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Drakensberg Rockjumper in Lesotho: Photo by Rick Bowers

Welcome to our guide to the birds of Lesotho! Known as the “Kingdom in the Sky,” Lesotho is a landlocked country surrounded by South Africa, with high mountains, steep valleys, and fast-flowing rivers creating a striking landscape. This unique environment supports a variety of bird species, and in this section, you’ll discover our curated guides that showcase the avian wonders of Lesotho. From the regal flight of the bearded vulture over the Drakensberg Mountains to the cheerful calls of the African rock pipit echoing through the alpine grasslands, Lesotho’s birdlife offers a captivating glimpse into the country’s natural beauty. Whether you’re exploring the highland wetlands or birdwatching in the Senqu Valley, we invite you to delve into our guides and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Lesotho’s birds.