White bird flying over marina. White the gray lines
West Coast NP has several hides out on the edge of the Langebaan Lagoon which have some of the best shorebird viewing in Southern Africa. We were there a bit early for the Eurasian migrant species, but we still saw a few neat things: mostly whimbrels, but also a Eurasian Curlew and a godwit or two.
This stilt was seen from the boardwalk on the way out to the hide.
Also along the boardwalk out to the hide was this plover.
Unfortunately the interesting shorebirds we saw from the hide were all too distant for photographs.
Charadriiformes is a diverse order of small to medium-large birds. It includes about 350 species and has members in all parts of the world. Most Charadriiformes live near water and eat invertebrates or other small animals; however, some are pelagic (sea birds), some occupy deserts and a few are found in thick forest.