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Birding on the Knysna Estuary


Birding on the Knysna Estuary

Birding on the Knysna Estuary – Interested in bird watching? The Knysna Estuary and River provide some top notch opportunities to see the following species:

*These are birds that actually live and/or feed on the lagoon. This list is kindly supplied by John Bircher of the U3A Birding Group, Knysna.

Roberts numberCommon Name
 
6Great Crested Grebe
8Little Grebe (Dabchick)
55White-breasted Cormorant
56Cape Cormorant
58Reed Cormorant
60African Darter
62Grey Heron
63Black-headed Heron
64Goliath Heron
67Little Egret
71Cattle Egret
91African Sacred Ibis
94Hadeda Ibis
95African Spoonbill
96Greater Flamingo
97Lesser Flamingo
102Egyptian Goose
103South African Shelduck
104Yellow-billed Duck
106Cape Teal
108Red-billed Teal
112Cape Shoveller
116Spur-winged Goose
148African Fish Eagle
170Osprey
223Af. Purple Swamphen (Ple. Gal.)
226Common Moorhen
228Red-knobbed Coot
244African Black Oystercatcher
245Common Ringed Plover
246White-fronted Plover
248Kittlitz’s Plover
249Three-banded Plover
254Grey Plover
258Blacksmith Lapwing (Plover)
262Ruddy Turnstone
264Common Sandpiper
266Wood Sandpiper
269Marsh Sandpiper
270Common Greenshank
272Curlew Sandpiper
284Ruff
286African (Ethiopian) Snipe
289Eurasian Curlew
290Common Whimbrel
294Pied Avocet
295Black-winged Stilt
298Water Thick-knee (Dikkop)
312Cape (Kelp) Gull
322Caspian Tern
324Swift Tern
326Sandwich Tern
327Common Tern
428Pied Kingfisher
429Giant Kingfisher
431Malachite Kingfisher
520White-throated Swallow
711African Pied Wagtail