Birds – Niassa NR

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 Mozambique.

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

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Mozambique.

With over 370 birds recorded, Niassa National Reserve offers excellent bird watching. The reserve is a great place to see miombo specials such as racket-tailed roller and pale-billed hornbill. Riverine forest fringing the Lugenda River is a good place to look for Pel’s fishing-owl and Böhm's bee-eater, and African skimmers can be seen flying over the river. The big granite domes support species like Verreaux’s eagle, lanner falcon and the rare Taita falcon. The sought-after Angola pitta can be spotted in November.

Notable Birds in Niassa NR
African grey hornbill
Common
African paradise flycatcher
Common
Brown-hooded kingfisher
Common
Collared palm-thrush
Occasional
Eastern black-headed oriole
Occasional

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Birds in Niassa NR
Bird Species
370+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

The birdlife in Niassa National Reserve is good year-round. However, the Wet season, from November to April, is the best time for bird watching as migratory birds are present. As road conditions could be bad in the park during the rains, November is the ideal month for birders. For general wildlife viewing, the Dry season from May to October is better.

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Niassa NR
Bird Species
370+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr