Birds – Moremi GR
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.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid Birders
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.
Best Parks for Birding –Including Birding Rating
Birdlife is especially rich in the northern parks, where permanent water is present. The other semi-arid parks still offer reasonable birding and the opportunity to see dry-country specials.