Birds – Nosy Mangabe SR

Philip Briggs
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By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Insight guide to Madagascar.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Philip is the author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Nosy Mangabe is not of particular interest to birders. Many species which can be found on the mainland are absent. In fact, the absence of couas, the main predator of chameleons and geckos, makes the island rewarding for reptile watching. However, even if just passing the island on the way to Masoala National Park by boat, it is worth scanning the shores for waders and other water-associated birds. The Madagascar pratincole can often be found on the sandy beaches.

Notable Birds in Nosy Mangabe SR
Dimorphic egret
Common
Madagascar kingfisher
Common
Madagascar paradise flycatcher
Common
Madagascar pratincole
Occasional
Purple heron
Common

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Birds in Nosy Mangabe SR
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watchers are most likely to visit Nosy Mangabe as a side trip or en route from/to Masoala National Park, a well-known birding hot spot and the best place to see the elusive helmet vanga. The best time for bird watching in Masoala is from September to January, when birds are most vocal and active and are therefore easier to spot. This is also the time that helmet vangas are nesting.

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Birds in Nosy Mangabe SR
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr