Birding – South Africa have over 800 birds that have been recorded.
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Southern Africa is home to many rare as well as endemic species, making it a paradise for birders. The Elephant Coast is famous throughout South Africa as a birding Mecca with more than 500 species recorded in a variety of habitats.
South Africa offers a range of birding habitats, from grasslands, wetlands and forests, to savannahs, fynbos, the seashore and open oceans. Bird-watching in South Africa allows birders to explore a diverse range of habitats.
Some birds that are available in South Africa in no particular order:
- Woodland Kingfisher (Bosveldvisvanger)
- Lesser Flamingo (Kleinflamink)
- Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys)
- African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)
- Great Egret (Egretta alba)
- African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus)
As much as we would like to list all the birds found in South Africa we are rather focused on Wildlife. On an African Safari you are almost guaranteed to be spoiled with some beautiful birding. Many of the Private Game Reserves in South Africa have bird hides therefore making it easier to see the birds.
In conclusion we recommend purchasing a birding book like “Sasol Birds of Southern Africa”