Birds – Phinda GR
Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.
Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.
Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.
Philip is author of the Rough Guide to Game Parks of 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.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid Birders
- African broadbill
- African cuckoo hawk
- African finfoot
- Black coucal
- Collared pratincole
- Dwarf bittern
- Eastern nicator
- Gorgeous bush-shrike
- Green twinspot
- Lemon-breasted canary
Facts & Figures
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.