Birds – Kwando

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Birding in Kwando is outstanding, offering both Okavango specials, such as slaty egret, and the drier mopane woodland species, such as Arnot’s chat. Night drives offer an opportunity to spot nocturnal species, including owls, coursers and nightjars. Although the quality of guiding is excellent, there isn’t much emphasis here on bird watching. Serious birders should consider enquiring about private activities.

Notable Birds in Kwando
African skimmer
Little bee-eater
Sacred ibis
Slaty egret

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Best Time for Bird Watching

The best time for bird watching in Kwando Concession is in the Wet season, from November to April, when summer migrants arrive. Bird watching is very good, though, at any time of the year. Many of the raptors are resident and can be spotted throughout the year. Wildlife viewing is better during the dry months, from July to October.

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Kwando
Bird Species
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr