Birds – Kruger NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides 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.

More than 500 bird species have been recorded in Kruger, representing roughly 60 percent of the total for South Africa. This includes more than 50 migratory species, most of which arrive from Eurasia or elsewhere in Africa in November and depart in April. Kruger is the best place in the country to see birds of prey; around 55 diurnal and 11 nocturnal species have been recorded. The less visited northern part of the park offers the best bird watching. All the rest camps tend to be hot spots because there is a high concentration of trees and shrubs.

Notable Birds in Kruger NP
Bateleur
Common
Lilac-breasted roller
Common
Saddle-billed stork
Common
Swainson's spurfowl
Common
White-fronted bee-eater
Common

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Kruger NP
Bird Species
500+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Kruger Park is good year-round, but at its best from November to April, when Eurasian and intra-African migrants are present. The best time for general wildlife viewing is during the dry months of June to September.

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Kruger NP
Bird Species
500+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr