Birds – Augrabies Falls NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip is author of the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Augrabies Falls is an excellent birding destination with more than 280 species recorded. It is especially good for raptors, with the Verreaux’s eagle being the star attraction as it breeds on the cliffs of the gorge. Several Karoo specials are resident, including Ludwig’s bustard and Karoo long-billed lark. The self-guided Dassie Trail offers great bird watching opportunities. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Notable Birds in Augrabies Falls NP
Dusky sunbird
Common
Kalahari scrub-robin
Occasional
Kori bustard
Common
Pale chanting goshawk
Common
Pale-winged starling
Common

Birding Rating

Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

(E) endemic = only lives in South Africa
(NE) near-endemic = also lives in neighboring countries

Facts & Figures

Birds in Augrabies Falls NP
Bird Species
280+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Although it can get extremely hot from November to April, this is ultimately the best time for birding in Augrabies Falls. It’s the time to observe migrant bird species in addition to resident birdlife. For hiking, wildlife viewing and just enjoying the spectacular environment, April to September is optimal when the weather milder.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Augrabies Falls NP
Bird Species
280+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr