Birds – Moremi GR

Anthony Ham
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.

Moremi is a fantastic birding destination, for both woodland birds and waterbirds. The guides tend to be enthusiastic bird watchers, which helps keen birders not familiar with the area. Unfortunately, walking is not permitted in the reserve. Mokoro (dugout canoe) trips offer a good opportunity for photography, as birds tend to let you come very close when gliding on the water. Moremi’s most sought after special is the rather ordinary-looking slaty egret. Another wetland special, the gracious wattled crane, will be of interest to birders and non-birders alike.

Notable Birds in Moremi GR
African fish eagle
African skimmer
Green-winged pytilia
Southern carmine bee-eater
Common migrant
Slaty egret

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Best Time for Bird Watching

Moremi offers very good bird watching year-round, but the best time is during the wet months, from November to April, when summer migrants make the reserve their temporary home. April might be the best compromise, as from January to March many areas become inaccessible and some lodges close. Wildlife viewing is better during the dry months, from July to October.

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Moremi GR
Bird Species
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr