I think its a good idea to offer a Sedgefield Bird List as a basic guide for visitors and newbies to our town. Our village environment and surrounds is abundantly able to provide the keen birder with a great birding experience. Besides that, Birding can become a captivating hobby for retirees and new arrivals to the Garden Route. Sometimes one just needs a little help to get started.
I have categorised our local birds to make it easier to look for them in our area when you are out walking or cycling or perhaps just sitting in your garden. We have inland waterbirds/waders, seabirds, raptors, night birds and a plethora of charming and interesting feathered flyers that pay regular visits to our garden.
I suggest a pair of binoculars is an essential investment to really get the most out of birding.
African Black Oystercatchers
Cape Batis (female)
Fiscal Flycatcher & fledgling
Greater Double-collared Sunbird (male) & Amethyst Sunbird (female)
I trust you will have found this Sedgefield Bird list helpful. I do not claim that it is comprehensive but these are birds I have seen in the area as many of my photos will attest. I am never far from my camera!
I am happy to add to this Sedgefield Bird List if anyone cares to send me a photo of a bird I haven't listed here. Please fill in the info on my "Contact Me" page. I shall credit you with any photo I post on my page.
This list is no substitute however for a good bird book or an on-line digital bird program such as "Roberts Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa" which I can highly recommend!
Yellow-billed Stork - seen Dec 2013 on the bank of the Lagoon near the Swartvlei Caravan Park, a rare sighting as this bird is out of its range here.
African Fish Eagle
Garden Route Birding - South Africa's Garden Route offers unique Birding opportunities with 30 endemic species in 5 biomes. This diverse range of habitats is home to approximately 300 species of birds.