Birds – Timbavati NR
With more than 350 bird species recorded, Timbavati is a birders paradise. As with most private game reserves, the emphasis is on mammals, and birders sharing a vehicle with non-birders might well be in for a disappointing experience. Serious birders should, therefore, book private game drives. 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.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid Birders
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 Europe and north America, from November through April. The drier months of June to September makes for the best general wildlife viewing.
Best Parks for Birding –Including Birding Rating
Kruger is great for general birding, while Mkhuze is a real birding hotspot, offering almost as many species in a much smaller area with an incredible number of specials. The dry Kgalagadi is known for its raptors.