Birds – Bemaraha NP
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.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid Birders
- Coquerel's coua
- Crested coua
- Cuckoo roller
- Greater vasa parrot
- Madagascar cuckoo-shrike
- Madagascar fish eagle
- Madagascar green pigeon
Facts & Figures
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.