Southern Africa is one of the best places in the world for bird-watching. In East Africa (countries like Kenya and Tanzania) 1 300 bird species have been recorded - about 15% of the world's bird species. In Southern Africa (countries like South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia), over 920 bird species have been recorded - approximately 10% of the world's bird species.

We believe that Africa offers some of the best birding opportunities anywhere in the world.

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Birdlife of South Africa

South Africa is one of the top birding destinations in the world, offering an unbeatable variety of birds, and a user-friendly and supportive avi-tourism industry.

Of the 850 or so bird species recorded in South Africa, about 725 are resident or annual visitors, and about 50 are endemic or near-endemic

   

 

 
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Hoopoe feeding its young Cape Gannets on Bird Island Greater kestrel Helmeted guineafowl
African spoonbill Barn owl African marsh harrier Crowned crane
Cape sugarbird Darter drying its wings African jacana Masked weaver
Green pigeon Thick-billed weaver Blue crane Malachite kingfisher
Blue waxbill Black eagle Hadeda ibis Crested barbet
White-faced owl Dikkop Paradise flycatcher Black-shouldered kite
Ostrich Black korhaan Lilac breasted roller Goliath heron
Malachite sunbird Marabou stork Carmine bee eaters Green twinspot
Knysna loerie Pied kingfisher Secretary bird A bateleur eagle in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape
Flamingos Yellow-billed hornbill Orange-breasted sunbird Bearded vultures in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal

 

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