Birds – Ankarana SR

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.

Ankarana Special Reserve (Réserve Spéciale Ankarana) has over 90 bird species on its list. Some birds to look out for are the lesser vasa parrot, Madagascar crested ibis and Madagascar pygmy kingfisher. Blue vanga and sickle-billed vanga are just two of 15 vanga species that occur in the reserve, which is only one short of the total of 16 vanga species of Madagascar.

Notable Birds in Ankarana SR
Blue vanga
Common
Crested coua
Occasional
Lesser vasa parrot
Common
Madagascar paradise flycatcher
Common
Sickle-billed vanga
Common

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Birds in Ankarana SR
Bird Species
90+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Ankarana is good throughout the year. However, many birds tend to be silent and inactive in the Dry season from May to August. The Wet season months are best for bird watching, but the wettest months from January to March can be difficult to travel in. So, as a compromise, the best time is perhaps from September to December, before the heavy rains start. Migratory birds are present in the wet summer months from November to April.

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Birds in Ankarana SR
Bird Species
90+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr