The Endangered Black Harrier

Hermanus Bird Club

Anne Philip asked me to post this interesting article she came across;

I picked up a back copy of Village News which dealt with Celebrating 10 years of Renosterveld Conservation (18 March 2022 page 12) in the Overberg.

Somehow I had overlooked the last column focusing on one of the elusive bird species we had identified on the Breede River away trip.

I quote from the article:

“As an iconic Fynbos and Renosterveld-dependent species, the ORCT ( OVERBERG RENOSTERVELD CONSERVATION TRUST  founded by Odette Curtis-Scott ten years ago) is working to protect Black Harriers.  (My brackets and capitals). This endemic and charismatic bird of prey is listed as Endangered, with only around 1300 mature individuals remaining in the world. The trust is placing satellite tags on breeding adults, to learn more about their foraging habits and their use of the landscape.”

The last paragraph in the article highlights the…

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