Bird Gallery

 

 

dwergarend
Dwergarend / Booted Eagle
Is a common summer migrant to the Ceres area. It is often seen soaring over Gydo Pass and adjacent farm lands.
© Picture: Japie Claassen
vaalkorhaan
Vaalkorhaan / Karoo Korhaan
A bird synonym with the Karoo and its lovely call echoes over the plains in the morning.
© Picture: Japie Claassen
witkruisarend
Witkruisarend / Verreaux's (Black) Eagle
They are breeding residents in the mountains towards the Witzenberg Valley. They are specialist dassie hunters.
© Picture: Japie Claassen
bleeksingvalk
Bleeksingvalk
Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk
The most common raptor in the Karoo.
© Picture: Japie Claassen
dubbelbanddrawwertjie
Dubbelbanddrawwertjie
Double-banded Courser
They prefer the barren land of the Tanqua Karoo.
© Picture: Japie Claassen
gevlekte_ooruilkuiken
Gevlekte Ooruilkuiken / Spotted Eagle Owl They are common night birds at Skitterykloof and breed in the cliffs.
© Picture: Japie Claassen
groenbossanger
Groenbossanger
Karoo Eremomelas
"Eierkop" on the Calvinia road is famous for its flock of Karoo Eremomelas.
©Picture: Japie Claassen
kaapse_berglyster
Kaapse Berglyster / Cape Rock Thrush
A Western Cape endemic which lives at high altitudes.Can be seen on the rocky outcrops in the pass towards the Witzenberg Valley.
©Picture: Japie Claassen
kaneelborssanger
Kaneelborssanger Cinnamonbreasted Warbler
Is one of the most wanted birds in the Western Cape. Skitterykloof has a few pairs which birders might see.
©Picture: Japie Claassen
karoolangbeklewerik
Karoolangbeklewerik
Karoo Longbilled Lark
They are one of 7 larks species that
can be seen in the Tanqua Karoo.
©Picture: Japie Claassen
karoolewerik
Karoolewerik / Karoo Lark
Can be seen in the 'Eierkop' area further along the Calvinia road.
©Picture: Japie Claassen
kelkiewyn
Kelkiewyn / Namaqua Sandgrouse
They gather in huge flocks at drinking places in the morning.
©Picture: Japie Claassen
lepelaars
Lepelaars / African Spoonbills
A common bird at dams
in the Ceres area.
©Picture: Japie Claassen
namakwalangstertjie
Namakwalangstertjie /
Namaqua Warbler
Can be found in the thickets at the picnic site at Karoopoort.
©Picture: Japie Claassen
namakwasuikerbekkie
Namakwasuikerbekkie / Dusky Sunbird They arrive in their hundreds at Skitterykloof when the aloes start flowering.
©Picture: Japie Claassen
swartkopkanarie
Swartkopkanarie / Black-headed Canary Are often found at water
troughs in the Karoo.
©Picture: Japie Claassen
swartnekdobbertjies
Swartnekdobbertjies /
Black-necked Grebe
Are common on most dams in the area. ©Picture: Japie Claassen
swartoorlewerik
Swartoorlewerik /
Black-eared Sparrowlark
A highly wanted bird which breed during Spring in the Tanqua Karoo.
©Picture: Japie Claassen