In this article we review species that have been described in old historical records and now confirmed since the start of the pandemic. Some of these records are from previous BirdLife Overberg outings and tours, but more particularly from documents of the late Rob Martin that has done extensive research in the Overberg region since the 1960’s.
At a recent monthly BirdLife Overberg talk we gave an overview of interesting, rare and vagrant bird species that had been recorded in the Overberg region since the start of the pandemic. In this article we review relatively ‘new species’ for the region usually associated with the coastal forest areas along the eastern seaboard of South Africa.
In this article we review relatively ‘new species’ for the region usually associated with the drier, arid western areas of South Africa. One would usually expect to find these species in the Karoo, Namaqualand and the Kalahari, or even closer in the Langeberg and Klein Karoo regions.
The veterinary nurses at Bergview Veterinary Hospital are qualified in wildlife rehabilitation. The practice utilizes their skills to help the local wildlife.
Members of BirdLife Overberg, collaborators and friends have been recording species in the Overberg region since the start of the pandemic on a regular monthly basis.