Birds – Kapama GR

Kapama has more than 250 bird species recorded. Migratory birds are present from November to April. The main focus in Kapama is on wildlife viewing, so if bird watching is important to you, it would make sense to make prior arrangements for private game drives and bush walks. Night drives are great for seeing some nocturnal species not easily encountered in the national parks.

Notable Birds in Kapama
Coqui francolin
Lilac-breasted roller
Purple-crested turaco
Secretary bird
Southern ground hornbill

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Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

  • African green pigeon
  • African hawk eagle
  • Arrow-marked babbler
  • Black-crowned night heron
  • Chinspot batis
  • Common greenshank
  • Greater painted-snipe
  • Jameson’s firefinch
  • Lesser spotted eagle
  • Little grebe
  • Pennant-winged nightjar
  • Senegal lapwing
  • Shaft-tailed whydah
  • Southern ground hornbill
  • Southern pochard
  • Stierling’s wren-warbler
  • Temminck's courser
  • White-winged widowbird
  • Yellow-breasted apalis

Best Time for Bird Watching

November to April (when migrants from Europe and northern Africa are present) is the prime time for bird watching in Kapama, although it is generally good year-round. The dry months, from June to September, are best for general wildlife viewing.

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 Kapama GR
Bird Species
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr