Birds – Liwonde NP

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
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 400 species recorded, Liwonde is one of the top bird watching sites in Malawi. For casual visitors, the waterbirds easily seen by boat are a highlight, while some rare water-associated birds, such as Pel’s fishing owl, red-necked falcon and rufous-bellied heron, are good encounters for the serious birder. Liwonde is great for seeing birds of prey, such as bateleur, martial eagle and snake eagle, as well as some localized woodland species, including Böhm's bee-eater and Lilian’s lovebird.

Notable Birds in Liwonde NP
African openbill
Common
Black heron
Common
Böhm's bee-eater
Common
Long-toed lapwing
Common
Pied kingfisher
Common

Birding Rating

Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

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