Feathered Friends

All our birds are special. Some are resident, some stay for a while and some simply fly by.

Fiery-necked Nightjar

So well camouflaged that we nearly didn’t see her!

And then a little miracle!

Spotted Eagle Owl on window sill

Spotted Eagle Owl resting in oak tree for the day

Those long nights can be quite tiring!

Female Spotted Eagle Owl nesting

While protective male seeks shelter from the wind in the vineyard.

Sadly the nest was eventually abandoned.

Resident Western Barn Owls

Jackal Buzzard

Black Shouldered Kite Fledglings

African Harrier Hawk (Gymnogene)

Grey Heron

Red Winged Starling

Helmeted Guineafowl

Chimanimani Bird Sightings (resident, visitor or flying by)

  • African Black Duck
  • African Darter
  • African Fish Eagle
  • African Goshawk (juvenile)
  • African Harrier Hawk (Gymnogene)
  • African Hoopoe
  • African Paradise Flycatcher
  • African Pipit
  • Alpine Swift
  • Bar – Throated Apalis
  • Barn (European) Swallow
  • Black Shouldered Kite
  • Blacksmith Lapwing (Plover)
  • Black Sparrowhawk
  • Blue Crane
  • Cape Bulbul
  • Cape Canary
  • Cape Robin-Chat
  • Cape Sparrow
  • Cape Spurfowl
  • Cape Turtle Dove
  • Cape Wagtail
  • Cape Weaver
  • Cape White Eye
  • Common (European) Starling
  • Common Fiscal (Shrike)
  • Common Waxbill
  • Crowned Lapwing (Plover)
  • Diederic Cuckoo
  • Egyptian Goose
  • European Honey Buzzard
  • Fiery Necked Nightjar
  • Fiscal Flycatcher
  • Fork Tailed Drongo
  • Giant Kingfisher
  • Great White Pelican
  • Greater Striped Swallow
  • Grey Heron
  • Hadeda Ibis
  • Hamerkop
  • Helmeted Guinea Fowl
  • Jackal Buzzard
  • Karoo (Spotted) Prinia
  • Kelp Gull 
  • Klaas’s Cuckoo
  • Laughing Dove
  • Malachite Sunbird
  • Olive Woodpecker
  • Pied Crow
  • Pin-tailed Whydah
  • Rock Kestrel
  • Sacred Ibis
  • Southern Double-collared Sunbird
  • Southern Red Bishop
  • Speckled (Rock) Pigeon
  • Speckled Mousebird
  • Spotted Eagle Owl
  • Spotted Thick Knee (Dikkop)
  • Spur Wing Goose
  • Steppe Buzzard
  • Western Barn Owl
  • Western Cattle Egret
  • White Stork
  • Yellow Billed Kite
  • Yellow Bishop