Birds – Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR

Philip Briggs
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By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guide to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guide 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.

With more than 340 species recorded, along with excellent facilities for independent travel, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is a great birding destination. There are several birding shelters in the park, and the viewpoint from Hilltop Camp is a great place to observe birds of prey, such as bateleur and martial eagle, soaring over the bush. Several pairs of southern bald ibis are known to breed within the park. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Notable Birds in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR
Black-bellied bustard
Common
Burchell's coucal
Common
Crested guineafowl
Common
Saddle-billed stork
Common
Spotted eagle owl
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 Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR
Bird Species
340+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

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.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

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