I have been trying to catalogue the birds I saw on my recent trip to Cape Town and have created this page.
It is still a work in progress and I hope my young birdwatching friends Pierre and Gregory in Cape Town will help me to check and identify the birds (I would be pleased for anyone to help me with this project).
Although this was not a birdwatching trip there were plenty of opportunities to see and photograph a large selection of birds in very pleasant conditions.
Birds photographed on visit to Cape Town in February/March 2018
Photo to be added = still to find in library
Name only = identified but not photographed
Order taken from:
Pocket Guide to Birds of Southern Africa
Group 1: Flying waterbirds
Group 2: Swimming and diving waterbirds
Great White Pelican
Egyptian Geese (with Common Greenshank)
African Black Duck
Photo to be added
Group 3: Larger birds with long legs
Western Cattle Egret
African Sacred Ibis
Grey Crowned Crane
Group 4: Smaller birds with long legs
Bar-tailed godwit and little stints
African Black Oystercatcher
Group 5: Gamebirds (Fowl-like birds)
Group 6: Birds of prey (raptors)
African Marsh Harrier
Group 7: Fruit-eaters
Group 8: Birds with long straight bills
Group 9: Birds with long decurved bills
? Female Southern or Greater Double-collared Sunbird
Group 10: Aerial insectivores
Group 11a: Insectivores with stout bills
Group 11b: Insectivores with medium-sized bills
Fiscal ? Flycatcher
Group 11c: Small insectivores with tiny bills
Cape White-eye ?
Group 12: Seed-eaters
Still to be identified (some very poor photographs but included for indentification)
Cape Batis ?