Abundant Birdlife

Birds frequent the Eco-Reserve regularly, and we even have a pair of breeding Fish Eagles right here on the Reserve.

This is the full list of all species we’ve recorded both on Reflections Eco-Reserve as well as surrounding Forests, Coast and Farmlands. If any new species are located please let us know so that we can add them to our list.

  1. African Penguin
  2. Great Crested Grebe
  3. Black-necked Grebe
  4. Little Grebe
  5. Cape Gannet
  6. White-breasted Cormorant
  7. Cape Cormorant
  8. Reed Cormorant
  9. African Darter
  10. African Finfoot
  11. Grey Heron
  12. Black-headed Heron
  13. Purple Heron
  14. Great White Egret
  15. Little Egret
  16. Yellow-billed(intermediate) Egret
  17. Black Heron
  18. Cattle Egret
  19. Squacco Heron
  20. Black-crowned Night-Heron
  21. White-backed Night-heron
  22. Little Bittern
  23. Hamerkop
  24. White Stork
  25. Black Stork
  26. Sacred Ibis
  27. Glossy Ibis
  28. Hadeda Ibis
  29. African Spoonbill
  30. Greater Flamingo
  31. Lesser Flamingo
  32. White-faced Duck
  33. Fulvous Duck
  34. White-backed Duck
  35. Egyptian Goose
  36. South African Shelduck
  37. Yellow-billed Duck
  38. African Black Duck
  39. Cape Teal
  40. Hottentot Teal
  41. Red-billed Teal
  42. Cape Shoveller
  43. Southern Pochard
  44. Spur-winged Goose
  45. Maccoa Duck
  46. Secretarybird
  47. Black Kite
  48. Black-shouldered Kite
  49. African Cuckoo Hawk
  50. Booted Eagle
  51. Long-crested Eagle
  52. Martial Eagle
  53. African Fish Eagle
  54. Steppe Buzzard
  55. Forest Buzzard
  56. Jackal Buzzard
  57. Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk
  58. Little Sparrowhawk
  59. Black Sparrowhawk
  60. African Goshawk
  61. African Marsh-Harrier
  62. African Harrier-Hawk
  63. Osprey
  64. Peregrine Falcon
  65. Eurasian Hobby
  66. Rock Kestrel
  67. Cape Spurfowl
  68. Red-necked Spurfowl
  69. Common Quail
  70. Helmeted Guineafowl
  71. Blue Crane
  72. African Rail
  73. Blake Crake
  74. Baillon's Crake
  75. Red-chested Flufftail
  76. Buff-spotted Flufftail
  77. African Purple Swamphen
  78. Common Moorhen
  79. Red-knobbed Coot
  80. Denham's Bustard
  81. African Jacana
  82. African Black Oystercatcher
  83. Common Ringed Plover
  84. White-fronted Plover
  85. Kittlitz’s Plover
  86. Three-banded Plover
  87. Grey Plover
  88. Crowned Lapwing
  89. Blacksmith Lapwing
  90. Black-winged Lapwing
  91. Ruddy Turnstone
  92. Terek Sandpiper
  93. Common Sandpiper
  94. Wood Sandpiper
  95. Marsh Sandpiper
  96. Common Greenshank
  97. Curlew Sandpiper
  98. Little Stint
  99. Sanderling
  100. Ruff
  101. African Snipe
  102. Painted Snipe
  103. Bar-tailed Godwit
  104. Eurasian Curlew
  105. Common Whimbrel
  106. Pied Avocet
  107. Black-winged Stilt
  108. Spotted Thick-knee
  109. Water Thick-knee
  110. Kelp Gull
  111. Grey-headed Gull
  112. Hartlaub's Gull
  113. Caspian Tern
  114. Swift Tern
  115. Sandwich tern
  116. Common Tern
  117. Sooty Tern
  118. Damara Tern
  119. Whiskered Tern
  120. White-winged Tern
  121. Speckled Pigeon
  122. African Olive-Pigeon
  123. Red-eyed Dove
  124. Cape Turtle-Dove
  125. Laughing Dove
  126. Namaqua Dove
  127. Tambourine Dove
  128. Lemon Dove
  129. Knysna Turaco
  130. Common Cuckoo
  131. Great-spotted Cuckoo
  132. Black Cuckoo
  133. Red-chested Cuckoo
  134. Jacobin Cuckoo
  135. African Emerald Cuckoo
  136. Diderick Cuckoo
  137. Klaas’s Cuckoo
  138. Burchell’s Coucal
  139. Barn Owl
  140. African Grass-Owl
  141. African Wood-Owl
  142. Marsh Owl
  143. Spotted Eagle-Owl
  144. European Nightjar
  145. Fiery-necked Nightjar
  146. African Black Swift
  147. White-rumped Swift
  148. Horus Swift
  149. Alpine Swift
  150. African Palm-Swift
  151. Speckled mousebird
  152. Red-faced Mousebird
  153. Narina Trogon
  154. Pied Kingfisher
  155. Giant Kingfisher
  156. Half-collared Kingfisher
  157. Malachite Kingfisher
  158. Brown-hooded Kingfisher
  159. European Roller
  160. African Hoopoe
  161. Green Wood-hoopoe
  162. Scaly-throated Honeyguide
  163. Lesser Honeyguide
  164. Greater Honeyguide
  165. Brown-backed Honeybird
  166. Cardinal Woodpecker
  167. Olive Woodpecker
  168. Knysna Woodpecker
  169. Dusky Lark
  170. Red-capped Lark
  171. Barn Swallow
  172. White-throated Swallow
  173. Greater Striped Swallow
  174. Lesser Striped Swallow
  175. Rock Martin
  176. Brown-throated Martin
  177. Common House-Martin
  178. Black Saw-wing
  179. Black Cuckooshrike
  180. Grey Cuckooshrike
  181. Fork-tailed Drongo
  182. Eurasian Golden Oriole
  183. Black-headed Oriole
  184. Cape Crow
  185. Pied Crow
  186. White-necked raven
  187. Cape Bulbul
  188. Terrestrial Brownbul
  189. Sombre Greenbul
  190. Olive Thrush
  191. African Stonechat
  192. Chorister Robin-Chat
  193. Cape Robin-Chat
  194. White-starred Robin
  195. White-browed Scrub -Robin
  196. Great Reed-Warbler
  197. African Reed-Warbler
  198. Lesser Swamp-Warbler
  199. Little Rush-Warbler
  200. Knysna Warbler
  201. Victorin's Warbler
  202. Willow Warbler
  203. Yellow-throated Woodland Warbler
  204. Bar -throated Apalis
  205. Green-backed Camaroptera
  206. Cape Grassbird
  207. Grey-backed Cisticola
  208. Zitting Cisticola
  209. Levaillant’s Cisticola
  210. Neddicky
  211. Karoo Prinia
  212. African Dusky-Flycatcher
  213. Fiscal Flycatcher
  214. Blue-mantled Crested-Flycatcher
  215. African Paradise-Flycatcher
  216. Cape Batis
  217. Pririt Batis
  218. Cape Wagtail
  219. African Pipit
  220. Plain Backed Pipit
  221. Cape Longclaw
  222. Common Fiscal
  223. Southern Boubou
  224. Black-backed Puffback
  225. Southern Tchagra
  226. Bokmakierie
  227. Olive Bush-Shrike
  228. Common Starling
  229. Black-bellied Starling
  230. Red-winged Starling
  231. Cape Sugarbird
  232. Malachite Sunbird
  233. Orange-breasted Sunbird
  234. Lesser Double-collared Sunbird
  235. Greater Double-collared Sunbird
  236. Grey Sunbird
  237. Collared Sunbird
  238. Amethyst Sunbird
  239. Cape White-eye
  240. House Sparrow
  241. Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
  242. Cape Weaver
  243. Southern Red Bishop
  244. Yellow Bishop
  245. African Firefinch
  246. Common Waxbill
  247. Swee Waxbill
  248. Pin-tailed Whydah
  249. Cape Canary
  250. Forest Canary
  251. Brimstone Canary
  252. Streaky=headed Seedeater
  253. Cape Bunting
  254. Golden-breasted Bunting

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