Kgalagadi Birding

Kgalagadi Birdlife

Kgalagadi Birdlife

Kgalagadi Birdlife – This is a incredibly large conservation area (36000 km²) There is currently a list of approximately 302 bird species, of which only 102 species are resident, 74 are either seasonal migrants or nomadic, and 126 are vagrants. Kgalagadi is most renowned for its raptors, particularly along the Nossob and Auob riverbeds, with as many as 46 species having been recorded.

Most of the specials are resident and include Lappet-faced Vulture, White-headed Vulture, Red-necked Falcon, Pygmy Falcon, Red-footed Falcon, Martial Eagle, Black-chested Snake-Eagle, Bateleur, Lanner Falcon, , Secretarybird, Southern White-faced Scops-Owl, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Kori Bustard, Northern Black Korhaan, Burchell’s Sandgrouse, Double-banded Courser, Ashy Tit, Sociable Weaver, Great Sparrow and Violet-eared Waxbill. Some seasonal specials include Ludwig’s Bustard, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Pink-billed Lark, Black-eared Sparrowlark, Capped Wheatear and Fairy Flycatcher.