Birds – Selinda

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.

Selinda offers wonderful birding opportunities. The riparian woodlands and grasslands offer a decent variety of species. The area is good for grassland birds such as ostrich, kori bustard and secretary bird. Many raptors have been recorded here as well. The ability to do walks and boat trips, in addition to game drives, increases the birding potential. Add to that first class guides and any birder should walk away fully satisfied. However, serious birders might want to consider booking private activities.

Notable Birds in Selinda
Bronze-winged courser
Common
Collared palm-thrush
Common
Ostrich
Common
Red-crested bustard
Common
Southern carmine bee-eater
Common migrant

Birding Rating

Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

Facts & Figures

Birds in Selinda
Bird Species
300+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Selinda Concession is terrific throughout the year. Serious birders, however, should make the journey here in the wet months, from November to April, as this is when summer migrants are spotted in the concession. Many of the raptors are resident and can be seen throughout the year. Wildlife viewing is best from June to December.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Selinda
Bird Species
300+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr