Kruger Birding


A site dedicated to providing information on the best spots for birding in the Kruger National Park, and where to find the more sought after species.

Update: Hi everyone,just to let you know that although this site has been quiet for a very long time, I have now started again to make some updates and changes and have moved the site to a new location (see below).

I have started incorporating some species pages that some may find interesting and will try to get a whole bunch more finished before long, kind regards, John Davies.

Link to new Birding in Kruger website

Species Pages

Northern Kruger

Southern Kruger

Lebombo 4x4 Eco Trail

Latest Sightings

Additional stuff

Links

Langtoon Dam, Lebombo   4x4 Eco Trail

 

Locations of visitors to this page

 

 

Me in Tsavo West National Park - Kenya

The Kruger Park is rightly considered one of the most important conservation areas in the world, it is the most diverse in regards of the number of species, and also one of the largest at roughly 2 000 000ha, when one includes the new Limpopo National park, altogether it is in the region of 3 500 000ha. Naturally, the quality of birding is exceptionally high, with many species such as Ground Hornbill, Bateleur, and several Vulture species being almost exclusively confined to large conservation areas such as this.

I've been extremely fortunate in having grown up in Skukuza and still living there currently, as a result, after having been birdwatching in the Kruger Park for more than 10 years, I've developed a fairly comprehensive knowledge of the birds in the region, and also have had the chance to see birds in areas not usually open to the average tourist. Even so, almost all the good birding spots are easily accessible to anybody, and these days, even the Nwambia sandveld can be reached by people going on the Lebombo 4X4 Eco trail. Although summer is deffinetely the time to be in the park in regards to birding, it also comes with several disadvantages, none the least the hot weather, regularly in excess of 40 degrees and humidity of 80%+, and also as most people will know, this is not the best of times for finding game with a lot of food and water causing the animals to spread out more instead of being concentrated in areas around water points. However, anyone that's done a morning's birding at pafuri in December will agree that it can be nothing short of amazing. To give an example, a good days birding in the Punda Maria/Pafuri area can include such species as Black-throated Wattle-eye, Blue-Cheacked Bee-Eater, Lemon-breasted Canary, Meves's Starling, Crested Guineafowl, Grey-headed Parrot, Mottled Spinetail, Bohm's Spinetail and African Hawk-Eagle to mention just a few.

I hope that this site may be useful to some people, and I will be looking to update it and add new information on a fairly regular basis, however, it is something I will only be doing in my free time so unfortunetely no guarentees on when it will be finished. If anybody would like to contact me and find out anything specific, feel free to e-mail me at johnpeter.davies@gmail.com.

Enjoy!