Bird lifers list

Speckled Pigeon

A bird lifers list is all the birds that you have seen and recorded. I want to showcase some of the birds I have photographed through my birdwatching journey together with the locations I have photographed them.

Birding in the garden is very rewarding and pleasing. It gives you the opportunity to attract birds in many ways. It’s also the best place to start your bird lifers list.

My first purchase for attracting birds was a birdbath. More birds will come to your garden if there is a birdbath. Some wonderful photos can be taken while they are drinking and bathing in the water.

Then, of course, bird feeders are the next purchase. I bought one that looks like a little house where the roof flaps open to fill it with seed and then dispenses it at the bottom. I also purchased various tube feeders to place in different parts of the garden.

I use good-quality garden bird seeds, mealworms, suet, and fruit to feed the birds.

When buying trees, shrubs, and flowers to plant, I always buy what will attract birds. Fruit and berries are fantastic for both gardeners and bird enthusiasts. If you are a gardener, there is nothing better than fresh fruit from your garden. And if you are a bird enthusiast, it is a great way to attract birds to your garden naturally.

These birds are common garden birds that are easy to find in South Africa.

Bronze Mannikin
Bronze Mannikin
Barbet Black Collared
Barbet, Black-collared
Cape white eye
White-eye, Cape
Helmeted Guineafowl
Guineafowl, Helmeted
Crested barbet
Barbet, Crested
Southern red bishop
Southern red bishop
Dark-capped Bulbul
Dark-capped Bulbul
Cattle egret
Cattle Egret
Grey go away bird
Grey Go-away-bird
Cape Sparrow
Cape Sparrow
Crowned Lapwing
Crowned Lapwing
Red knobbed coot
Red-knobbed Coot
Moorhen Lesser
Common Moorhen
Speckled mousebird
Speckled Mousebird
Pied crow
Pied Crow
Lapwing Blacksmith
Blacksmith Lapwing
lapwing African Wattled
African Wattled Lapwing
Indian Myna
Indian Myna
Egyptian Goose
Egyptian Goose
Spotted eagle owl
Spotted Eagle-Owl
African hoopoe
African Hoopoe

Speckled Pigeon

Cape Turtle Dove

Laughing Dove

Rock Dove

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Content creator: Petrus A. van Tonder

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