the reserve has over 350 recorded bird species

Birding in Pilanesberg

Bird List

Pilanesberg offers some excellent birding opportunities. Birding areas include rocky areas, hillsides, grasslands, woodlands, dams, streams, and a vlei area.
Roberts No Scientific Name Common Names
   
1 Struthio camelus
English Ostrich
Afrikaans Volstruis
Setswana Ntlokwe/Ntshe
118 Sagittarius serpentarius
English Secretarybird
Afrikaans Sekretarisvoel
Setswana Ramolongwana
122 Gyps coprotheres
English Cape Vulture
Afrikaans Kransaasvoel
Setswana Lenong
123 Gyps africanus
English Whitebacked Vulture
Afrikaans Witrugaasvoel
Setswana Lenong
124 Torgos tracheliotus
English Lappetfaced Vulture
Afrikaans Swartaasvoel
Setswana Lenong
140 Pelomaetus bellicosus
English Martial Eagle
Afrikaans Breekoparend
Setswana Ntsu
143 Circaetus gallicus
English Blackbreasted Snake Eagle
Afrikaans Swartbosslangarend
Setswana Ntsu
146 Terathopius ecaudatus
English Bateleur
Afrikaans Berghaan
Setswana Ntsu
229 Podica senegalensis
English African Finfoot
Afrikaans Watertrapper
230 Ardeotis kori
English Kori Bustard
Afrikaans Gompou
Setswana Kgori
300 Cursorius temminckii
English Temminck's Courser
Afrikaans Trekdrawwertjie
344 Pterocles namaqua
English Namaqua Sandgrouse
Afrikaans Kelkiewyn
346 Pterocles gutturalis
English Yellowthroated Sandgrouse
Afrikaans Geelkeelsandpatrys
441 Merops nubicoides
English Carmine Bee-eater
Afrikaans Rooiborsbyvreter
447 Coracias caudata
English Lilacbreasted Roller
Afrikaans Gewone Troupant
Setswana Letleretlere
449 Coracias naevia
English Purple Roller
Afrikaans Groottroupant
474 Indicator indicator
English Greater Honeyguide
Afrikaans Grootheuningwyser
Setswana Tshetlo
563 Turdoides bicolor
English Pied Babbler
Afrikaans Witkatlagter
Setswana Letsheganoga
580 Turdus litsitsirupa
English Groundscraper Thrush
Afrikaans Gevlekte Lyster
Setswana Letsetseropa
695 Melaenornis mariquensis
English Marico Flycatcher
Afrikaans Maricovlieevanger
Setswana Kapantsi
739 Laniarius atrococcineus
English Crimson-breasted Shrike (Boubou)
Afrikaans Rooiborslaksman
Setswana Kgorogoro/Kgaragoba
761 Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
English Plumcoloured Starling
Afrikaans Witborsspreeu
Setswana Legodile
845 Uraeginthus granatinus
English Violeteared Waxbill
Afrikaans Koningblousysie
861 Vidua regia
English Shafttailed Whydah
Afrikaans Pylstertrooibekkie