Birding in South Africa including bird watching in Kruger Park, birding trails in Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Cape and KwaZulu-Natal

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Birding in South Africa, bird watching Kruger Park, birding trails, bird watching Mpumalanga, birding Limpopo, bird watching Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK MPUMALANGA LIMPOPO KWAZULU-NATAL CAPE

This page will put you in touch with birding areas in all the provinces of South Africa and some of its neighbouring states. This is a direct link which allows you to freely contact the establishments listed here.It will give you a full description with pictures to help you in your choice. No fees are charged for this service nor booking agencies commissions! Help yourself!

 

         
NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES
         

SPOTTING LISTS FOR WILDLIFE AND BIRDLIFE IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

MAMMALS

Diurnal – mostly seen during daylight hours
Nocturnal – seen usually at dawn and dusk

SMALL MAMMALS

Baboons

Thick-tailed Bushbaby

Vervet Monkey

Scrub Hare

Tree Squirrel

Porcupine

Dwarf Mongoose

Antbear

 

 

Banded Mongoose

HERBIVORES

Buffalo

Steenbok

African Elephant

Common Duiker (Grey)

Blue Wildebeest

Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest

Burchell’s Zebra

Tsessebe

Giraffe

 Sharpe’s Grysbok

Hippopotamus

Warthog

White Rhino

Black Rhino

Impala

Mountain Reedbuck 

Kudu

Waterbuck 

Klipspringer 

Sable

Roan Antelope 

Common Reedbuck 

Nyala

Eland 

Bushbuck

 

 

       

CARNIVORES

Wild Dog

Caracal

Black-backed Jackal

Civit

Side-striped Jackal

Spotted Genet

Hyena

African Wildcat 

Clawless Otter 

Striped Polecat 

Cheetah

Honey Badger

Leopard

Serval

Lion

 

 

BIRDS

HUNTING FROM A PERCH OR IN THE SKY

Longtailed Shrike            

Bateleur

Lilac breasted Roller

Yellowbilled Kite

Brownhooded Kingfisher

Forktailed Drongo

 Brown Snake Eagle

 Martial Eagle

Woodland Kingfisher

Marabou Stork

Redbilled Oxpecker

Lappetfaced Vulture

Whitecrowned Shrike

Whitebacked Vulture

Little Bee-eater

Lesser Striped Swallow

Little Swift 

 

 

IN LARGE TREES OR AGAINST TREE TRUNKS

Grey Lourie 

Redbilled Woodhoopoe 

Blackcollared Barbet

Cardinal Woodpecker

Puffback

Goldentailed Woodpecker

Pearlspotted Owl

 Blackeyed Bulbul 

Blackheaded Oriole

Redfaced Mousebird 

Paradise Flycatcher

Cape Turtle Dove

Mourning Dove 

 

 

NEAR ROCKY OUTCROPS

Rock Bunting

 Mocking Chat 

ON THE GROUND

Ostrich

Ground Hornbill

Kori Bustard

Redcrested Korhaan

Helmeted Guineafowl

Natal Francolin

Swainson's Francolin

Crested Francolin

Doublebanded Sandgrouse

Crowned Plover

IN OPEN BUSH OR ON GROUND NEARBY

Glossy Starling

 Redbilled Hornbill

Burchell’s Starling

Yellowbilled Hornbill 

Greater Blue-eared Starling 

Groundscraper Thrush 

Hoopoe

Common Waxbill

Redbilled Finch

 Blue Waxbill 

Goldenbreasted Bunting

 Yelloweyed Canary 

ON FLOWERING PLANTS

Collared Sunbird 

Scarletchested Sunbird 

IN THICK BUSH OR GROUND NEARBY

Threestreaked Tchagra

 White Helmetshrike 

Chinspot Batis

 Arrowmarked Babbler 

Whitebrowed Robin

 Crested Barbet 

Laughing Dove

Greenspotted Dove

NOCTURNAL BIRDS

Fierynecked Nightjar

  Spotted Eagle Owl 

Water Dikkop 

 

 

NEAR PERMANENT WATER

African Fish Eagle

Lesser Masked Weaver 

Green Pigeon 

Purplecrested Lourie 

Malachite Kingfisher

Giant Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

Whitefronted Bee-eater 

African Pied Wagtail

 Blacksmith Plover

Threebanded Plover

 Goliath Heron 

Grey Heron

 Saddlebilled Stork 

Great White Egret

Hadeda Ibis 

African Spoonbill

 Whitefaced Duck 

Darter

 Whitebreasted Comorant 

Knobbilled Duck  

Hamerkop

Egyptian Goose

 African Jacana 

REPTILES

Nile Crocodile

Leguaan (Nile/Water Monitor) 

Leguaan (Rock Monitor)

Flap-neck Chameleon 

Blue-headed Tree Agama

African Rock Python 

Rainbow Rock Skink

Puff Adder 

Leopard Tortoise

 

 

Birding in South Africa, bird watching Kruger Park, birding trails, bird watching Mpumalanga, birding Limpopo, bird watching Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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