Best Birding Guide to Kruger National Park

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Prepare yourself with this Best Birding Guide to the Kruger National Park and be amazed with sighting of birds seen nowhere else in South Africa.

A Bird's Eye View of Kruger

Of the 900 or so recorded bird species in southern Africa, approximately 500 can be seen in Kruger, including rarities that are seen nowhere else in South Africa...more

An Introduction to Birding in Kruger

Kruger Park is a compelling experience for those open to the drama of the natural world. The vast plains, woodland savanna and riverine gallery forests are a deceptively tranquil stage upon which life and death are ever at odds...more

Kruger Park Bird Habitats & Climates

All birds have a preferred habitat with a specialised niche within... thus to see as many bird species as possible, it's necessary to know their preferred habitats...more

Kruger Park Bird Migration Routes

The origin of today's bird migration patterns to Kruger Park may lie in the Ice Age of approximately 15 000 years ago. Ornithologist GL Mclean suggests that many European birds...more

Kruger Park Bird Sounds of the Dawn Chorus

Birdsong is the soundtrack of the bushveld. One of the joys of birding in Kruger is to be up early enough to experience the dawn chorus of doves and other early risers that mark the start of the bushveld day...more

Kruger Park Birds and Muthi (Medicine)

'There is a strong cultural link between the African ancestors and birds. For centuries, African people have been using indigenous birds to treat illnesses...more

Kruger Park Birding Changing Landscapes

Birding in Kruger is a dynamic experience because of the ever-shifting nature of the African landscape. Habitats exist at the mercy of climate changes...more

Kruger Park Endangered Bird Species

Kruger's sheer size and diversity of habitats have given sanctuary to bird species that may otherwise have disappeared from southern Africa...more

Kruger Park Birding Human Intervention

Human intervention has generally been beneficial for birding in the Park. For a start, proclamation of the original Sabi Game Reserve in 1898 was a visionary act...more

Kruger Park Birding Summer Visitors

Of the 500 or so species found in the Park, about half are summer visitors, with a more or less equal split between breeders and non-breeders...more

Kruger Park Birding Landscape Types

There are often good raptor sightings in grasslands within the mopaneveld, particularly of rarer species like Pallid and Montagu's Harriers. Many of the grassland species of the south, such as rollers and hornbills, are also found here...more

Kruger Park Origins of Birds

Most scientists are in agreement that birds evolved from egg-laying, predatory dinosaurs that existed during the Triassic some 225 million years ago...more

Kruger Park Birding Calendar

It always helps to know your subjects movements, an anticipate its activity. This is best done by understanding the relationship between seasons and climate...more
Best Birding Guide to Kruger Park