Species list of birding trip 
Eastern South Africa 29 Oct - 20 Nov 2005

 John van der Woude    www.jvanderw.nl    -  see also report text

 
NPr = North of Pretoria: Ditholo, Rust de Winter, Zaagkuildrift road, 
			 Nylsvlei, Polokwane NR, 
			 Magoebaskloof (Kurisa Moya).
Kru = Kruger NP: mainly Punda Maria, Pafuri, Shingwedzi, 
		 Skukuza, Lower Sabie.
Hil = Highlands: Malalotja NP (Swaziland), Wakkerstroom, 
		 Golden Gate NP, Memel.
KZN - Kwazulu Natal: Mkuzi GR, Cape Vidal, Eshowe.
* = lifer (= never seen before)
                              Ostrich   NPr  Kru      KZN
                    Crested Francolin * NPr  Kru      KZN
                 Red-winged Francolin *           Hil
                      Natal Francolin * NPr  Kru
                  Swainson's Spurfowl   NPr  Kru  Hil KZN
                         Common Quail             Hil
                  Helmeted Guineafowl   NPr  Kru  Hil
                   Crested Guineafowl                 KZN
           White-faced Whistling-Duck   NPr
                    White-backed Duck * NPr
                       Egyptian Goose   NPr  Kru
                    Spur-winged Goose   NPr  Kru  Hil KZN
                   African Black Duck *      Kru
                   Yellow-billed Duck   NPr       Hil
                      Red-billed Duck * NPr
                     Southern Pochard * NPr
            Scaly-throated Honeyguide * NPr           KZN
             Golden-tailed Woodpecker        Kru      KZN
                    Ground Woodpecker             Hil
                  Cardinal Woodpecker * NPr  Kru      KZN
                   Bearded Woodpecker                 KZN
                     Olive Woodpecker * NPr
                   White-eared Barbet *               KZN
             Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird *               KZN
            Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird        Kru
               Red-fronted Tinkerbird *               KZN
                Black-collared Barbet * NPr  Kru  Hil
                       Crested Barbet * NPr  Kru
                  Red-billed Hornbill   NPr
      Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill   NPr  Kru      KZN
                     Crowned Hornbill *               KZN
                African Grey Hornbill   NPr  Kru
                   Trumpeter Hornbill *      Kru      KZN
             Southern Ground-Hornbill        Kru
                       African Hoopoe   NPr  Kru      KZN
                     Green Woodhoopoe   NPr  Kru      KZN
                 Common Scimitar-bill        Kru
                        Narina Trogon * NPr
                Lilac-breasted Roller   NPr  Kru      KZN
                Rufous-crowned Roller        Kru
                  Broad-billed Roller        Kru
                 Malachite Kingfisher        Kru
             African Pygmy-Kingfisher                 KZN
              Brown-hooded Kingfisher   NPr  Kru      KZN
                     Giant Kingfisher        Kru
                      Pied Kingfisher   NPr  Kru
              White-fronted Bee-eater        Kru
                     Little Bee-eater                 KZN
               Blue-cheeked Bee-eater   NPr
                   European Bee-eater   NPr  Kru      KZN
                   Speckled Mousebird   NPr  Kru  Hil KZN
                  Red-faced Mousebird   NPr
                          Pied Cuckoo * NPr  Kru
                  Levaillant's Cuckoo        Kru
                   Red-chested Cuckoo   NPr  Kru  Hil KZN
               African Emerald Cuckoo *               KZN
                       Dideric Cuckoo   NPr  Kru  Hil KZN
                    Burchell's Coucal * NPrh Kru      KZN
                   Grey-headed Parrot *      Kru
                  Brown-headed Parrot *      Kru
                   African Palm-Swift   NPr  Kru
                         Alpine Swift             Hil
                        African Swift   NPr  Kru  Hil
                         Little Swift   NPr  Kru  Hil
                   White-rumped Swift             Hil
                 Livingstone's Turaco *               KZN
                        Knysna Turaco * NPr
                Purple-crested Turaco * NPr  Kru      KZN
                    Grey Go-away-bird   NPr  Kru
                     African Scop-Owl        Kru
                  Pearl-spotted Owlet   NPr  Kru
                            Marsh Owl             Hil
                Fiery-necked Nightjar *               KZN
               Square-tailed Nightjar                 KZN
                      Speckled Pigeon             Hil
          Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon *               KZN
                           Lemon Dove * NPr           KZN
                        Laughing Dove   NPr       Hil
                     Ring-necked Dove   NPr +
                        Red-eyed Dove   NPr +
            Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove        Kru      KZN
                      Tambourine Dove *      Kru      KZN
                         Namaqua Dove   NPr
                 African Green-Pigeon        Kru
                  Red-crested Bustard *      Kru
               Northern Black Korhaan   NPr
                White-bellied Bustard *           Hil
                         Blue Bustard *           Hil
                Black-bellied Bustard             Hil KZN
                   Grey Crowned-Crane             Hil
                           Blue Crane             Hil
                      African Finfoot *      Kru
               Buff-spotted Flufftail * NPr
                          Black Crake        Kru
              African Purple Swamphen * NPr       Hil
                       Common Moorhen   NPr  Kru  Hil
                     Red-knobbed Coot   NPr       Hil
                        African Snipe * NPr
                      Marsh Sandpiper                 KZN
                    Common Greenshank   NPr           KZN
                      Green Sandpiper        Kru
                       Wood Sandpiper   NPr  Kru      KZN
                     Common Sandpiper   NPr  Kru      KZN
                     Curlew Sandpiper                 KZN
                                 Ruff   NPr           KZN
                       African Jacana   NPr  Kru
                     Water Thick-knee        Kru      KZN
                   Spotted Thick-knee                 KZN
                   Black-winged Stilt                 KZN
                    Kittlitz's Plover   NPr
                  Three-banded Plover   NPr  Kru      KZN
                   Blacksmith Lapwing   NPr  Kru  Hil KZN
                 White-headed Lapwing *      Kru
                      Wattled Lapwing   NPr       Hil KZN
                      Crowned Lapwing   NPr  Kru      KZN
                  Collared Pratincole                 KZN
                   Great Crested-Tern                 KZN
                    White-winged Tern   NPr           KZN
                         African Baza *               KZN
                             Bat Hawk * NPr
                    Black-winged Kite   NPr       Hil
                   Yellow-billed Kite        Kru      KZN
                   African Fish-Eagle   NPr  Kru      KZN
                          Lammergeier             Hil
                       Hooded Vulture        Kru
                 White-backed Vulture        Kru
                         Cape Griffon   NPr  Kru  Hil
                 Lappet-faced Vulture        Kru
            Black-chested Snake-Eagle   NPr  Kru      KZN
                    Brown Snake-Eagle *      Kru
          Southern Banded Snake-Eagle *               KZN
                             Bateleur        Kru
                African Marsh-Harrier             Hil
                       Pallid Harrier   NPr  Kru
                    Montagu's Harrier             Hil
                 African Harrier-Hawk             Hil
                       Lizard Buzzard        Kru
                Dark Chanting-Goshawk        Kru
                        Gabar Goshawk        Kru
                   Little Sparrowhawk                 KZN
           Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk * NPr
                       Common Buzzard                 KZN
                       Jackal Buzzard   NPr  Kru  Hil
                          Tawny Eagle        Kru
                         Steppe Eagle        Kru
                     Wahlberg's Eagle        Kru      KZN
                   African Hawk-Eagle   NPr  Kru
                        Martial Eagle        Kru      KZN
                   Crowned Hawk-Eagle *               KZN
                        Secretarybird             Hil
                         Rock Kestrel             Hil
                        Lanner Falcon             Hil
                         Little Grebe   NPr       Hil
                          Cape Gannet                 KZN
                       African Darter   NPr
             White-breasted Cormorant   NPr  Kru  Hil
                          Black Heron   NPr
                         Little Egret   NPr           KZN
                           Grey Heron   NPr  Kru      KZN
                   Black-headed Heron   NPr  Kru  Hil KZN
                        Goliath Heron        Kru      KZN
                         Purple Heron             Hil
                          Great Egret        Kru
                   Intermediate Egret             Hil KZN
                         Cattle Egret             Hil KZN
                       Striated Heron   NPr
            Black-crowned Night-Heron        Kru  Hil
                             Hamerkop        Kru  Hil
                          Glossy Ibis                 KZN
                          Hadada Ibis   NPr  Kru  Hil KZN
                   Southern Bald Ibis *           Hil
                          Sacred Ibis                 KZN
                    African Spoonbill        Kru
                  Pink-backed Pelican        Kru      KZN
                  Yellow-billed Stork        Kru      KZN
                     African Openbill                 KZN
                  Woolly-necked Stork        Kru
                  Saddle-billed Stork        Kru
                        Marabou Stork        Kru      KZN
                    African Broadbill *               KZN
                   Lesser Grey Shrike             Hil
                        Common Fiscal   NPr       Hil KZN
                        Magpie Shrike   NPr  Kru
                 White-crowned Shrike   NPr
                            Cape Crow             Hil
                            Pied Crow   NPr       Hil
                   White-necked Raven             Hil
               Eurasian Golden-Oriole        Kru
                African Golden-Oriole        Kru
          African Black-headed Oriole * NPr  Kru  Hil
          White-breasted Cuckooshrike *      Kru
                    Grey Cuckooshrike * NPr           KZN
                 Square-tailed Drongo * NPr  Kru      KZN
                   Fork-tailed Drongo   NPr  Kru      KZN
           African Crested-Flycatcher * NPr           KZN
          African Paradise-Flycatcher   NPr  Kru      KZN
                Black-backed Puffback   NPr  Kru
                Black-crowned Tchagra        Kru
                Brown-crowned Tchagra   NPr  Kru
                      Tropical Boubou        Kru
                      Southern Boubou   NPr
             Crimson-breasted Gonolek   NPr
               Bokmakierie Bushshrike             Hil
          Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike *      Kru      KZN
                     Olive Bushshrike * NPr           KZN
             Black-fronted Bushshrike * NPr
                  Gorgeous Bushshrike *               KZN
               Grey-headed Bushshrike                 KZN
         White(-crested) Helmetshrike        Kru      KZN
                           Cape Batis   NPr
                       Zululand Batis *               KZN
                       Chinspot Batis   NPr  Kru      KZN
            Black-throated Wattle-eye *               KZN
                     Cape Rock-Thrush             Hil
                 Sentinel Rock-Thrush *           Hil
                Spotted Ground-Thrush *               KZN
                 Groundscraper Thrush   NPr
                    Kurrichane Thrush * NPr  Kru      KZN
                         Olive Thrush   NPr       Hil
                         Karoo thrush   NPr
                      Pale Flycatcher *      Kru      KZN
                    Marico Flycatcher   NPr  Kru      KZN
            Southern Black-Flycatcher *      Kru
                   Spotted Flycatcher        Kru
                        Ashy Alseonax *      Kru
                  Grey Tit-Flycatcher *               KZN
                  White-starred Robin * NPr
                      Cape Robin-Chat             Hil
            White-throated Robin-Chat *      Kru
              White-browed Robin-Chat        Kru
                Red-capped Robin-Chat *               KZN
                 Chorister Robin-Chat * NPr           KZN
                  Bearded Scrub-Robin *               KZN
                    Brown Scrub-Robin * NPr           KZN
               Red-backed Scrub-Robin   NPr  Kru      KZN
                 Kalahari Scrub-Robin   NPr
                     Common Stonechat             Hil
                   Buff-streaked Chat *           Hil
                    Mountain Wheatear             Hil
                      Capped Wheatear   NPr
               Southern Anteater-Chat             Hil
                   Mocking Cliff-Chat *      Kru
                  Red-winged Starling        Kru  Hil
        Black-bellied Glossy-Starling *               KZN
       Red-shouldered Glossy-Starling * NPr
   Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling        Kru
           Burchell's Glossy-Starling        Kru
              Meves's Glossy-Starling        Kru
               Violet-backed Starling        Kru      KZN
                African Pied Starling   NPr       Hil
                     Wattled Starling        Kru
                          Common Myna   NPr       Hil
               Yellow-billed Oxpecker        Kru
                  Red-billed Oxpecker   NPr           KZN
                            Black Tit *      Kru      KZN
                        Banded Martin             Hil
                          Rock Martin             Hil
                         Barn Swallow   NPr  Kru  Hil KZN
               White-throated Swallow   NPr       Hil
                  Wire-tailed Swallow        Kru
                         Blue Swallow *           Hil
              Greater Striped-Swallow   NPr       Hil
               Lesser Striped-Swallow   NPr  Kru
               Rufous-chested Swallow *      Kru      KZN
                South African Swallow             Hil
                        Black Sawwing   NPr
                   Dark-capped Bulbul   NPr  Kru  Hil KZN
                      Sombre Greenbul *      Kru      KZN
              Yellow-bellied Greenbul        Kru      KZN
                 Terrestrial Brownbul *      Kru      KZN
             Yellow-streaked Greenbul * NPr
                      Eastern Nicator *               KZN
                   Rattling Cisticola   NPr  Kru      KZN
                    Wailing Cisticola *           Hil
                   Tinkling Cisticola             Hil KZN
                   Croaking Cisticola *      Kru  Hil KZN
                     Piping Cisticola * NPr
                    Zitting Cisticola             Hil KZN
               Pale-crowned Cisticola *           Hil
              Wing-snapping Cisticola *           Hil
                 Tawny-flanked Prinia        Kru  Hil
                 Black-chested Prinia   NPr  Kru
                         Karoo Prinia             Hil
                  Bar-throated Apalis * NPr           KZN
               Yellow-breasted Apalis *      Kru      KZN
                        Rudd's Apalis *               KZN
              Grey-backed Camaroptera   NPr  Kru
             Green-backed Camaroptera * NPr           KZN
                       Cape White-eye   NPr  Kru
                 African Bush-Warbler *           Hil
                   Cape Grass-Warbler             Hil
                 African Reed-Warbler   NPr       Hil
                 Burnt-neck Eremomela   NPr  Kru
                         Cape Crombec   NPr  Kru      KZN
     Yellow-throated Woodland-Warbler * NPr
                       Willow Warbler   NPr  Kru      KZN
                Southern Pied-Babbler   NPr
                 Arrow-marked Babbler   NPr  Kru
                Rufous-vented Warbler   NPr
                    Rufous-naped Lark * NPr  Kru  Hil KZN
                          Sabota Lark   NPr  Kru      KZN
                          Rudd's Lark *           Hil
             Eastern Long-billed Lark *           Hil
                    Short-clawed Lark * NPr
                    Spike-heeled Lark             Hil
                      Red-capped Lark             Hil
                         Botha's Lark *           Hil
                     Collared Sunbird        Kru      KZN
                        Olive Sunbird *               KZN
                Mouse-colored Sunbird                 KZN
                     Amethyst Sunbird * NPr
              Scarlet-chested Sunbird        Kru
               White-breasted Sunbird   NPr  Kru      KZN
      Greater Double-collared Sunbird                 KZN
                    Malachite Sunbird             Hil
                       Marico Sunbird   NPr
                Purple-banded Sunbird *               KZN
                        House Sparrow        Kru
                         Cape Sparrow             Hil
         Southern Grey-headed Sparrow   NPr  Kru  Hil
             Yellow-throated Petronia * NPr           KZN
                 African Pied Wagtail *      Kru      KZN
                         Cape Wagtail             Hil KZN
                       Yellow Wagtail   NPr
             Yellow-throated Longclaw             Hil
                        Cape Longclaw   NPr       Hil
                Yellow-breasted Pipit *           Hil
                        Striped Pipit *      Kru
                        African Pipit   NPr       Hil
                       Mountain Pipit *           Hil
                   Plain-backed Pipit *           Hil
            Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver   NPr
          White-browed Sparrow-Weaver   NPr
                 Lesser Masked Weaver        Kru
                    Spectacled Weaver        Kru      KZN
                          Cape Weaver             Hil
               Southern Masked-Weaver   NPr  Kru  Hil KZN
                       Village Weaver        Kru
                        Forest Weaver *               KZN
                    Red-headed Weaver *      Kru
                    Red-billed Quelea   NPr
                Yellow-crowned Bishop *           Hil
                           Red Bishop             Hil
                        Yellow Bishop             Hil
                 Fan-tailed Widowbird *           Hil KZN
               Red-collared Widowbird *           Hil
                Long-tailed Widowbird             Hil
                      Grosbeak Weaver * NPr           KZN
                 Green-winged Pytilia        Kru      KZN
                Green-backed Twinspot * NPr
               Pink-throated Twinspot *               KZN
                    African Firefinch * NPr
                  Jameson's Firefinch * NPr  Kru
                         Blue Waxbill   NPr  Kru      KZN
                 Violet-eared Waxbill   NPr  Kru
                         Swee Waxbill             Hil
                       Common Waxbill                 KZN
                  Black-faced Waxbill   NPr
                        Zebra Waxbill * NPr
                   African Quailfinch *           Hil
                   Brown-backed Munia *      Kru             Nollie only
                    Pin-tailed Whydah   NPr       Hil
                          Cape Canary             Hil
                        Forest Canary * NPr
                Yellow-fronted Canary   NPr  Kru      KZN
                   Drakensberg Siskin *           Hil
            Cinnamon-breasted Bunting        Kru
      African Golden-breasted Bunting        Kru      KZN

           ONLY in respective region:    48   48   62  47   this is 205 of total 368

 Mammals (34 species):

 bats (Skukuza camp, terrace of restaurant)
squirrels (often along roadside in bushy savanna)
Leopard (west of Skukuza)
Lion (south of Shingwedzi)
Black-backed Jackal
Suricate (Wakkerstroom area)
Yellow Mongoose (Wakkerstroom area)
Banded Mongoose (near Skukuza)
Dwarf Mongoose (near Punda Maria)
Giraffe
Burchell's Zebra
Elephant (too many in northern Kruger)
White Rhinoceros (Polokwane NR, Kruger South)
Hippopotamus (Kruger, Mkuzi)
Bushpig (Mkuzi)
Warthog
Buffalo (central Kruger)
Blue Wildebeest
Black Wildebeest (highlands)
Red Hartebeest
Blesbok
Springbok
Impala (abundant)
Waterbuck
Grey Rhebok
Reedbuck
Oribi
Steenbok
Common Duiker
Sharpe's Grysbok
Suni
Kudu
Nyala
Bushbuck