Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - December 2009


 A summary of the birds and animals that we saw on our trip to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in December 2009.  We recorded the animals that we saw each day and specifically marked where we saw the predators and how many at each sighting.  For the birds, we listed all the birds that we saw in the park for the whole trip and marked anything that was a first time sighting for us.


Animals

Day 1 - Gaborone to Two Rivers
 - Springbok
 - Gemsbok

Day 2 - Two Rivers to Nossob
 - Gemsbok
 - Steenbok
 - Wildebeest
 - Springbok
 - Cheetah (1) Houmoed
 - Meerkat
 - Leopard (1) Kamfersboom
 - Cheetah (3) Batulama
 - Black-backed jackal
 - Spotted hyena (3) 13th Boorgat
 - Giraffe
 - Hartebeest
 - African wild cat
 - Lion (1) Dalkeith
 - Lion (5) Nossob

Day 3 - Nossob
 - Springbok
 - Wildebeest
 - Black-backed jackal
 - Bat-eared fox
 - Hartebeest
 - Gemsbok
 - Lion (1) Polentswa

Day 4 - Nossob to Bitterpan
 - Springbok
 - Wildebeest
 - Black-backed jackal
 - Gemsbok
 - Hartebeest
 - Lioness (2) Marie se Gat
 - Steenbok
 - Brown hyena (1) Bitterpan

Day 5 - Bitterpan to Two Rivers
 - Lion (7) Bitterpan
 - Black-backed jackal
 - Gemsbok
 - Hartebeest
 - Springbok
 - Leopard (1) Moravet
 - Lion (1) Urikaruus
 - Wildebeest
 - Yellow mongoose
 - Cheetah (3) 13th Boorgat
 - Lion (8) 14th Boorgat
 - Lion (5) Craig Lockhart
 - Lion (2) Sitzas

Day 6 - Two Rivers to Nossob
 - Springbok
 - Wildebeest
 - Black-backed jackal
 - Gemsbok
 - Cheetah (3) Auchterlonie
 - Lion (3) Kij Kij
 - Lion (4) Gunong
 - Spotted hyena (3) Kameelsleep
 - Lion (3) Nossob
 - Cheetah (1) Cubitje Quap
 - Lion (2) Nossob
 - Gemsbok
 - Springbok
 - Lion (2) Cubitje Quap
 - Black-backed jackal
 - Steenbok
 - Wildebeest
 - Lion (4) Marie se Gat
 - Brown hyena (1) Nossob
 - Lion (1) Nossob

Day 8 - Nossob to Two Rivers
 - Lion (1) Nossob
 - Bat-eared fox
 - Steenbok
 - Black-backed jackal
 - Springbok
 - Hartebeest
 - Gemsbok
 - Lion (1) Marie se Gat
 - Lion (1) Cheleka
 - Brown hyena (1) Cheleka
 - Lion (2) Dikbaardkolk picnic site
 - Lion (1) Jan se Draai
 - Lion (3) Craig Lockhart
 - Cheetah (3) Dalkeith
 - Cheetah (3) Kamfersboom
 - Springbok
 - Wildebeest
 - Leopard (2) Samevloeiing

Birds
* = first time sighting
Crimson-breasted shrike
Kori bustard
Common ostrich
Common fiscal shrike
Sociable weaver *
Fork-tailed drongo
Namaqua dove
Crowned plover
Cape crow
Giant Eagle Owl
Scaly-feathered finch
Spotted Eagle Owl
Montagu's Harrier *
White-browed sparrow weaver
Spike-heeled Lark *
Tawny Eagle
Secretarybird
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
Lanner falcon
Cape Turtle dove
Cape sparrow
Spotted thickknee
Southern grey-headed sparrow
Ant-eating chat
Northern black korhaan
Lilac-breasted roller
African hoopoe
Red-headed finch
Pale-chanting goshawk
Black-headed heron
White-backed vulture
Black-shouldered kite
Bateleur
Kalahari robin
Martial eagle
Greater kestrel
Ludwig's bustard *
Gabar goshawk
Yellow-billed hornbill
Shaft-tailed whydah
Lappet-faced vulture
Marico flycatcher
African red-eyed bulbul
Violet-eared waxbill
Great spotted cuckoo *
Namaqua sandgrouse
Chestnut-vented tit-babbler
Yellow canary
Black-chested prinia
Burchell's sandgrouse
Pygmy falcon *
Black-chested snake eagle
Capped wheatear
Chestnut-backed sparrowlark
Red-billed qualea
Laughing dove
Burchell's starling
Barn owl
Grey-backed sparrowlark
Cardinal woodpecker

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