Birds – Andohahela NP

Philip Briggs
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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.

With over 120 species recorded, Andohahela National Park is a very rewarding birding destination. However, lack of overnight facilities makes it more suitable for day visits, which isn’t ideal for bird-watchers. This is the only place where you might see the highly localized red-tailed newtonia. Another special to look out for here is the banded kestrel. Vangas, one of the unique bird families of Madagascar, are well represented here, with many species present including the beautiful blue vanga.

Notable Birds in Andohahela NP
Madagascar kestrel
Occasional
Alpine swift
Occasional
Madagascar paradise flycatcher
Common
Running coua
Common
Madagascar blue pigeon
Occasional

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Birds in Andohahela NP
Bird Species
120+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Andohahela is good throughout the year, but the best time is from September to December. Some parts of the park, especially the rainforest section, might become inaccessible in the Wet summer months from December to March. Many birds tend to be silent and inactive in the dry cool season from May to August. Migratory birds are present in the wet summer months from November to April.

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Birds in Andohahela NP
Bird Species
120+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr