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Immerse yourself in the picturesque country setting that envelops Budmarsh. Enjoy quiet walks along our nature trails or soak up some sun while wandering through our splendid gardens.

Birdwatchers and fly-fishing enthusiasts will feel very much at home when visiting Budmarsh, and are encouraged to keep an eye out for the cheeky Budmarsh otter which occasionally graces visitors with his presence.

Bird list

Here is a list of a few of the birds you can spot in the area…

Common name Scientific name
White-Breasted Cormorant Phalacrocorax lucidus
Reed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
Red-Knobbed Coot Fulica cristata
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Blacksmith Lapwing (Plover) Vanellus armatus
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
Cape Turtle Dove Streptopelia capicola
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Grey Go-Away-Bird (Lourie) Corythaixoides concolor
Common (European) Swift Apus apus
Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus
Black-Collared Barbet Lybius torquatus
Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii
Barn (European) Swallow Hirundo rustica
Banded Martin Riparia cincta
Dark-Capped (Black-Eyed) Bulbul Pycnonotus tricolor
Kurrrichane Thrush Trudus libonyanus
Tawny-Flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
African Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
Brubru Nilaus afer
Thick-Billed Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons
Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis
Lesser Masked Weaver Ploceus intermedius
Red-Billed Quelea Quelea quelea
Souther Red Bishop Euplectes orix
White-Winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus

Have you spotted anything else? Let us know and we’ll add it to our birdlist.