South Africa records over 840 bird species. The best time to go for birding tours is from November to April after arrival of the migrants. Some of the birds include ostriches, blue crane, African penguin, blue crane knod-billed duck, south African shelduck, African black duck, Indian peafowl and more bird species, animals, reptiles, fish and plant life, flamingos, rock pigeons, red-eyed dove, yellow-throated sandgrouse, bustards, turacos to mention but a few. The best destinations for birding in South Africa are Mkhuze, Kruger and Kgalagadi which is famous for raptors.