Birds – Madikwe GR

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guide to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guide 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.

With over 300 species recorded, Madikwe is a great birding destination. Walking safaris and night drives tend to add to the birding opportunities. Some of the more conspicuous specials to look out for include the yellow-throated sandgrouse, which occur in large flocks on the plains, as well as southern pied babbler, which are easily spotted due to their characteristic babbling sounds. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Notable Birds in Madikwe GR
Crested francolin
Common
Double-banded courser
Common
Golden-breasted bunting
Common
Southern pied babbler
Common
Southern yellow-billed hornbill
Common

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Madikwe GR
Bird Species
300+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Although November to April tends to be the best time (due to the presence of migratory species), birding is always good in Madikwe. For wildlife viewing June to September is best.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Madikwe GR
Bird Species
300+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr