Trip reports

Exploring the roads around Stanford

A group of 10 birders left for Stanford and explored the Wortelgat Road, as well as parts of the Papiesvlei Road. Despite the inclement weather, we had a very productive outing with 66 bird species spotted and everybody agreed it was time well spent.

A scorcher at Rooisand

Carin and I arrived early in the afternoon to a scorching Rooisand. Using my scope, I scanned into the distance for waders and only saw heat-hazed white blobs.

Further afield: Birding in Iceland

The northern hemisphere summer months are also a great time to be in Iceland for birding. In summer there are great numbers of migrants in the country to breed, some of these species are also seen in South African during our summer.