Riparia riparia   Sand Martin  Europese Oewerswael


A non-breeding summer visitor from the Palearctic, present between Oct and Apr. Rare, with a few scattered records from across the Waterberg (recorded in 4% of the Waterberg pentads); it occurs mostly as single birds or in small groups; is easily overlooked; usually associated with Barn Swallow flocks and best located by searching through such swallow flocks when they are perched on telephone wires, especially towards the end of summer.
Sand Martin Waterberg distribution

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