​Birds – North Luangwa NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip has traveled through Zambia several times and is the author of more than 20 guidebooks to various African destinations.

Philip is the Zambia expert for SafariBookings and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Philip is our Zambia expert and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

With more than 410 species recorded, North Luangwa National Park is a bird-watching hot spot. As the wilderness area is set aside for walking only, birding tends to be very rewarding. Colonies of southern carmine bee-eaters nesting in the riverbanks provide an unforgettable experience for even the most reluctant bird-watcher. The escarpment offers some species not found further south, including the babbling starling and chestnut-backed sparrow-weaver.

Notable Birds in North Luangwa NP
Grey go-away bird
Common
Red-billed buffalo-weaver
Common
Red-billed hornbill
Common
Southern carmine bee-eater
Common migrant
Southern ground hornbill
Common

Birding Rating

Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

Facts & Figures

Birds in North Luangwa NP
Bird Species
410+
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
410+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr