Strandfontein

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10 years 3 months ago #5355 by Francois
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My list for Strandfontein

The Roberts numbers are from Roberts 6 as given in SASOL 3rd Edition

6 Grebe, Great Crested
7 Grebe, Black-necked
8 Grebe, Little
49 Pelican, Great White
55 Cormorant, White-breasted
58 Cormorant, Reed
59 Cormorant, Crowned
60 Darter, African
62 Heron, Grey
63 Heron, Black-headed
65 Heron, Purple
67 Egret, Little
71 Egret, Cattle
76 Night-Heron, Black-crowned
83 Stork, white
91 Ibis, African Sacred
93 Ibis, Glossy
94 Ibis, Hadeda
95 Spoonbill, African
96 Flamingo, Greater
102 Goose, Egyptian
103 Shelduck, South African
104 Duck, Yellow-billed
106 Teal, Cape
108 Teal, Red-billed
112 Shoveler, Cape
113 Pocard, Southern
116 Goose, Spur-winged
117 Duck, Maccoa
127 Kite, Black-shouldered
165 Marsh-Harrier, African
195 Frankolin, Cape
203 Guineafowl, Helmeted
213 Crake, Black
223 Swamphen, African Purple
224 Oystercatcher, African Black
226 Moorhen, Common
228 Coot, Red-knobbed
240 Jacana, African
248 Plover, Kittlitz's
249 Plover, Three-banded
255 Lapwing, Crowned
258 Lapwing, Blacksmith
264 Sandpiper, Common
270 Greenshank, Common
272 Sandpiper, Curlew
284 Ruff
294 Avocet, Pied
295 Stilt, Black-winged
307 Jaeger, Parasitic
312 Gull, Cape
315 Gull, Grey-headed
316 Gull, Hartlaub's
322 Tern, Caspian
324 Tern, Swift
325 Tern, Lesser Crested
326 Tern, Sandwich
334 Tern, Damara
337 Tern, Black
339 Tern, White-winged
349 Pigeon, Speckled (Rock)
352 Dove, Red-eyed
354 Dove, Cape-turtle
391a Coucal, Burchell's
401 Eagle-owl, Spotted
417 Swift, Little
428 Kingfisher, Pied
520 Swallow, White-throated
526 Swallow, Greater Striped
533 Martin, Brown-throated
534 Martin, Banded
548 Crow, Pied
550 Raven, White-necked
566 Bulbul, Cape
577 Trush, Olive
601 Robin-chat, Cape
635 Swamp-warbler, Lesser
638 Rush-Warbler, Little
677 Cisticola, Levaillant's
686a Prinia, Karoo
713 Wagtail, Cape
716 Pipit, African
727 Longclaw, Cape
732 Fiscal, Common
757 Starling, Common
769 Starling, Red-winged
783 Sunbird, Southern Double-collard
796 White-eye, Cape
801 Sparrow, House
803 Sparrow, Cape
814 Weaver, Southern Masked-weaver
824 Bishop, Southern Red
846 Waxbill, Common
872 Canary, Cape
Shelduck, European
Tern, Elegant

Total: 96 birds

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9 years 4 months ago #8129 by Waterboy
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Hi
Nice list. I have seen a Malachite Kingfisher once there before. Would love to see the African Jacana though.

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9 years 4 months ago #8131 by JGB
JGB replied the topic:
Hi there,

I am planning to make a turn at Strandfontein this weekend. What is security like?

Cheers,
Justin

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9 years 4 months ago #8135 by Francois
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@JGB: have not been to Strandfontein in a number of months now but have never before had any problems there.

@Waterboy: The Jacana was a juvenile that was present on the little dam just before P5. If I remember correctly this was in 2006, but not sure

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9 years 4 months ago #8138 by mossie
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I got a white necked raven at Strandfontein, the last time I was there <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: -->

I would expect to see it in the surrounding mountains, but not flying over the beach!

There is always one to break the mould :)

It is also an awsome spot to see some massive Cape Cobra's, take the path that goes up into the sandy hills.

Lots of fun, and a great venue.

Mossie

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7 years 2 months ago #29246 by Francois
Francois replied the topic: Re: Strandfontein
I have added 6 birds to my original list and they are indicated in bold text

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7 years 2 months ago #29272 by Birdlover
Birdlover replied the topic: Re: Strandfontein
I started birding in 2005 and i think that is why i missed out on the following birds ( specials )

Elegant Tern
307 Jaeger, Parasitic
325 Tern, Lesser Crested
334 Tern, Damara
337 Tern, Black

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3 years 2 months ago #86873 by billbrooks
billbrooks replied the topic: Re: Strandfontein
What about the common grey lourie? :mrgreen:

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