Birds – Nyanga NP

Nyanga NP is part of the globally important Eastern Zimbabwe Mountains Endemic Bird Area (EBA) and is, therefore, one of the most interesting birding areas in the country. Zimbabwe has no endemic birds, but several near-endemics can be found in this area.

The park has more than 300 species recorded, including many of the country's specials. The park is a hiking destination and lacks many safari animals, which makes the birding focus more prominent. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Notable Birds in Nyanga NP
Augur buzzard
Brown-hooded kingfisher
Dideric cuckoo
Golden-breasted bunting
Livingstone's turaco

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(E) endemic = only lives in Zimbabwe
(NE) near-endemic = also lives in neighboring countries

Zimbabwe doesn't have endemic birds.

Best Time for Bird Watching

Nyanga NP is good year-round for birdlife, but at its best from when the migratory birds from Europe and northern Africa are present (November to April). Resident birds can also be readily seen at this time, nesting and in their colorful breeding plumage.

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Nyanga NP
Bird Species
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr