Birds – Makalali GR

Philip Briggs
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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.

Makalali has more than 200 bird species recorded. Migratory birds are present from November to April. Being a typical Big Five private game reserve, Makalali isn't really aimed at serious birders. The birding is good, but it’s a good idea to make arrangements for private drives, prior to arrival to avoid disappointment.

Notable Birds in Makalali GR
Black kite
Common
Kori bustard
Common
Lilac-breasted roller
Common
Marabou stork
Common
Saddle-billed stork
Common

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Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

Facts & Figures

Birds in Makalali GR
Bird Species
200+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Makalali is always good, but it’s best from November to April, when Eurasian and intra-African migrant species are present. The prime time for general wildlife viewing is from June to September (the dry months).

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Makalali GR
Bird Species
200+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr