Birding in the West Coast National Park

The Hermanus Bird Club organised a three day outing to the WCNP and we were lucky enough to be on it.  We were accommodated at the comfortable Duinepos camp and birded not only in the park, but also at Veldrif and at the saltworks at Kuifkopvisvanger farm.  The latter proved to be a treasure in terms of waders, although we did not see our target bird, the Red-necked Phalarope.  We managed to identify 120 birds in all, so were well pleased with our effort.

Despite forecasts of rain, we managed to stay dry as the showers fell on Monday night.  The veld was much in need of some water and the plants and animals must have been delighted!  A cold westerly wind meant that we froze in some of the bird hides, but birders are a hardy lot and they shivered in silence!

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