALLOW, GREATER STRIPED/ GROOTSTREEPSWAEL (Warren @ Rooisand NR)
169. SWAMPHEN, AFRICAN/ KONINGRIETHAAN (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
170. SWIFT, ALPINE/ WITPENSWINDSWAEL (Steve @ De Hoop NR)
171. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
172. TEAL, BLUE-BILLED/ BLOUBEKEEND (Gareth @ Hawston)
173. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
174. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND (Steve @ Napier)
175. TERN, ANTARCTIC/ GRYSBORSSTERRETJIE (Pieter @ Danger Point)

176. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE (CWAC @ Arabella)
177. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Warren @ Betty’s Bay)
178. TERN, GREAT CRESTED (SWIFT)/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Warren @ Betty’s Bay)
179. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Pieter @ CEM New Harbour)
180. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)
181. THICK-KNEE/ WATERDIKKOP (Steve @ Napier)
182. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Anton @ Onrus)
183. TURNSTONE, RUDDY/ STEENLOPER (Pieter @ Kleinbaai)
184. VULTURE, CAPE/ KRANSAAVOËL (Michelle-Anne @ De Hoop NR)
185. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
186. WARBLER, KNYSNA/ KNYSNARUIGTESANGER (Steve @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
187. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
188. WARBLER , LITTLE RUSH-/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
189. WARBLER, VICTORIN’S/ ROOIBORSRUIGTESANGER (Warren @ Betty’s Bay)
190. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Anton @ Vermont salt pan)
191. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Steve @ Napier)
192. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
193. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED/ SWARTKEELWEWER (Steve @ Napier)
194. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOËVELDSE SKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)
195. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
196. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
197. WOODPECKER, GROUND/ GRONDSPEG (Gareth @ Rooiels)
198. WOODPECKER, OLIVE/ GRYSKOPSPEG (Jessie @ Elgin)

Here are some images taken by BirdLife Overberg members during June 2022:

Displaying Blue Cranes near Napier - Steve Peck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roseate Tern at Franskraal - Riaan Jacobs
African Rail at Vermont salt pan - Johan van der Westhuizen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesser Honeyguide at Van Der Stel Pass - Johan Olivier
Peregrine Falcon at Pringle Bay - Jenny Parsons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cape Rockjumper at Rotary Way - Johan van der Westhuizen
Familiar Chat & Sentinel Rock-Thrush interaction at Rotary Way - Johan van der Westhuizen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black-winged Kite along Swartrivier road - Ingrid Grundlingh

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