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Leopards Valley Birding

Bird list in alphabetical order (English), Roberts numbering

key : R=Resident, E=Endemic, BM=Breeding Migrant, NBM=Non-Breeding Migrant, V=Vagrant A=Abundant, VC=Very Common, C=Common, U=Uncommon, R=Rare,

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465 Acacia Pied Barbet Tricholaema leucomelas E-VC

105 African Black Duck Anas sparsa R-C

412 African Black Swift Apus barbatus BM-U

60 African Darter Anhinga rufa R-U

690 African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta R-C

840 African Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata R-U

148 African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer R-U

160 African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro R-C

169 African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus R-C

451 African Hoopoe Upupa africana R-VC

240 African Jacana Actophilornis africanus R-U

165 African Marsh-Harrier Circus ranivorus R-U

350 African Olive-Pigeon Columba arquatrix R-U/C

710 African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis BM-VC

716 African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus R-VC

852 African Quailfinch Ortygospiza atricollis R-U

210 African Rail Rallus caerulescens R-U

567 African Red-eyed Bulbul Pycnonotus nigricans E-VC/A

631 African Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus baeticatus BM-C

721 African Rock Pipit Anthus crenatus E-C

91 African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus R-VC

286 African Snipe Gallinago nigripennis R-U/C

95 African Spoonbill Platalea alba R-U

596 African Stonechat Saxicola torquata R-VC

418 Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba BM-C

792 Amethyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina R-VC

595 Anteating Chat Myrmecocichla formicivora E-VC

645 Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica R-U/VC

392 Barn Owl Tyto alba R-C

518 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica NBM-VC

487 Bearded Woodpecker Dendropicos namaquus R-U

213 Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostris R-U

378 Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus BM-U

168 Black Harrier Circus maurus E-C

84 Black Stork Ciconia nigra R-U/C

143 Black-chested Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis R-C

76 Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax R-U

876 Black-headed Canary Alario alario E-C

63 Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala R-VC

7 Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis R-U

127 Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus R-VC

870 Black-throated Canary Serinus atrogularis R-VC

295 Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus R-C

258 Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus R-VC

208 Blue Crane Anthropoides paradisea E-C

234 Blue Korhaan Eupodotis caerulescens E-VC

746 Bokmakierie Telophorus zeylonus E-VC

136 Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus R-C

498.1 Bradfield's Lark Calendulauda bradfieldi R-U

877 Brimstone Canary Serinus sulphuratus R-U/C

435 Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris R-VC

533 Brown-throated Martin Riparia paludicola R-C

719 Buffy Pipit Anthus vaalensis R-U

391 Burchell's Coucal Centropus burchellii R-U

700 Cape Batis Batis capensis R-VC

566 Cape Bulbul Pycnonotus capensis E-A

885 Cape Bunting Emberiza capensis R-VC

872 Cape Canary Serinus canicollis R-VC

547 Cape Crow Corvus capensis R-VC

400 Cape Eagle-Owl Bubo capensis R-U

764 Cape Glossy Starling Lamprotornis nitens E-VC

661 Cape Grassbird Sphenoeacus afer E-U

727 Cape Longclaw Macronyx capensis E-VC

557 Cape Penduline-Tit Anthoscopus minutus E-C

601 Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra R-VC

581 Cape Rock-Thrush Monticola rupestris E-C

112 Cape Shoveler Anas smithii E-VC

803 Cape Sparrow Passer melanurus E-A

106 Cape Teal Anas capensis R-U

354 Cape Turtle-Dove Streptopelia capicola R-A

122 Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres E-U

713 Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis R-VC

813 Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis E-VC

796 Cape White-eye Zosterops virens E-VC

587 Capped Wheatear Oenanthe pileata R-U/C

486 Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens R-C

71 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis R-VC

697 Chat Flycatcher Bradornis infuscatus E-C

621 Chestnut-vented Tit-Babbler Parisoma subcaeruleum E-VC

701 Chinspot Batis Batis molitor R-C

886 Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi R-VC

732 Common Fiscal Lanius collaris R-A

270 Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia NBM-C

530 Common House-Martin Delichon urbica NBM-U

226 Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus R-C

1 Common Ostrich Struthio camelus R-C

200 Common Quail Coturnix coturnix R-U

245 Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula NBM-U

264 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos NBM-C

757 Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris R-U

411 Common Swift Apus apus NBM-U

846 Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild R-VC

290 Common Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus NBM-U

255 Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus R-U

272 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NBM-U

568 Dark-capped Bulbul Pycnonotus tricolor R-VC

231 Denham's Bustard Neotis denhami R-C

665 Desert Cisticola Cisticola aridulus R-C

386 Diderick Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius BM-U

301 Double-banded Courser Rhinoptilus africanus R-U

612 Drakensberg Rock-jumper Chaetops aurantius E-VC

788 Dusky Sunbird Cinnyris fusca E-VC

495.2 Eastern Clapper Lark Mirafra fasciolata E-U/C

500.2 Eastern Long-billed Lark Certhilauda semitorquata E-U

102 Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiacus R-VC

543 Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus NBM-U

438 European Bee-eater Merops apiaster NBM-VC

404 European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus NBM-U

446 European Roller Coracias garrulus NBM-U

706 Fairy Flycatcher Stenostira scita E-C

589 Familiar Chat Cercomela familiaris R-VC

405 Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis R-C

698 Fiscal Flycatcher Sigelus silens E-VC

541 Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis R-A

161 Gabar Goshawk Melierax gabar R-U

619 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin NBM-U

429 Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima R-U

93 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus R-U

884 Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris R-VC

64 Goliath Heron Ardea goliath R-U

6 Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus R-U

380 Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius BM-U

785 Greater Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris afra E-C

96 Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber R-U

474 Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator R-C

182 Greater Kestrel Falco rupicoloides R-U/C

526 Greater Striped Swallow Hirundo cucullata BM-VC

452 Green Wood-Hoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus R-VC

62 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea R-C

551 Grey Tit Parus afer E-VC

669 Grey-backed Cisticola Cisticola subruficapillus E-VC

516 Grey-backed Sparrowlark Eremopterix verticalis E-C

315 Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus R-U

190 Grey-winged Francolin Scleroptila africanus E-C

480 Ground Woodpecker Geocolaptes olivaceus E-C

94 Hadeda Ibis Bostrychia hagedash R-VC

81 Hamerkop Scopus umbretta R-VC

203 Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris R-VC

416 Horus Swift Apus horus BM-U

801 House Sparrow Passer domesticus R-VC

152 Jackal Buzzard Buteo rufofuscus E-VC

382 Jacobin Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus BM-C

592 Karoo Chat Cercomela schlegelii E-C

654 Karoo Eremomela Eremomela gregalis E-C

235 Karoo Korhaan Eupodotis vigorsii E-VC

686 Karoo Prinia Prinia maculosa E-A

614 Karoo Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas coryphoeus E-VC

577.1 Karoo Thrush Turdus smithi E-VC

248 Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius R-C

385 Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas BM-U

484 Knysna Woodpecker Campethera notata E-U

230 Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori R-C/VC

172 Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus R-C

512 Large-billed Lark Galerida magnirostris E-VC

887 Lark-like Bunting Emberiza impetuani E-VC

355 Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis R-A

622 Layard's Tit-Babbler Parisoma layardi E-C

97 Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor R-U

731 Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor NBM-U

476 Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor R-U

183 Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni NBM-C

527 Lesser Striped Swallow Hirundo abyssinica BM-VC

635 Lesser Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris R-C

677 Levaillant's Cisticola Cisticola tinniens R-VC

78 Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus R-U

67 Little Egret Egretta garzetta R-U

8 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis R-U

638 Little Rush-Warbler Bradypterus baboecala R-U

274 Little Stint Calidris minuta NBM-U/C

417 Little Swift Apus affinis R-VC

651 Long-billed Crombec Sylvietta rufescens R-VC

717 Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis R-U

232 Ludwig's Bustard Neotis ludwigii E-U/C

117 Maccoa Duck Oxyura maccoa R-U

431 Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata R-U

775 Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa R-VC

269 Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis NBM-C

633 Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris NBM-U

140 Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus R-C

492 Melodious Lark Mirafra cheniana E-U

586 Mountain Wheatear Oenanthe monticola E-VC

356 Namaqua Dove Oena capensis R-C/VC

344 Namaqua Sandgrouse Pterocles namaqua E-U

687 Namaqua Warbler Phragmacia substriata E-C

681 Neddicky Cisticola fulvicapillus R-C

239.1 Northern Black Korhaan Eupodotis afraoides E-VC

750 Olive Bush-Shrike Telophorus olivaceus E-C

170 Osprey Pandion haliaetus NBM-U

770 Pale-winged Starling Onychognathus nabouroup E-VC

523 Pearl-breasted Swallow Hirundo dimidiata BM-U

171 Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus R-U, NBM-U

294 Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta R-C

548 Pied Crow Corvus albus R-A

428 Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis R-U

759 Pied Starling Spreo bicolor E-A

860 Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura R-VC

508 Pink-billed Lark Spizocorys conirostris E-C

718 Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys R-U

703 Pririt Batis Batis pririt E-VC

65 Purple Heron Ardea purpurea R-U

733 Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio NBM-VC

842 Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala R-U

821 Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea R-U

108 Red-billed Teal Anas erythrorhyncha R-U/C

507 Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea R-C

377 Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius BM-U

352 Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata R-VC

426 Red-faced Mousebird Urocolius indicus R-VC

469 Red-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus pusillus R-VC

856 Red-headed Finch Amadina erythrocephala E-VC

228 Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata R-C

769 Red-winged Starling Onychognathus morio R-VC

58 Reed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus R-U/VC

348 Rock Dove Columba livia R-C

181 Rock Kestrel Falco rupicolis R-VC

529 Rock Martin Hirundo fuligula R-VC

284 Ruff Philomachus pugnax NBM-U

406 Rufous-cheeked Nightjar Caprimulgus rufigena BM-C

155 Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk Accipiter rufiventris R-U

688 Rufous-eared Warbler Malcorus pectoralis E-VC

532 Sand Martin Riparia riparia NBM-U

281 Sanderling Calidris alba NBM-U

806 Scaly-feathered Finch Sporopipes squamifrons E-C

118 Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius R-C

582 Sentinel Rock-Thrush Monticola explorator E-U

591 Sickle-winged Chat Cercomela sinuata E-U

572 Sombre Greenbul Andropadus importunus R-VC

528 South African Cliff-Swallow Hirundo spilodera BM-C

103 South African Shelduck Tadorna cana E-VC

239 Southern Black Korhaan Eupodotis afra E-VC

554 Southern Black Tit Parus niger E-VC

736 Southern Boubou Laniarius ferrugineus E-VC

783 Southern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris chalybea E-VC

804 Southern Grey-headed Sparrow Passer diffusus E-VC

814 Southern Masked-Weaver Ploceus velatus R-VC

162 Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk Melierax canorus E-VC

113 Southern Pochard Netta erythrophthalma R-C

824 Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix R-VC

742 Southern Tchagra Tchagra tchagra E-C

424 Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus R-VC

349 Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea R-VC

506 Spike-heeled Lark Chersomanes albofasciata E-VC

401 Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus R-C

689 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata NBM-U

297 Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis R-C

116 Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis R-U/C

149 Steppe Buzzard Buteo vulpinus NBM-C

881 Streaky-headed Seedeater Serinus gularis R-C

850 Swee Waxbill Estrilda melanotis E-U

132 Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax R-U

249 Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris R-VC

131 Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii R-C

867 Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata R-U

811 Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus R-U

760 Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea R-VC

83 White Stork Ciconia ciconia NBM-VC

425 White-backed Mousebird Colius colius E-VC

55 White-breasted Cormorant Phalacrocorax lucidus R-VC

613 White-browed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys R-U

799 White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser mahali R-U

550 White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis R-VC

415 White-rumped Swift Apus caffer BM-C

879 White-throated Canary Serinus albogularis E-VC

520 White-throated Swallow Hirundo albigularis BM-C

339 White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus NBM-U

643 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus NBM-C

266 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola NBM-U

878 Yellow Canary Serinus flaviventris E-U

653 Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis R-C

104 Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata R-VC

126.1 Yellow-billed Kite Milvus aegyptius BM-U

90 Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis NBM-U

826 Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer R-U

869 Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus R-VC

805 Yellow-throated Petronia Petronia superciliaris R-C

664 Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis R-C

Directions to Leopards Valley Birding

GPS : 32° 22' 52.00" S / 25° 0' 41.00" E

From Graaff-Reinet

  • Leave town southwards, turn left onto the R63 towards Someret East
  • At the intersection with the R75, turn left to stay on the R63
  • After just over 34 km from here, turn left at the sign "Kareehoek"
  • Stay on this road for about 17.5 km to arrive at Leopards Valley Safari Lodge.

From Somerset East

  • On the R63 almost 14 km past Pearston, turn right at the sign "Kareehoek"
  • Stay on this road for about 17.5 km to arrive at Leopards Valley Safari Lodge.

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