Birds – Bemaraha 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.

Bemaraha National Park (Parc National des Tsingy de Bemaraha) has over 100 bird species on its list. Lovers of couas and vangas should look out for Coquerel’s coua, crested coua, sickle-billed vanga, white-headed vanga and rufous vanga. The Manambolo River is a good place to see the critically endangered Madagascar fish eagle, Madagascar’s largest raptor. Of special interest is the country’s most recently identified bird, the Tsingy wood rail.

Notable Birds in Bemaraha NP
Coquerel's coua
Common
Forest rock thrush
Occasional
Madagascar buttonquail
Occasional
Madagascar fish eagle
Occasional
Madagascar paradise flycatcher
Common

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Bemaraha NP
Bird Species
100+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Bemaraha is fine throughout the year and many birds can be seen at any time of the year. The Wet season months are best for bird watching as birds tend to be more vocal and active during this time. However, due to the poor accessibility of the park, visits are only feasible in the months from May to November. So, as a compromise, the best time is perhaps from October to November and in April if the road is passable to travel. Migratory birds are present in the wet summer months from November to April.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Bemaraha NP
Bird Species
100+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr