Birds – Ts'ehlanyane NP

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband write and update content for many travel organizations, including the Lesotho Tourist Board.

With its great network of well-marked trails and rich birdlife, Ts’ehlanyane National Park is an excellent birding destination. There are more than 100 species recorded and many of them are high-altitude specials. Look out for the iridescent malachite sunbird feeding on aloes and the odd-looking, near-endemic ground woodpecker. Birds of prey are plentiful; Cape vulture and jackal buzzard are quite common, and you’ll have a chance of spotting the endangered bearded vulture too.

Notable Birds in Ts'ehlanyane NP
Bearded vulture
Rare
Bush blackcap
Occasional
Cape batis
Common
Drakensberg siskin
Occasional
Southern boubou
Common

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Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

(E) endemic = only lives in Lesotho
(NE) near-endemic = also lives in neighboring countries

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Birds in Ts'ehlanyane NP
Bird Species
100+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

The best time for bird watching in Ts’ehlanyane NP is in the Wet season months, from October to March, when migratory birds add to the resident species. This is also when birds are most beautiful and conspicuous as they are in breeding plumage.

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Birds in Ts'ehlanyane NP
Bird Species
100+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr