Birds – Ankarafantsika 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.

Ankarafantsika National Park (Parc National d’Ankarafantsika) has well over 120 bird species recorded and is considered one of Madagascar’s top birding sites. The deciduous dry forest reliably offers some great specials such as Van Dam’s vanga and Schlegel’s asity. A boat trip on Lake Ravelobe is rewarding for general waterbirds and to see the white-throated rail and otherwise uncommon Madagascar fish eagle. Other birds of prey include Frances’s sparrowhawk and Madagascar harrier hawk.

Notable Birds in Ankarafantsika NP
Blue vanga
Occasional
Coquerel's coua
Occasional
Crested coua
Occasional
Madagascar fish eagle
Occasional
Madagascar green pigeon
Occasional

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

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Ankarafantsika is good throughout the year and many special birds can be seen at any time of the year. However, some birds are more vocal at the beginning of the Wet season (October to December) as this is the breeding season. The breeding season also attracts some seasonal visitors to the lakes such as Humblot’s heron and Madagascar jacana. Migratory birds are present in the wet summer months from November to April.

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