Birds – Phinda GR

Philip Briggs
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By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides 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.

With more than 400 species recorded, Phinda is an excellent birding destination. Migratory birds are present from November to April. A patch of rare sand forest habitat is home to many Zululand specials such as Narina trogon, African broadbill, green twinspot, pink-throated twinspot and Neergaard’s sunbird. These species are all seen quite easily in the grounds of Forest Lodge, a favourite with birders. Walking safaris and a boat trip on the river can add lots of extra sightings onto your list.

Notable Birds in Phinda GR
African green pigeon
Common
African swamphen
Common
Great white pelican
Common
Green-winged pytilia
Common
Giant kingfisher
Common

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Birds in Phinda GR
Bird Species
360+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching is a good experience year-round in Phinda, but when migrants from the northern hemisphere are present (November to April), it is considered prime time. The dry months of June to September are when general wildlife viewing is at its best.

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Phinda GR
Bird Species
360+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr