De Hoop with The Hermanus Bird Club

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Our two night outing to De Hoop commenced on Monday.  Recording bird species for the trip list started when we left the tar road outside Bredasdorp and ended there today on our return.  It was a great trip, arranged by Craig, as his swansong from the committee.

Accommodation and food were of a very high standard, with everybody making their contribution.  The small group size (only 18 members took part) meant that we all got to know each other and this made for a very happy outing!

On the birding front, we managed to assemble a list of 126 species, which is probably just about as good as any previous trip to De Hoop.  Perhaps the best bird of the trip was the African Snipe, three of which frequented a small water seep close to the camp, making for great viewing.  Despite the somewhat windy weather, we also managed two…

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