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Stellenbosch Birds

The University Town of Stellenbosch is situated in the most beautiful corner of the world, the Western Cape in South Africa.


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List of Bird Photos
Jill Adams' Birds (Watercolours)
More of Jill's birds
Nico's Birds of Prey
Nico's Owls
Small birds
Waterbirds
Rosie' Turacos
Rosie's water birds
Pieter's Waterbirds
Helderberg
Waderbash
Klaus Kassel at WCNP
Peet's Birds
Okavango
Bird Potpourri
Awie's Birds
Beautiful Kalahari
Fritz Weaver
Basie van Zyl's birds
Basie's Birds of Prey
Ingo's Birds
Louis Groenewald's birds
Pieter's Potpourri
Awie's Water games
Awie's Kalahari Birds
Roland Hill's Birds
John Murray's Birds
Hennie Cilliers' Birds
Pieter La Grange's Birds
Kirsten Frost's Birds
Adam Riley's Birds
Chris Krog's Birds
Michael McSweeney
Mark Drysdale's Birds
Birds Potpourrie 2012
Johan van Noordwyk
Brian Culver's Birds
Tinus Lamprecht's Birds
Billy Steenkamp's Birds
Anja Denker's Birds


Verreaux's Eagle

Welcome to Stellenbosch Birds!

Attention: We are selling half of our belongings, because we are moving to somewhere smaller. A valuable collection of out of print bird books, botanical books, Fieldglasses, Telescope and Golf Set, Bird Paintings and others, furniture and many more things. Please ask me for lists and photos.
rosie AT stellenboschwriters.com   
Dr. Hans and Rosemarie Breuer 18 Constantia Avenue, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa

Links of the day   Latest bird news

The Stellenbosch Bird club was recently dissolved, but this site lives on as a special site by Rosie Breuer books, publisher of special editions.

I recommend to join outings and events at Cape Birdclub, Somerset West Birdclub or any other near you.
Meetings for all at Cape Bird Club   Interesting links   Our wonderful Paarl outing (when our club still existed).

Admire our galleries, regularly enlarged. I beg you to inform me when you find errors or have suggestions for improvements!  

New:Basie van Zyl's birds enlarged * Great Spotted Cuckoo * Striped Kingfisher * 

Do you have excellent photos of South African Birds for our List of Bird Photos?
Please contact me: Webmaster at StellenboschBirds.com

A hint to all: never work on your photos in jpg format, rather turn them into tiff or another format that does not deteriorate the photo. If you have good photos, please send the original or large size, but send me small ones first for me to choose from.
I am updating the website often, so please always reload all pages, in case your computer shows you an old version.

Have fun with birds! Making galleries of bird photos or paintings is just one of my pastimes, beside watching birds. Rather than reading the news for too long, I go and visit bird websites.
For a good laugh, I read one of Mike's answers to letters: Ask the Bird Folks

Latest bird news:

Basie van Zyl Great Spotted Cuckoo Abdim's Stork
Basie van Zyl
When on 18 March I wanted to place birthday greetings to Basie's facebok, I was shocked and very sad to read that he had passed away on Monday 10 February 2014, just two weeks after a sudden diagnosis of a severe form of leukemia. This oustanding photographer will never be forgotten. I enlarged his galleries in his memory.
In memoriam by Morkel Erasmus
African Pied Wagtail
Rosie, 17 July 2013: An African Pied Wagtail delighted us on a perfect day at the Post Card Café, Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch
Photo by Chris Krog
Arrow-marked Babbler mobbing a boomslang
Arrow-marked Babbler mobbing a boomslang
See all 11 photos of the battle
© Mark Drysdale
Pel's Fishing-Owl
Pel's Fishing-Owl
A suprising sight in Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, October 2012!
Abdim's Stork - A rare visitor to the Western Cape
Abdim's Stork - A rare visitor to the Western Cape!
Near Arniston - 7 October 2012
© Tinus Lamprecht
Black Skimmer
Black Skimmer - a visitor from America
6.10.2012: A first for SA!! - at Rietvlei
Photo taken in Cape Town by Michael McSweeney
More Bird news

Webmaster Book News:
Because I love watching birds, I made Zettelwitz, the hero of my books, into a bird watcher, too. This childish wizard develops into a decent man, because he loves Ronja and - to his surprise - he feels much better being liked for his useful craft, than hated for his cruel jokes.
Practise your languages with these bilingual books, enjoy the story of a crazy wizard and get to know some birds and plants of our area with
Zettelwitz - Table Mountain Wizard by Rosemarie Breuer, in German and English
and Die Towenaar van Tafelberg - Table Mountain Wizard in Afrikaans and English
with 74 Illustrations by the author and 60 bird illustrations by Jill Adams
Now also available as e-books in several formats.
Zettelwitz Kindle versions in German and English:
At amazon.com: Zauberer Zettelwitz vom Tafelberg (German Edition) and Zettelwitz the Table Mountain Wizard
At Amazon.de: Zauberer Zettelwitz vom Tafelberg and Zettelwitz the Table Mountain Wizard

Order the printed books and the pdf version with the name of your choice:  

Your book is absolutely brilliant! I can't wait to have children and will save it for them! Fantastic that you are also doing American and European versions.
Adam Riley
Rockjumper Birding Tours

pdf with your name Also available at kalahari.com

More editions to follow with birds of different regions of the world:
Krüger Park Wizard, Mkuzi Wizard, Kalahari Wizard
Zettelwitz the Wizard (European and American versions)
and more in further European and South African languages

Bird news:

Stray Fulvous Duck in the Cape! Little Crake
Stray Fulvous Duck and the European migrant, Little Crake, in the Cape!
Photos taken in Cape Town by Michael McSweeney.

Squacco Heron African Openbill
Squacco Heron photographed at Paarl Waterworks by Tinus Lamprecht; African Openbill, Yellow Wagtail and African Snipe, photographed by Neal Cooper at the Strandfontein waterworks in March
A Peregrine Falcon is often seen in the fir trees near Karlien en Kandas Speelskool in Die Boord
African Openbill (Oopbekooievaar) storks were recently seen on a small dam near the traffic lights on the Lynedoch road. (December 09)
Please contact us, when you see unusual birds.

If you do not know the names of things, the knowledge of them is lost, too.
wrote Carl Linnaeus who invented the Latin binomial system of naming plants and animals, which is still in use. DNA research has given new insights into the relationship of birds. The classification of bird families has changed tremendously from the one you find in older bird guides and is still not quite settled as new research will surely bring a few more surprises.
Example: Songbirds (Oscines) are divided into ravenlike birds (Corvida) and all other Paserida. Paradise Flycatcher and Batis now belong to Corvida. Cape Batis is placed between Bokmakierie and the Pied Crow in Jill Adam's gallery.
Find information and lists of names at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, download the classification and species order used in the new Roberts: PDF - 20KB and the 'new' Southern African bird list

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Links of the day:

excellent quality binocularsAttention: We are selling half of our belongings, because we are moving to somewhere smaller.
A valuable collection of out of print bird books, botanical books, Fieldglasses, Telescope and Golf Set, Bird Paintings and others, furniture and many more things. Please ask me for lists and photos.
rosie AT stellenboschwriters.com   
Dr. Hans and Rosemarie Breuer 18 Constantia Avenue, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa

What I will not part with:
Ian Sinclair; Phil Hockey; Warwick Tarboton; Peter Ryan, Sasol Birds of Southern Africa, Struik, 2014
The new much enlarged edition
and my Steiner Binoculars for birdwatchers

Grant McCreary's The Birders Library - Book reviews and news

www.outdoorphoto.co.za

Kirsten Frost   www.naturephotography.co.za

An excellent site: All About Birds The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a comprehensive resource for North American birds

Game Bird Art by Penny Meakin - beautiful!

Hannes Lochner Wildlife & Nature Photography

Any corrections, questions or suggestions?   Your Feedback

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Verreaux's Eagle   Aquila verreauxi
© Jill Adams (in Richard Liversidge, The Birds Around us)
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