I am in the process of cataloguing the birds I have seen on trips to South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe (2018 & 2019).
It is still a work in progress and I would be pleased for anyone to help me with this project by correcting any mistakes or filling in any gaps where I have been unable to identify birds.
All birds for 2018 were taken in or around Cape Town (I will try to be more specific in the future).
Order taken from:
Pocket Guide to Birds of Southern Africa
I have also used Newman’s Birds of Southern Africa (Commemorative Edition) for identification purposes
Click on links to see each section. Photographs are samples from each section.
Swift Tern (January 2018)
Group 2: Swimming and diving waterbirds
Bank Cormorant (January 2018)
Group 3: Larger birds with long legs
Western Cattle Egret (January 2018)
Group 4: Smaller birds with long legs
Spotted Thick-knee (January 2018)
Group 5: Gamebirds (Fowl-like birds)
Helmeted Guineafowl (January 2018)
Group 6: Birds of prey (raptors)
Rock Kestrel (January 2018)
Knysna Turaco (January 2018)
Group 8: Birds with long straight bills
no entries yet
Group 9: Birds with long decurved bills
Southern yellow-billed Hornbill (Etosha National Park – January 2019)
Barn Swallows (January 2018)
Group 11a: Insectivores with stout bills
White-necked Raven (Standfontein Birding Area – January 2018)
Group 11b: Insectivores with medium-sized bills
Long-billed Pipit (January 2018)
Group 11b: Insectivores with tiny bills
Karoo Prinia (January 2018)
Pin-tailed Whydah (January 2018)
(Etosha National Park, Namibia – January 2019)