Birds – Camdeboo NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Camdeboo has more than 225 birds on its checklist. A good mix of typical Karoo and Eastern Region species has been recorded as well as important populations of threatened species such as the elegant blue crane. Nqweba Dam is a great place for waterbirds, while the wildlife-viewing area will offer some grassland species. The rugged mountain area of Desolation Valley is excellent for raptors. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Notable Birds in Camdeboo NP
Black-shouldered kite
Common
Blue crane
Common
Double-banded courser
Common
Golden-breasted bunting
Common
Ostrich
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 Camdeboo NP
Bird Species
225+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Although good throughout the year, bird watching is at its prime during the months of November through April, when the migratory birds from northern Africa and Europe have arrived.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Camdeboo NP
Bird Species
225+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr