There are thousands of people who have a passion for the birds and bird watching is their favorite pastime hobbies. More than 10,000 species of birds found all over the world, and serious bird watchers travel from faraway places just to get the glance of them. It is also passion for nature photographer who wanders around the world to get the perfect picture of the beautiful and colorful birds from different species.
Here are our lists of 5 best places around the world for bird watching. Enjoy bird watchers!!
1. Kruger National Park, South Africa
However, Kruger National Park in South Africa is world famous for wild animals, but it is also a destination to spot flocks of birds. Some of the famous birds you find here are lappet faced vulture, southern ground hornbill, martial eagle, saddle-billed stork, and kori bustard. These birds are very easy to spot because of their size. Apart from these birds, there are many colorful birds which can be seen here that includes Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, Lilac breasted Rollers, and Weavers. The northern part of the Kruger National Park is best place to spot birds. There are several birding tours available inside the Kruger National Park. Things you must carry are good binoculars to watch them and good quality zoom lenses if you are interested in bird photography.
2. Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea is a remote archipelago located south of the equator and just 160km north of Australia. The place offers great scenic beauties and thousands of species of flora and fauna. It is one of the most famous places for bird watching in the world. There are over 40 species of birds found here; most of them have brilliant colors and one of a kind. Apart from their brilliant colors, they also display their unique features and courtship displays. Some will jump; give cute postures and actions especially the male birds who want to attract their female counterparts. Some will open their colorful feathers like a Chinese fan and others performs steps as if they are dancing. Some of the common birds, which you can find here, are mynahs, honeyeaters, doves, different types of parrots, cassowaries.
3. Rift Valley, Kenya
Rift Valley in Kenya is an amazing place for bird enthusiasts. You must have seen pictures and videos of flock of birds especially flamingos in magazines and television shows been captured from the Rift Valley, Kenya. Other birds which are commonly seen here in the Rift Valley are pale and dark phase Gabar Goshawks, Shikra, Paradise Flycatcher, Marabou Storks, African Fish Eagles,and White-faced Scops Owl. Amazing are the view when colorful birds perform their courtship dance. Flock of Flamingos are very commonly seen in the Lake Nakuru, and it is the site worth watching and capturing the most precious moments in to your camera.
4. The Pantanal, Brazil
The Pantanal in Brazil is one of the most famous destinations in all North American continents for bird watching. It is a natural heaven located in the middle of Brazil. The region has great ecological importance as it offers one of the world’s richest biological reserves. There are over 600 different species of birds, which make Pantanal their home including migratory birds. In the Pantanal, you can observe nearly 600 species of birds compared to 500 species in all of Europe. It is a major breeding place for storks, herons, ibis and Roseate Spoonbills and they can be spotted very commonly. You will find Jabirus, which has its unique black head and red pouch on neck; it is also the biggest stork in the whole world and a symbol of Pantanal. Other birds, which can be commonly spotted here, are Parrots, Anhinga, Jabiru, Capped Heron, Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, Buff-necked Ibis, Southern screamer, and so on. There are guided bird watching tours available or you can also head on your own.
Well, when we talk about Antarctica, only one bird comes to our mind, that is out cute Penguins. Yes, Antarctica is a land of Penguins. It is the symbol of Antarctica. The scene of the Penguins flocks in such a beautiful landscapes is beyond any comparison. It is interesting to watch penguins at the time of breeding when they come together to incubate their eggs, or when they march for miles and miles in a flock to cope for the harsh winter weather and storm. They are indeed one of the most cutest birds in the world. There are mainly four species of Penguins they are Adélie, chinstrap, gentoo and emperor. There are tour operators available without which its near to impossible to reach and roam around to different places in Antarctica. Here are details about few tour operators available for the region.