Double nests

Why weavers may build two or more nests below each other   Nest building and acceptance by females Many weavers are polygynous, meaning that the male wants...

Weavers and sedges

Many weavers are found in wetlands and sedges are important elements of many wetlands. Sedges (family Cyperaceae) are graminoid (grass-like), monocotyledonous f...

Ouberg ringing

Ringing on Ouberg Private Nature Reserve, 21-25 October 2020   The BDI held a biobash onĀ  Ouberg Private Nature Reserve, a karoo farm near Montagu. A group...

Top PHOWNer

PHOWN, PHOtos of Weaver Nests, is a Virtual Museum, citizen science project at the University of Cape Town, to collect and monitor breeding distributions and co...

Rondevlei birds

Rondevlei has five bird hides and two look-out towers, making it an excellent site for bird watching and photography.   After entering Rondevlei, a path ta...

Vineyard birds

Vineyard birds   Vineyards are generally monocultures and thus may not attract too many bird species, although the grapes do attract fruit eaters. In South...