Birds in Etosha
The summers are ideal for birding in Etosha National Park. While game viewing benefits from dry conditions, the summer rains turn some of the vast pans into seasonal lakes and attract migratory and wetland species. Etosha is home to 340 bird species, about a third of which are migratory. The avian residents of the park make up an eclectic mix that ranges from flamingos to the colourful lilac-breasted roller and eagles soaring high above.
One of the best birding spots is Fisher’s Pan. When the rains gather in the pan you can see flamingos and storks wading through the shallow water. African openbill and great crested and black necked grebe can be seen here as well. After good rains the 5 000 km²