Birds – Kasanka NP

Alan Murphy
Expert
By Alan Murphy

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and authored the Lonely Planet guidebook to Zambia.

Alan has authored the Lonely Planet guide to Zambia.

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