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SABAP1 distribution
Current SABAP2 distribution, overlayed on
SABAP1 distribution

European Bee-eater


Merops apiaster

IUCN Red Data status: Breeding indicator key
Endemic status:     No breeding data
Occurrence status: Palearctic migrant     Possible or Probable breeding
      Confirmed breeding

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Species occurance by site

Name of site Monthly reporting rate (RR %) Total
RR %
Cards
at site
Cards
with
spp
J F M A M J J A S O N D
93 Ammunisie Depot (NC0010000000000050.021
Abe Bailey Nature Reserve (GP000000000170112.11453
Addo Elephant National Park 3325DA (EC0500000000000.71451
Akkerendam Nature Reserve (NC0000000000010016.761
Alice Glöckner Nature Reserve (GP000025000033005.9342
Ants Nest Private Game Farm (NP670010000005000038.9187
Anysberg Nature Reserve (SA108) (WC000000000272105.627015
Appie van Heerden Nature Reserve (NC10000000000000100.011
Atherstone Nature Reserve (NP1000000000000012.581
Augrabies Falls National Park (SA029) (NC80070007013003.21244
Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary (GP170000000000254.3472
Barberspan Nature Reserve (SA026) (NW1001000000000601008354.24826
Barberton Mountainlands Nature Reserve (MP7510010010000000671008356.05028
Barberton Nature Reserve (MP00000000100000100.011
Beaulieu Bird Sanctuary (GP102001300000100216.31268
Ben Alberts Private Nature Reserve* (NP10000000000500020.0102
Ben Lavin Private Nature Reserve * (NP00100000000007537.5166
Benfontein (108) (SA033) (NC3363000000500100030.05015
Bierspruit Dam Conservation Area (NP8883100400000029010044.15926
Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve (SA039) (NW500000000000020.051
Blouberg Nature Reserve (NP005083000001000063.6117
Blouvlei / Intaka Island (WC001000000000005.9171
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve (SA010) (MP050050000000312217.6519
Bonamanzi Game Park (240) (KZ5001000000087908.6938
Bontebok National Park (WC0050000000000.61801
Boondocks (115) (MP1000100000000000100.033
Borakalalo National Park (NW1001007500000078888944.012555
Boskopdam Nature Reserve (NW500000000000033.331
Botsalano Nature Reserve (SA024) (NW1001005010000000331008650.05025
Botshabelo Nature Reserve (MP00100500000000016.7122
Bronkhorstspruitdam Nature Reserve (GP3840630000000505017.810118
Buffelsdrift Conservancy (GP536068000003317693336.212746
Buzzard Mountain Retreat (114) (SA003) (NP000000000330020.051
Cape Columbine Nature Reserve (WC00000000067100018.8163
Cedarberg Wilderness Area 3219AC (SA101) (WC100000000040101.81643
Cedarberg Wilderness Area 3219AD (SA101) (WC0000000001000033.331
Cleveland Game Park (NP7510010000000000033.3248
Combretum Private Nature Reserve (NP00100000000050022.292
Commando Drift Nature Reserve (EC0000000029100100022.74410
Con Joubert Bird Park (GP00205000000200509.4535
Crystal Springs Private Game Reserve (MP1006701000000050657162.88654
De Tweedespruit Conservancy (GP0600000000067050.0105
Ditholo Nature Reserve (GP067670000001005010041.72410
Djuma Game Reserve (MP1000100000005010005023.8215
DNyala Nature Reserve (SA007) (NP6050337501700050100031.47022
Dome Bergland Conservancy (NW000000005000050.021
Doorndraai Dam Nature Reserve (SA007) (NP10050673300000075033.3279
Doornkloof Nature Reserve (NC00000000000509.1111
Doornkloof Private Nature Reserve (GP382080380000017432924.77719
Dronfield Farm (SA031) (NC00000000010000100.011
Egoli Granite Grassland Nature Reserve (GP0100000000000050.021
Elandsbaai Nature Reserve (WC50000005000800027.3339
Enkeldoornspoort Nature Reserve (NP0001000000000020.051
Entabeni Nature Reserve (SA003) (NP1000000000000033.331
Faan Meintjies Nature Reserve (NW00001000000500018.2112
