Birds – Mokala NP
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.
Located in a transition zone, the park hosts an interesting mix of Kalahari and Karoo species. Some of the arid savannah specials to look out for include the desert cisticola, Kalahari scrub-robin and pied barbet. The distinctive, repetitive call of the freckled nightjar can be heard at night. Migratory birds are present from November to April.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid Birders(E) endemic = only lives in South Africa
(NE) near-endemic = also lives in neighboring countries
- Acacia pied barbet
- Ashy tit
- Black-chested prinia
- Chat flycatcher
- Chestnut-vented warbler
- Common scimitarbill
- Desert cisticola
- Eastern clapper lark
- Fairy flycatcher (NE)
Facts & Figures
Nov to Apr
Best Time for Bird Watching
The best time for birding is from November to April since this is when the migrant species are present. This time of year is characterized by intense heat, so it is best to plan most activities for the mornings. Wildlife viewing is best from May to September.