Birds – Masoala 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.

The diverse vegetation of Masoala National Park, including large tracts of primary forest, offers important habitats for a large number of bird species. Of particular interest is the rare and secretive Madagascar serpent eagle. One of the all-time favorites of Madagascar birds, the helmet vanga is most easily seen in Masoala when local guides have located their nests.

Notable Birds in Masoala NP
Helmet vanga
Rare
Nuthatch vanga
Rare
Running coua
Occasional
Scaly ground roller
Rare
Velvet asity
Rare

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

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Masoala is good throughout the year, but the best time is from September to January. During this time, birds are at their most vocal and active and are therefore easier to spot. This is especially true for the sought-after ground rollers. The helmet vaga are nesting at this time, so they can usually also be found. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

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