Birds of Interest

Compiled by Alison Chesters

Below is a list of birds sighted on the Wanderers Golf Course since 1989. Due to ongoing changes to the course, some of the birds may or may not be found on the course currently.

Resident Breeding
008 Little Grebe 094 Hadeda Ibis
102 Egyptian Goose 156 Ovambo Sparrowhawk
157 Little Sparrowhawk 226 Common Moorhen
228 Redknobbed Coot 255 Crowned Plover
258 Blacksmith Plover 297 Spotted Thick-knee
348 Feral Pigeon 349 Speckled Pigeon
350 African Olive Pigeon 352 Red-Eyed Dove
354 Cape Turtle Dove 355 Laughing Dove
373 Grey Go-away bird 422 Redfaced Mousebird
424 Speckled Mousebird 451 African Hoopoe
452 Green Woodhoopoe 464 Black Collared Barbet
473 Crested Barbet 476 Lesser Honeyguide
483 Goldentailed Woodpecker 489 Rufous Breasted Wryneck
548 Pied Crow 568 Blackeyed Bulbul
577 Olive Thrush 601 Cape Robin-Chat
732 Common Fiscal 758 Indian Myna
796 Cape White-eye 801 House Sparrow
803 Cape Sparrow 804 Southern Greyheaded Sparrow
814 Southern Masked Weaver
Regular Visitor
058 Reed Cormorant 058 Grey Heron
067 Little Egret 071 Cattle Egret
091 African Sacred Ibis 105 African Black Duck
377 Red Chested Cuckoo 386 Diederik’s Cuckoo
401 Spotted Eagle Owl 415 White-rumped Swift
417 Little Swift 421 African Palm Swift
428 Pied Kingfisher 486 Cardinal Woodpecker
518 Barn Swallow 520 Whitethroated Swallow
526 Greater Striped Swallow 529 Rock Martin
643 Willow Warbler 710 African Paradise Flycatcher
764 Cape Glossy Starling 769 Redwinged Starling
870 Blackthroated Canary 881 Streaky-Headed Seed-Eater
Occasional Visitor
063 Blackheaded Heron 065 Purple Heron
072 Squacco Heron 074 Greenbacked Heron
081 Hamerkop 093 Glossy Ibis
104 Yellowbilled Duck 126 Yellowbilled Kite
149 Steppe Buzzard 169 African Harrier Hawk
203 Helmeted Guineafowl 260 African Wattled Plover
366 RoseRinged Parakeet 385 Klaas’s Cuckoo
391 Burchell’s Coucal 429 Giant Kingfisher
433 Woodland Kingfisher 435 Brownhooded Kingfisher
438 European Bee-eater 474 Greater Honeyguide
530 Common House Martin 534 Banded Martin
545 Blackheaded Oriole 645 Bar-throated Apalis
683 Tawney-Flanked Prinia 698 Fiscal Flycatcher
713 Cape Wagtail 736 Southern Bou Bou
740 Blacbacked Puffback 746 Bokmakierie
759 African Pied Starling 787 Whitebellied Sunbird
792 Amethyst Sunbird 824 Southern Red Bishop
860 Pintailed Whydah