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Birdlife at Rondekuil

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.

List 1

  • 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
  • Bokmakierie
  • 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

List 2

  • 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

List 3

  • 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