Observations in the Order: Ciconiiformes

Common Name: Ooievaars, Reiers, Ibisse, Ens. or Storks, Herons, Ibises Etc.

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Egret

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By: Suvarna Parbhoo
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Redcliff Grasslands
Observed: 14th October 2016
Added: 23rd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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African Penguin

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By: Suvarna Parbhoo
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Boulders Beach
Observed: 11th December 2014
Added: 22nd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Ibis

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Namushasha Lodge
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:5
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Small Heron

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Namushasha Lodge
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Large Heron

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Namushasha Lodge
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Very late nesting?

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Ann Arbor Ave, Scottburgh South
Observed: 21st February 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Our suburban pair haven't nested in their regular huge garden Fever Tree this summer. Maybe they're planning a late start?

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penguin

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By: mary hunter
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Cola Beach
Observed: 12th February 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Darter

Darter
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 12th February 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Whitebreast Cormorant

Whitebreast Cormorant
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 12th February 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Reed Cormorant

Reed Cormorant
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 12th February 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Cattle Egrets

Cattle Egrets
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 12th February 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Grey Heron

Grey Heron
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 12th February 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Sacred Ibis

Sacred Ibis
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 12th February 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Schlangenhalsvogel

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Chobe National Park
Observed: 10th January 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Storch

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Chobe National Park
Observed: 10th January 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Having a har-har-happy sunrise

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Scottburgh Golf Course pond
Observed: 14th February 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Hadedah

Hadedah
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Spiderweb Trail Hantam
Observed: 8th August 2016
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Scared Ibis

Scared Ibis
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Gifbol/Aandblom Trail Hantam
Observed: 8th August 2016
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Forget the insect and hold formation

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: CrocWorld Conservation Centre
Observed: 11th February 2017
Added: 16th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Scared Ibis

Scared Ibis
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Spiderweb Trail Hantam
Observed: 8th August 2016
Added: 14th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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The elephant is a dainty bird ...

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Scottburgh Golf Club - temp drainage pond
Observed: 7th February 2017
Added: 10th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:4
Description:

Crash landing in Umdoni

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Storking above the wheeling Vultures

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Oribi Gorge NR
Observed: 4th February 2017
Added: 10th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:4
Description:

Very high, against the light, impossible to estimate size. No-one around to put binoculars on it.

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Why did the chicken, err ... stalk across the road?

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Barbara/Rahl Rds, Scottburgh
Observed: 7th February 2017
Added: 10th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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stork

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Bonamazi main camp
Observed: 21st January 2017
Added: 9th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
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Ex banker? Revised to 'No idea'!

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By: Wendy Wiles
CREW (Southern Cape)Outramps
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Location: Midbrak Conservancy, Reebok beach, Mossel Bay
Observed: 5th February 2017
Added: 7th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Unfortunately I didn't think to turn the bird over as I assumed it was a Cape Cormorant, but now I see it looks more like a Bank Cormorant although my Sasol Birds of SA doesn't show it here. Totally feathered head, no facial skin. Does this count as a stranding? Not sure what tags to use.

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broeityd

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Location: witsand puntjie
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 5th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

volop hoog teen die sand kranse

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Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret
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Location: Pretoria 2
Observed: 26th December 2016
Added: 4th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Yellowbill Stork

Yellowbill Stork
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Location: St Lucia Estuary
Observed: 29th January 2017
Added: 4th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Pinkback Pelican

Pinkback Pelican
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Location: St Lucia Estuary
Observed: 29th January 2017
Added: 4th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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African Sacred Ibis (KamDam)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Kammanassie Dam
Observed: 5th January 2017
Added: 4th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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