Birds – Tsimanampetsotsa NP

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.

Tsimanampetsotsa National Park is a great birding destination. The large soda lake is home to big flocks of greater and lesser flamingo and lots of other waders. This is the place to look out for the rare Madagascar plover. The spiny forest, on the other hand, is where you can see many dry-country specials such as the comical running coua. Night walks are recommended to pick up some of the nocturnal species.

Notable Birds in Tsimanampetsotsa NP
Greater flamingo
Common
Greater vasa parrot
Occasional
Lesser flamingo
Common
Madagascar plover
Occasional
Running coua
Occasional

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Birds in Tsimanampetsotsa NP
Bird Species
110+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Tsimanampetsotsa is good throughout the year and many birds can be seen at any time. The Wet season months are best for bird watching as birds tend to be more vocal and active during this time. This is also the time migrants are present. However, these months are very hot and humid. So, as a compromise, the ideal time is perhaps from September to November and in April. Flamingos are mostly resident from April to October.

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Birds in Tsimanampetsotsa NP
Bird Species
110+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr