Paarl Bird Sanctuary Counts in 2017.
A working partnership with the Drakenstein Municipality and the Cape Bird Club.
Monthly bird counts take place, on the last Saturday morning in the month.
Anyone interested in helping can contact Yvonne Weiss at 021 872 4972 for details of starting time and meeting place.
by John Fincham and Jo Hobbs.
The monthly CWAC count at PBS was on Saturday 26 August 2017. Emphatic evidence of spring was the prolific breeding by the gulls, both Grey-headed and Hartlaubs. This was reinforced by a male Pin-tailed whydah with an almost fully developed tail and a White-throated Swallow in striking plumage. A Fulvous Duck was amongst a group of White-faced Ducks, and the Water Dikkops (CRON) are always a pleasure. Report by John Fincham.
John Fincham reports on 24/06/2017 that there were 19 White faced Ducks in the group photo. Also seen was this Lesser Swamp Warbler. There were Hottentot teal present too.
John Fincham reported on 21/05/2017 the photos show a Northern Shoveler drake in breeding plumage. It was on C pan at PBS this morning, accompanied by Cape Shovelers. It may, or may not be, an escapee.
Other specials were Fulvous Duck, Hottentot Teal, White-faced Duck, African Snipe and Southern Pochard.
These were some of the common birds seen today at the count.