Birds – Marojejy NP

Philip Briggs
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By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Insight guide to Madagascar.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Philip is the author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Marojejy is a top birding destination. It has 118 bird species on its records and about 75 of those are forest birds unique to Madagascar. Arguably Madagascar’s most exciting bird, the localized helmet vanga is quite easy to see here when it is nesting from September to December. If birding is your interest, it is recommended to go with a specialized birding guide. Aside from being good at spotting birds, they often know where the nests are located.

Notable Birds in Marojejy NP
Crested drongo
Common
Helmet vanga
Occasional
Hook-billed vanga
Occasional
Madagascar buzzard
Common
Madagascar magpie-robin
Common

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Birds in Marojejy NP
Bird Species
110+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Marojejy is good throughout the year, but the best time is from September to December. December can be very wet, so possibly September to November is best. At this time birds are most vocal and are therefore easier to spot. Marojejy is one of the best places to see the helmet vanga and guides can often lead you to their nests at this time. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

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Birds in Marojejy NP
Bird Species
110+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr