In search of the Rockjumper on Thursday


The Club monthly walk will be at Rooi-els, home of the elusive Cape Rockjumper (Kaapse Berglyster), on Thursday 7 April, and other favourite birding spots in that area. It will be led by Peter and Marie Dagg.


Cape Rockjumper (Kaapse Berglyster. Image by Trevor Hardaker.

Other target birds at Rooi-els will include the Ground Woodpecker (Grondspeg), Sentinel Rock-Thrush (Langtoon-kliplyster), Orange-breasted Sunbird (Oranjebors-suikerbekkie), Cape Rock-Thrush (Kaapse Kliplyster), Cape Grassbird (Grasvoël) and Verreaux’s Eagle (Witkruis-arend).

Other spots included in the outing will be Stony Point, famous for its Cape Penguins (Brilpikkewyne), Harold Porter Botanical Garden in Bettysbaai, and/or Rooisand bird hide, overlooking the Botrivier lagoon.

There is a R10 conservation fee to enter Stony Point, and a fee of R18 for adults and R10 for seniors (over 60) to enter Harold Porter.

We will depart from the parking area of the Onrust Trading Post at the turn-off to Vermont at 07:30. Bring your own refreshments.