Birds – Mosi-oa-Tunya NP

Alan Murphy
Expert
By Alan Murphy

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and authored the Lonely Planet guidebook to Zambia.

Alan has authored the Lonely Planet guide to Zambia.

Although easily overlooked as a birding destination, this park has a lot to offer bird watchers. It has over 350 recorded species, and there are some very interesting birds on the list. Taita falcon and Verreaux’s eagle are easily spotted from the top of the gorge below the falls, and the rare African skimmer nests on sandbanks in the river.

Notable Birds in Mosi-oa-Tunya NP
African fish eagle
Common
African skimmer
Rare migrant
Collared palm-thrush
Common
Egyptian goose
Common
Pied kingfisher
Common

Birding Rating

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Mosi-oa-Tunya NP
Bird Species
350+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Mosi-oa-Tunya is an underrated birding stop at any time of the year. We’d recommend the Wet season months – from November to April – when migrants are in the park and many birds are in breeding plumage.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Mosi-oa-Tunya NP
Bird Species
350+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr