Southern Africa 2015 - Bird checklist


In total, I saw more than 150 species of birds in Northern Botswana and in South Africa. With the help of the guide, at least 151 could be named. These are listed below. Most likely I saw more species, and will add to list as I go through all photos.



Number Name Location
1 African (Black) Oystercatcher False Bay
2 African Barred Owlet Khwai
3 African Darter Moremi, Khwai, Chobe
4 African Fish Eagle Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
5 African Grey Hornbill Savuti
6 African Harrier-Hawk (Gymnogene) Chobe National Park
7 African Hawk Eagle Khwai, Savuti
8 African Hoopoe Moremi
9 African Jacana Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
10 African Marsh Harrier Khwai
11 African Openbill Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
12 African Penguin Simonstown
13 African Pied Wagtail Moremi, Chobe
14 African Pygmy Goose Moremi, Khwai
15 African Sacred Ibis Moremi, Khwai, Chobe, Cape Peninsula
16 African Skimmer Chobe National Park
17 African Spoonbill Chobe National Park
18 Arnot's Chat Khwai
19 Arrow-marked Babbler Khwai, Chobe
20 Bank Cormorant Seal Island, False Bay
21 Bateleur Khwai, Savuti
  Bennett's Woodpecker Moremi
22 Black Heron (Egret) Moremi
23 Black-backed Puffback Khwai, Savuti
24 Black-chested Snake Eagle Savuti, Chobe
25 Black-collared Barbet Moremi
26 Black Crake Khwai
27 Black-headed Oriole Moremi
28 Black-winged Stilt Moremi, Khwai, Chobe
29 Blacksmith Lapwing (Plover) Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
30 Blue Waxbill Chobe National Park
31 Bradfield's Hornbill Savuti
32 Brown Snake Eagle Savuti
33 Burchell's Sandgrouse Chobe National Park
34 Burchell's Starling Moremi, Chobe National Park
35 Cape Bunting Cape Point Reserve
36 Cape Cormorant Cape Point Reserve
37 Cape Crow Simonstown
38 Cape Gannet Cape Point Reserve
39 Cape Robin-Chat Simonstown
40 Cape Spurfowl Cape Point Reserve
41 Cape Turtle Dove Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
42 Cape Wagtail Simonstown
43 Cape White-eye Simonstown
44 Cardinal Woodpecker Khwai
45 Common Fiscal Chobe National Park
46 Common Myna Joburg
47 Common Ostrich Savuti, Chobe, Cape Point Reserve
48 Coppery-tailed Coucal Khwai
49 Crested Francolin Khwai, Savuti
50 Crimson-breasted Shrike Moremi
51 Crowned Cormorant Simonstown
52 Crowned Lapwing (Plover) Savuti, Chobe
53 Dark-capped (Black-eyed) Bulbul Chobe National Park
54 Double-banded Sandgrouse Moremi, Savuti
55 Egyptian Goose Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe, Cape Peninsula
56 Emerald-spotted Wood Dove Chobe National Park
57 Fiery-necked Nightjar Savuti
58 Fork-tailed Drongo Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
59 Glossy Ibis Moremi, Chobe
60 Golden-tailed Woodpecker Moremi
61 Goliath Heron Khwai, Chobe National Park
62 Great Egret Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
63 Greater Blue-eared Starling Moremi, Khwai
64 Green (Red-billed) Wood-Hoopoe Khwai
65 Green-backed (Striated) Heron Chobe National Park
66 Grey Go-away-bird (Lourie) Moremi, Chobe
67 Grey Heron Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
68 Grey-headed Gull Joburg, Chobe National Park
69 Hadeda Ibis Joburg, Moremi, Cape Peninsula
70 Half-Collared Kingfisher Chobe National Park
71 Hamerkop Moremi
72 Hartlaub's Babbler Savuti
73 Helmeted Guineafowl Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe, Cape Peninsula
74 Hooded Vulture Chobe National Park
75 Karoo Prinia Cape Peninsula
76 Kelp Gull Simonstown
77 Kittlitz's Plover Chobe National Park
78 Kori Bustard Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
79 Lappet-faced Vulture Moremi, Chobe
80 Laughing Dove Moremi, Savuti
81 Lesser Striped Swallow Savuti
82 Lilac-breasted Roller Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
83 Little Bee-eater Moremi, Khwai, Savuti
84 Little Egret Chobe National Park
85 Long-toed Lapwing (Plover) Khwai, Savuti
86 Magpie Shrike Moremi, Khwai, Savuti
87 Malachite Kingfisher Khwai
88 Marabou Stork Moremi, Chobe
89 Meves's Starling Moremi, Khwai, Savuti
90 Meyer's Parrot Khwai
91 Namaqua Dove Moremi, Chobe
92 Northern Black Korhaan Savuti
93 Pearl-spotted Owlet Chobe National Park
94 Pied Crow Simonstown
95 Pied Kingfisher Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
96 Purple Roller Chobe National Park
97 Red-billed Buffalo Weaver Chobe National Park
98 Red-billed Oxpecker Moremi, Khwai, Savuti
99 Red-billed Quelea Moremi
100 Red-billed Spurfowl Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
101 Red-billed Teal Chobe National Park
102 Red-crested Korhaan Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
103 Red-winged Starling Simonstown
104 Reed Cormorant Chobe National Park
105 Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) Simonstown
106 Rufous-bellied Heron Moremi
107 Saddle-billed Stork Moremi
108 Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chobe National Park
109 Secretarybird Savuti, Chobe National Park
110 Senegal Coucal Chobe National Park
111 Slaty Egret Moremi
112 Southern Carmine Bee-eater Chobe National Park
113 Southern Double-collared Sunbird Simonstown
114 Southern Grey-headed Sparrow Khwai, Savuti
115 Southern Ground-Hornbill Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
116 Southern Masked Weaver Savuti
117 Southern Pied Babbler Savuti
118 Southern Red-billed Hornbill Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
119 Southern White-crowned Shrike Savuti
120 Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill Moremi, Savuti, Chobe
121 Speckled Pigeon Joburg, Simonstown
122 Spur-winged Goose Chobe National Park
123 Squacco Heron Khwai, Chobe National Park
124 Striped Kingfisher Moremi
125 Subantarctic Skua Seal Island, False Bay
126 Swainson's Spurfowl Moremi, Savuti
127 Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Chobe National Park
128 Tawny Eagle Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
129 Three-banded Plover Moremi
130 Verreaux's (Giant) Eagle-Owl Khwai, Savuti
131 Water Thick-knee Chobe National Park
132 Wattled Crane Moremi
133 Wattled Starling Moremi
134 Western Cattle Egret Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
135 White-backed Vulture Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
136 White-bellied Sunbird Chobe National Park
137 White-breasted Cormorant Moremi, Khwai, Chobe
138 White-browed Coucal Khwai
139 White-browed Robin-Chat Chobe National Park
140 White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Khwai
141 White-crested Helmetshrike Savuti
142 White-faced Whistling Duck Chobe National Park
143 White-fronted Bee-eater Chobe National Park
144 White-headed Vulture Chobe National Park
145 Wood Sandpiper Moremi, Chobe National Park
146 Yellow Canary Savuti, Chobe National Park
147 Yellow-billed (Intermediate) Egret Moremi, Khwai,
148 Yellow-billed Kite Chobe National Park
149 Yellow-billed Oxpecker Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe
150 Yellow-billed Stork Moremi, Chobe
151 Yellow-throated Sandgrouse Chobe National Park