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West Coast National Park, South Africa (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of West Coast National Park, South Africa

Map of West Coast National Park, South Africa

A bay and estuary area draining into the Atlantic Ocean north of Cape Town


Africa: Eastern and Southern


Previous Visit (Cape Point: 12/29/2002)
Next Visit (Fish River Canyon: 1/6/2003)

Species Recorded (20)

Birds ( 20 )

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Bank Cormorant - Phalacrocorax neglectus

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Cape Shoveler - Spatula smithii
South African Shelduck - Tadorna cana

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Black Kite - Milvus migrans

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Lesser Kestrel - Falco naumanni

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Cape Francolin - Pternistis capensis

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Black-bellied Plover - Pluvialis squatarola
Blacksmith Plover - Vanellus armatus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Sanderling - Calidris alba
Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea
Ruff - Calidris pugnax
Bar-tailed Godwit - Limosa lapponica
Eurasian Curlew - Numenius arquata
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia

Mousebirds ( Coliidae )
White-backed Mousebird - Colius colius

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Cape Wagtail - Motacilla capensis

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Cape Weaver - Ploceus capensis




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