Faerie Glen Nature Reserve (GP100501001000000017806739.43313
Fern And Forest Sanctuary (301) (MP10000000000000100.011
Florence Bloom Bird Sanctuary (GP330250000000004.4452
Franklin Nature Reserve (FS0000000010000016.761
Free State National Botanical Gardens (FS002000000501005009.3434
Gamkaberg Nature Reserve (WC010000000000141.61833
Gamkapoort Nature Reserve (WC001400000448152.62346
Gariep Dam Nature Reserve (SA051) (FS000000000670012.5162
Glen Austin Pan Bird Sanctuary (GP63275038000000201915.712720
Goegap Nature Reserve (NC000000004510010010022.9358
Goukamma Nature & Marine Reserve (SA114) (WC011110000000002.02034
Greater St Lucia Wetland Park 2732CA (SA058) (KZ100000000000005.3191
Greater St Lucia Wetland Park 2732CB (SA058) (KZ100000000000005.6181
Greater St Lucia Wetland Park 2832AB (SA058) (KZ05000000000003.3301
Greater St Lucia Wetland Park 2832AD (SA058) (KZ02000000000002.3882
Groenefontein Nature Reserve (X) (WC001700000000674.5673
Groenkloof National Park (GP0000000000010010.0101
Groenkloof Nature Reserve( Inc Fount. Valley Nature Reserve) (GP50010050000001000028.6144
Groot Swartberg Nature Reserve 3322AD (SA106) (WC02000000000003.8261
Grootvlei Private Nature Reserve (X) (NP00000000000100100.011
Grootwinterhoek State Forest (part of Ghoek Wilderness Area) (WC03300000000007.1141
Grootwinterhoek Wilderness Area (SA101) (WC1001000000000130010.0303
Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve (MP7810050670000040673351.53317
Hamerkop Bird Sanctuary (GP757567140000050253630.98125
Hans Hohelsen Private Nature Reserve (NP00100000000500010.0202
Hans Merensky Nature Reserve (NP801001001000000010010010051.75830
Harmony Wetland Bird Sanctuary (FS00000000000100100.011
Hartebeespoort Dam Nature Reserve (SA025) (NW332571100000000254321.85512
Hluhluwe Game Reserve (HUP) (SA060) (KZ903300000000102.61173
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park 2831BD (SA060) (KZ00000000033002.5401
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park 2832AA (SA060) (KZ0500000000203309.1333
Honnet Private Nature Reserve (NP0000000000100016.761
Inhlaba (113) (MP000500000000020.051
Itala Nature Reserve (SA056) (KZ55147580000025297926.414839
Jakkalsvlei (WC00000000010000100.011
Jejane Private Nature Reserve (NP1000252900000010010026.74512
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens (GP331000000000205010020.6347
Kagga Kamma Private Nature Reserve (WC0000000000100033.331
Kamfers Dam (179) (SA032) (NC13000000000003.4291
Kammanassie Nature Reserve (WC01000000000001.01041
Karoo National Botanical Gardens (WC1000000000000016.761
Karoo National Park (SA102) (WC330000000936432515.616025
Karoo Nature Reserve (SA090) (EC000000004300011.5263
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 2520BC (SA027) (NC0000000000030.71451
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 2520CC (SA027) (NC00000000013001.1901
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 2620AB (SA027) (NC001700500000006.1332
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 2620BB (SA027) (NC25000000000003.6281
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 2620BC (SA027) (NC41100000000001.81132
Klaserie Private Nature Reserve (SA002) (NP0505044000000010026.54913
Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve (GP0000000000100025.041
Kloofendal Nature Reserve (GP100100505000000008047.4199
Koeberg Nature Reserve (294) (WC00000000010010010025.0287
Korsman Bird Sanctuary (= Westdene Nature Reserve) (GP0090000000051.01972
Kruger National Park 2230DB (SA002) (NP801000001000001005010050.02412
Kruger National Park 2230DD (SA002) (NP00000000001000100.011
Kruger National Park 2231AC (SA002) (NP506050200000044835029.77422
Kruger National Park 2231AD (SA002) (NP6780330000000203327.34412
Kruger National Park 2231CA (SA002) (NP6775100000000425610032.817457
Kruger National Park 2231CB (SA002) (NP0010000000000050.021
Kruger National Park 2231CC (SA002) (NP1000000000010025016.7244
Kruger National Park 2231CD (SA002) (NP050000000008310036.8197
Kruger National Park 2331AA (SA002) (NP5083100000000005044.42712
Kruger National Park 2331AB (SA002) (NP44475000000036583329.110330
Kruger National Park 2331AC (SA002) (NP6060100000000050038.1218
Kruger National Park 2331AD (SA002) (NP06705000000033028.6144
Kruger National Park 2331BA (SA002) (NP10010010000000010033046.2136
Kruger National Park 2331BC (SA002) (NP50000000001006710040.0156
Kruger National Park 2331CB (SA002) (NP6020000000025335716.76611
Kruger National Park 2331CC (SA002) (NP1000000000033506713.5527
Kruger National Park 2331CD (SA002) (NP00100000000100100022.2368
Kruger National Park 2331DA (SA002) (NP50100000000000015.4132
Kruger National Park 2331DC (SA002) (NP27257514000009567527.08924
Kruger National Park 2431AB (SA002) (MP100886760000007510010049.37135
Kruger National Park 2431AD (SA002) (MP60605750000000147124.79323
Kruger National Park 2431BA (SA002) (MP5804010000000402522.45813
Kruger National Park 2431BB (SA002) (MP050501000000000025.0164
Kruger National Park 2431BC (SA002) (MP303357110000029576725.47118
Kruger National Park 2431BD (SA002) (MP643360200000010542527.49526
Kruger National Park 2431CD (SA002) (MP010000000005043019.2265
Kruger National Park 2431DA (SA002) (MP01000200000010040017.9397
Kruger National Park 2431DB (SA002) (MP600500000002005025.8318
Kruger National Park 2431DC (SA002) (MP7567430000080333824.79724
Kruger National Park 2431DD (SA002) (MP25505000000050273319.25210
Kruger National Park 2531AA (SA002) (MP500000000000014.371
Kruger National Park 2531AB (SA002) (MP6710075000000337110038.65722
Kruger National Park 2531AD (SA002) (MP01000000000568310028.05014
Kruger National Park 2531BA (SA002) (MP7167500000002025026.24211
Kruger National Park 2531BB (SA002) (MP5075560000000554524.78120
Kruger National Park 2531BC (SA002) (MP501000000014033010024.44110
Kruger National Park 2531BD (SA002) (MP500500000000103315.6325
Krugersdorp Nature Reserve (GP000000000010005.3191
Kube Yini Private Game Reserve (KZ0025000000500033.362
Kwaggafontein Nature Reserve (FS100000000050100010066.764
Langjan Nature Reserve (NP0000000000010020.051
Lapalala Wilderness (45) (NP00000000050100066.732
Leeuwfontein Collaborative Nature Reserve (GP10010050332000007510010042.35222
Legalameetse Nature Reserve (SA005) (NP50010000000000038.9187
Leon Taljaard Nature Reserve (NW10000000000000100.011
Leopard Kloof Private Nature Reserve (SA025) (NW6767501400000801009242.66829
Lesheba Wilderness (88) (NP000000000004026.7154
Letaba Ranch (NP07550000000501008342.94218
Lichtenburg Game Birding Camp (NW001000000020010010036.4114
Limietberg Nature Reserve (WC17000000000001.3801
Limpopo National Park (Vhembe Nature Reserve) (SA001) (NP10000000002500029.4175
Lissataba Nature Reserve (NP10067100500000010010010043.33013
Londolozi Private Nature Reserve (MP750670000000100011.19911
Lone Hill Nature Reserve (GP1702900000000297.0715
Loskop Dam Nature Reserve (SA015) (MP100500500033008010010051.92714
Lower Berg River Wetlands (SA104) (WC33000000040805010022.24510
Lowveld National Botanical Gardens (MP3305000000000508.2494
Mabalingwe Private Nature Reserve (NP10000000001000019.0214
Mabula Game Lodge (NP1000000000033585044.67433
Madikwe Game Reserve (NW0100100000000750036.4228
Mafikeng Game Reserve (NW0010000000000050.021
Magaliesberg Nature Area (NW0000000001438010.5384
Makalali Private Nature Reserve (NP0001000000000012.581
Makuya Park (NP1000000000000025.041
Manutsa (92) (NP01000000000013011.1182
Manyeleti Game Reserve (SA002) (NP3310067000003310010010050.02613
