Snowy Sheathbill


A partial migrant breeding on the Antarctic peninsula and migrating to South America. It is believed that the birds are ship-assisted to Brazil, South Africa, St. Helena and UK.

A Rare Vagrant see “Rare Bird Alert” – 6 October 2022.  A second record for the Garden route of the Western Cape. (None in Plettenberg Bay)

This bird was guided by Dr Gwenith Penry who was the first to photograph it. It was found on the cliffs/rocks at the back of the Robberg Peninsula in Plettenberg Bay.