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With close to 350 bird species, Sabi Sabi is a bird watcher's paradise. The reserve's biodiversity of habitat makes for a rich diversity of species that includes the renowned 'Big 6' namely Ground Hornbill, Martial Eagle, Saddle Billed Stork, Pel's Fishing Owl, Kori Bustard and Lappet Faced Vulture. Studying the resident birdlife adds a special dimension to any safari whether for seasoned birders or newcomers. Rare, endangered and vulnerable species are all found at Sabi Sabi and skilled rangers will provide insight into their fascinating world.


birds listed alphabetically by family name:   a - d  |   e - j  |   k - r  |   s - z

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2012

bird name:  prior jul aug sep oct nov dec
sandgrouse
Double Banded »
sandpiper
Common ×
Wood × × × × ×
green × × × × ×
Marsh
scimitarbill
Common × × × × × × ×
secretarybird × ×
seed-eater
Steaky Headed
shikra × × ×
shrike
Fiscal
Lesser Grey » ×
Magpie » × × × × × × ×
Red Backed × × ×
Southern White Crowned » × × × ×
snipe
Greater Painted ×
sparrow
House
Southern Grey Headed × × × × × × ×
sparrow-hawk
Black
Little × × × × ×
Ovambo
spoonbill
African »
starling
Burchell's Glossy × × × × × × ×
Cape Glossy » × × × × × ×
Greater Blue Eared × × × × × × ×
Violet-Backed »  » × × × ×
Wattled × × × × ×
stilt
Black Winged
stint
Little
stonechat
African
stork
Abdim's
Black » × × × × × ×
Marabou » » × × × ×
Openbill
Saddle Billed » × × × × × ×
White »
Wooly Necked » × × × × × ×
Yellow Billed » × × ×
spurfowl
Swainson's » × × × × × × ×
sunbird
Amethyst
Collared » × × × × × × ×
Marico × × × ×
Scarlet Chested » × × × × × × ×
White Bellied » × × × × × × ×
swallow
Barn × × × × ×
Greater Striped
Lesser Striped × × × × × × ×
Mosque × × ×
Pearl Breasted × ×
Red Breasted × × × ×
Wire Tailed × × × ×
swift
African Black
Alpine × × ×
Common
Little × × × × × ×
African Palm × × × × × × ×
White-Rumped ×
tchagra
Black Crowned × × × × × × ×
Brown Crowned × × × × × × ×
teal
Red Billed
thick knee
Spotted × × ×
Water × × × × × × ×
tinkerbird
Yellow Fronted × × × ×
trogon
Narina
thrush
Groundscraper » × × × × × × ×
Kurrichane × × × × × × ×
tit
Grey Penduline
Southern Black × × × × × × ×
turaco
Purple Crested » × × × × × × ×
twinspot
Green × ×
vulture »
Cape
Hooded » × × × × × × ×
Lappet Faced × ×
White Backed » × × × × × × ×
White Headed » × ×
wagtail
African Pied × ×
Mountain
warbler
Broad Tailed × ×
Reed
Little Rush
Lesser Swamp
European Marsh
Garden
Great Reed
Icterine
Stierling's Wren
Willow
waxbill
blue » × × × × × × ×
Common ×
Violet-Eared
weaver
Lesser Masked »
Redbilled Buffalo × × × × × × ×
Red Headed » × × × ×
Southern Masked
Spectacled × × × ×
Thick Billed ×
Village » × × × × ×
white-eye
Cape × ×
whydah
Longtailed Paradise » × × ×
Pin Tailed × × × × ×
Shaft Tailed
widowbird
Red Collared ×
White Winged × × × × × × ×
woodhoopoe
Green » × × × × × × ×
woodpecker
Bearded × × × × × × ×
Bennett's × × × × × ×
Cardinal × × × × × × ×
Golden Tailed » × × × × × × ×

2012

bird name:  prior jan feb mar apr may jun
sandgrouse
Double Banded » ×
sandpiper
Common × × ×
Wood × × × × ×
Green ×
Marsh
scimitarbill
Common × × × × × × ×
secretarybird
seed-eater
Steaky Headed ×
shikra × × × ×
shrike
Fiscal
Lesser Grey » × × × ×
Magpie » × × × × × × ×
Red Backed × × × × ×
Southern White Crowned » × × × × × × ×
snipe
Greater Painted × × ×
sparrow
House ×
Southern Grey Headed × × × × × ×
sparrow-hawk
Black ×
Little × × × × × ×
Ovambo ×
spoonbill
African »
starling
Burchell's Glossy × × × × × × ×
Cape Glossy » × × ×
Greater Blue Eared × × × × × × ×
Violet-Backed »  » × × × ×
Wattled × × × ×
stilt
Black Winged × × ×
stint
Little
stonechat × ×
African
stork
Abdim's
Black » × × × × ×
Marabou » » × × × × × × ×
Openbill ×
Saddle Billed » × × × × × × ×
White » ×
Wooly Necked » × × × × ×
Yellow Billed » ×
spurfowl
Swainson's » × × × × × × ×
sunbird
Amethyst
Collared » × × × × × ×
Marico × × ×
Scarlet Chested » × × × × × × ×
White Bellied » × × × × × × ×
swallow
Barn × × × × × ×
Greater Striped
Lesser Striped × × × × ×
Mosque × × ×
Pearl Breasted ×
Red Breasted × × × × ×
Wire Tailed × ×
swift
African Black
Alpine × × ×
Common ×
Little × × × × × × ×
African Palm × × × × × × ×
White-Rumped × ×
tchagra
Black Crowned × × × × × × ×
Brown Crowned × × × × × × ×
teal
Red Billed ×
thick knee
Spotted × × × × × × ×
Water × × × × × ×
tinkerbird
Yellow Fronted × × × × × ×
trogon
Narina
thrush
Groundscraper » × × × × × × ×
Kurrichane × × × × × × ×
tit
Grey Penduline ×
Southern Black × × × × × × ×
turaco
Purple Crested » × × × × × × ×
twinspot
Green
vulture »
Cape × × ×
Hooded » × × × × × × ×
Lappet Faced × ×
White Backed » × × × × × × ×
White Headed » × × ×
wagtail
African Pied × ×
Mountain
warbler
Broad Tailed
Reed
Little Rush
Lesser Swamp ×
European Marsh
Garden
Great Reed
Icterine
Stierling's Wren ×
Willow × ×
waxbill
Blue » × × × × × × ×
Common × × × ×
Violet-Eared
weaver
Lesser Masked » ×
Redbilled Buffalo × × × × × × ×
Red Headed » × × × × × ×
Southern Masked ×
Spectacled × ×
Thick Billed ×
Village » × × × × × ×
white-eye
Cape × ×
whydah
Longtailed Paradise » × × × × ×
Pin Tailed × × × × ×
Shaft Tailed
widowbird
Red Collared
White Winged × × × × ×
woodhoopoe
Green » × × × × × × ×
woodpecker
Bearded × × × × × × ×
Bennett's × × × × ×
Cardinal × × × × × × ×
Golden Tailed » × × × × × × ×

birds listed alphabetically by family name:    a - d  |  e - j  |  k - r  |  s - z




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