Birds – Timbavati NR

Philip Briggs
Expert
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 350 bird species recorded, Timbavati is a birders paradise. On game drives, the emphasis is mostly on mammals, and birders sharing a vehicle with non-birders might well be in for a disappointing experience. Serious birders should consider booking private activities. The combination of open vehicle drives and walking safaris is ideal to check off many species, while night drives might offer a few nightjars, coursers and owls. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Notable Birds in Timbavati NR
African spoonbill
Common
Chinspot batis
Common
Dideric cuckoo
Common migrant
Grey-headed kingfisher
Common
Southern carmine bee-eater
Common migrant

Birding Rating

Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

Facts & Figures

Birds in Timbavati NR
Bird Species
350+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Timbavati’s bird watching is good all year, but a premier birding experience comes with the migration of birds from Eurasia and elsewhere in Africa, from November through April. The drier months of June to September makes for the best general wildlife viewing.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Timbavati NR
Bird Species
350+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr