Bird Watching

Mabulani is home to a number of bird species which will intrigue the avid bird watcher.

The prolific bird life include many rare specimens including the Cape Vulture, the Blackbreasted Snake Eagle, Martial Eagle, Pygmy Kingfisher and the Fierynecked Nightjar.

List of birds identified at Mabulani 2017

  • African Fish-Eagle
  • African Grey Hornbill
  • African Hoopoe
  • African Rail
  • African Spoonbill
  • African Wattled Lapwing
  • Amethyst Sunbird
  • Arrow-marked Babbler
  • Bateleur
  • Bearded Woodpecker
  • Bennett’s Woodpecker
  • Black Crake
  • Black Cuckoo
  • Black-backed Puffback
  • Black-chested Snake-Eagle
  • Black-collared Barbet
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron
  • Black-crowned Tchagra
  • Black-headed Heron
  • Black-headed Oriole
  • Blacksmith Lapwing
  • Blue Waxbill
  • Brubru
  • Burchell’s Coucal
  • Burchell’s Starling
  • Burnt-necked Eremomela
  • Cape Glossy Starling
  • Cape Turtle-Dove
  • Cape Vulture
  • Cape White-eye
  • Cardinal Woodpecker
  • Cattle Egret
  • Chinspot Batis
  • Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
  • Common Myna
  • Common Ostrich
  • Crested Barbet
  • Crested Francolin
  • Crimson-breasted Shrike
  • Crowned Lapwing
  • Dark-capped Bulbul
  • Diderick Cuckoo
  • Egyptian Goose
  • Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove
  • European Bee-eater
  • Fiery-necked Nightjar
  • Fork-tailed Drongo
  • Gabar Goshawk
  • Giant Kingfisher
  • Golden-breasted Bunting
  • Great Sparro
  • Greater Blue-eared Starling
  • Greater Double-collared Sunbird
  • Green Wood-Hoopoe
  • Grey Go-away-bird
  • Grey Heron
  • Grey-headed Bush-Shrike
  • Groundscraper Thrush
  • Hadeda Ibis
  • Hamerkop
  • Helmeted Guineafowl
  • Laughing Dove
  • Levaillant’s Cuckoo
  • Lilac-breasted Roller
  • Long-billed Crombec
  • Magpie Shrike
  • Marico Sunbird
  • Martial Eagle
  • Meyer’s Parrot
  • Northern Black Korhaan
  • Olive Thrush
  • Orange-breasted Bush-Shike
  • Pale Flycatcher
  • Pearl-spotted Owle
  • Pied Kingfisher
  • Pin-tailed Whydah
  • Red-backed Shrike
  • Red-billed Hornbill
  • Red-billed Oxpecker
  • Red-billed Quelea
  • Red-chested Cuckoo
  • Red-eyed Dove
  • Red-headed Weaver
  • Reed Cormorant
  • Rufous-naped Lark
  • Secretarybird
  • Shikra
  • Southern Black Tit
  • Southern Boubou
  • Southern Masked-Weaver
  • Southern Pied Babbler
  • Speckled Pigeon
  • Spotted Thick-knee
  • Swainson’s Spurfowl
  • Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
  • Temminck’s Courser
  • Three-banded Plover
  • Verreauxs’ Eagle
  • Violet-backed Starling
  • Water Thick-knee
  • hite-bellied Sunbird
  • White-browed Sparrow-Weaver
  • White-crested Helmet-Shrike
  • White-faced Duck
  • White-fronted Bee-eater
  • White-winged Widowbird
  • Woodland Kingfisher
  • Yellow-fronted Canary
  • Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird

For more information on the Leeupoort Raptor Protection Project please contact Riaan at (014)7340014 (office hours).