Birds – Vwaza Marsh WR

Ariadne van Zandbergen
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By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

With 341 species recorded, Vwaza Marsh offers great bird-watching opportunities. Lake Kazini is an excellent place to look for water-associated birds, including ducks, storks, egrets and herons. Osprey, fish eagle and palm-nut vulture are regularly found near the water as well. The very localized white-winged babbling starling is resident in the park and can sometimes be spotted in the woodland around the camp. A guided walk to the lake is recommended to get a closer look at some of the waders.

Notable Birds in Vwaza Marsh WR
African fish eagle
Common
African grey hornbill
Common
Brown-hooded kingfisher
Common
Golden-breasted bunting
Common
Palm-nut vulture
Common

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

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Birds in Vwaza Marsh WR
Bird Species
300+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve has good birdlife throughout the year. However, the Wet season (from November to April) is the best time for bird watching, with migratory birds in the reserve. May to October (the Dry season) is the best time for general wildlife viewing.

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Birds in Vwaza Marsh WR
Bird Species
300+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr