Birds – Isalo 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.

Isalo National Park (Parc National de l’Isalo) has over 80 bird species on its list. The most sought-after species here is the localized Benson’s rock thrush, which is remarkably conspicuous and sightings are almost guaranteed at the popular natural pools or ‘Piscine Naturelle’, the focus of the most popular short hike in the park. The delightful Madagascar hoopoe, one of many endemics unique to Madagascar, is just one of the more common birds to look out for.

Notable Birds in Isalo NP
Benson's rock thrush
Common
Crested drongo
Common
Madagascar bee-eater
Common
Madagascar magpie-robin
Common
Red-billed duck
Common

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Isalo NP
Bird Species
80+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Isalo is good throughout the year, but the best time is from September to November. Many birds tend to be inactive in the middle of the Dry season from May to August, and the wettest months from December to March don’t offer very ideal hiking conditions. Migratory birds are present in the wet summer months from November to April.

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Isalo NP
Bird Species
80+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr