Birds – Lengwe NP

Ariadne van Zandbergen
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By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

With around 330 species recorded, Lengwe NP offers good birding opportunities. In low-key parks like Lengwe, there is more emphasis on birding as there are fewer flagship animal species around. General woodland bird species are plentiful, and some specials can be found in the dense low-lying thickets, including the noisy crested guineafowl and the tambourine dove. There is a good variety of raptors, which include all three snake eagles found in Malawi: black-breasted snake eagle, brown snake eagle and banded snake eagle.

Notable Birds in Lengwe NP
African paradise flycatcher
Common
Bearded scrub robin
Common
Brown-headed parrot
Common
Crested guineafowl
Common
Crowned hornbill
Common

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Birds in Lengwe NP
Bird Species
330+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

There’s good birdlife in Lengwe National Park year-round. However, migratory bird species are present in the Wet season (November to April), which makes it the best time for bird watching. General wildlife viewing is best in the Dry season, from May to October.

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Birds in Lengwe NP
Bird Species
330+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr