Durbanville Accommodation – Rondekuil Estates offers comfortable Farm, Guest House, B&B, Self Catering Accommodation in Durbanville Winelands, Cape Town.


Are you interested in Cape Town bird watching?

Bird-watching at Rondekuil is very rewarding! The trees and reeds along the Diep River, which run along the northern boundary of the farm, provide an excellent habitat for many bird species. The reed-filled dam and landscaped gardens at Leeulaagte Cottages, as well as the gardens surrounding De Rondawel and the main Farm House, are also home to many varieties of beautiful birds. Rondekuil sure is a prime birding territory for all bird watching enthusiasts to enjoy.

Below is a list of all the birds that have been spotted at Rondekuil – most observations were confirmed by Members of the Tygerberg Bird Club when they visited the farm over the last couple of years.

The pictures of the birds provided in the attached slide presentation, were taken by Gerald Wingate, a committee member of the Tygerberg Bird Club. His portfolio includes establishing bird lists in the area surrounding Rondekuil and gathering information for the Bird Atlas Project.

African Black Swift
African Fish-Eagle
African (Grassveld) Pipit
African Quailfinch
African Reed-Warbler
African Sacred Ibis
Alpine Swift
Banded Martin
Barn Owl
Barn Swallow
Bar-throated Apalis
Black Harrier
Black-headed Heron
Black Saw-wing (Swallow)
Black-shouldered Kite
Blacksmith Lapwing
Blue Crane
Brown-throated Martin
Cape Bulbul
Cape Batis
Cape Canary
Cape Longclaw
Cape Robin-chat
Cape Shoveler
Cape Sparrow
Cape Spur Fowl
Cape Turtle Dove
Cape Wagtail
Cape Weaver
Cape White-eye
Capped Wheatear
Cisticola, Cloud

Cisticola, Grey-backed
Cisticola, Zitting
Common Fiscal (Shrike)
Common Moorhen
Common Quail
Common Starling
Common Waxbill 
Egyptian Goose
Fiscal Flycatcher
Flycatcher, Fiscal
Giant Kingfisher
Greater-striped Swallow
Great White Pelican
Grey-backed Cisticola
Grey HeronHadeda Ibis
Hadeda Ibis
Helmeted Guinea Fowl
Heron, Black-headed
House Sparrow
Jackal Buzzard
Karoo Prinia
Klaas’s Cuckoo
Kelp Gull
Large-billed Lark
Laughing Dove
Levaillant’s Cisticola
Little Grebe (Dabchick)
Little Swift
Malachite Kingfisher
Malachite Sunbird
Mousebird, White-backed
Olive Thrush
Peregrine Falcon

Pied Crow
Pin-tailed Whydah
Red Bishop
Red-capped Lark
Red-eyed Dove
Red-knobbed Coot
Reed Cormorant
Rock Dove
Rock Kestrel
Southern Double-collared Sunbird
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
Southern Masked-Weaver
Southern Red Bishop
Sparrow, Southern Grey-headed
Speckled (Rock) Pigeon
Spotted Eagle-Owl
Spotted Thick-knee (Dikkop)
Spur-winged Goose
Steppe Buzzard
White-backed Mousebird
White-breasted Cormorant
White-rumped Swift
White-throated Canary
White-throated Swallow
Yellow-billed Duck
Yellow-billed Kite
Yellow Bishop
Yellow Canary


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