Birds – Majete WR

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 over 300 species recorded, Majete offers great bird watching. The reserve is home to four species of vulture and there is a big concentration of the beautiful bateleur eagle. Birding specials include boulder chat, Livingstone flycatcher, Boehm’s bee-eater, cuckoo hawk and rock pratincole. However, as with most Big Five reserves, the emphasis doesn’t tend to be on birding, so serious birders should consider booking private game drives.

Notable Birds in Majete WR
African fish eagle
Common
Bateleur
Common
Böhm's bee-eater
Common
Palm-nut vulture
Common
White-backed vulture
Common

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Best Time for Bird Watching

While all year round is good for birdlife in Majete Wildlife Reserve, the Wet season from November to April is the best time for bird watchers. This is due to migratory birds in the reserve at this time. The peak time for general wildlife viewing is in the Dry season (May to October).

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Birds in Majete WR
Bird Species
300+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr