Tierkop Saasveld

Saasveld  (Nelson Mandela Forestry University)  is situated north-east of George in the Western Cape , South Africa.

On Saturday 25 May I visited the area with my brother. A good friend recommended the area for birding and I was surprised with the abundance of birds.

We walked through pine plantations, indigenous forest and fynbos. Unfortunately large areas on this route were badly effected by the latest fires. The route is approximately 12 km.

I gathered data for the Southern Africa Bird Atlas Project 2 in the 3355_2230 pentad and recorded  28 species, such as: Swee Waxbill, Fork-tailed Drongo, Victorin’s Warbler, Cape Turtle Dove, Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Tambourine Dove,Terrestrial Brownbul, Cape Batis, Olive Woodpecker, Olive Thrush, Greater Double-collard Sunbird, Red-eyed Dove, Red-winged Starling, Hadeda Ibis, Cape Wagtail , Bar-throated Apalis, Neddicky, Black-headed Oriole and Southern Boubou.

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