South Africa - February 2010 - Naturetrek Bargain Birds

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Participants: Errol De Beer (Leader), John Davies and 12 participants from the UK


Tour Leader: Errol de Beer, assisted by John Davies
Photo Acknowledgments: Errol de Beer
Total Distance Travelled: 1743 km
Temperature Range: 13 – 39 Celsius
Altitude Variation: 260 – 2100 meters above sea level
Total Number of Birds Seen: 318
Total Number of Mammals Seen: 39
Trip Report Compiled By: Errol de Beer

Note: The species mentioned in the report are only some of the species seen at each locality. Please refer to detailed checklists at end of report as to all species seen on this specific tour.

Trip Breakdown

Day 1: Tuesday, 9th February 2010 ~ Dullstroom
Route: OR Tambo International Airport to Dullstroom.
Distance: 294 km.
Weather: Clear.

Day 2: Wednesday, 10th February 2010 ~ Dullstroom
Route: Dullstroom area.
Distance: 118 km.
Weather: Hot and clear.

Day 3: Thursday, 11th February 2010 ~ Blyde River Canyon
Route: Dullstroom, Lydenburg, Mount Sheba, Pilgrim’s Rest, Graskop to Blyde Aventura.
Distance: 212 km.
Weather: Clear for most of the day with some cloud in the afternoon.

Day 4: Friday, 12th February 2010 ~ Satara, Kruger National Park
Route: Blyde Canyon, Abel Erasmus Pass, Strijdom Tunnel, Orpen Gate to Satara Rest Camp.
Distance: 205 km.
Weather: Clear and very hot.

Day 5: Saturday, 13th February 2010 ~ Satara, Kruger National Park
Route: Satara region.
Distance: 94 km.
Weather: Clear and very hot.

Day 6: Sunday, 14th February 2010 ~ Skukuza, Kruger National Park
Route: Satara to Skukuza via Tshokwane Picnic Site.
Distance: 112 km.
Weather: Partly cloudy and hot with rain in the afternoon.

Day 7: Monday, 15th February 2010 ~ Pretoriuskop, Kruger National Park
Route: Skukuza to Pretoriuskop.
Distance: 94 km.
Weather: Partly cloudy and hot.

Day 8: Tuesday, 16th February 2010 ~ Departure
Route: Pretoriuskop to Johannesburg
Distance: 523 km.
Weather: Partly cloudy and hot.


Day 1: Tuesday, 9th February 2010 ~ Dullstroom

The late arrival of the flight from London saw us off to a slightly later start than initially anticipated but the beautiful weather boded well for the rest of the day. We made our first stop at a small pan (pond) along the N12 not too far out of the city. The pan was teeming with life and we soon ticked Fulvous Duck, Cape Shoveler, Southern Pochard and Red-billed Teal. Whiskered Terns were actively hunting over the pan and we were further entertained by the striking Red and Yellow-crowned Bishops. Roadside raptors included numerous Amur Falcon as well as the odd Steppe Buzzard. Upon our arrival in Dullstroom we decided to give everyone a chance to settle in before heading off for some afternoon birding. Our first bird of the afternoon was African Olive-Pigeon soon followed by Alpine Swift and Speckled Mousebird. From town we headed down to the Municipal Dams where our main target was the rather rare Cape Eagle-Owl. Along the entrance road we were all treated to good views of a Long-crested Eagle soaring low over the exotic plantations. Birding around the dams was rather quiet with only a few Brown-throated Martins flying low over the water. We decided to skirt around the base of the hill rather than climb all the way up, which left us with only a very small climb to get to a decent vantage point from where we could scan for the Owl. Along here we had splendid views of Dark-capped Yellow-Warbler and a male Malachite Sunbird in all its glory. The Owl proved rather elusive and although we could hear it all the time we only managed to locate it just before dark, nevertheless we managed great scope views of this superb bird.

Daily Total: 82
Trip Total: 82
Mammal total for the day: 4
Bird of the day: Cape Eagle-Owl

Day 2: Wednesday, 10th February 2010 ~ Dullstroom

We started the day at 05h30 and had coffee and rusks a little way down the “De Berg” road. We stopped alongside a small wetland and it was barely seconds after stopping that we heard Red-chested Flufftail calling. We tried in vain to entice it out of cover and had to be satisfied with the call only. One of the highlights of the day was crippling views of a Common Cuckoo hunting caterpillars from a small dry bush on a hillside, the bird was very confiding and allowed us enough time to have superb scope views. Cape Canaries were common as usual and further along we found Buff-streaked Chat and Jackal Buzzard. Good birding did not allow us to advance at any great pace and by the time we reached the Verloren Vallei Nature Reserve Turn-off it was almost time to head back for breakfast. A Cape Robin-Chat was seen briefly and just before turning back we all had good views of a lone Oribi, a rather rare antelope, so quite a nice addition to our mammal list.

After a hearty breakfast a small group of us decided to explore the Kruisfontein road while the others opted for a midday break. It was very hot and birding was really slow but we managed cracking views of Red-winged Francolin, usually quite an unobtrusive species that is more readily heard than seen. Other good sightings during this stint were Drakensberg Prinia and a juvenile Rock Kestrel.

At 14h00 we joined up with the rest of the group and headed back to Verloren Vallei. Just past Linga Longa (a lodge near the nature reserve) we encountered a pair of Blue Crane in a recently ploughed field. They were joined by a good number of Southern Bald Ibis. Reports from a passerby alertied us to the presence of Wattled Cranes on the high ground which had us scrambling to where they were seen, but to no avail, a thorough search of the area proved negative. During this search we did however come up trumps with both Secretarybird and Denham’s Bustard. The high ground had more good birds instore for us and Yellow-breasted Pipit and Eastern Long-billed Lark were both ace birds. We reached the main tarred road and the Protea’s (known locally as Suikerbos, Protea caffra) here held significant numbers of Gurney’s Sugarbird.

After an amazing dinner we all retired for a well deserved rest.

Daily Total: 88
New Birds: 39
Trip Total: 127
Mammal total for the day: 8
Bird of the day: Blue Crane

Day 3: Thursday, 11th February 2010 ~ Blyde River Canyon

Our journey saw us off to an early start from Dullstroom on our way to Mount Sheba. Common roadside birds included White Stork and Black-shouldered Kite. Upon our arrival at the turn-off to Mount Sheba we were greeted by a beautiful pair of Secretarybirds right next to the road, improving our previous day’s sighting. A Red-winged Francolin poked its head out of the grass but resisted all John efforts to flush it. A few short stops before reaching the first patch of Afro-montane Forest produced good views of Cape Grassbird and Bar-throated Apalis. From here we made a steady push down to the hotel for breakfast.

Shortly after breakfast we found a male Southern Double-collared Sunbird feeding in a bottlebrush tree right outside reception. From here we made our way into the forest and along the first path we managed to startle a couple of juvenile Black Sparrowhawks, and this was followed by good sightings of Yellow-throated Woodland Warbler. Deeper into the forest we found Cape Batis, Chorister Robin-Chat, Knysna Turaco, Yellow-streaked Greenbul and last but not least, the most amazing views of Narina Trogon. A pair of Klipspringer finished off a great morning at Mt. Sheba.

We stopped for lunch at Harry’s Pancakes in Graskop followed by a brief stop at a patch of flowers where we recorded a number of sunbird species which included amongst others Amethyst, Greater Double-collared and Malachite Sunbirds. Upon our arrival at the Blyde Resort we headed to the top view point from where we could see the Blyde Canyon in all its glory. We were most surprised to have two different sighting of Taita Falcon from here.

Daily Total: 91
New Birds: 25
Trip Total: 146
Mammal total for the day: 7
Bird of the day: Narina Trogon

Day 4: Friday, 12th February 2010 ~ Satara, Kruger National Park

Early morning coffee was followed by a walk down to the lower viewpoint where we recorded numerous birds, including Mocking Cliff-Chat, Cinnamon-breasted Bunting, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Rock Martin, Red-capped Robin-Chat, African Paradise Flycatcher and Striped Pipit. Mountain Wagtail and White-throated Robin-Chat were recorded at a small dam near the camping ground, and not far from there a Streaky-headed Seed-Eater.

After breakfast we packed up and headed for the Abel Erasmus Pass, where on our arrival we were greeted by a smiling Michael (the local guide) who was ready to show us the diminutive Taita Falcon perched on a small ledge on the cliff face. This is usually a real highlight of the trip but probably less so today since we already had good views of them hunting the previous day. We saw our first Cape Vultures of the trip here and Red-winged Starlings were everywhere. Some of the group had a possible African Cuckoo Hawk sighting but we were too late to confirm the id. From here it was pretty much a straight drive to Orpen gate, our entry point into the world famous Kruger National Park. There was off-course the compulsory lunch stop just outside the town of Klaserie.

It was extremely hot when we arrived at the gate and birding proved quite slow. Once inside the park we ticked new birds at regular intervals , good birds included Long-tailed Paradise Whydah, Jameson’s Firefinch, Long-billed Crombec, Magpie Shrike and Burchell’s Starling. Further along we had good sightings of Bateleur and White-headed Vulture, perched in the same tree. By now we were pushing a bit harder in order to reach the camp gates before closing time, but as we drove along I saw two figures in the road and immediately shouted “cats”!! On closer inspection they proved to be Leopard. What a sighting and as if that was not enough we bumped into another Leopard barely three kilometres from camp. Needless to say we were about ten minutes late, but fortunately the camp staff at the gate were friendly and waved us through with a smile.

Daily Total: 122
New Birds: 65
Trip Total: 211
Mammal total for the day: 14
Bird of the day: Taita Falcon

Day 5: Saturday, 13th February 2010 ~ Satara, Kruger National Park

We started off just when the camp gates opened at 05h30, heading east down the S100 towards Nwanetsi Picnic spot. Just outside the gates we got our first new bird of the day in the form of a Burnt-necked Eremomela, followed shortly thereafter by a Harrier of some sorts, unfortunately the light was too bad and the bird in a hurry somewhere so no conclusive ID was made. As if we had not been lucky enough seeing three Leopards the previous evening another prime male sauntered across the road, I quickly radioed John to get back and fortunately they made it just in time before the cat disappeared into the tall grass. In the same area we managed to record Yellow-bellied Eremomela, a bird not all that often recorded on birding trips and Golden-breasted Bunting. A Giant Kingfisher was seen perched along the banks of the Nwanetsi River and we heard and located numerous Brown-headed Parrots. Probably one of the best sightings of the day was that of a extremely confiding Olive-tree Warbler,and Ed explained to us that the downward tail pumping action is highly distinctive for this species and this was witnessed firsthand by all. The air was filled with the song of Monotonous Lark along the S41 and we managed to get superb views of this Lark, which, when not singing, can be rather unobtrusive. A quick stop at the picnic spot turned up Bushbuck down in the gorge and from there we headed to Sweni hide where we recorded Malachite Kingfisher, Black Crake, Common Moorhen, Hamerkop and Black-crowned Night-Heron. A slow drive back to camp via the H6 delivered our first African Buffalo, an old Dagga Boy, at Shishangani waterhole.

Our afternoon drive to Nsemani dam produced hordes of Marabou , Yellow-billed and Woolly-necked Storks, and from there a short drive to Girivana waterhole proved worthwhile as we spotted out first of four separate Dwarf Bittern sightings here.

Daily Total: 133
New Birds: 55
Trip Total: 266
Mammal total for the day: 18
Bird of the day: Dwarf Bittern

Day 6: Sunday, 14th February 2010 ~ Skukuza, Kruger National Park

The mornings birding started off rather slow but a drive down to Sweni waterhole produced our first Spotted Hyena for the trip but unfortunately no Lions. Shorlty afterwards we came upon a huge Red-billed Quelea colony and in close association we found a number of Lesser Spotted Eagle, obviously feeding on the rich pickings here. A short detour to Nkaya Pan was rather uneventfull other than for Lesser Masked Weaver and Brown-crowned Tchagra.

A short stop at an unmarked, inundated wetland saw us come away with another Dwarf Bittern, Little Bittern and Red-billed Firefinch. Other good birds along this stretch before arriving at Kumana Dam included Martial Eagle, Desert Cisticola, Tawny Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, White-backed Vulture, Gabar Goshawk, Orange-breasted Bush-Shrike and Marsh Warbler. At Kumana dam we watched as a huge herd of African Buffalo cam down to drink, a careful scan through the Oxpeckers revealed only Red-billed Oxpecker but the buffalo did flush a Red-billed Teal, a rather rare bird in the park. There were quite a number of Comb Duck around with a lone Black-winged Stilt and a small number of Water Thick-knee completing the line-up.

We arrived at Tshokwane Picnic Spot just in time for lunch. Greater Blue-eared Starlings and African Mourning Dove are somewhat tame here. They regularly jump onto the tables in search of a scrap of food. After lunch we birded the grounds, and here we had good looks at African Green Pigeon, Southern Boubou, Eurasian Golden Oriole and Village Indigobird. Two species of Woodpecker in close proximity gave everyone the chance to compare the differences, spotted breast and white throat for Bennet’s Woodpecker and streaked breast and throat for Golden-tailed Woodpecker. The find of the day however came in the form of a European Nightjar in the tree we parked the vehicles under, great stuff!!

On the way down to Skukuza we saw both Hooded and Lappet-faced Vultures and along the Sabie River we ticked Jacobin Cuckoo, Southern Carmine Bee-eater, White-fronted Bee-eater, Black-crowned Tchagra and Jacobin Cuckoo. This stretch hosted numerous herds of Elephant as well as one old tusker, truly a magnificent animal.

On reaching Skukuza some of the group opted for a sunset drive aboard one of the open safari vehicles belonging to the park, while the rest of us took a well deserved rest. They managed to find a number of White Rhino and Spotted Eagle-Owl on their excursion. On their return we headed to the Selati restaurant for a splendid dinner.

Daily Total: 139
New Birds: 23
Trip Total: 289
Mammal total for the day: 21
Bird of the day: European Nightjar

Day 7: Monday, 15th February 2010 ~ Pretoriuskop, Kruger National Park

This morning we decided to have a quick walk around camp before heading out to the Skukuza Golf Course where we would have our breakfast at the clubhouse. In camp we found a number of our target birds with some of the more noteworthy sightings being Purple-crested Turaco, Terrestrial Brownbul, Sombre Greenbul, Ashy Flycatcher, Collared Sunbird and White-browed Robin-Chat. Then, with bags packed we headed for the golf course, finding Senegal Lapwing en-route. At the golf course a short walk produced good sightings of numerous Little Bittern, Lesser Swamp Warbler and Grey Tit-Flycatcher. Breakfast at the clubhouse was definitely the best we had in the park, and while watching the Hippo’s in the Lake. After breakfast we took a stroll through the nursery where we ticked Scarlet-chested Sunbird before heading for the Lake Panic Bird Hide, a favourite spot amongst visiting bird watchers. Fortunately the hide was fairly empty, but not much was happening. We did however find African Darter, Green-backed Heron and African Jacana. On the way out we found two immature African Goshawks, probably the same birds that I saw here in January.

We still had a fair distance to cover to our next camp, Pretoruiskop, and we proceeded with a few stops along the way, most notably for a White Rhino mother with a calf at Napi Boulder. At Pretoriuskop we checked in and had lunch before going on an afternoon drive along Fayi Loop that proved very productive, with good birds such as Green-capped Eremomela, Common Scimitarbill, Striped Kingfisher and Dark-Chanting Goshawk.

On our way to dinner at Pretoriuskop this evening we had cracking views of a Pearl-spotted Owlet.
Daily Total: 135
New Birds: 17
Trip Total: 306
Mammal total for the day: 20
Bird of the day: Senegal Lapwing

Day 8: Tuesday, 16th February 2010 ~ Departure

Our final morning started with a bit of birding in the camp before breakfast. Interesting birds included Black Cuckooshrike, White-bellied Sunbird, Willow Warbler and Cape Glossy Starling. At breakfast we got word of two Lions, a male and female, near Shabeni hill and since this was the only one of the Big 5 still outstanding we decided to go and check it out. On the way there we managed to flush an African Crake from the roadside near a small stream and we also managed good looks at Croaking Cisticola here. We drove up the S7 and just as we passed Shabeni hill we saw two vehicles parked and right next to them there were two Lions laying in the road. We pulled up slowly and watched these awesome animals for a good while.

From here we headed out of the park with a short stop at the Lowveld Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit for lunch. We did manage one new bird in the gardens in the form of a Tambourine Dove, but unfortunately it was not seen by all. After a really delicious lunch we tackled the long journey to Johannesburg with one more critical stop in mind, Wonderfontein Pans. This stop never fails in adding at least a couple of new birds and today was no exception. As we stopped, John spotted the first new one, a White-backed Duck followed by Maccoa Duck and Great Crested Grebe. White-winged and Whiskered Terns were also present and were quartering low over the water. The pan on the opposite side of the road accounted for a few more new birds. These included African Spoonbill, Greater Flamingo, Cape Teal, Common Greenshank and Ruff. Our last new bird to make the list was South African Cliff-Swallow at a bridge over the Bronkhorst Spruit (Spruit, being Afrikaans for stream). At the airport we said our final farewells and wished everyone a safe journey home.

Daily Total: 100
New Birds: 12
Trip Total: 319
Mammal total for the day: 7
Bird of the day: African Crake


Total Bird Species: 319; Total endemics / near endemic birds: 36; Total Mammal species: 39

What an incredible trip. My first trip for Naturetrek and hopefully not the last. There were 99 recorded mammal sightings and 890 recorded bird sightings for the tour, which gives you some idea of the numbers of birds and animals seen on a daily basis. Despite the extremely hot temperatures we succeeded in finding an average of 111 birds per day and some rather good ones at that, combined with great sightings of the Big 5 mammals. This was an amazingly successful trip.

Top ten birds for the tour: Blue Crane; Cape Eagle-Owl; Narina Trogon; Red-winged Francolin; Taita Falcon; Senegal Lapwing; African Crake; Dwarf Bittern; European Nightjar; Lappet-faced Vulture.

Species Lists

Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
White-breasted Cormorant
Reed Cormorant
African Darter
Grey Heron
Black-headed Heron
Great Egret
Yellow-billed Egret
Cattle Egret
Green-backed Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Little Bittern
Dwarf Bittern
White Stork
Black Stork
Woolly-necked Stork
African Openbill
Marabou Stork
Yellow-billed Stork
African Sacred Ibis
Southern Bald Ibis (E)
Glossy Ibis
Hadeda Ibis
African Spoonbill
Greater Flamingo
White-faced Duck
Fulvous Duck
White-backed Duck
Egyptian Goose
Yellow-billed Duck
Cape Teal
Red-billed Teal
Cape Shoveler (E)
Southern Pochard
Comb Duck
Spur-winged Goose
Maccoa Duck
Hooded Vulture
Cape Vulture (E)
(African) White-backed Vulture
Lappet-faced Vulture
White-headed Vulture
Yellow-billed Kite
Black-shouldered Kite
Tawny Eagle
Lesser Spotted Eagle
Wahlberg’s Eagle
Long-crested Eagle
Martial Eagle
Brown Snake-Eagle
Black-chested Snake-Eagle
African Fish Eagle
Steppe Buzzard
Jackal Buzzard (E)
Black Sparrowhawk
African Goshawk
Gabar Goshawk
Dark Chanting Goshawk
Peregrine Falcon
Eurasian Hobby
Taita Falcon
Amur Falcon
Rock Kestrel
Crested Francolin
Red-winged Francolin
Natal Francolin (NE)
Swainson's Spurfowl (NE)
Helmeted Guineafowl
Blue Crane (E)
African Crake
Black Crake
Common Moorhen
Red-knobbed Coot
Denham's Bustard
Red-crested Korhaan
African Jacana
Three-banded Plover
Crowned Lapwing
Senegal Lapwing
Black-winged Lapwing
Blacksmith Lapwing
African Wattled Lapwing
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Common Greenshank
Black-winged Stilt
Spotted Thick-knee
Water Thick-Knee
Grey-headed Gull
Whiskered Tern
White-winged Tern
Rock Dove
Speckled Pigeon
African Olive-Pigeon
Red-eyed Dove
African Mourning Dove
Cape Turtle-Dove
Laughing Dove
Namaqua Dove
Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove
Tambourine Dove
African Green-Pigeon
Brown-headed Parrot
Knysna Turaco (E)
Purple-crested Turaco
Grey Go-away Bird
Common Cuckoo
Red-chested Cuckoo
Levaillant's Cuckoo
Jacobin Cuckoo
Diderick Cuckoo
Burchell’s Coucal (NE)
Pearl-spotted Owlet
Cape Eagle-Owl
Spotted Eagle-Owl
European Nightjar
Common Swift
African Black Swift
White-rumped Swift
Little Swift
Alpine Swift
African Palm Swift
Speckled Mousebird
Red-faced Mousebird
Narina Trogon
Pied Kingfisher
Giant Kingfisher
Malachite Kingfisher
Woodland Kingfisher
Brown-hooded Kingfisher
Striped Kingfisher
European Bee-eater
Southern Carmine Bee-eater
White-fronted Bee-eater
Little Bee-eater
European Roller
Lilac-breasted Roller
Purple Roller
African Hoopoe
Green Wood-Hoopoe
Common Scimitarbill
African Grey Hornbill
Red-billed Hornbill
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill
Black-collared Barbet
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird
Crested Barbet
Bennett’s Woodpecker
Golden-tailed Woodpecker
Cardinal Woodpecker
Bearded Woodpecker
Rufous-naped Lark
Flappet Lark
Monotonous Lark
Sabota Lark (NE)
Eastern Long-billed Lark (E)
Chestnut-backed Sparrowlark
Barn Swallow
White-throated Swallow
Wire-tailed Swallow
Red-breasted Swallow
Mosque Swallow
Greater Striped Swallow (E)
Lesser Striped Swallow
South African Cliff-Swallow (E)
Rock Martin
Common House Martin
Brown-throated Martin
Banded Martin
Black Saw-wing
Black Cuckooshrike
Fork-tailed Drongo
Eurasian Golden Oriole
Black-headed Oriole
Cape Crow
Pied Crow
Southern Black Tit
Grey Penduline Tit
Arrow-marked Babbler
Dark-capped Bulbul
Terrestrial Brownbul
Yellow-streaked Greenbul
Sombre Greenbul
Groundscraper Thrush
Cape Rock-Thrush (E)
Sentinel Rock-Thrush (E)
Mountain Wheatear (Chat) (NE)
Buff-streaked Chat (E)
Familiar Chat
Mocking Cliff-Chat
Ant-eating Chat (E)
African Stonechat
Chorister Robin-Chat (E)
White-browed Robin-Chat
Red-capped Robin-Chat
Cape Robin-Chat
White-throated Robin-Chat (E)
White-browed Scrub-Robin
Icterine Warbler
Olive-tree Warbler
African Reed-Warbler
Lesser Swamp-Warbler
Dark-capped Yellow Warbler
Little Rush-Warbler
Willow Warbler
Yellow-throated Woodland-Warbler
Bar-throated Apalis
Yellow-breasted Apalis
Long-billed Crombec
Yellow-bellied Eremomela
Green-capped Eremomela
Burnt-necked Eremomela
Green-backed Camaroptera
Cape Grassbird (E)
Zitting Cisticola
Desert Cisticola
Wing-snapping Cisticola
Wailing Cisticola
Rattling Cisticola
Red-faced Cisticola
Levaillant’s Cisticola
Croaking Cisticola
Lazy Cisticola
Tawny-flanked Prinia
Drakensberg Prinia (E)
Spotted Flycatcher
African Dusky Flycatcher
Ashy Flycatcher
Grey Tit-Flycatcher
Southern Black Flycatcher
Cape Batis (E)
Chinspot Batis
Blue-mantled Crested-Flycatcher
African Paradise Flycatcher
African Pied Wagtail
Mountain Wagtail
Cape Wagtail
African Pipit
Long-billed Pipit
Striped Pipit
Bushveld Pipit
Yellow-breasted Pipit (E)
Cape Longclaw (E)
Yellow-throated Longclaw
Lesser Grey Shrike
Common Fiscal
Red-backed Shrike
Magpie Shrike
Southern Boubou (E)
Black-backed Puffback
Brown-crowned Tchagra
Black-crowned Tchagra
Bokmakierie (E)
Orange-breasted Bush-Shrike
Grey-headed Bush-Shrike
White-crested Helmet-Shrike
Southern White-crowned Shrike
Common Myna
Pied Starling (E)
Wattled Starling
Violet-backed Starling
Burchell’s Starling (NE)
Cape Glossy Starling
Greater Blue-eared Starling
Red-winged Starling
Red-billed Oxpecker
Gurney’s Sugarbird (E)
Malachite Sunbird
Sthn Double-collared Sunbird (E)
Gtr Double-collared Sunbird (E)
White-bellied Sunbird
Scarlet-chested Sunbird
Amethyst Black Sunbird
Collared Sunbird
Cape White-eye (E)
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver
House Sparrow
Cape Sparrow (NE)
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
Yellow-throated Petronia
Thick-billed Weaver
Spectacled Weaver
Village Weaver
Cape Weaver (E)
Southern Masked-Weaver
Lesser Masked-Weaver
Red-billed Quelea
Southern Red Bishop
Yellow-crowned Bishop
Yellow Bishop
Fan-tailed Widowbird
White-winged Widowbird
Red-collared Widowbird
Long-tailed Widowbird
Green-winged Pytilia
Jameson’s Firefinch
Red-billed Firefinch
Blue Waxbill
Common Waxbill
Orange-breasted Waxbill
Red-headed Finch (NE)
Pin-tailed Whydah
Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah
Purple Indigobird
Village Indigobird
Yellow-fronted Canary
Cape Canary
Streaky-headed Seed-Eater
Golden-breasted Bunting
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting

TOTAL: 318.

Mammal List:

Peter's Epauletted Fruit Bat
Tomb Bat
White Rhinoceros
Southern Giraffe
Common Duiker
Greater Kudu
Common Reedbuck
Mountain Reedbuck
Common Waterbuck
Grey Rhebok
Blue Wildebeest
Cape Buffalo
Burchell's Zebra
African Elephant
Greater Cane Rat
Bushveld Gerbil
Tree Squirrel
Scrub Hare
Black-backed Jackal
Banded Mongoose
Dwarf Mongoose
Slender Mongoose
Yellow Mongoose
Spotted Hyaena
Chacma Baboon
Vervet Monkey
Samango Monkey