Birds – Kgalagadi TP
The Kgalagadi has an impressive bird checklist of just over 300 species, but only 102 of those are resident. The park has a fair number of both arid area and bushveld birds and is particularly renowned for its birds of prey, with 46 species recorded. Migratory birds are present from November to April.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid Birders
Northern black bustard
Best Time for Bird Watching
Bird watching in Kgalagadi is always good, but especially so from November to April, when you can observe migrant birds, as well as resident species. The mid-day heat can be extreme at this time, however, so it is important to plan accordingly. General wildlife viewing is better from March to May, the end of the Wet season.
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.