Strandveld birding in West Coast National Park

Don’t forget to also look at some Strandveld birds this weekend if you’re heading to Langebaan for the rarities. I found the entrance road to Seeberg hide to be particularly productive last Sunday. All the usuals were in attendance, but I was especially pleased with two very confiding Cape Penduline Tits at the Seeberg car […]

Mongolian Plover at Geelbek hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa

Geelbek hide at Langebaan lagoon has been quiet on the rare wader front this summer, bar a Redshank and Mongolian Plover that have been putting in the odd appearance. I was lucky enough to catch-up with the Mongolian a few weeks ago.

Initially the bird was quite distant, but the rising tide eventually […]

Birding in Cape Town:West Coast National Park, Langebaan

Wednesday, a public holiday in South Africa, was spent birding with mates in the West Coast National Park. Located on the southern leg of Langebaan lagoon, the park is without equal in South Africa when it comes to the number and variety of shorebirds one can see. The Strandveld (local vegetation type) birding is also […]