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Friday 6 February 2015

Western Cape, South Africa 2/2/15-6/2/15

The last five days of my trip was spent with my brother in the Western Cape. It wasn't strictly birding but still some good birds were seen, including one lifer.
Add on to this diving with Great White Sharks, being on top of Table Mountain, going to the most Southern tip of Africa and chilling out with African Penguins made these last days of my adventure truly memorable.

Sites and species are listed below with only noteworthy species included. 

Cape Point/Table Mountain NP
African Black Oystercatcher 
African Penguin - 400+ 
White-necked Raven
Cape Gannet
Cape Siskin
Cape Sugarbird

Gansbaai - L'Agulhas
White-chinned Petrel
Whiskered Tern
Denham's Bustard
Kitlitz's Plover
Cape Longclaw
Cape Francolin
Red-capped Lark

Sir Lowry's Pass
Orange-breasted Sunbird
Cape Sugarbird
Unfortunately we didn't walk far enough for the Rockjumpers.

 African Penguins
 Cape Mountain Zebra
 Cape of Good Hope
 Blue Crane
 Cape Longclaw
 Agulhas Long-billed Lark
 Great White Shark

 Orange-breasted Sunbird
 Cape Francolin
looking west from Sir Lowry's Pass