Birds – Bwabwata NP

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

About one-third of the 340 species recorded in the park are migratory. This includes a good number of waders, attracted to the big body of water in Bwabwata pan, which fills in the Wet season (November to April). The pan is an important breeding ground for lesser and greater flamingos. The park is excellent for seeing birds of prey, there are up to 35 species – including many hawks, vultures, eagles and falcons. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Notable Birds in Bwabwata NP
African skimmer
Rare
Collared palm-thrush
Common
Rufous-bellied heron
Rare
Slaty egret
Locally common
Southern ground hornbill
Locally common

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Bwabwata NP
Bird Species
325+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Summer migrants are present from November to April, making this the best time for watching birds, although Bwabwata offers great birding throughout the year. The dry months from May to October are best for viewing wildlife.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Bwabwata NP
Bird Species
325+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr