Plovers and other sea-birds near Big Bay, Cape Town.

Friday, July 17, 2015

We moved from Cape Town in 2010 and are no longer able to report on the fate of the birds.
The idea behind this blog was to make people aware that they share the earth with other creatures.

To find out more about these birds follow this link


Photo Album from Google

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Man and bird share the same beach

White-fronted Plovers

We saw hardly any bird footprints on the beach this morning.   Perhaps they are deeper in the bush or perhaps moved to another beach for the winter.

A few weeks ago the beach was still full of footprints.

Arriving on Ploverbeach, via Horse Trails.

We met a very friendly man and six  friendly dogs coming up the path from Horse Trails.

Robben Island can be seen in the back ground.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Beach Cleaning



Blouberg beach received ‘blue-flag’ status.

That means that the beach will need to be kept clean.

Every year workers are sent to clear the beach from debris and litter;
In order to do this they walk over the nesting area of the Plovers and Oystercatchers.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Bad weather is good weather for plovers


It is rainy and cold. The Horse-trails (Ploverbeach) plovers were frolicking undisturbed on the waters edge.



Saturday, July 25, 2009

footprints remain as silent witnesses

Photograph: Footprints of plover and dog crossing paths.




25-07-2009

We only saw one pair of Plovers on the beach today.
I could hear some alarm calls from the nearby vegetation.
Their footprints remain as silent witnesses of the confrontation between these little birds and other beach goers.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


This is the information board at the entrance of "Horse Trails" which is the main entrance to Ploverbeach.

There is no mention of the Plovers and Oystercatchers that lives on this beach.

Where to go?


I am tired of running away from these humans and their dogs!

Ploverbeach (Horsr trails) 1-7-2009

















One could nearly say that this little Plover looks sad.
Within the next few years it will be impossible for them to breed, on this beach, without our help to educate the public regarding their breeding terrain.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Plovers breeding on Ploverbeach












The Plovers managed to hatch chicks in spite of people and dogs trampling over their nesting area.