The Cape Bird Club

Local and National Rarities list.

If you have seen a rare bird in the Cape Town or Western Cape - Atlas Region.

  • The new procedure when wanting a Western Cape Rarity to be evalauted is to submit it as an incidental report to SABAP 2 by filling in this online form where it will be evaluated:
    http://sabap2.adu.org.za/new_incidental.php                                         updated 29/08/2012.
  • The record will be subject to verification by the Committee before being listed.
  • Western Cape Rarities Committee - Mission                       updated 29/08/2012.
  • Latest Report

 


photograph by Trevor Hardaker

Blackwinged Pratincole

 

This list is updated and supplied by the Rarities Committee.

Western Cape Local Rarities      (area south of Vanrhynsdorp and west of the Breede River   mouth, bounded by the Cederberg and the Little Karoo)

No.

Roberts No.

Bird Species Comment
1 10 Wandering Albatross  –
2 19 Antarctic Fulmar –
3 32.1 Spectacled Petrel  –
4 36 Flesh-footed Shearwater –
5 64 Goliath Heron –
6 66 Great White Egret –
7 69 Black Egret –
8 72 Squacco Heron –
9 74 Green-backed Heron –
10 77 White-backed Night Heron –
11 79 Dwarf Bittern –
12 80 Bittern – 
13 84 Black Stork SWC atlas area - declining?
14 85 Abdim’s Stork –
15 89 Marabou Stork –
16 90 Yellow-billed Stork –
17 99 White-faced Duck –
18 100 Fulvous Duck –
19 107 Hottentot Teal –
20 115 Knob-billed Duck –
21 122  Cape Vulture west of Agulhas / Stormsvlei
22 128 Cuckoo Hawk –
23 132 Tawny Eagle –
24 133 Steppe Eagle –
25 135 Wahlberg’s Eagle –
26 139 Long-crested Eagle –
27 142 Brown Snake Eagle –
28 143 Black-breasted Snake Eagle south of Klawer
29 146 Bateleur –
30 147 Palmnut Vulture –
31 157 Little Sparrowhawk –
32 161 Gabar Goshawk –
33 166 Montagu’s Harrier –
34 167  Pallid Harrier –
35 173 Eurasian Hobby except Stellenbosch
36 179 Western Redfooted Kestrel –
37 180 Eastern Redfooted Kestrel –
38 192 Redwing Francolin –
39 206 Hottentot Buttonquail –
40 209 Crowned Crane –
41 212 African Crake –
42 214 Spotted Crake –
43 215 Baillon’s Crake –
44 218 Buff-spotted Flufftail except Cape Peninsula
45 221 Striped Flufftail –
46 224 Lesser Gallinule –
47 227 Lesser Moorhen –
48 229 African Finfoot –
49 230 Kori Bustard –
50 232 Ludwig’s Bustard irruptive range
51 240 African Jacana –
52 242 Painted Snipe –
53 250 Mongolian Plover –
54 251 Sand Plover –
55 252 Caspian Plover –
56 257 Blackwinged Plover west of Mossel Bay
57 291 Grey Phalarope –
58 292 Red-necked Phalarope –
59 299 Burchell’s Courser in SW Cape
60 300 Temminck’s Courser –
61 301 Double-banded Courser – 
62 304 Red-winged Pratincole –
63 305 Black-winged Pratincole –
64 325 Lesser Crested Tern –
65 330 Roseate Tern –
66 334 Damara Tern except De Mond
67 337 Black Tern –
68 358 Green-spotted Dove –
69 359 Tambourine Dove west of Agulhas / Stormsvlei
70 374 European Cuckoo –
71 375 African Cuckoo –
72 378 Black Cuckoo –
73 380 Great Spotted Cuckoo –
74 382 Jacobin Cuckoo –
75 384 Emerald Cuckoo SWC atlas area
76 393 Grass Owl –
77 395 Marsh Owl –
78 402 Giant Eagle Owl –
79 404 European Nightjar –
80 406 Rufous-cheeked Nightjar –
81 408 Freckled Nightjar –
82 411 European Swift –
83 416 Horus Swift –
84 421  Palm Swift –
85 430 Half-collared Kingfisher –
86  436 Grey-hooded Kingfisher –
87 433 Woodland Kingfisher –
88 440 Blue-cheeked Bee-eater –
89 443 White-fronted Bee-eater –
90 445 Swallow-tailed Bee-eater –
91 446  European Roller –
92 447 Lilac-breasted Roller –
93 454 Scimitar-billed Wood-hoopoe –
94 460 Crowned Hornbill –
95 473  Crested Barbet  –
96 478 Sharp-billed Honeyguide –
97 489 Red-throated Wryneck –
98 510  Sclater’s Lark  –
99 527 Lesser Striped Swallow –
100 528  South African Cliff Swallow –
101 532  Sand Martin –
102 538 Black Cuckooshrike  –
103 540 Grey Cuckooshrike  SWC atlas area
104 541 Forktailed Drongo Cape Peninsula
105 543 European Golden Oriole –
106 545 Black-headed Oriole SWC atlas area
107 567 Red-eyed Bulbul SWC atlas area
108 582 Sentinel Rock Thrush –
109 619 Garden Warbler –
110 625 Icterine Warbler –
111 633 European Marsh Warbler –
112 634 European Sedge Warbler –
113 643  Willow Warbler SWC atlas area
114 665  Desert Cisticola –
115 670  Wailing Cisticola –
116 679 Lazy Cisticola –
117 689 Spotted Flycatcher  –
118 711 African Pied Wagtail  –
119 714 Yellow Wagtail –
120 721 Rock Pipit SWC atlas area
121 731  Lesser Grey Shrike –
122 733 Red-backed Shrike SWC atlas area
123 764 Glossy Starling SWC atlas area
124 768 Black-bellied Starling SWC atlas area
125 793  Collared Sunbird  –
126 796  “Orange River White-eye” –
127 799 White-browed Sparrow-weaver –
128 804 Grey-headed Sparrow west of Agulhas / Stormsvlei
129 805 Yellowthroated Sparrow –
130 806 Scalyfeathered Finch –
131 807 Thick-billed Weaver –
132 808 Forest Weaver –
133 810 Spectacled Weaver –
134 821 Red-billed Quelea   SWC atlas area
135 840 Blue-billed Firefinch –
136 842 Red-billed Firefinch SWC atlas area
137 856 Red-headed Finch SWC atlas area
138 870 Black-throated Canary SWC atlas area
139 876 "Damara Canary" –
140 884 Golden-breasted Bunting –
141 886 Rock Bunting –
National Rarities
No.

