Birds – Ifotaka Forest

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.

Access to a variety of habitats in a small area makes Ifotaka Forest a very rewarding birding destination. Many water-associated birds can be found on the bank of the Mandrare River. The gallery forest is home to a variety of species and the spiny forest is best for some dry country specials. Night walks are great to look for sleeping birds and owls, such as the Madagascar scops owl.

Notable Birds in Ifotaka Forest
Crested coua
Occasional
Giant coua
Occasional
Madagascar paradise flycatcher
Occasional
Madagascar scops owl
Occasional
Madagascar turtle dove
Common

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Birds in Ifotaka Forest
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Ifotaka is good throughout the year, but the best time is from September to April. However, the camp is closed from January to late March. So, practically, this leaves September to December and April as the best months. 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 Ifotaka Forest
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Nov to Apr