Saturday, 30 December 2017

South Africa: Trip List


South Africa 2nd - 6th December 2017

We used the 2011 4th edition SASOL Bird of Southern Africa by Sinclair, Hockey, Tarboton and Ryan, and the list below follows that nomenclature and taxonomy.

1. African Penguin
2. Northern Giant Petrel - off the seal colony at the WCNP
3. Cape Gannet
4. Great White Pelican
5. Greater Flamingo
6. Lesser Flamingo - a few in with roseus at Strandfontein
7. White-breasted Cormorant
8. Bank Cormorant
9. Cape Cormorant
10. Crowned Cormorant
11. Reed Cormorant
12. African Darter - a fortunate find in the De Hoop Vlei
13. African Spoonbill - WCNP
14. African Sacred Ibis
15. Hadada Ibis
16. Glossy Ibis
17. Purple Heron
18. Grey Heron
19. Black-headed Heron
20. Great Egret
21. Little Egret
22. Western Cattle Egret
23.Black-crowned Night Heron
24. White Stork - a single bird in the arable hills north of De Hoop
25. Great-crested Grebe
26. Black-necked Grebe
27. Little Grebe
28. Spur-winged Goose
29. Egyptian Goose - everywhere!
30. South-African Shelduck - De Hoop Vlei
31. Yellow-billed Duck
32. Cape Shoveler
33. Southern Pochard
34. Red-billed Teal
35. Cape Teal
36. Hottentot Teal - two pairs on our second visit to Strandfontein
37. Maccoa Duck - birds on the De Hoop Vlei as well as Strandfontein
38. Cape Vulture - De Hoop (Potberg)
39. African Fish Eagle - singles at Strandfontein and De Hoop
40. Booted Eagle
41. Yellow-billed Kite
42. Jackal Buzzard
43. Steppe Buzzard
44. African Marsh Harrier - Strandfontein
45. Black Harrier - WCNP
46. Black-shouldered Kite - possibly the commonest raptor
47. Rock Kestrel
48. Common Ostrich
49. Helmeted Guineafowl
50. Grey-winged Francolin - heard only in strandveld habitat
51. Cape Spurfowl
52. Red-knobbed Coot
53. Common Moorhen
54. African Swamphen - Strandfontein
55. Black Crake - great views at WCNP
56. African Rail - WCNP
57. Blue Crane - Darling Hills and Overberg arable habitat
58. Southern Black Korhaan - WCNP and De Hoop
59. Black-winged Stilt
60. Pied Avocet
61. African Oystercatcher
62. Spotted Thick-knee - Strandfontein
63. Water Thick-knee - Strandfontein and De Hoop
64. Blacksmith Lapwing
65. Crowned Lapwing - De Hoop
66. Grey Plover
67. Kittlitz's Plover - WCNP
68. White-fronted Plover - WCNP at Tsaarsbank
69. Common Ringed Plover
70. Three-banded Plover
71. Common Whimbrel
72. Bar-tailed Godwit
73. Common Greenshank
74. Marsh Sandpiper
75. Wood Sandpiper
76. Ruff
77. Ruddy Turnstone
78. Sanderling
79. Curlew Sandpiper
80. Little Stint
81. Kelp Gull
82. Grey-headed Gull - a few at Strandfontein
83. Hartlaub's Gull
84. Caspian Tern
85. Swift Tern
86. Sandwich Tern
87. Common Tern
88. Whiskered Tern
89. Speckled Pigeon
90. Rock Dove
91. Red-eyed Dove
92. Cape Turtle Dove
93. Laughing Dove
94. Namaqua Dove - WCNP
95. Dideric Cuckoo - Harold Porter BG
96. Spotted Eagle Owl
97. Alpine Swift
98. African Black Swift
99. Little Swift
100. White-rumped Swift
101. Speckled Mousebird
102. White-backed Mousebird
103. Half-collared Kingfisher - Malgas pont
104. European Bee-eater
105. African Hoopoe
106. Acacia Pied Barbet - on the road south of Buffeljagsrivier
107. Lesser Honeyguide - as above
108. Knysna Woodpecker - De Hoop in milkwood
109. Ground Woodpecker - Harold Porter BG
110. Red-capped Lark
111. Large-billed Lark
112. Karoo Lark
113. Agulhas Long-billed Lark - De Hoop
114. Barn Swallow
115. White-breasted Swallow
116. Pearl-breasted Swallow
117. Greater Striped Swallow
118. Black Saw-wing
119. Brown-throated Martin
120. Rock Martin
121. Fork-tailed Drongo - De Hoop at Potberg
122. White-necked Raven
123. Pied Crow
124. Cape Crow
125. House Crow - Cape Town
126. Grey Tit
127. Sombre Greenbul - Kirstenbosch
128. Olive Thrush
129. Cape Rock-thrush - Rooi-Els
130. Sentinel Rock-thrush - Rooi-Els
131. Cape Rockjumper - Rooi-Els
132. Familiar Chat - Rooi-Els
133. Capped Wheatear
134. African Stonechat
135. Karoo Scrub Robin - strandveld habitat
136. Cape Robin-chat
137. Cape Grassbird
138. Victorin's Warbler - Harold Porter BG
139. Long-billed Crombec - WCNP
140. Cape Penduline Tit - WCNP
141. Chestnut-vented Tit-babbler - WCNP
142. Little Rush Warbler
143. Lesser Swamp Warbler
144. Zitting Cisticola
145. Neddicky - Harold Porter BG
146. Levaillant's Cisticola
147. Grey-backed Cisticola
148. Karoo Prinia
149. Bar-throated Apalis - WCNP and De Hoop
150. Fiscal Flycatcher
151. African Dusky Flycatcher
152. Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher - forested part of Harold Porter BG
153. African Paradise Flycatcher - forested part of Harold Porter BG
154. Cape Batis
155. Cape White-eye
156. Cape Wagtail
157. Cape Longclaw - Geelsbek, WCNP
158. African Pipit
159. Long-billed Pipit
160. Common Fiscal
161. Southern Boubou - Kirstenbosch
162. Southern Tchagra - De Hoop
163. Bokmakierie
164. Pied Starling
165. Red-winged Starling
166. Common Starling
167. Cape Sugarbird - Fynbos habitat 
168. Malachite Sunbird
169. Orange-breasted Sunbird - Harold Porter BG
170. Southern Double-collared Sunbird
171. Cape Sparrow
172. House Sparrow
173. Cape Weaver
174. Southern Masked Weaver - WCNP
175. Southern Red Bishop

176. Pin-tailed Whydah - Kirstenbosch
177. Bronze Mannikin - Newlands
178. Common Waxbill
179. Swee Waxbill - Kirstenbosch
180. White-throated Canary
181. Brimstone Canary
182. Yellow Canary
183. Cape Canary
184. Cape Siskin - Harold Porter BGand Rooi-Els
185. Cape Bunting

(186). Indian Peafowl (introduced)
(187). Common Chaffinch - Kirstenbosch (introduced)

Cape Canary


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