West Coast birds and spring flowers

August and September are known as flower season on the West Coast of South Africa. On Friday, Phil and I spent a day looking at flowers and birds. We first stopped at the Fossil park, then explored the farmlands near Jacobs Bay, and finally visited the Postberg section of the West Coast National Park (WCNP). Passerines were also photographed in the flowers, including Cape Sparrows and Large-billed Larks, but these small birds are hardly visible behind the flowers!

Cattle Egret in white daises, Postberg


Southern Black Korhaan, in field of flowers near Jacobs Bay


Greywing Francolin, near Seeberg hide in WCNP


Cape Spurfowl, Postberg


Helmeted Guineafowl, Postberg


More photos

No flowers, but birds with special mention!

Little Grebe, WCNP


Bokmakierie, with nest material, WCNP


Dieter is a qualified Bird Ringer and trainer, registered bird guide, and Weaver expert. Dieter is able to act as a bird guide for day trips in Cape Town, and is able to customise birds tours in South Africa and beyond.