The European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. The genus name Merops is Ancient Greek for "bee-eater", and apiaster is Latin, also meaning "bee-eater", from apis, "bee". It breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering in tropical Africa. This species occurs as a spring overshoot north of its range, with occasional breeding in northwest Europe.
European Bee-eater
Date Location Count
2021-02-17 06:22Shai Hills Resource Reserve
2021-02-19 06:49Okonjima Nature Reserve1
2021-02-18 10:30Queen Elizabeth II NP--Ishasha sector 21
2021-02-25 16:20Gisakura Village17
2021-02-25 08:45Gisakura Park Reception-- Ndambarare Trail15
2021-02-05 07:29Kibale Forest Camp1
2021-02-20 07:49Nyabarongo River @ RN115
2021-02-15 08:18Lake Mburo NP--Nyarutegura River Mouth2
2021-02-10 07:43Rwakobo Rock Lodge5
2021-03-01 07:11Lake Mburo NP1
2021-02-07 06:20Magashi Peninsula3
2021-01-31 20:23Nkima Forest Lodge2
2021-01-31 11:58Lake Victoria--Kendu Bay3
2021-02-20 14:59Nyakweri Hills2
2021-02-28 07:14Angama Lodge (Ol Kurruk)4
2021-02-09 07:40Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle1
2021-02-05 06:40Maasai Mara NR, Eastern Section3
2021-02-28 06:30Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge10
2021-02-07 15:00Lentorre Lodge
2021-02-26 09:05South Luangwa NP--Mfuwe Lodge2
2021-01-31 09:00U of N Kabete Campus & Field Station (incl. Loresho Swamp)
2021-02-07 14:48Kabete Dam (Gatara River)
2021-02-06 08:30Sigiri (Gigiri) Forest1
2021-02-24 16:00Tarangire NP--Entrance Gate20
2021-02-21 07:06Nairobi NP
2021-02-26 08:10Tarangire NP--Tarangire Safari Lodge1
2021-02-20 10:11Dandora WTP, Ruai3
2021-02-17 16:00Hillside Dams2
2021-01-31 17:21Kimana Sanctuary2
2021-02-14 09:07Mandegee farm2
2021-02-26 07:26Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve3
2021-02-13 15:20Marakele NP
2021-02-28 12:18Abe Bailey Nature Reserve10
2021-02-25 06:42Kgomo-Kgomo7
2021-02-25 17:11Wolfhuiskraal Farm (restricted access)5
2021-02-13 08:33Nylsvley Nature Reserve--Vogelfontein
2021-01-31 06:17Nylsvley Nature Reserve7
2021-02-24 07:10Houtrivier Dam1
2021-02-08 20:08Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden--Ruimsig Falls1
2021-02-09 15:00Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden5
2021-02-12 17:19Diepsloot Nature Reserve50
2021-02-20 12:51Dainfern2
2021-02-22 11:17Golden Harvest Park1
2021-02-20 07:15Northcliff Ridge Eco Park2
2021-02-10 06:39Rietfontein Nature Reserve2
2021-02-20 11:55De Wagendrift Road7
2021-02-20 06:33Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve3
2021-02-03 06:45Naturena2
2021-02-07 07:01Faerie Glen Nature Reserve2
2021-02-06 11:52Modderfontein Reserve20
2021-02-07 08:40Leeuwkloof Valley Conservancy2
2021-02-27 10:11Rietvlei Nature Reserve7
2021-02-14 06:14Mkhombo Nature Reserve1
2021-02-21 06:00Thokoza Wetland2
2021-02-22 06:23Wamba Marsh20
2021-02-19 05:16Kruger NP--Punda Maria Camp2
2021-02-06 07:31Arabuko-Sokoke NP--Kenya Forest Service3
2021-02-20 04:57Kruger NP--Bridge over Luvuvhu River12
2021-02-20 08:57Kruger NP--Pafuri Picnic Site1
2021-02-07 14:15Kruger NP--Pafuri/S63 area2
2021-02-09 07:38Kruger NP--Klopperfontein Dam9
2021-02-13 06:37Sabaki River Estuary
2021-02-20 10:35Kruger NP--Crooks Corner2
2021-02-21 10:21Kruger NP--Mphongolo Loop1
2021-02-11 13:46Kruger NP--Shipandani Overnight Hide1
2021-02-11 06:27Hazyview--Kruger Park Lodge3
2021-02-26 06:58Manyeleti Game Reserve4
2021-02-13 17:42Nelspruit Nature Reserve2
2021-02-11 05:13Singita Ebony Lodge14
2021-02-08 05:26Kruger NP--S90 (H1-4 to S41)3
2021-02-10 05:15Mala-Mala Game Reserve15
2021-02-28 15:58Kruger NP--Malelane to Afsaal/H32
2021-02-07 05:52Kruger NP--Old Tshokwane Rd/S1281
2021-02-10 07:55KaMsholo Bushveld Safaris (formerly Nisela Safaris)1
2021-02-07 05:34Manyoni GR (please be more specific)30
2021-02-05 09:10Maputo Elephant Game Reserve
2021-02-03 16:06Manyoni GR--Zebra Hills Lodge18
2021-02-06 13:01Mkhuze GR (please be more specific)
2021-02-23 05:00Phinda GR
2021-02-14 16:00Dunes de Dovela50
2021-02-20 16:2716 Gate Ellis Surplus Sluices Bridge, Mettur4
2021-02-13 16:41Ammannagar Lake2