​Birds – Nsumbu NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip has travelled 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.

Nsumbu is a fine birding destination, with several East African species at the edge of their range. Visiting lesser-known parks, where flagship animals aren’t easily seen, is often ideal for birding. The variety of habitats – including the lakeshore, rivers, wetlands and cliffs – is home to a good range of birds. Pel’s fishing-owl and palm-nut vulture are some of the specials to look out for.

Notable Birds in Nsumbu NP
African fish eagle
Common
African skimmer
Rare migrant
African spoonbill
Common
Grey-headed gull
Common
Palm-nut vulture
Rare

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Birds in Nsumbu NP
Bird Species
280+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Nsumbu is a great birding destination throughout the year. However, the ideal time for bird watching is in the wet months – from November to April. Migrant birds arrive from the north, and many species are in breeding plumage during these months.

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Nsumbu NP
Bird Species
280+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr