The southern Kalahari bird survey

A biogeographic survey by Vincent Parker


‘Not all wanderers are lost’ – JRR Tolkien

This survey will commence in November 2013.

• Monitor the seasonal and medium term changes in densities of bird species
• Conduct systematic raptor counts
• Fill one of the largest gaps in coverage for the second southern African bird atlas project (SABAP2)


Publications from previous projects:

The Groenkloof Project 2006 – 2013

Parker, V. 2012. Seasonal and medium term changes in observed densities of woodland birds in Groenkloof, Pretoria. Ornithological Observations 3: 128-185.

Parker, V. 2013. Population densities of woodland bird species at the Pretoria National Botanical Garden. Ornithological Observations 4: 94-103.

The Mozambique Project 1995-2003


Parker, V. 1999. The Atlas of the Birds of Sul do Save, Southern Mozambique. Avian Demography Unit and Endangered Wildlife Trust, Cape Town & Johannesburg.

Parker, V. 2005. The Atlas of the Birds of Central Mozambique. Avian Demography Unit and Endangered Wildlife Trust, Cape Town & Johannesburg.

Nuttall, D.B. & Parker, V. 2001. An overview of the history and distribution of the Olive-headed Weaver , Ploceus olivaceiceps, with preliminary observations of a sub-population near Panda in southern Mozambique. Ostrich 72(1&2): 101-104.

Ryan, P.G., Bento, C., Cohen, C., Graham, J., Parker, V. & Spottiswoode, C. 1999. The avifauna and conservation status of the Namuli Massif, northern Mozambique. Bird Conservation International 9: 315-331.

Allan, D.G., Davies, G.B. & Parker, V. 2000.The birds (Aves) of the middle Save River valley, Mocambique. Durban Museum Novitates 25: 18-24.

The Swaziland Project 1985 – 1991


Parker, V. 1994.. The Swaziland Bird Atlas 1985-1991. Webster’s, Mbabane.

Parker, V. 1996. Modelling the distribution of bird species in Swaziland in relation to environmental variables. Ostrich 67: 105-110.

Parker, V. 1999. The use of logistic regression in modelling the distribution of bird species in Swaziland. S.Afr.J.Zool. 34(2):39-47.

Harrison, J. A., Allan, D. G., Underhill, L.G., Herremans, M., Tree, A.J., Parker, V., & Brown, C.J. 1997. The Atlas of Southern African Birds Vol. 1&2. BirdLife South Africa, Johannesburg.

Monadjem, A., Boycott, R. C., Parker, V. & Culverwell, J. 2004. Threatened vertebrates of Swaziland. Swaziland Red Data Book: fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Mbabane: Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Education.