An afternoon on the Lady Stanford

Graeme Hatley and Richard Masson had the opportunity to travel down the Klein River on the Lady Stanford. The highlight of the trip was a good sighting of an Overberg rarity, an African Jacana.

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.

Birding in and around Stanford

This quaint, well-wooded village lies on the banks of the Klein River offering traditional Cape countryside experiences and exuding the charm of years gone by. Stanford is a bird-watching destination of note and is well known for various habitat types in and around the village hosting a huge diversity of bird species.

Wheatbelt Circle Route 3: The Papiesvlei Area

Another worthwhile circle route from Stanford explores the farmlands towards Papiesvlei and the Uilenkraals Valley. Target species along here include most of the endemic species associated with Fynbos habitats, the Denham’s Bustard, Blue Crane, Black Harrier, Agulhas Long-Billed and Cape Clapper Larks and Secretarybird.