Birds – Hwange NP

With over 420 species recorded, Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s birding hotspot. The park is best known for its huge variety of raptors; about 50 species have been recorded. The bateleur eagle is very common and can usually be seen soaring overhead. Grassland birds are well represented too; kori bustard, southern ground hornbill and secretary bird are some of the more conspicuous ones. Migratory birds flock to the park in big numbers from November to April.

Notable Birds in Hwange NP
Bradfield's hornbill
Locally Common
Bronze-winged courser
Migrant
Burchell's sandgrouse
Locally Common
Red-billed francolin
Common
Rufous-naped lark
Common

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Zimbabwe doesn't have endemic birds.

Facts & Figures

Birds in Hwange NP
Bird Species
420+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Birdlife is plentiful year-round, but at its very best from November to April when migratory birds from Europe and northern Africa are present. Resident birds can be seen nesting and in their bright breeding plumage as well. June to October (the Dry season) is the best time for wildlife viewing.

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Hwange NP
Bird Species
420+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr