Bird Watching at Mokala

Mokala National Park owes its diversity of bird species both to its location at the transition between South Africa’s arid west and wetter eastern regions, as well as the diversity of habitats protected within its borders. To date, more than 200 species of birds have been recorded within this relatively new Park and we, not considering ourselves very proficient birders (yet) managed to tick a respectable 70 of those. These are just a few of the feathered friends we made at Mokala during our visit in April 2018.

If you’d like to learn more about Mokala National Park, why not have a read through the detailed post we did about the Park in 2016.

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22 thoughts on “Bird Watching at Mokala

  1. Pingback: A rich assortment of animals at Mokala | de Wets Wild

  2. maamej

    Some great pics there. You are so lucky to have so many wonderful birds in your country. Reminds me of when I went to the Serengeti in the 90s I was astonished at the bird life because of course Africa is more famous for lions and elephants, but the birds are just as interesting.

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  3. John

    So many beautiful birds!😊 One of them have been seen in Sweden, it´s Black-winged Stilts which have been seen here 31 times until year 2014. Long way from home…

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Wow, John – that’s amazing! It is always interesting to me when birds appear in places they aren’t expected to be – what brought them there at that time and place? And why then don’t they stay?

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