Birds – Mkhaya GR

Alan Murphy
Expert
By Alan Murphy

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the Swaziland section of their 'South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland' guide.

Alan has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the Swaziland section of their 'South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland' guide.

Alan has authored the Swaziland section of Lonely Planet's 'South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland' guide.

Alan researched and wrote about Swaziland for Lonely Planet.

Mkhaya is home to over 140 bird species. The forested rivers provide habitat for seven species of robin-chat and scrub-robin, purple-crested turaco, Narina trogon, green- and pink-throated twinspots and eastern nicator. The woodland area supports tchagras, woodland kingfishers, drongos and shrikes, along with a healthy population of nesting vultures. A real treat are the habituated crested guineafowls, which are regular visitors to the camp. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Notable Birds in Mkhaya GR
Common waxbill
Common
Crested guineafowl
Common
Lappet-faced vulture
Occasional
Saddle-billed stork
Occasional
Secretary bird
Occasional

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(E) endemic = only lives in Swaziland
(NE) near-endemic = also lives in neighboring countries

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Birds in Mkhaya GR
Bird Species
140+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Mkhaya is good year round, but at its best from November to April, when migratory birds from Europe and northern Africa are present. The dry months from June to September are the best wildlife-watching months.

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Birds in Mkhaya GR
Bird Species
140+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr