Birds – Nkhotakota WR

Ariadne van Zandbergen
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By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

With over 280 species recorded for the reserve, Nkhotakota is a great bird-watching destination. Raptors, such as palm-nut vultures and martial eagles, are especially well represented, and there is a good number of miombo specials, including miombo pied barbet and pale-billed hornbill. The evergreen forest on Mount Chipata has its own specials, such as moustached green tinkerbird and grey-olive greenbul. Guided walking is one of the main activities in the park, which is ideal from a bird-watcher’s perspective.

Notable Birds in Nkhotakota WR
African harrier hawk
Common
Black stork
Common
Böhm's bee-eater
Common
Giant kingfisher
Common
Martial eagle
Common

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Birds in Nkhotakota WR
Bird Species
280+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

The birdlife in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve is good year-round. However, the ideal time for bird watching is in the Wet season, from November to April, because migratory bird species swoop into the reserve at this time. If your interest is more in general wildlife, then the Dry season from May to October is best.

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Birds in Nkhotakota WR
Bird Species
280+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr