Zululand Rarities Gallery

Please send your pictures of rare birds in Zululand to carole.hills@gmail.com so that they may be uploaded.

Sooty Tern
First sighted on 18 July 2012 at the Umfolozi mouth by Digby Cyrus and reported again on Sunday 22 July by Johan Gouws and Rusty Lupton. Possible the same individual that was reported in late 2011.

Sooty Tern (Johan Gouws)

Sooty Tern (Johan Gouws)

Maccoa Duck
Seen at the Nkandla sewage works on 4 January 2012.

Maccoa Duck (Kim Cox)

Hartlaub’s Gull
Seen for a week around 28 December 2011. Associated with Grey-headed Gull.

Hartlaub’s Gull (Patrick Rollinson)

Hartlaub’s Gull (Patrick Rollinson)

Lesser Sand Plover 
Seen at the Umfolozi river mouth for a days around 27 December 2011

Lesser Sand Plover with Greater Sand Plover in the backgound (Patrick Rollinson)

Sooty Tern
Seen at the Umfolozi river mouth few a weeks in December 2011

Sooty Tern (Patrick Rollinson)

Abdim’s Stork

Seen near Mtubatuba on 4 December 2011

Abdim’s Stork (Kim Cox)

Caspian Plover

Seen at Mpempe Pan on 26 November.

Caspian Plover (Non-breeding) (Patrick Rollinson)

 Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Seen at Muzi Pan for a few days around the end 2010.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Daryl Dell)

Golden Pipit

Seen at Phongola Nature Reserve for about two and half weeks at the end of 2010, many birders from around the country came to see it.

Golden Pipit (Daryl Dell) 

Golden Pipit (Daryl Dell)

Purple Indigobird

Seen at the small bird hide at Mantumo Camp in Mkhuze Game Reserve by John and Kim Cox. on 30 December 2012

Purple Indigobird (Kim Cox)

 Collared Flycatcher

Seen at Phinda Game Reserve on 2 March 2008 by Daryl Dell

Collared Flycatcher (Daryl Dell)
Madagascar Cuckoo

Seen at Phinda Game Reserve on 6 February 2006 by Daryl Dell

Madagascar Cuckoo (Daryl Dell)
Madagascar Cuckoo (Daryl Dell)

Grey Wagtail

Seen on a small dirt road at RBM on 3 April 2005 where it stuck around for about a week.

Bat Hawk

Seen at Umlalazi Nature Reserve (Mtunzini) on a number of days around 12 October 2003 by a several birders.

Bat Hawk (Jenny Norman)

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