Birds – Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR

With more than 340 species recorded, along with excellent facilities for independent travel, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is a great birding destination. There are several birding hides in the park and the viewpoint from Hilltop Camp is an excellent place to observe birds of prey soaring over the bush. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Notable Birds in Hluhluwe
Black-bellied bustard
Common
Burchell's coucal
Common
Crested guineafowl
Common
Saddle-billed stork
Common
Spotted eagle owl
Common

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Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

  • African finfoot
  • African marsh harrier
  • African pied wagtail
  • African rock pipit
  • Amur falcon
  • Bearded scrub-robin
  • Black duck
  • Bronze-winged courser
  • Brown-headed parrot
  • Crested guineafowl
  • Crowned hornbill
  • Eurasian nightjar
  • Fan-tailed widowbird
  • Gorgeous bush-shrike
  • Grey tit-flycatcher
  • Harlequin quail
  • Lanner falcon
  • Mocking cliff-chat
  • Narina trogon
  • Red-collared widowbird
  • Red-throated wryneck
  • Red-winged starling
  • Southern bald ibis
  • Southern tchagra
  • Southern white-faced scops-owl
  • Spotted thick-knee
  • Trumpeter hornbill
  • Village indigobird
  • White-fronted bee-eater
  • White-throated swallow
  • Wire-tailed swallow
  • Woodland kingfisher
  • Yellow-billed oxpecker
  • Yellow-throated longclaw

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is good year-round, but at its best from November to April, when migrants from Europe and northern Africa are present. The best time for general wildlife viewing is during the dry months of June to September.

Best Parks for Birding Including Birding Rating

Kruger is great for general birding, while Mkhuze is a real birding hotspot, offering almost as many species in a much smaller area with an incredible number of specials. The dry Kgalagadi is known for its raptors.

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR
Bird Species
340+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr