Birds – Linyanti
Birding is outstanding in Linyanti, offering both Okavango specials, such as slaty egret and wattled crane, as well as the drier mopane woodland species, such as Arnot’s chat, racket-tailed roller and coqui francolin. The Savute Channel, which lies partially within the concession, is famous for its high concentration of birds of prey, and this area is internationally recognized as an IBA (Important Bird Area). Night drives offer an opportunity to spot nocturnal species like owls, coursers and nightjars.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid Birders
Best Time for Bird Watching
Linyanti Concession offers great bird watching any time of the year, but the best time is in the Wet season (November to April) when summer migrants are found in the concession. Many of the raptors are resident and can be seen throughout the year. Wildlife viewing is at its best in the dry months, from July to October.
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.