The blacksmith lapwing or blacksmith plover (Vanellus armatus) occurs commonly from Kenya through central Tanzania to southern and southwestern Africa. The vernacular name derives from the repeated metallic 'tink, tink, tink' alarm call, which suggests a blacksmith's hammer striking an anvil.
Blacksmith Lapwing
Date Location Count
2021-04-22 14:43Etosha NP--Olifantrus Campsite5
2021-05-08 17:00Ohorongo Game Reserve19
2021-04-24 10:02Etosha NP--Okaukuejo Camp2
2021-04-24 13:00Etosha NP--Halali Camp2
2021-04-19 16:56Swakopmund--Salt Works1
2021-05-08 09:41Daan Viljoen Game Park3
2021-05-15 06:29Kaisosi River Lodge10
2021-05-08 10:38Windhoek--Avis Dam10
2021-04-28 15:39Ngepi Camp Lodge1
2021-04-30 07:16Mahango Game Reserve4
2021-05-03 07:24Mudumu NP1
2021-05-05 06:26Nkasa Lupala NP1
2021-05-09 07:20Linyanti Wildlife Reserve--Kings Pool Camp20
2021-05-13 15:44Santawani Lodge
2021-05-08 16:45andBeyond Matetsi River Lodge1
2021-05-08 06:55Livingstone Treatment Works6
2021-05-08 06:40Victoria Falls Sewerage Ponds
2021-05-08 06:24Blue Lagoon NP1
2021-05-08 05:49Lochinvar NP10
2021-05-08 07:34Kalimba Reptile Park3
2021-05-02 06:15Serengeti NP--Seronera2
2021-05-08 11:59Hwange NP--Makalolo Plains Camp5
2021-05-08 12:32West Coast NP--Geelbek hides vicinity1
2021-05-08 17:00Lake Baringo--West Shore (incl. Baringo Club and Robert's Camp and airstrip)2
2021-05-08 11:37West Coast NP--Abrahamskraal hide1
2021-05-08 06:00Royal Zambezi Lodge1
2021-05-08 08:37Tienie Versveld Nature Reserve2
2021-05-08 06:37Lower Zambezi NP1
2021-04-24 16:14Lake Nakuru NP5
2021-05-08 15:29Soysambu Conservency12
2021-05-08 20:20Lake Elementaita--Serena Camp (formerly Delamere Camp)2
2021-05-08 06:29Lake Elementaita (general)1
2021-05-08 12:05Lake Elementaita Hot Spring6
2021-05-08 09:43Ndaragwa--general1
2021-05-09 16:17Intaka Island10
2021-05-08 11:54Kommetjie3
2021-05-08 00:17Malewa River Lodge2
2021-05-08Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp
2021-05-08 07:25Lake Naivasha--Camp Carnelley's and Fisherman's Camp1
2021-05-11 07:41Kirstenhof Wetland2
2021-04-28 10:21Kilimandege House and Sanctuary1
2021-05-11 11:18Rondevlei Nature Reserve35
2021-04-26 09:44Lake Naivasha--Crescent Camp8
2021-05-08 06:42KWS Hippo Camp, Lake Naivasha1
2021-05-06 08:30Zeekoevlei Nature Reserve1
2021-05-15 14:40Strandfontein WTP1
2021-05-08 10:28Table Mountain NP--Cape Point Section
2021-05-12 06:19Segera Retreat (Restricted access)2
2021-05-08 06:25El Karama Ranch Eco Lodge
2021-05-08 10:08Aberdare NP2
2021-05-08 10:57Seminis/Douglas Dam, South Kinangop2
2021-04-17 13:24Table Mountain NP--Cape Point (immediate area)
2021-04-25 08:46Ol Pejeta Conservancy16
2021-05-11 07:46Macassar Sewage Works
2021-05-16 10:19Paardevlei
2021-05-13 14:26Lake Magadi
2021-05-08 14:59Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary1
2021-05-15 09:28Solio Game Reserve
2021-05-08 09:50Manguo Swamp14
2021-05-16 05:09Naro Moru to Solio Road
2021-05-08 15:23Nanyuki (general)2
2021-05-15 08:00Red Hill, Limuru2
2021-05-08 05:31South Luangwa NP--Mfuwe Lodge
2021-05-08 06:29Borana Conservancy--Borana Wildlife Lodge4
2021-05-08 08:16Nairobi NP--Nagolomon Dam8
2021-05-01 11:47Kleinmond WTP2
2021-05-14 09:09Nairobi NP7
2021-05-08 08:07Lewa Wildlife Conservancy1
2021-05-08 09:16Swartrivier Road6
2021-05-08 07:05Dandora WTP, Ruai24
2021-05-08 14:55Bokaa Dam4
2021-05-08 09:42Thika Wastewater Treatment Plant1
2021-05-08 07:57Eluanata Dam1
2021-04-21 16:07Shaba NR2
2021-05-01 09:07Klein River lagoon4
2021-05-08 08:41Manyelanong Game Reserve1
2021-05-08 11:42Masinga Dam3
2021-05-09 10:47Mwea NR4
2021-05-08 08:02Arusha NP9
2021-04-24 13:38Madikwe Game Reserve1
2021-05-08 06:08Ruaha NP--Lunda1
2021-05-08 14:40Clifton Dam
2021-05-08 16:09Amboseli NP46
2021-05-10 12:54Amboseli NP--Ol Tukai Lodge9
2021-05-08 13:38Kimana Sanctuary2
2021-05-08 15:43Kimana (general)4
2021-05-08 11:04Chyulu Hills NP--Ol Donyo Lodge2
2021-05-04 13:37De Hoop Nature Reserve--Koppie Alleen1
2021-04-27 07:07Bierspruitdam14
2021-04-29 05:28Pilanesberg NP (please be more specific)4
2021-04-25 16:59Pilanesberg NP--Pilanesberg Center4
2021-05-16 07:37Pilanesberg NP--Bakabung2
2021-05-02 07:00Vermaaklikheid2
2021-04-26 07:52Pilanesberg NP--Manyane4
2021-05-08 09:23Rockwall Dam8
2021-04-27 07:36Borakalalo NP2
2021-04-17 12:00Boons Road -- northern section (thornveld)2
2021-05-08 12:27Rolfontein Nature Reserve2
2021-05-16 06:13Boons Road2
2021-05-08 07:50Kgomo-Kgomo10
2021-04-25 08:43Wolfhuiskraal Farm (restricted access)3
2021-05-06 09:00Tsavo East NP--southern section2
2021-05-16 06:54Zaagkuildrift Rd (Please be more specific; Do not log Kgomo-Kgomo birds here.)10
2021-05-01 10:15Sondela Nature Reserve3
2021-04-25 06:36Zaagkuildrift--Roets' Farm1
2021-05-07 07:02Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden2
2021-05-09 11:04Diepsloot Nature Reserve12
2021-05-08 06:24Kwalata Lodge2
2021-04-29 15:15Kloofendal Municipal Nature Reserve2
2021-05-10 16:30Eagle Canyon Golf Estate12
2021-05-06 10:48Golden Harvest Park2
2021-05-08 16:14Beaulieu Bird Sanctuary1
2021-05-04 06:15President Ridge Bird Sanctuary1
2021-05-15 11:03Delta Park1
2021-05-06 16:18Johannesburg Botanical Gardens1
2021-05-01 09:17Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve2
2021-05-08 10:37Polokwane Bird Sanctuary10
2021-05-08 07:08Glen Austin Bird Sanctuary6
2021-05-08 06:30Naturena5
2021-05-01 07:23Rietvlei Nature Reserve4
2021-04-27 07:21Rietvlei Nature Reserve--Otter Bridge4
2021-05-08 10:30Eikenhof2
2021-05-07 15:30Polokwane GR2
2021-05-16 12:09Kempton Park2
2021-04-24 11:00Mkhombo Nature Reserve6
2021-04-30 15:06Bonaero Pan1
2021-05-08 16:30Thokoza Wetland10
2021-04-25 15:52Knysna--Thesen Island waterfront
2021-04-23 08:15Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve--Ridge Top Drive1
2021-05-08 06:58Marievale Bird Sanctuary--Shelduck Hide3
2021-04-25 06:35Wilge River Valley (upper)2
2021-05-09 10:45Marievale Bird Sanctuary50
2021-05-15 07:36Ezemvelo Nature Reserve1
2021-05-15 06:04Kruger NP--Banyini Pan (ltd access)2
2021-05-01 06:52Devon Grasslands IBA (Mpumalanga Province)1
2021-05-08 06:00Kruger NP--Pafuri Picnic Site
2021-05-14 06:07Kruger NP--Reedbuckvlei (restricted access)2
2021-05-04 17:50Gonarezhou NP--Chipinda Pools4
2021-04-23 07:30Leeupan (Mpumalanga Province)44
2021-04-28 16:51Kruger NP--Shimuwini Bushveld Camp3
2021-04-28 08:55Kruger NP--Mopani Camp8
2021-04-28 10:55Kruger NP--Shipandani Overnight Hide2
2021-04-28 11:53Kruger NP--Shongololo Loop @ Tsendze River3
2021-04-28 12:33Kruger NP--Mooiplaas Picnic Site1
2021-05-08 09:00Kruger NP--Sable Dam/S51 Loop6
2021-05-08 09:14Nooitgedacht Dam2
2021-04-29 11:08Kruger NP--Letaba Camp2
2021-05-08 15:13Ngala Private Game Reserve
2021-04-24 07:36Gorongosa NP4
2021-05-08 17:26Witkoppen Lodge
2021-04-26 08:48Harrismith10
2021-04-30 07:26Kruger NP--Olifant River Bridge2
2021-05-08 08:15Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve1
2021-04-30 06:32Kruger NP--S91/S92 Loop1
2021-05-06 07:14Addo Elephant NP--Main Rest Camp
2021-05-08 05:26Memel
2021-04-22 15:16Addo Elephant NP--Hapoor Dam/Rooidam Loop15
2021-05-01 17:37Kruger NP--Talamati Bushveld Camp1
2021-05-11 08:34Singita Ebony Lodge
2021-05-01 07:21Kruger NP--Shimangwaneni2
2021-05-01 08:22Kruger NP--Sweni Rd (S126)2
2021-04-25 06:51Kruger NP--Phabeni to Skukuza2
2021-04-27 08:04Kruger NP--Waterhole Rd/S652
2021-05-06 09:44Wakkerstroom bridge/causeway2
2021-04-30 13:50Kruger NP--Satara-Tshokwane Road2
2021-05-01 09:04Lake Panic Bird Hide2
2021-04-27 09:06Kruger NP--Transport Dam6
2021-05-01 09:51Kruger NP--Skukuza Golf Club5
2021-05-02 07:53Kruger NP--Kumana Dam2
2021-04-27 10:54Kruger NP--Skukuza Camp4
2021-04-25 06:54Kruger NP--Napi Rd to Skukuza/H1-1
2021-05-02 09:55Kruger NP--Tshokwane1
2021-05-03 15:17Kruger NP--Biyamiti Bushveld Camp (Residents only)6
2021-05-02 12:25Kruger NP--Mlondozi Picnic Site1
2021-05-02 14:58Kruger NP--Sunset Dam4
2021-05-02 13:48Kruger NP--Lower Sabie Rest Camp2
2021-05-08 11:35Weenen NR2
2021-05-08 07:48Klipfontein Bird Sanctuary12
2021-05-08 12:00Karkloof--Conservancy2
2021-05-08 13:49Midmar Dam--South Shore (Thurlow Gate)2
2021-05-08 15:47Cedara Agricultural College Conservancy2
2021-05-08 10:19Albert Falls NR4
2021-05-16 10:33Macaneta-- Wetland, dune forests and coast2
2021-05-08 12:08Pietermaritzburg--Darvill Resources Park24
2021-04-28 10:30Pietermaritzburg--Cumberland NR2
2021-05-13 09:48Tala Private GR3
2021-05-03 19:26Ridgeside Reservoir2
2021-05-08 06:04Pennington--Umdoni Park1
2021-04-29 06:00Phinda GR