Birds – Zambezi NP
With more than 400 species recorded, this little park is of particular interest to birders. The riverine habitat is home to many specials, including the African finfoot, collared palm-thrush and Pel's fishing owl. African skimmers can be found on the sandbanks or skimming the water in the Wet season. Migratory birds are present from November to April.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid BirdersZimbabwe doesn't have endemic birds, although several near-endemics can be found in the Eastern Zimbabwe Mountains Bird Area (EBA), which includes Nyanga NP.
Best Time for Bird Watching
Zambezi NP has good birdlife all year, but birding is best from November to April, when the European and north African migratory birds have arrived. This is a great time to see resident birds in their colorful breeding plumage, as it is also nesting season. Viewing wildlife is best during the Dry season, from June to October.
Best Parks for Birding –Including Birding Rating
The Eastern Highlands, including Nyanga NP, is a well-known birding hotspot. Hwange has over 420 species recorded, and the parks in the Zambezi valley have rich birdlife as well.