Birds – Central Kalahari GR
The Central Kalahari offers good bird watching. Over 250 species have been recorded, and the park is particularly good for raptors due to the high volume of small animals for them to feed on. Some of the big ground dwelling birds to look out for are ostrich, secretary bird and kori bustard. Smaller bustards, such as black bustard and red-crested bustard are common as well.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid Birders
Best Time for Bird Watching
Central Kalahari is a great reserve for bird watching throughout the year, but the best time is during the wetter months, from November to April, when migrants are present. At this time, a lot of birds are breeding, and some species such as the whydahs transform their plumage from drab to spectacular. The best wildlife viewing months are around the same time.
Best Parks for Birding –Including Birding Rating
Birdlife is especially rich in the northern parks, where permanent water is present. The other semi-arid parks still offer reasonable birding and the opportunity to see dry-country specials.