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NAMIBIA BIRDING TRIP REPORT

TRIP REPORT
NAMIBIA

Start:01/04/2017
End:01/28/2017
Duration:25 days
#Species:407
#Endemics:15
#Heard Only:3

2017 Namibia Scouting Trip

CHECKLIST OF BIRDS SEEN ON TOUR

List of bird species seen or heard during the tour. The table indicates whether each species is globally threatened or endangered according to the IUCN and also whether it is migratory, very rare, or accidental in the country.* See sidebar for meaning of location codes and symbols associated with common names.
h = heard only; g = seen by guide only

color codes

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

1Violet WoodhoopoePhoeniculus damarensisENP,WP,XFR6

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

2Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildCGR,WB,WK

 
Ducks: Anatidae

3White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotusMGR,RA

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

4Crested BarbetTrachyphonus vaillantiiBOK

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

5Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchotiCNP

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

6/Amur Falcon/Falco amurensisWP

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

7Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabatesCNP,MGR,XFR9

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

8Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macrouraCGR,CNP,DVJ,KM

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

9HamerkopScopus umbrettaBOK,CGR,MGR,RA,VF

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

10African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typusENP

 
Ducks: Anatidae

11|White-faced Whistling-Duck|Dendrocygna viduataCNP,KM,MGR,XFR11
XFR5

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

12White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatalaENP,MGR,WP

 
Ducks: Anatidae

13Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensisBOK,CNP,MGR

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

14Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatusENP

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

15Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatusBOK,CGR,CNP

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

16Sociable WeaverPhiletairus sociusENP,SL

 
Owls: Strigidae

17Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatumCNP,DVJ,EMO,WP

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

18White-headed LapwingVanellus albicepsKM

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

19Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflavaBOK,CGR,KM,RA

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

20BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonusSP,SWK

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

21/Bar-tailed Godwit/Limosa lapponicaWB

 
Larks: Alaudidae

22Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomeaCGR,ENP

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

23Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusWB

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

24Black CrakeZapornia flavirostraBOK,WK

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

25(Black Cuckoo)Cuculus clamosusENP

 
Owls: Strigidae

26Pel's Fishing-OwlScotopelia peliBOK

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

27/Lesser Kestrel/Falco naumanniENP,XFR7

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

28White-crowned ShrikeEurocephalus anguitimensCNP,MGR,XFR7

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

29{Racket-tailed Roller}Coracias spatulatusCGR

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

30Cape CormorantPhalacrocorax capensisSWK,WB

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

31African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorusCGR

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

32Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatusBOK,CGR,MGR

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

33Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestrisBOK,MGR

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

34Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligulaMany

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

35Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucusRA

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

36African StonechatSaxicola torquatusBOK,CGR,MGR

 
Owls: Strigidae

37Verreaux's Eagle-OwlKetupa lacteusDVJ

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

38Gabon BoubouLaniarius bicolorBOK,RA

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

39/Bank Swallow/Riparia ripariaBOK,CGR

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

40Groundscraper ThrushTurdus litsitsirupaMany

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

41Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifronsBOK,MGR

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

42/Marsh Sandpiper/Tringa stagnatilisENP

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

43/Blue-cheeked Bee-eater/Merops persicusBOK,CGR,CNP,RA
XFR9

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

44Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanusCGR,CNP,XFR8

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

45Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatusBOK,CGR,CNP,KM
XFR11

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

46BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusMany

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

47(Great White Pelican)Pelecanus onocrotalusSWK,WB

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

48Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereusMany

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

49Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes aferXFR10

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

50Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosCGR,ENP,XFR9

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

51(Rock Pratincole)Glareola nuchalisMGR

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

52Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilosMany

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

53/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucosCNP,KM,XFR5

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

54/Red-backed Shrike/Lanius collurioMany

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

55Coppery-tailed CoucalCentropus cupreicaudusBOK,CNP,RA

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

56Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseusMGR

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

57White-backed VultureGyps africanusCGR,CNP,ENP,XFR11
XFR9

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

58Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusENP

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

59Narina TrogonApaloderma narinaBOK

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

60Lesser JacanaMicroparra capensisBOK

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

61Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascensEMO

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

62Retz's HelmetshrikePrionops retziiBOK,VF

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

63African PipitAnthus cinnamomeusENP,WK,XFR5

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

64Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensisCNP,DVJ

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

65Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesBOK,CGR,CNP,MGR

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

66/Sandwich Tern/Thalasseus sandvicensisSWK,WB

 
Bustards: Otididae

67White-quilled BustardEupodotis afraoidesENP

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

68Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusCGR,ENP,WB,XFR5

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

69|Slaty Egret|Egretta vinaceigulaCGR

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

70White-tailed ShrikeLanioturdus torquatusEMO,SK

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

71Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusCGR,ENP
72African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vociferBOK,CNP,MGR

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

73Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicolaMany

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

74Carp's TitMelaniparus carpiENP

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

75Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventrisDVJ,MGR,XFR6,XFR9

 
Bustards: Otididae

76Rueppell's BustardEupodotis rueppeliiXFR2,XFR3,XFR4

 
Swifts: Apodidae

77African Palm SwiftCypsiurus parvusCNP,DVJ,ENP,SP,WK

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

78Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigmaEMO

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

79African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogasterCNP

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

80Cape WagtailMotacilla capensisMany

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

81Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatusMany

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

82/Common Tern/Sterna hirundoWB

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

83/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flavaCGR

 
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

84(Lesser Flamingo)Phoenicoparrus minorENP,SWK,WB

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

85Chirping CisticolaCisticola pipiensBOK

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

86Great EgretArdea albaMany

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

87Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisiENP

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

88Southern Red-billed HornbillTockus rufirostrisMany

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

89/Steppe Eagle/Aquila nipalensisENP,XFR9

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

90Chestnut WeaverPloceus rubiginosusENP,WP

 
Bustards: Otididae

91Kori BustardArdeotis koriENP,XFR1

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

92Tinkling CisticolaCisticola rufilatusXFR9

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

93Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaSWK,WB

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

94Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeusCGR,CNP,XFR10

 
Larks: Alaudidae

95Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostrisENP

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

96Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollisENP,WK,XFR5

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

97Red-headed FinchAmadina erythrocephalaENP,WK

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

98Gray HeronArdea cinereaMany

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

99(Damara Tern)Sternula balaenarumSWK,WB

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

100Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensisENP

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

101Layard's WarblerCurruca layardiSP

 
Larks: Alaudidae

102Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinereaENP,XFR4

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

103Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropusENP,WB,WK,XFR5

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

104Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatusBOK,CGR,CNP,KM,VF

 
Ducks: Anatidae

105Cape ShovelerSpatula smithiiWB

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

106Karoo Scrub-RobinCercotrichas coryphoeusSP

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

107Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegalaCGR,CNP,DVJ,RA

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

108Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullusENP,WK

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

109Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermediusENP,RA

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

110Red-knobbed CootFulica cristataENP,WB,WK,XFR5

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

111Yellow-billed Kite**Milvus aegyptiusMany

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

112Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelasSK,SL,SP,WKh,WP

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

113/Osprey/Pandion haliaetusBOK,KM,RA

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

114Kopje WarblerEuryptila subcinnamomeaSPh

 
Larks: Alaudidae

115Gray-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix verticalisENP

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

116Short-toed Rock-ThrushMonticola brevipesDVJ,SP

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

117Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthopsBOK,CGR,RA,VF

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

118Collared Palm-ThrushCichladusa arquataCNP

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

119Miombo Wren-WarblerCalamonastes undosusCNP

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

120Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollisEMO,WK

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

121/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicumCGR,MGR

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

122Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelasCGR,ENP,MGR,WK
XFR10

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

123Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineiiCGR,CNP,KM,MGR

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

124/Caspian Plover/Charadrius asiaticusENP

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

125Southern CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensisMany

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

126Natal SpurfowlPternistis natalensisVF

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

127Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularisCGR,KM,RA

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

128Monteiro's HornbillTockus monteiriDVJ,EMO,XFR6

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

129Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanusMany

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

130Burnt-neck EremomelaEremomela usticollisCNPh

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

131/Curlew Sandpiper/Calidris ferrugineaSWK,WB

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

132White-throated CanaryCrithagra albogularisEMO,SP

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

133ShikraAccipiter badiusMGR

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

134African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensisVF,WK,XFR5

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

135Hartlaub's BabblerTurdoides hartlaubiiBOK,CGR,MGR,RA

 
Larks: Alaudidae

136Gray's LarkAmmomanopsis grayiXFR4

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

137/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteoRA,XFR9

 
Larks: Alaudidae

138Dune LarkCalendulauda erythrochlamysSL

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

139Hartlaub's SpurfowlPternistis hartlaubiXFR5

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

140/Spotted Flycatcher/Muscicapa striataCGR,CNP,ENP,MGR

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

141(Greater Striped Swallow)Cecropis cucullataMany

 
Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

142Burchell's SandgrousePterocles burchelliENP

 
Larks: Alaudidae

143Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabotaDVJ,ENP,SK,SP,XFR1

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

144Southern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla formicivoraENP

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

145/Sanderling/Calidris albaSWK,WB,WK

 
Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

146Double-banded SandgrousePterocles bicinctusCGR,CNP,ENP

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

147Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallusCGR,CNP,RA

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

148Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicansENP

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

149Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloidesENP,XFR2,XFR3

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

150Crested FrancolinOrtygornis sephaenaCNP,ENP

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

151Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedashCGRh,KM,VF

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

152|White-throated Swallow|Hirundo albigularisWK

 
Ducks: Anatidae

153(South African Shelduck)Tadorna canaENP,WB,WK

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

154Hartlaub's GullChroicocephalus hartlaubiiSWK,WB

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

155Tractrac ChatEmarginata tractracSK,SP,XFR3

 
Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

156Namaqua SandgrousePterocles namaquaENP,XFR2

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

157(Rufous-crowned Roller)Coracias naeviusXFR5,XFR6

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

158Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatusMany

 
Larks: Alaudidae

159Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africanaCGR,CNP,ENP

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

160Scaly WeaverSporopipes squamifronsENP,RA,SP

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

161Pied CrowCorvus albusMany

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

162Magpie ShrikeLanius melanoleucaMany

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

163<Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver>Bubalornis nigerMany

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

164/Whimbrel/Numenius phaeopusSWK,WB

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

165Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineusMany

 
Larks: Alaudidae

166Monotonous LarkMirafra passerinaENP

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

167Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensisDVJ,WK,WP

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

168African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusBOK,CNP,XFR5

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

169/European Bee-eater/Merops apiasterCGR,CNP,ENP,MGR

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

170Chat FlycatcherAgricola infuscatusMany

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

171(Great Spotted Cuckoo)Clamator glandariusENP

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

172Luapala CisticolaCisticola luapalaCGR

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

173/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareolaMany

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

174Tropical BoubouLaniarius majorCNP,KM,VF

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

175Plain MartinRiparia paludicolaBOK,KM

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

176(Pied Cuckoo)Clamator jacobinusENP,KM,WP,XFR7

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

177Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescensCGR,SP

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

178Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidusWB

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

179/Lesser Gray Shrike/Lanius minorMany

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

180Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillarisBOK,CGR,XFR10

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

181Capped WheatearOenanthe pileataENP

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

182White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatusMGR,VF

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

183Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australisMGR,XFR4,XFR7

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

184White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisENP,MGR

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

185White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoidesMany

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

186African DarterAnhinga rufaBOK,CNP,KM,MGR,WK

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

187/Black-winged Pratincole/Glareola nordmanniENP

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

188Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffususMany

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

189Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoniBOK,DVJ,WP,XFR10

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

190Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cublaCNP,KM,VF,WP

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

191Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullataKM

 
Cranes: Gruidae

192Blue CraneAnthropoides paradiseusENP

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

193Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensisMGR

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

194Mountain WheatearMyrmecocichla monticolaMany

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

195RockrunnerAchaetops pycnopygiusSL

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

196BrubruNilaus aferCGR,EMO,MGR,WK

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

197Striated HeronButorides striataMany

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

198African JacanaActophilornis africanusMany

 
Ostriches: Struthionidae

199Common OstrichStruthio camelusMany

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

200Long-billed PipitAnthus similisSP

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

201Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckiiENP

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

202Great Rufous SparrowPasser motitensisENP,SP

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

203Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowiKM,VF

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

204Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilisMany

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

205Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morioVF

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

206Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulusENP

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

207Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maximaBOK,KM

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

208Southern FiscalLanius collarisSK

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

209Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidisWK

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

210White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatusCNP,XFR10

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

211|Black Heron|Egretta ardesiacaBOK,CNP,MGR

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

212Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalisCGR

 
Bustards: Otididae

213Red-crested BustardEupodotis ruficristaCGR,ENP,XFR6

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

214House SparrowPasser domesticusSL,WB,WK

 
Penguins: Spheniscidae

215African PenguinSpheniscus demersusWB

 
Ducks: Anatidae

216(Southern Pochard)Netta erythrophthalmaWK,XFR5

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

217Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiensCGR

 
Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae

218African OystercatcherHaematopus moquiniWB

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

219Black KiteMilvus migransMany

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

220Little EgretEgretta garzettaMany

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

221Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricansMany

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

222|Arctic Tern|Sterna paradisaeaWB

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

223Meves's StarlingLamprotornis mevesiiBOK,CGR,MGR,VF

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

224Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxiiEMO

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

225Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescensEMO,ENP,SL

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

226Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaMany

 
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

227Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusENP,SWK,WB

 
Swifts: Apodidae

228White-rumped SwiftApus cafferDVJ,WK,XFR1,XFR5

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

229|African Golden Oriole|Oriolus auratusCGR,ENP,MGR,XFR9

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

230Goliath HeronArdea goliathBOK,CGR,CNP,MGR

 
Ducks: Anatidae

231Cape TealAnas capensisENP,WB,XFR5

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

232Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaCNP,RA,WK,XFR11
XFR5

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

233Damara Red-billed HornbillTockus damarensisENP,WP

 
Swifts: Apodidae

234Little SwiftApus affinisDVJ,ENP,MGR,WK
XFR1

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

235Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusCGR,CNP,ENP,WK
XFR7

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

236Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicusMany

 
Swifts: Apodidae

237|Alpine Swift|Apus melbaXFR1

 
Ducks: Anatidae

238|Blue-billed Teal|Spatula hottentotaWB,WK

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

239(Wattled Starling)Creatophora cinereaENP

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

240Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostrisRA,VF

 
Owls: Strigidae

241African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordiiBOK,CGR

 
Swifts: Apodidae

242Bradfield's SwiftApus bradfieldiSL,WK,XFR1

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

243Chestnut-vented WarblerCurruca subcaeruleaDVJ,EMO,WK

 
Ducks: Anatidae

244(Red-billed Duck)Anas erythrorhynchaENP,WK,XFR11,XFR5

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

245Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareiaVF

 
Swifts: Apodidae

246/Common Swift/Apus apusENP,WK,XFR1,XFR5

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

247White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatusSWK,WB

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

248Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisENP,WK,XFR5

 
Owls: Strigidae

249African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensisENP

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

250Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatusMany

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

251Kalahari Scrub-RobinCercotrichas paenaENP,RA,SP,WP

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

252Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melbaENP,MGR,VF,WP

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

253/Common Buzzard/Buteo buteoMany

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

254Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeriBOK,CGR,MGR,XFR11
XFR9

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

255African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoidesMGR

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

256Kelp GullLarus dominicanusENP,SWK,WB

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

257Common MynaAcridotheres tristisKM

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

258Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventrisCNP,KM

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

259Bearded Scrub-RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgataVF

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

260African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutusMany

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

261(Woodland Kingfisher)Halcyon senegalensisBOK,CGR,MGR,RA
XFR8

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

262/Marsh Warbler/Acrocephalus palustrisWB,XFR5

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

263Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconusKM

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

264Bradfield's HornbillLophoceros bradfieldiMGR,XFR10,XFR11

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

265Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatinaCGR,ENP,MGR,WP

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

266(Gray-headed Kingfisher)Halcyon leucocephalaMGR

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

267(Allen's Gallinule)Porphyrio alleniBOK,RA,VF

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

268Bare-cheeked BabblerTurdoides gymnogenysCNP,ENP

 
Owls: Strigidae

269African Barred OwletGlaucidium capenseBOKh

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

270Crowned CormorantMicrocarbo coronatusWB

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

271/Sedge Warbler/Acrocephalus schoenobaenusRA

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

272Red-billed SpurfowlPternistis adspersusMany

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

273Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumeniferBOK,CGR,CNP,ENP
MGR

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

274Southern Pied-BabblerTurdoides bicolorENP

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

275Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensisCGR

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

276|South African Swallow|Petrochelidon spiloderaWK

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

277Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelasDVJ,ENP,WP,XFR1

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

278Black-faced WaxbillBrunhilda erythronotosDVJ,WK

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

279Black-faced BabblerTurdoides melanopsENP,MGR

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

280African GoshawkAccipiter tachiroCNP,VF

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

281/Icterine Warbler/Hippolais icterinaWK,XFR11

 
Larks: Alaudidae

282Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciataENP,XFR4

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

283Greencap EremomelaEremomela scotopsXFR9

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

284Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regiaMany

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

285/White Stork/Ciconia ciconiaWK

 
Ducks: Anatidae

286African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritusBOK,CGR,MGR,RA

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

287Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialisEMO,ENP,SK

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

288Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubricepsENP

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

289[African Woolly-necked Stork]Ciconia microscelisVF

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

290Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaeaENP,WK,XFR10,XFR11
XFR9

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

291(Rufous-chested Swallow)Cecropis semirufaENP,MGR,RA,XFR10
XFR7

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

292Speckled PigeonColumba guineaEMO,SK,SL,SP,WK

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

293Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureusCGR,CNP,MGR,VF

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

294Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavidaBOK,KM

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

295Pale Chanting-GoshawkMelierax canorusMany

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

296(African Openbill)Anastomus lamelligerusCGR,CNP,RA

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

297/Little Stint/Calidris minutaSWK,WB,XFR5

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

298Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularisCNP,DVJ,EMO,WK

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

299Rock PigeonColumba liviaWK

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

300Orange River FrancolinScleroptera levaillantoidesWK

 
Larks: Alaudidae

301Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoidesENP

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

302|Black Cuckooshrike|Campephaga flavaBOK

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

303Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscusEMO,ENP,XFR2,XFR6

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

304Dickinson's KestrelFalco dickinsoniXFR9

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

305Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectusCNP,KM,MGR

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

306/Ruddy Turnstone/Arenaria interpresWB

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

307Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicusXFR9

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

308Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithiiCGR,CNP,KM

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

309|Broad-billed Roller|Eurystomus glaucurusBOK,CGR,VF

 
Larks: Alaudidae

310Eastern Clapper LarkMirafra fasciolataENP

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

311Familiar ChatOenanthe familiarisDVJ,EMO,SP,WB,WK

 
Ducks: Anatidae

312(Egyptian Goose)Alopochen aegyptiacaCGR,CNP,ENP,WK
XFR5

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

313White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahaliMany

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

314{Red-chested Cuckoo}Cuculus solitariusBOK

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

315Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatusMany

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

316/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rusticaMany

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

317Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyanaRA

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

318Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboKM,SWK,WK

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

319(Southern Carmine Bee-eater)Merops nubicoidesMany

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

320Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatusSL,XFR2

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

321Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensisMany

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

322Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventrisMany

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

323(Levaillant's Cuckoo)Clamator levaillantiiCGR

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

324Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorynchusBOK,CNP,MGR

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

325Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascensKM

 
Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

326Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensisENP

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

327/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebulariaMGR,WB

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

328Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralisBOK,XFR10,XFR3

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

329Namaqua DoveOena capensisCGR,ENP,RA,XFR5

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

330Gray Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolorMany

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

331Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineusDVJ,SK,WK,WP

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

332African Green-PigeonTreron calvusBOK,CGR,MGR

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

333Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillusMany

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

334Cape CrowCorvus capensisENP,SL,XFR3

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

335White-backed Night-HeronGorsachius leuconotusBOK,KM,MGR

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

336White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosusVF

 
Cranes: Gruidae

337Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatusCGR

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

338Southern Red BishopEuplectes orixCNP,KM,WK

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

339Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaMGR

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

340Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxCGR,KM,WK

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

341Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroupMany

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

342Cape SparrowPasser melanurusSL,SP,WB

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

343Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventrisCGR,RA

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

344Pied KingfisherCeryle rudisBOK,CGR,CNP,KM,VF

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

345(Red-billed Quelea)Quelea queleaMany

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

346Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaSWK,WB

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

347Laughing DoveSpilopelia senegalensisMany

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

348Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateriXFR8

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

349Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystinaCGR

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

350(Cattle Egret)Bubulcus ibisMany

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

351(Violet-backed Starling)Cinnyricinclus leucogasterCGR,CNP,EMO,ENP,SP

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

352Great Crested TernThalasseus bergiiSWK,WB

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

353African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimpCNP,KM,MGR

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

354Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquataMany

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

355Southern Black-TitMelaniparus nigerCGR,MGR

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

356Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinatorKM

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

357Burchell's StarlingLamprotornis australisMany

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

358Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisMany

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

359Pririt BatisBatis priritWK,WP

 
Bustards: Otididae

360Ludwig's BustardNeotis ludwigiiSL,XFR3

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

361/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilusCGR,WK

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

362Purple HeronArdea purpureaBOK,CGR

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

363Cape BuntingEmberiza capensisSL,SP
364Lark-like BuntingEmberiza impetuaniDVJ,SP,XFR1

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

365(Fiery-necked Nightjar)Caprimulgus pectoralisCGR,ENP

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

366Tawny EagleAquila rapaxMany

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

367Collared SunbirdHedydipna collarisBOK,CGR

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

368/Lesser Spotted Eagle/Clanga pomarinaXFR10,XFR9

 
Larks: Alaudidae

369Stark's LarkSpizocorys starkiENP

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

370Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitensMany

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

371White-backed MousebirdColius coliusDVJ,WK

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

372Rattling CisticolaCisticola chinianaCNP,ENP,MGR,WK

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

373Cut-throatAmadina fasciataENP,MGR,VF

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

374Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescensBOK,MGRh

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

375Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusBOK,KM,RA,VF

 
Finfoots: Heliornithidae

376African FinfootPodica senegalensisKM

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

377Rock KestrelFalco rupicolusXFR2,XFR5

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

378/European Honey-buzzard/Pernis apivorusENP,WK

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

379Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidusSWK,WB

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

380Herero ChatMelaenornis hereroSK,SP

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

381Brown FirefinchLagonosticta nitidulaCGR,CNP,KM

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

382Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollarisENP,KM,WB,WK

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

383(African Paradise-Flycatcher)Terpsiphone viridisMany

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

384Little BitternIxobrychus minutusRA

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

385<Rueppell's Parrot>Poicephalus rueppelliiWP

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

386Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrysKM,MGR,WP

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

387Rufous-eared WarblerMalcorus pectoralisENP

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

388/Common Ringed Plover/Charadrius hiaticulaWB

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

389Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicutiCGR,CNP,VF

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

390African Hoopoe**Upupa africanaMGR,WP

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

391Southern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus xanthopterusBOK,RA

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

392(Lesser Moorhen)Gallinula angulataCGR,CNP,MGR,XFR10
XFR11

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

393Ashy FlycatcherFraseria caerulescensKM

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

394/Great Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus arundinaceusWK

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

395Barred Wren-WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatusWP

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

396Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuariusENP

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

397Swainson's SpurfowlPternistis swainsoniiCNP,ENP,MGR

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

398(Dideric Cuckoo)Chrysococcyx capriusBOK,DVJ,RA,WP

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

399|Yellow-billed Stork|Mycteria ibisCNP

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

400/Ruff/Calidris pugnaxWB,WK,XFR5

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

401Lanner FalconFalco biarmicusENP

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

402Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudataBOK,CNP,ENP,KM,WP

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

403White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heugliniBOKh,CGR,CNP,KM
MGR

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

404Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventrisWK

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

405/Black-bellied Plover/Pluvialis squatarolaWB

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

406Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minorSP

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

407Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeataCNP,KM,RA,XFR9

 

 *Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through 2021 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
**Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.

BIRDING LOCALES

PRESENCE CODES

CodeDescription##
//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental

Species counts in code tables depend on completeness of the data. For some countries or locales, data may not include all species or information on species presence may be incomplete.