Between October and March is when the bird population swells by approximately 200 migrant species that have flown south from elsewhere in Africa and from Eurasia. Migrants and nomads normally arrive after the first summer rains when the availability of water ensures that food is plentiful. Most depart by the second week of April.
Those routes with the biggest variety of habitat and generous riverine bush are more likely to throw up "lifers". In researching this project, it become clear to the authors, where the most rewarding birding drives are to be found. Explore the Best Birding Drives
Everything for the Enthusiast and the Amatuer Here you will find a Kruger Park Birding Calendar, Bird Migration Routes, Endangered Species and Kruger's Summer Visitors from the northern hemisphere winters.
This collection of over 60 different routes is ideal for self-drive bird-watching tours, enabling you to seek out your favourite species around the various regions of the Park. This guide will also help you locate the ideal Camps & Lodges on those routes.
All you need to know about endangered bird species in Kruger Park: Best Birding Tips, Borderline Endangered Species, Kruger's Most Endangered Birds and a Camp Quick-guide
For enthusiasts and novices, these resources & expert advice will come in handy: Bird Hides, Birding Trail Hikes, Nigel Dennis' Photography Tips and Sleep-Over Bird Hides.
This birding information follows the lead of Roberts VII. for bird names. All new name changes have been adopted - with one exception. The common Yellow-billed Kite (Milvus migrans parasitus) has been deliberately retained while recognising that it has been scientifically re-classified as the same species as the Black Kite (Milvus migrans).
The main justification is that the Yellow-billed Kite is one of the most commonly seen raptors, while the Black Kite is an occasional visitor. To talk about them in the same breath as far as Kruger is concerned is to invite confusion (see Kites ). All new bird name changes are marked with an *.