Birds – Kasanka NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip has travelled through Zambia several times and is the author of more than 20 guidebooks to various African destinations.

Philip is the Zambia expert for SafariBookings and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Philip is our Zambia expert and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Kasanka is a great birding destination, with just over 400 species recorded in a small area. The park is home to a few species at the edge of their range, more commonly associated with Central Africa. The beautiful Ross’s turaco and Böhm's bee-eater are two of the more conspicuous birds in that category. The large variety of habitats, including papyrus swamp, rivers and lakes contribute to a great birding environment. It can be explored by vehicle, on foot or by boat.

Notable Birds in Kasanka NP
Ayres's hawk eagle
Common
Bateleur
Common
Böhm's bee-eater
Common
Giant kingfisher
Common
Spur-winged goose
Common

Birding Rating

Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

Facts & Figures

Birds in Kasanka NP
Bird Species
400+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Kasanka is a great birding destination throughout the year. However, the best time for bird watching is in the wet, summer months, from November to April, when migrant birds arrive from the north with many species in breeding plumage.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Kasanka NP
Bird Species
400+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr