Birds – North Luangwa 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.

The Luangwa Valley is a bird-watching hot spot – more than 400 species have been recorded here. North Luangwa’s wilderness area is set aside for walking only, which makes it a very rewarding birding destination. The escarpment area in North Luangwa offers some species not found further south, including the babbling starling and chestnut-backed sparrow-weaver. The park is great for raptors as well and 38 species have been recorded.

Notable Birds in North Luangwa NP
Collared palm-thrush
Rare
Great white pelican
Common
Southern carmine bee-eater
Common migrant
Verreaux's eagle owl
Common
Yellow-billed stork
Common

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Facts & Figures

Birds in North Luangwa NP
Bird Species
400+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

North Luangwa is considered an excellent birding destination year-round –although the best birding is during the wet, summer months (from November to April) when migrants are present. However, most of the park is inaccessible and therefore closed at this time.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in North Luangwa NP
Bird Species
400+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr