The following annotated checklist is not a comprehensive list for the whole Vumba region, but focuses on those birds that are “special” or common to the area, particularly Seldomseen. There are brief descriptions and notes on the characteristics of the species that help in identification. Guide books such as Roberts, Newman’s or Sasol should also be used. Since there is so much argument and confusion over the common names of the birds, Latin names are given as the definitive reference. Numbering is according to Roberts.
If you are using a birding App on your phone or Tablet we recommend Roberts as being the best.
However, we discourage the use of “calling” as it may interfere with the birds natural social interactions with each other!