​Birds – Mikumi NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

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

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

More than 400 bird species have been recorded in Mikumi National Park, making it a fantastic place to go birding. Colorful residents such as yellow-throated longclaw and bateleur are joined by a host of Palearctic migratory birds from November to April. The hippo pool and Mwanambogo Dam are good places to see water-associated birds such as African fish eagle, African spoonbill and hamerkop, while African openbills are often seen fishing along the Mkata River.

Notable Birds in Mikumi NP
Black-bellied bustard
Common
Long-tailed fiscal
Common
Marabou stork
Common
Saddle-billed stork
Common
Verreaux’s eagle owl
Common

Birding Rating

Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

Facts & Figures

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

Best Time for Bird Watching

Birdlife is good throughout the whole year, but best from November through to February; the migratory species that arrive from Europe and North Africa in November stay until April, but rains make birding more difficult in March and April. Throughout the migratory period, resident birds may also be in breeding plumage. General wildlife viewing is best from late June to October.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

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