Kruger Park Birding | Borderline Endangered African Bird Species

The Lanner Falcon.Image: Lanner Falcon
According to the Avian Demography Unit, there are 27 bird species in Kruger Park that are not as vulnerable as the endangered species but whose sustained existence may be threatened. The borderline endangered species are:

GNT = Globally Near Threatened
NNT = Nationally Near Threatened

Near-Endangered Species

Bird

Status
Breeding Pairs
Estimated Numbers
Where Best To See Them
Greater Flamingo
GNT & NNT

Occasional visitor

Lower Sabie, Olifants and Letaba Rivers
Lesser Falmingo
GNT & NNT
Occasional visitor
Lower Sabie, Olifants and Letabba Rivers
Pallid Harrier
GNT & NT
Occasional visitor
Central grasslands and mopaneveld north of Mopani Camp
Great White Pelican
GNT
Occasional Visitor
Lower Sabie, Mpanamana Dam, Letaba River; pools along the Lebombo range
Black Stork
NNT
10-20
40-60
Olifants, Letaba, Shingwedzi and Luvuvhu Rivers
Wooly-necked Stork
NNT
20-80
At water sources throughout the Park but particularly along the Luvuvhu and Shingwedzi Rivers
African Openbill
NNT
5-10
150-300
Olifants, Letaba, Shingwedzi and Luvuvhu Rivers
Marabou Stork
NNT
200-300
Occur throughout the Park, especially in the central grasslands
African Pygmy-Goose
NNT
Unknown
200-300
Water holes throughout Kruger
Secretarybird
NNT
80-100
100-300
Central Grasslands
Bat Hawk
NNT
1-5
10-30
Punda Maria; Letaba River; Sabie River near Skukuza
Ayres's Hawk-Eagle
GNT & NNT
Occasional Visitor
Northern Kruger, particularly in the northern sandveld and Limpopo River valley
African Crowned Eagle
NNT
15-25
30-60
Phabeni Area, Berg-en-Dal and Northern Kuger
Peregrine Falcon
NNT
Unknown
Northern Kruger
Lanner Falcon
NNT
10-30
25-75
Makuleke, Pafuri and northern Kruger
Black-bellied Bustard
NNT
200-400
800-1200
Satara, Orpen and central grasslands, south of Lower Sabie
Lesser Jacana
GNT & NNT
Occasional visitor
Singita Lebombo Concession, water holes near the Lebombo
Greater Painted-snipe
NNT
10-30
25-75
Wetlands between Shingwedzi and Punda
Chestnut-banded Plover
GNT & NNT
Occasional Visitor
Pafuri, Kanniedood and Engelhard Dams
White-crowned Lapwing
NNT
30-50
80-150
Luvuvhu River, Sabie River near Nkuhlu
Collared Pratincole
NNT
50-100
300-800
Southern banks of Kanniedood Dam on Letaba River; Stapelkop Dam near Mopani
Black Coucal
NNT
5-20
20-60
Lower Sabie Area
Halfcollared Kingfisher
NNT
100-200
200-500
Sabie River near Skukuza Camp
Broadtailed Warbler
GNT & NNT
50-100
Vagrant
N'wambiya sandveld, northern Kruger

Black-throated Wattle-eye
NNT
40-80
50-180
Lower Sabie and Crocodile River and Pafuri area

Red-billed Oxpecker
NNT
1000's
10 000's
Throughout the Park
Lemon-breasted Canary
NNT
100-200
250-500
Punda Maria and Luvuvhu River Areas
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