Farakunku Lodges

Hotel category: Stars Stars Stars Stars

Rating: BirdsBirdsBirdsBirds

Country: The Gambia

Region: Senegambia region, Atlantic coast, West Africa

We speak: English

Web site: www.farakunku-lodges.com


Set in a rural hamlet in the south of The Gambia away from the tourist area, with some local compounds along the packed earth tracks leading to Farakunku from the main coast road. 2 km from a beautiful unspoilt beach backed by dunes and pools which stay flooded after the rainy season until February. We are half an hour from the airport (collection service pre-bookable at time of booking.) and between the two villages of Tujereng and Sanyang with small local houses, local farms for vegetable growing and a few little hole-in-the-wall type 'shops'. Gambia is just a 6 hour direct day time flight from UK: With over 600 bird species recorded, guided guests will easily see over 200 in a week. Marked walking trails from the lodges offer a range of habitats for independent exploration. With a restaurant and plunge pool, shady areas and shelters our guests (maximum of 8) can be assured of a peaceful holiday with full birding arrangements available.


A warm welcome from owners and staff on arrival. Each couple/single traveler has their own lodge with private terrace and seating area with table, chairs and hammock. Guests stay on half board, enjoying an early cooked breakfast and a set 3-course evening meal. Light meals or the Gambian dish of the day available at lunch time if required. Soft drinks, bottled water, local beer and spirits on sale. Guests can be as private or as sociable as they like...often gathering around the pool in the evening to swap their birding news. We arrange experienced bird guides and transport to all the best sites. Guests can book our complete 6-day birding package or separate days of guided trips. Packed lunches can be arranged. Minimum stay 7 nights. Guests often stay for 10-14 nights and mix guided birding with independent trips/walks/bike rides. A separate art studio/gallery is on site where the owner welcomes guests and holds workshops on request. Free wifi on site. The restaurant seats a maximum of 10 at separate tables


Spacious lodges with fans as well as louvered (mosquito netted) windows on each of the octagonal walls to ensure good cross ventilation. Hot water showers and flushing toilets in spacious wet rooms. A lockable walk-in wardrobe in each lodge for valuables. Deep mattress super-king 4-poster beds draped in mosquito netting with 100% cool cotton sheets, comfortable seating and coffee table. Daily cleaning and fresh towels and same day laundry service.

Name Latin name Locally Ringed & recorded in months    Status in detail Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Stone Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus September to May Local resident in dense scrub and forest *   * *
White-throated Francolin  Francolinus albogularis March Possible forest resident        
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis   Locally common in coastal area *     *
Double-spurred Francolin  Francolinus bicalcaratus  February Common resident *     *
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus  October Occasionally occurring migrant     *  
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus  December to March Resident and migrant races occur together *     *
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax All year Resident in mangrove areas *     *
Striated Heron Butorides striata November Wet-season breeder and passage migrant       *
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides November to February Common but decreases towards end of dry season       *
Pink-Backed Pelican Pelicanus rufescens   Locally common in coastal area *     *
Great White Pelican Pelicanus onocrotalus   Locally common in coastal area *     *
Black Egret Egretta ardesiaca   Common resident at the coast       *
Little Egret Egretta garzetta   Common year round       *
Great White Egret Egretta alba   Common resident       *
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia   Common resident       *
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis November to May Common resident *     *
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca January to February Fairly common resident *   * *
Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis  January Fairly common resident       *
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea   Common year round *     *
White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata November to August Common  but decreases towards end of dry season * *   *
African Pygmy Goose Nettapus auritus   Uncommon rainy season visitor   *    
Spur winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis   Common and widespread, more during rainy season *   * *
Purple Heron Ardea pururea   Common year round       *
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta January to March Fairly common resident *     *
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aetheopicus   Widespread in wetlands       *
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo   Fairly common resident     *
Long tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus   Common resident at the coast       *
African Spoonbill Platalea alba   Common in wetlands *     *
African Darter Anhinga rufa  December to March Occasionally occurring visitor *     *
Palm Nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis   Common year round *     *
Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus November to January Common wintering migrant *     *
African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus February to June Fairly common resident       *
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus  All year Common resident *   * *
Lappet-faced Vulture  Torgos tracheliotus   Frequent in upper river region       *
Pied Crow Corvus albus   Very common near coast,fewer inland *     *
Wahlberg's Eagle  Aquila wahlbergi   Frequent year round       *
Black Kite Milvus migrans   Fairly common resident *     *
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus   Common year round  *     *
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax   Frequent year round       *
Brown Snake Eagle Circaetus cinereus   Infrequent at the coast, common inland *     *
Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis   Year round,most frequent Nov-April *     *
Short toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus   Common away from coast in dry season       *
Western Banded Snake Eagle Circaetus cinerascens   Fairly common resident       *
Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus  February Fairly common resident *     *
Dark Chanting Goshawk Melierax metabates   Common resident       *
Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar  November  Common resident       *
 Red chested African Goshawk  Accipiter tachiro January to February Fairly common forest resident       *
Eurasian Marsh Harrier  Circus aeruginosus   Common Palearctic migrant October-March       *
Shikra Accipiter badius November to July Common resident *     *
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus   Uncommon often near wader haunts       *
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus   Frequent all year *     *
Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera   Local in and around palms and established trees       *
African Hobby Falco cuvierii   Frequent all seasons *     *
Ovambo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis  October Occasionally occurring visitor        
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus   Common migrant November -April       *
 Grey Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus   Common widespread resident       *
Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostra December to March  Common resident in reedbeds       *
Little Crake Porzana parva January to March Occasionally occurring migrant        
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla  March Occasionally occurring migrant        
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio November to February Common resident *     *
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus  January Occasionally occurring migrant        
Lesser Moorhen Gallinula angulata January Occasionally occurring visitor        
Temminck's Courser Cursorius temminckii   Common resident       *
 Little Button Quail Turnix sylvaticus March Occasionally occurring visitor        
Senegal Thick-knee Burhinus senegalensis November to July Common resident but decreases during dry season       *
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta   Occasionally occurring migrant       *
Eurasian Oyster Catcher Haematopus ostralegus   Common wintering migrant       *
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus November to February Common wintering migrant       *
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus November to July Common resident       *
Black Headed Plover Vanellus tectus   Common breeding resident       *
American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica February Vagrant from Nearctic        
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola December Fairly common wintering migrant       *
Wattled Plover Vanellus senegallus   Common breeding resident       *
Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus   Common breeding resident       *
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula December to March Common wintering migrant        
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius December to February Fairly common wintering migrant       *
Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis November to March Fairly common resident       *
African Jacana Actophilornis africanus December to April Common resident but decreases during dry season       *
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus January Occasionally occurring migrant        
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago November to March Common wintering migrant        
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata   Common wintering migrant       *
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica December to January Occasionally occurring migrant        
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa   Common wintering migrant       *
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus December to February Common wintering migrant       *
Common Redshank Tringa totanus October to February Common wintering migrant        
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia November to January Common wintering migrant       *
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus November to March Common wintering migrant       *
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola November to March Common wintering migrant       *
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos October to April Common wintering migrant       *
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres December to February Fairly common wintering migrant       *
Sanderling Calidris alba December to February Common wintering migrant       *
Little Stint Calidris minuta January Occasionally occurring migrant        
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea February Occasionally occurring migrant        
Slender-billed Gull  Larus genei December to February Common visitor       *
Grey-headed Gull  Larus cirrocephalus December to February Common resident *     *
Black-headed Gull  Larus ridibundus   Common wintering migrant       *
Audouin's Gull  Larus audouinii February Occasionally occurring migrant        
Yellow Legged Gull Larus cachinnans   Palearctic migrant       *
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus December to February Common wintering migrant       *
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus   Rare winter migrant       *
Gull billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica   Common wintering migrant       *
Caspian Tern  Sterna caspia January to June Common visitor       *
Common Tern Sterna hirundo   Common visitor       *
Royal Tern  Sterna maxima   Common visitor       *
Lesser Crested Tern  Sterna bengalensis January Occasionally occurring migrant       *
Sandwich Tern  Sterna sandvicensis October to March Common wintering migrant       *
Little Tern Sternula albifrons   Fairly common wintering migrant        
Black Tern Chlidonias niger December Occasionally occurring migrant        
Four-banded Sandgrouse Pterocles quadricinctus November to August Common resident       *
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea December to March Common resident *     *
European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur January to February Rare wintering migrant        
African Collared Dove Streptopelia roseogrisea January Uncommon visitor        
 African Mourning Dove Streptopelia decipiens Most months Common resident *     *
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata September to August Common resident *     *
Vinaceous Dove Streptopelia vinacea October to July Common resident *     *
Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis All year Common resident * * * *
Black-billed Wood Dove Turtur abyssinicus All year Common resident       *
Blue-spotted Wood Dove Turtur afer Most months Fairly common resident       *
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis November to February Common visitor       *
African Green Pigeon Treron calvus November to July Fairly common resident       *
Western Grey Plantain eater Crinifer piscator October to January Common resident *   * *
Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis Most months Common resident *     *
Levaillant's Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii October to July Fairly common wet season migrant        
Diederik Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius October to January Fairly common wet season migrant        
Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas January  Common resident       *
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius   Fairly common year round *     *
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus October Occasionally occurring migrant        
Western Barn Owl Tyto alba November to January  Common breeding resident        
Verreaux's Eagle owl Bubo lacteus   Resident in tall trees and thickets       *
African Scops Owl Otus senegalensis November  Common breeding resident       *
Spotted/Greyish Eagle Owl Bubo africanus   Uncommon resident       *
African Wood owl Strix woodfordii   Rare Some breeding pairs in coastal forest thickets       *
White-faced Scops Owl Otus leucotis   Common breeding resident *     *
Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum December Fairly common resident       *
Swamp Nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis July Occasionally occurring visitor        
Long-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus climacurus Most months  Common resident       *
Standard-winged Nightjar  macrodipteryx longipennis October to July  Common resident       *
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus   Seasonal migrant       *
Little Swift Apus affinis   Common resident *     *
African Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus February to June Common resident       *
Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri   Common resident       *
Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinicus January to June Fairly common resident       *
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster   Common resident *     *
Rufus-crowned Roller Coracias naevia   Fairly common resident       *
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus January to June Fairly common resident       *
Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala Most months Fairly common resident *     *
Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti October  Common resident       *
Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica October to August Fairly common resident       *
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis November to December Fairly common wet season migrant       *
African Pygmy Kingfisher  Ceyx picta November to March Fairly common resident       *
Malachite Kingfisher  Alcedo cristata November to March Fairly common resident       *
Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima December to February Fairly common resident       *
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis October to August Common resident *     *
Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus All year Common resident *     *
White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis November Occasionally occurring visitor       *
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis October to March  Common resident away from coast        
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus   Common coastal breeding resident       *
Northern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus   Seasonally frequent early dry season       *
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus December to February  Seasonaly abundant migrant       *
Green Turaco Tauraco persa   Breeding resident in coastal forest areas       *
Violet Touraco Musophaga violacea   Common breeding resident *     *
Black Wood Hoopoe  Rhinopomastus aterrimus   Common resident       *
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops November to March Fairly common wintering migrant        
Green Wood Hoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus September to August Common resident       *
Western Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus Most months  Common breeding resident       *
Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus   Rare resident due to loss of habitat       *
African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasciatus   Common breeding resident *     *
African Grey Hornbill  Tockus nasutus All year  Common breeding resident       *
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird  Pogoniulus chrysoconus November to May  Common resident       *
Vieillot's Barbet Lybius vieilloti October to July Fairly common resident       *
Bearded Barbet  Lybius dubius November  Common resident       *
Cassin's Honeybird  Prodotiscus insignis September to April  Rare        
Lesser Honeyguide  Indicator minor February Uncommon resident        
Spotted Honeyguide  Indicator maculatus October to August  Rare        
Greater Honeyguide  Indicator indicator September to March Fairly common wintering migrant        
Eurasian Wryneck  jynx torquilla September to August  Uncommon migrant        
Fine-spotted Woodpecker  Campethers punctuligera September to May Fairly common resident       *
Brown-backed Woodpecker  Picoides obsoletus December to July Fairly common resident        
Cardinal Woodpecker  Dendropicos fuscescens September to August Common resident       *
African Grey Woodpecker  Dendropicos goertae    Common widespread breeding resident       *
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri November to February Common resident *     *
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus   Fairly common breeding resident       *
Brown-necked parrot Poicephalus robustus October to January Fairly common resident        
Senegal Batis Batis senegalensis Most months Common resident        
Common Wattle-Eye Platysteira cyanea   Common breeding resident        
Grey-headed Bushshrike Malaconotus blanchoti November to April Fairly common resident        
Yellow-crowned Gonolek  Laniarius barbarus December to March Common resident *     *
Yellow-billed Shrike  Corvinella corvina December to February  Common resident       *
Woodchat Shrike  Lanius senator November to July  Palearctic breeder       *
White-Crested Helmet Shrike Prionops plumatus   Frequent breeding resident in woodlands       *
Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher  Terpsiphone rufiventer December to January Uncommon resident       *
African Paradise Flycatcher  Terpsiphone viridis November  Fairly common breeding resident       *
Piapiac  Ptilostomus afer December to July Common resident *     *
Crested Lark  Galerida cristata    Common Resident       *
Common House Martin  Delichon urbica All year  Frequently common migrant       *
Common Bulbul  Pycnonotus barbatus December to February  Common to abundant       *
Little Greenbul  Andropadus virens November to August Fairly common resident       *
Yellow-throated Leaflove  Chlorocichla flavicollis September to January Fairly common resident       *
Grey-headed Bristlebill  Bleda canicapilla September to August  Resident in diminishing forest areas        
Fanti Saw-wing  Psalidoprocne obscura January Fairly common wintering migrant       *
Sand Martin  Riparia riparia March  Frequent winter migrant       8
Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica December to June  Seasonal migrant       *
Red-chested Swallow  Hirundo lucida December to July Common resident        
Wire-tailed Swallow  Hirundo smithii May  Common breeding resident       *
Pied-winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma   Fairly common resident *     *
African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus   Common resident *     *
Fork-tailed Drongo  Dicrurus adsimilis    Common resident       *
Square-tailed Drongo   Dicrurus  ludwigii All year  rare resident in extreme S. of Gambia        
Northern Crombec  Sylvietta brachyura September to April  Frequent breeding resident        
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps   Fairly common in freshwater habitats       *
Willow Warbler  Phylloscopus trochilus October to February Common wintering migrant       *
Common Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita December to February  Common winter visitor       *
Western Bonelli's Warbler  Phylloscopus bonelli December to June  Uncommon winter visitor        
Greater Swamp Warbler  Acrocephalus rufescens January to April  Fairly common breeding resident        
Great Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus arundinaceus September to August  Rare        
Sedge Warbler  Acrocephalus schoenobaenus October to June  Regular winter visitor        
 Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus scirpaceus October to January  Regular winter visitor        
African Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus baeticatus November to February  Occasionally occurring rainy season sightings        
Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida September to August Common wintering migrant        
Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta December to March  Frequent winter visitor       *
Subalpine Warbler  Sylvia  cantillans November  Regular winter visitor       *
Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans January to March Common breeding resident       *
Whistling Cisticola  Cisticola lateralis March  Common breeding resident       *
Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis August  Rare        
Rufous Cisticola  Cisticola rufus December to March  Fairly common breeding resident        
Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis January  Common breeding resident        
Black-backed Cisticola  Cisticola eximius All year  rare resident in extreme S. of Gambia        
Tawny-flanked Prinia  Prinia subflava September to February  Abundant resident       *
Red-winged Warbler  Heliolais erythroptera September to May Uncommon resident        
Yellow-breasted Apalis  Alpalis flavida Most months Fairly common resident       *
Green backed Eremomela  Eremomela pusilla  All year Common resident        
Grey-backed Camaroptera  Camaroptera brachyura December to April Fairly common resident       *
Blackcap Babbler  Turdoides reinwardtii Most months Fairly common resident *     *
Brown Babbler  Turdoides plebejus November to April  Fairly common breeding resident       *
 Blackcap  Sylvia atricapilla September to June Fairly common wintering migrant       *
Lesser Whitethroat  Sylvia curruca December to February Occasionally occurring migrant       *
Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis   Common winter migrant        
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenenthe October to March Common wintering migrant        
Greater Blue-eared Starling  Lamprotornis chalybaeus November  Common resident       *
Lesser Blue-eared Starling Lamprotornis chloropterus November Fairly common resident *     *
Bronze-tailed Starling  Lamprotornis chalcurus January Fairly common resident       *
 Purple Glossy Starling  Lamprotornis purpureus October to August Fairly common resident *     *
Long-tailed Glossy Starling Lamprotornis caudatus November to July Common resident *     *
Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster September to August Fairly common wet season migrant       *
Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus December Common resident        
African Thrush Turdus pelios All year Common resident *     *
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius   Rare winter visitor/migrant       *
Yellow White Eye Zosterops senegalensis    Frequent widespread resident       *
Red bellied Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer February Locally common in coastal area       *
Northern Black Flycatcher  Melaenornis edolioides   Frequent resident in savannah habitat       *
Swamp Flycatcher Muscicapa aquatica 0 Common resident near freshwater       *
Senegal Batis Batis senegalensis All year Uncommon to locally frequent resident *     *
Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat Cossypha niveicapilla   Common breeding resident       *
White-crowned Robin-Chat Cossypha albicapillus December  Fairly common breeding resident       *
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica December to February  Uncommon winter migrant       *
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos November to March Occasionally occuring migrant        
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus September to October Fairly common migrant        
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra February Occasionally occurring migrant        
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe January to February Occasionally occurring migrant       *
Western Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes longuemarei March  Uncommon resident        *
Collared Sunbird  Anthreptes collaris 0  locally common resident        
Green-headed Sunbird  Nectarinia verticalis 0 Uncommon resident        
Scarlet-chested Sunbird  Nectarinia senegalensis March  Common breeding resident       *
Olive-bellied Sunbird  Nectarinia chloropygia January to April  Rare        
Beautiful Sunbird  Nectarinia pulchella   Common resident       *
Splendid Sunbird  Nectarinia coccinigaster Most months Common resident *     *
Variable Sunbird  Nectarinia venusta All year Common resident *     *
Copper Sunbird  Nectarinia cuprea October  Fairly common breeding resident       *
Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegala    Frequent breeding resident *     *
BruBru  Nilaus afer   Common resident in scrub cover       *
Northern Puffback Dryoscopus gambensis November to March Fairly common resident       *
House Sparrow Passer domesticus   Breeding resident        *
 Grey headed Sparrow Passer griseus Most months Common resident       *
Bush Petronia  Petronia dentata March  Common breeding resident       *
White-billed Buffalo Weaver  Bubalornis albirostris 0 Fairly common breeding resident       *
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow Weaver Plocepasser superciliosus    Uncommon breeding resident        
Little Weaver  Ploceus luteolus September to April Common breeding resident       *
Black-necked Weaver  Ploceus nigricollis All year Common resident *     *
Heuglin's Masked Weaver  Ploceus heuglini September to August  Uncommon to rare        
Vitelline Masked Weaver  Ploceus velatus Most months  Common resident       *
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus All year Common resident *     *
Red-headed Quelea Quelia erythrops All year  Uncommon wet season breeder *     *
Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea October to July  Uncommon dry season visitor        
Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer All year Fairly common resident       *
Black-winged Red Bishop  Euplectes hordeaceus November to August Common breeding resident        
Northern Red Bishop Euplectes franciscanus Most months Common resident       *
Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala January  Common breeding resident       *
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus bengalus Most months Common resident *     *
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens All year Common resident *     *
Orange-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda melpoda Most months Fairly common resident       *
Black-rumped Waxbill  Estrilda troglodytes October to July Fairly common resident       *
Magpie Mannikin  Lonchura fringilloides January to March  Uncommon resident       *
Bronze Mannikin  Lonchura cucullata All year  Common breeding resident        
Cut throat Finch  Amadina fasciata    Dry season visitor       *
Village Indigobird  Vidua chalybeata October to January Fairly common resident breeder       *
Pin-tailed Whydah  Vidua macroura 0  Fairly common breeding resident       *
White wagtail Motacilla alba February  Winter migrant        
Western Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla flava   Winter migrant       *
Plain-backed Pipit  Anthus leucophrys October to July  Uncommon breeding resident       *
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis September to March Occasionally occurring migrant        
Red-throated Pipit  Anthus cervinus January to February  Uncommon winter migrant        
Yellow-fronted Canary  Serinus mozambicus September to October Common breeding resident       *
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi October Generally uncommon        
Little Greenbul  Andropadus virens    Uncommon resident in diminishing forest areas        
Yellow Penduline Tit  Anthoscopus parvulus   Uncommon resident        

* Please note that the English bird names on this site follow the American terminology. If you can't find a species name, try searching by Family or latin name.
Status key: B = breeding species; RB - rare breeding; W = winter only; V - vagrant; RV = rare vagrant; TM - trans-migrant; In - introduced

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