Birding at Kabula Lodge

The area around Kabula abounds in bird life with more than 200 species having been recorded.

The large and formidable Pel’s Fishing Owl, which is not intimidated by humans, is a regular visitor to the area, as are Fish Eagle, various species of Cormorants and other water birds, Herons, Schalow’s Lourie, Honeyguides, Eagles and other birds of prey, Parrots, Hornbill, Dikkops, Plovers and numerous others, including:

  • African Finfoot
  • African Golden Oriole
  • African Skimmer
  • Black Coucal
  • Bradfield’s Hornbill
  • Brown Firefinch
  • Copper Sunbird
  • Eastern Nicator
  • Greater Painted Snipe
  • Grey Headed Kingfisher
  • Grey Headed Parrot
  • Half Collared Kingfisher
  • Lesser Jacana
  • Lilac Breasted Roller
  • Narina Trogon
  • Olive Woodpecker
  • Osprey
  • Pel’s Fishing Owl
  • Pennant Winged Nightjar
  • Rock Pratincole
  • Rufous Bellied Heron
  • Schalow’s Turaco
  • Swamp Nightjar
  • Tree Pipit
  • Western Banded Snake Eagle
  • White Backed Night Heron
  • White Browed Coucal
  • White Crowned Lapwing

20Visitors can also expect to be woken in the mornings by a flock of Ground Hornbills which have taken up residence on the outskirts of the lodge. A truly magical sound.