Birds – Mkhuze GR

Mkhuze is the richest birding area for its size in the whole of South Africa. It has more than 420 species recorded, including several tropical species at the southern limit of their distribution. Guided bird walks are offered twice daily and can be booked at the main camp. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Notable Birds in Mkhuze
Black-headed oriole
Crested guineafowl
Golden-breasted bunting
Great white pelican
Pale flycatcher

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Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

  • African broadbill
  • African pygmy goose
  • Black-winged plover
  • Broad-billed roller
  • Crested guineafowl
  • Dwarf bittern
  • Grass owl
  • Green pigeon
  • Half-collared kingfisher
  • Jameson's firefinch
  • Knysna turaco (NE)
  • Narina trogon
  • Neergaard's sunbird
  • Pel's fishing owl
  • Pink-throated twinspot
  • Purple roller
  • Purple-banded sunbird
  • Rudd's apalis
  • Southern banded snake-eagle
  • Stierling's wren-warbler
  • Swee waxbill (NE)
  • Woodward's batis
  • Yellow white-eye
  • Yellow-spotted nicator

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Mkhuze is excellent the entire year, but November to April, when migrants from Europe and northern Africa are present, is considered the best time. General wildlife viewing is best during the drier months of June to September.

Best Parks for Birding Including Birding Rating

Kruger is great for general birding, while Mkhuze is a real birding hotspot, offering almost as many species in a much smaller area with an incredible number of specials. The dry Kgalagadi is known for its raptors.

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Mkhuze GR
Bird Species
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr