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.

Notable Birds in Zambezi NP
African skimmer
Rare migrant
Collared palm-thrush
Locally Common
Goliath heron
Lanner falcon
Long-toed plover

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Zimbabwe doesn't have endemic birds.

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.

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Zambezi NP
Bird Species
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr