The Chobe River is an all-year-round birding destination. Immigrants arrive in September and increase the population of 450 by 2%. Listen to the calls of lesser-striped swallows and witness the majestic flight of fish eagles on river cruises aimed to seek out some of the over 450 bird species. Other species likely to be spotted include African skimmers, rock pratincoles and the African finfoot as well as cattle egrets, open-billed storks, pied kingfishers and the striking carmine bee-eater. Experienced guides will take you along the river for hours to receive your fill of birding. The birding season starts in September which sees an increase in the bird population by 20% compared to the winter months.
Chobe River Birding
With over 450 bird species, the Chobe River should be on every birder’s bucket list.