Birds – Amber Mountain NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Insight guide to Madagascar.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Philip is the author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Amber Mountain National Park (Parc National Montagne d’Ambre) is a good place to see a variety of rainforest birds. The wide, well-maintained tracks lend themselves to viewing into the canopy. Some of the specials include the localized Amber mountain rock thrush and the beautiful but elusive pitta-like ground roller. The magnificent Madagascar crested ibis is easy to see and it’s worth looking out for some of the waterbirds, such as the Madagascar little grebe, on the shores of the lake.

Notable Birds in Amber Mountain NP
Amber mountain rock thrush
Common
Madagascar crested ibis
Occasional
Madagascar fish eagle
Occasional
Madagascar magpie-robin
Common
Madagascar paradise flycatcher
Occasional

Birding Rating

  • User Rating
    0.0/5 0 Birding Reviews

Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

Facts & Figures

Birds in Amber Mountain NP
Bird Species
70+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Amber Mountain is good throughout the year. However, many birds tend to be silent and inactive from May to August in the Dry season. This is especially true for the sought-after ground rollers. The Wet season months are best for bird watching, but the wettest months from January to March can be problematic for logistical reasons. So, the best time is from September to December, before the heavy rains arrive. Migratory birds are present in the wet summer months from November to April.

Want to Visit Amber Mountain NP?

Birding Rating

  • User Rating
    0.0/5 0 Birding Reviews

Facts & Figures

Birds in Amber Mountain NP
Bird Species
70+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr