Birds – Mokolodi NR

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Mokolodi offers impressive bird watching in the Gaborone area. The guided game drives aren’t really geared towards birding, but if you drive around the reserve yourself, you’ll pick up a good number of species. Both bushveld and Kalahari specials can be spotted.

Notable Birds in Mokolodi NR
Little bee-eater
Common
Ostrich
Common
Purple heron
Common
Red-crested bustard
Common
Secretary bird
Common

Birding Rating

Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

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

Facts & Figures

Birds in Mokolodi NR
Bird Species
300+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

From November to April, migrants can be found in the reserve – these wet summer months are the best for bird watching. It is also the time when a lot of birds can be seen in breeding plumage. Mokolodi is great for birders, though, throughout the year.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Mokolodi NR
Bird Species
300+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr