uMkhuze Birding

With a list of over 400 recorded bird species, the uMkhuze Game Reserve (part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park) is one of South Africa’s most highly-rated birdwatching destinations. The reserve is home to many commonly seen and well-known species, both residents and summer migrants, but also hosts several species rarely encountered in South Africa – we, for instance, had our first ever sighting of the African Pygmy Goose at uMkhuze’s Nsumo PanΒ when we visited the reserve in March, though we sadly didn’t manage a photograph of it. This gallery however shows just some of the almost 100 species we managed to find during our three day visit!


29 thoughts on “uMkhuze Birding

  1. 2geeks3knots

    Wait, shouldn’t that be the Red-Billed GIRAFFE Pecker? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Great post. Enjoy your holiday weekend!


  2. Pingback: Creatures Great and Small at uMkhuze | de Wets Wild

    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      The rollers are a beautiful family of birds, Teresa – pity they don’t have the voice to go with it – named for the aerial acrobatics they perform as they chase insects on the wing.

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