Roberts No.

Bird Species Comments
1 2 King Penguin

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2 3.1 Magellanic Penguin –
3 3.2 Gentoo Penguin –
4 4 Rockhopper Penguin –
5 5 Macaroni Penguin –
6 9 Royal Albatross –
7 13 Grey-headed Albatross –
8 13.1 Laysan Albatross –
9 13.2 Buller's Albatross –
10 15 Dark-mantled Sooty Albatross –
11 16 Light-mantled Sooty Albatross –
12 20 Antarctic Petrel –
13 22 Bulwer's Petrel –
14 25 White-headed Petrel –
15 26 Atlantic Petrel –
16 28 Blue Petrel –
17 30 Slender-billed Prion –
18 31 Fairy Prion –
19 33 Grey Petrel –
20 39 Little Shearwater –
21 41 Wedge-tailed Shearwater –
22 43 Leach’s Storm Petrel –
23 45 White-bellied Storm Petrel –
24 46.1 White-faced Storm Petrel –
25 47 Redtailed Tropicbird –
26 48 Whitetailed Tropicbird –
27 48.1 Redbilled Tropicbird –
28 52.1 Red-footed Booby –
29 54 Australasian Gannet –
30 61 Greater Frigatebird –
31 xx Snowy Egret –
32 xx Western Reef Heron –
33 69.1 Little Blue Heron –
34 109 Pintail –
35 110 Garganey –
36 111 Northern Shoveller –
37 122.1 Rupell's Griffon –
38 130 Honey Buzzard –
39 164 European Marsh Harrier –
40 174  African Hobby –
41 177 Eleonora’s Falcon –
42 225 American Purple Gallinule –
43 243  Eurasian Oystercatcher –
44 253 Pacific Golden Plover –
45 253.1 American Golden Plover –
46 265 Green Sandpiper –
47 267 Spotted Redshank –
48 268 Common Redshank –
49 270.1 Lesser Yellowlegs –
50 270.2 Greater Yellowlegs –
51 xx Great Knot –
52 273  Dunlin –
53 276 Red-necked Stint –
54 277 White-rumped Sandpiper –
55 278 Baird's Sandpiper –
56 279 Pectoral Sandpiper –
57 282 Buff-breasted Sandpiper –
58 283 Broad-billed Sanpiper –
59 287 Black-tailed Godwit –
60 287.1  Hudsonian Godwit –
61 293  Wilson's Phalarope –
62 296 Crab Plover –
63 298 Snowy Sheathbill –
64 308 Longtailed Skua –
65 311 South Polar Skua –
66 313 Lesser Black-backed Gull –
67 317 Franklin’s Gull –
68 319 Black-headed Gull –
69 320 Black-legged Kittiwake –
70 332 Sooty Tern –
71 333 Bridled Tern –
72 340 Common Noddy –
73 341 Lesser Noddy –
74 439 Olive Bee-eater –
75 443.1 White-throated Bee-eater –
76 715 Grey Wagtail –

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