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, with such colorful common residents as the lilac-breasted roller, yellow-throated longclaw and bateleur eagle, joined by a host of European migratory birds from November to April. The hippo pool and Mwanambogo dam are a good place to see some of the water-associated birds like African fish eagle, African spoonbill and hamerkop, and the Mkata river offers great views of African openbills fishing.

Notable Birds in Mikumi NP
Black-bellied bustard
Common
Cattle egret
Common
Long-tailed fiscal
Common
Marabou stork
Common
Saddle-billed stork
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 at its best from November through April. At this time, resident birds are in breeding plumage, and migratory birds from north Africa and Europe can be found. Wildlife viewing is best during the Dry season (June to October).

Want to Visit Mikumi NP?

Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

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