Mapelane Forest Reserve (GSL) (SA057) (KZ00000000000502.3441
Mapungubwe National Park (NP808800000000010057.12112
Marakele National Park (SA007) (NP1003303300000010010036.4228
Maria Moroka National Park (FS00000000010001.01952
Marievale Bird Sanctuary (SA021) (GP2000000000000.33691
Marloth Park Conservancy (MP100010000000001005021.1194
Masebe Nature Reserve (SA007) (NP10010050100000001001007550.02211
Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve (WC000000000100007.7131
Mdala Nature Reserve (MP1008610000000000050.0168
Melrose Bird Sanctuary (GP814800000035113.930712
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve (GP000330000000010.0101
Middle Vaal River (SA038) (FS5033200000000335017.76211
Mkhombo Nature Reserve (MP1009310033000001008710076.77356
Mkuzi Game Reserve (SA057) (KZ749063200000134606027.4552151
Mlawula Game Reserve (SW002) (sz1001005057000000675030.83912
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (sz000000000005020.051
Modimbo Training Area (NP006700000000066.732
Moepelplaas Nature Reserve (NP100010010000000010010066.71510
Mokala National Park (NC0100000000000033.331
Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve (Hans Strijdom) (NP500500000000100036.4114
Moletsi Bird Sanctuary (NP0001000001000050030.0103
Morgenzon Mountain Veld (MP000000000014011.191
Morokapula Private Nature Reserve (NP000000000330020.051
Mosdene Private Nature Reserve (SA002) (NP0501005000000010010041.42912
Mountain Zebra National Park (EC800000003200244.41828
Mthethomusha Nature Reserve (MP00000000000100100.011
Ndabushe Wildlife Sanctuary (GP100000000003350027.3113
Ndumo Game Reserve (SA052) (KZ644458001204019596424.825062
Nelspruit Nature Reserve (MP33033000000005016.0254
Norscot Koppies Nature Reserve (GP2504340000000171811.58710
Northern Farms Nature Reserve (Diepsloot NR) (SA025) (GP808064000000203310039.76325
Nyl River Bush Camp (NP1000000000000033.331
Nylsvley Nature Reserve (SA008) (NP5875800200001336414540.216466
Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve (MP000100000000846765.52919
Olifants River Private Game Reserve (X) (NP501000250000057505535.64516
Olifantsvlei Nature Reserve (GP0000000000500.61741
Outspan Bird Sanctuary (GP656054200000012456427.816245
Paardenberg Nature Reserve (WC100100330000013605010026.24211
Paarl Bird Sanctuary (WC10000000000000.64963
Palala River Reserve (NP10000000000100010075.043
Papillon (265) (GP570670000000100025.0328
Phinda Resource Reserve (204) (KZ141700000000010021.4143
Pilanesberg National Park 2527AA (SA023) (NW89819400000063859050.5200101
Polokwane (Pietersburg) Bird Sanctuary (NP6733756700020029208330.06018
Polokwane (Pietersburg) Nature Reserve (SA006) (NP88836700000060688342.49942
Polokwane (Pietersburg) Sewage Works (NP501007510000000100255045.0209
Pomfret Training Area (NW50001000000000066.732
Pongola Nature Reserve (KZ0100500000000605738.73112
Pongolapoort Nature Reserve (SA055) (KZ001000000000100053.3158
President Ridge Bird Sanctuary (GP330000000000010.0202
Pretoria National Botanical Gardens (GP00000000000252.6391
Prozesky Bird Sanctuary (NW50000000000007.7131
Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve (GP175000000000007.7262
Richtersveld National Park 2817AA (NC0000000001000025.041
Rietfontein Ridge Nature Reserve (GP0337500000000025.0164
Rietvlei Nature Reserve (GP806783310000014775933.222675
Rietvlei Wetland Reserve (SA111) (WC33000000001005010050.0126
Riverlands Nature Reserve (WC00000000140006.7151
Riviersonderend Nature Reserve (WC17000000000004.21205
Rocherpan Nature Reserve (WC100000000050674317.67413
Rolfes Pan Nature Reserve (GP0700000000000.51851
Rolfontein Nature Reserve (SA037) (NC00000000000508.3121
Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve (GP292141120000026434115.923337
Rooiberg Nature Reserve (Gamkaberg) (WC02000000000001.9541
Rooipoort (4) (X) (NC000000000050018.2112
Rust de Winter Dam Nature Reserve (NP100100600200000253310025.45915
Rustenburg Nature Reserve (SA025) (Kgaswane Mountain Reserve) (NW0142000000010067010.2495
Rustfontein Nature Reserve (FS1000000000000012.581
Rustig (295) (GP01001000000001006010057.91911
Rynfield Nature Reserve (GP00000000020002.1471
S.A. Lombard Nature Reserve (NW0010000000000016.761
Sabie Sand Game Reserve (SA002) (NP000000000500040.052
Sandveld Nature Reserve (SA039) (FS507530000068791004728.820860
Schmidtsdrif Military Area (NC00000000000100100.011
Schuinsdraai Nature Reserve (NP00100000000000100.011
Seal Island (Donkergat) (WC0000000000010033.331
Selati Game Reserve (NP405033270000025738026.711631
Seringveld Conservancy (GP67251000000008075026.26517
Sileza Nature Reserve (KZ1000000000000075.043
Sishen Private Nature Reserve (NC00000000010000100.011
Skilpad Nature Reserve (Now part of Namaqua National Park 3017BB) (NC00000000003303.4291
Sodwana State Forest (SA058) (KZ00100000000050025.082
Soetdoring Nature Reserve (SA049) (FS5080000004338583321.414531
Songimvelo Nature Reserve (SA017) (MP006000000000037.583
Spitskop Dam (SA028) (NC500000000000016.761
SS Skosana Nature Reserve (MP0000000000100050.021
St Lucia Game Reserve (SA058) (KZ00000000000209.1111
St Lucia Park (SA058) (KZ00000000000202.3431
Steenkampsberg 2529BD (SA016) (MP0000000000100050.021
Steenkampsberg 2530AA (SA016) (MP000000000025016.761
Steenkampsberg 2530AC (SA016) (MP0010000000000025.041
Swartberg Nature Reserve (Swartberg East) (SA106) (WC018000000000173.61114
Tankwa Karoo National Park (NC0000000033500011.1182
Tembe Elephant Park (KZ14670100000004207.914011
The Wilds Nature Reserve (GP00330000000002.7371
Thornybush Nature Reserve (NP010000000001000066.732
Tienie Versveld National Botanical Gardens (WC00000000331000013.3152
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (SA002) (NP925782180000075928637.117866
Towerkop Nature Reserve (WC151300000000033.230810
Tswaing Crater Museum (GP0010000000008010026.9267
Tswalu Private Nature Reserve (NC000330000000010.0101
Turfloop Nature Reserve (NP00100000000050022.292
Tussen-die-Riviere Nature Reserve (FS570000000710718357.45431
Ubizane Game Ranch (KZ000000000005025.041
Umbabat Private Nature Reserve (SA002) (NP10080000000014173624.29523
Umfolozi Game Reserve (SA060) (KZ000000000025152.91033
Umlalazi Nature Reserve (SA063) (KZ02000000000001.01011
Vaal Dam Nature Reserve (GP001700000000336.9292
Vaalbos National Park (NC700500000008080050.03216
Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve (NW33905411000080311522.412528
Valley of Seven Dams Conservancy (FS5000000006750010029.4175
Verlorenvlei (SA103) (WC0000000001000025.041
Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve (WC371800000000055.418410
Wallers Camp Private Nature Reserve (NP0010000000000033.331
Wallmansthall Military Area (GP000000000750075.043
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens (GP5572000000023406313.315020
Waterberg Game Park (NP000000000067066.732
Waterval Nature Reserve (WC25000000000002.6381
Welgevonden Private Game Reserve (NP100000000000010090.0109
West Coast Fossil Park (WC0000000025080029.4175
West Coast National Park (SA105) (WC3200000002592776824.122053
Witsand Nature Reserve (NC0000000014143306.1664
Wolkberg Forest Belt 2329DD (SA005) (NP00100000000000100.011
Wolwespruit Dam Nature Reserve (NW00010000000000100.011
Wonderboom Nature Reserve (GP00000000040100012.0253
Zemvelo Private Game Park (GP100631000000006710010057.14928
Zuurberg National Park (now part of Addo Elephant National Park 3325BC) (EC0100000000000014.3142