Birds – Skeleton Coast NP
The Skeleton Coast is a rewarding birding destination. Many marine species can be found, as well as wetland species, which inhabit the river deltas. Although numerous bird species are present, accessibility in the park is limited and most species can be found more easily south of the park. Jaegers and skuas are a common sight around the seal colonies and the gracious Cape gannets can be seen diving into the sea to catch their meal. Migratory birds are present from November to April.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid Birders(E) endemic = only lives in Namibia
(NE) near-endemic = also lives in neighboring countries
Facts & Figures
Nov to Apr
Best Time for Bird Watching
Summer (November to April) is an ideal time for a visit to Skeleton Coast with birding in mind. This is when the migratory birds arrive from Europe and northern Africa; thus, many more species can be seen compared to the rest of the year.