Bird Species – Birds found visiting and living in and around the De Mond Nature Reserve extended area include the following:

Bird Species

English Name Scientific Name
Acacia Pied Barbet Tricholaema leucomelas
African Black Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini
African Grass-Owl Tyto capensis
African Darter Anhinga rufa
African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
African Hoopoe Upupa africana
African Marsh-Harrier Circus ranivorus
African Olive-Pigeon Columba arquatrix
African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
African Penguin Spheniscus demersus
African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus
African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
African Spoonbill Platalea alba
African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Banded Martin Riparia cincta
Bank Cormorant Phalacrocorax neglectus
Barn Owl Tyto alba
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica
Black Harrier Circus maurus
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus
Bokmakierie Telophorus zeylonus
Booted Eagle Aquila pennatus
Brimstone Canary Crithagra sulphuratus
Brown-throated Martin Riparia paludicola
Cape Batis Batis capensis
Cape Bulbul Pycnonotus capensis
Cape Bunting Emberiza capensis
Cape Canary Serinus canicollis
Cape Cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis
Cape Crow Corvus capensis
Cape Gannet Morus capensis
Cape Grassbird Sphenoeacus afer
Cape Longclaw Macronyx capensis
Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra
Cape Sparrow Passer melanurus
Cape Spurfowl Pternistis capensis
Cape Sugarbird Promerops cafer
Cape Teal Anas capensis
Cape Turtle-Dove Streptopelia capicola
Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres
Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis
Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis
Cape White-eye Zosterops virens
Capped Wheatear Oenanthe pileata
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens
Common Fiscal Lanius collaris
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Common House-Martin Delichon urbicum
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
Common Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Crowned Cormorant Phalacrocorax coronatus
Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Damara Tern Sterna balaenarum
Denham’s Bustard Neotis denhami
Diderick Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiacus
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis
Fiscal Flycatcher Sigelus silens
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Greater Double-collared
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
Greater Striped Swallow Hirundo cucullata
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Grey-backed Cisticola Cisticola subruficapilla
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus
Grey-winged Francolin Scleroptila africanus
Hadeda Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
Hartlaub’s Gull Larus hartlaubii
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Jackal Buzzard Buteo rufofuscus
Karoo Prinia Prinia maculosa
Karoo Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas coryphoeus
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
Kittlitz’s Plover Charadrius pecuarius
Klaas’s Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus
Lesser Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis
Levaillant’s Cisticola Cisticola tinniens
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Little Swift Apus affinis
Little Tern Sterna albifrons
Long-billed Crombec Sylvietta rufescens
Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
Neddicky Cisticola fulvicapilla
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Pearl-breasted Swallow Hirundo dimidiata
Pied Crow Corvus albus
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
Pied Starling Spreo bicolor
Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
Red-faced Mousebird Urocolius indicus
Red-winged Starling Onychognathus morio
Reed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
Rock Kestrel Falco rupicolus
Rock Martin Hirundo fuligula
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk Accipiter rufiventris
Sanderling Calidris alba
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
Sombre Greenbul Andropadus importunus
Southern Black Korhaan Afrotis afra
Southern Boubou Laniarius ferrugineus
Southern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris chalybeus
Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix
Southern Tchagra Tchagra tchagra
Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus
Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis
Steppe Buzzard Buteo vulpinus
Streaky-headed Seedeater Crithagra gularis
Sunbird Cinnyris afer
Swift Tern Sterna bergii
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris
Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus
Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea
White-backed Mousebird Colius colius
White-breasted Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus
White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis
White-rumped Swift Apus caffer
White-throated Canary Crithagra albogularis
White-throated Swallow Hirundo albigularis
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis
Yellow Canary Crithagra flaviventris
Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata
Yellow-billed Egret Egretta intermedia
Yellow-billed Kite Milvus aegyptius

Threatened Birds

English Name Scientific Name
African Penguin Spheniscus demersus
African Marsh-Harrier Circus ranivorus
Bank Cormorant Phalacrocorax neglectus
Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus
Cape Cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis
Cape Gannet Morus capensis
Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres
Denham’s Bustard Neotis denhami
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus