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Birding and Tour News:

20 January 2004 - Day Trip ex-Johannesburg

Indicator Birding runs regular day trips from Johannesburg and Pretoria, and this account of the trip on 20 January, with David and Sue Ross-Stewart, give an idea of what can be seen in this area.

  • Day Trip Participants: David and Sue-Ross Stewart
  • Guide: Etienne Marais
  • Area covered: Pienaars River Valley, Kgomo-kgomo and Rooiwal Sewerage Works
  • Species Recorded: 149 (20 heard or seen guide only)

Selected (not complete) list of birds seen - 20 January 2004

Little Grebe (Dabchick)
African Darter
Grey Heron
Great Egret
Little Egret
Squacco Heron
Green-backed Heron
Little Bittern
Hamerkop
Yellow-billed Stork
African Sacred Ibis
Glossy Ibis
African Spoonbill
White-faced Duck
Fulvous Duck
White-backed Duck
African Black Duck
Hottentot Teal
Southern Pochard
Black Kite
Ovambo Sparrowhawk
Gabar Goshawk
Lanner Falcon
Amur (Eastern Red-footed) Falcon
Natal Francolin
Swainson's Spurfowl
Northern Black Korhaan
African Jacana
Kittlitz's Plover
Wood Sandpiper
Marsh Sandpiper
Ruff
Black-winged Stilt
Spotted Thick-knee (Dikkop)
Whiskered Tern
White-winged Tern
Grey Go-away-bird
Jacobin Cuckoo
Diderick Cuckoo
Burchell's Coucal
African Palm-Swift
Pied Kingfisher
Woodland Kingfisher
European Bee-eater
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Southern Carmine Bee-eater
Green (Red-billed) Wood-Hoopoe
Greater Honeyguide
Lesser Honeyguide
Pearl-breasted Swallow
Red-breasted Swallow
Greater Striped Swallow
Lesser Striped Swallow
Southern Pied Babbler
White-throated Robin-Chat
White-browed Scrub-Robin
Kalahari Scrub-Robin
Chestnut-vented Tit-Babbler
Long-billed Crombec
Burnt-necked Eremomela
Grey-backed Camaroptera
Black-chested Prinia
Marico Flycatcher
Yellow Wagtail
Lesser Grey Shrike
Red-backed Shrike
Magpie (Long-tailed) Shrike
Southern Boubou
Crimson-breasted Shrike
Brown-crowned (Tree-streaked) Tchagra
Wattled Starling
Burchell's Starling
Cape Glossy Starling
Red-billed Oxpecker
Marico Sunbird
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver
Scaly-feathered Finch
Red-billed Quelea
Yellow-crowned (Golden) Bishop
White-winged Widowbird
Red-collared Widowbird
Green-winged Pytilia (Melba Finch)
Red-billed Firefinch
Black-faced Waxbill
Red-headed Finch
Pin-tailed Whydah
Shaft-tailed Whydah
Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah
Village Indigobird (Widow-finch)
Golden-breasted Bunting

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