Birding tours Highlights: for 16 days
Style: Bird watching /lemur viewing
BIRD expected: 130 specimen or more
Transportation: 4WD /Mini van/ Bus
Birding tours information
This birding tour start from 1st of August to the end of December .During this tour you will have your own specialist bird’s guide , a comfortable car for your disposal . During your visit ,a private local professional bird guide will lead your visit in each park.
During this birding tour we will visit two main rain forest parks
- Andasibe NP
- Mantadia NP
- Ranomafana NP
- Isalo NP
- Zombitse NP
Protected private area to see birds
- Alarobia Lake
- Mosa reserve
- Vakona reserve
- Anja community run park
The hike is not difficult but depend of anybody capability.
Our experimented bird guide get no less than 10 years’ experience of birding, they are professional and knowledgeable.
Of course it’s a birding tour but some other specimen can be seen during the visit. Most of the National park and to the forest we can see different species of lemurs ,and assortment of chameleons and reptiles .To make our visit as easier as possible most of our accommodations are close to the park .Approximately the rainforest birds can be find during this tour include some of the six families endemics to Madagascar such as MESITORNITHIDAE(Mesites) BRACHYPTERACIIDAE (Ground -rollers).LEPTOSOMIDAE(Cuckoo roller), PHILEPITIDAE (Asities) BERNIERIDAE and VANGIDAE (Vangas)
Ranomafana National Park :. Ranomafana national which located in the South eastern parts of Madagascar with 41 600 Hectare of tropical rainforest .The park was established in 1991 with purpose of conserving the unique biodiversity of the local ecosystem. Home of the rare species of fauna and flora include Golden Bamboo Lemurs ,Milne Edwards Sifaka ,and others lemurs species We’ll take time out to find rain forest birds including :Pitta-like ,Short legged, Scaly Ground-roller ,Rain forest Scops owl ,Brown Mesite ,Cuckoo roller ,Wood rail,Common Sun-bird ,Grey crowned Tetraka, Wedge tailed Jerry ,Yellow Sun Bird Asity ,Brown Emutail ,Madagascar Pranticole ,Madagascar Snipe ,Malagasy Harrier ,Henst’s Goshawk, Pollen’s/red Tailed Vanga ,Velvet Asity ,Greater Vasa Parrot ,Crested Drongo, Madagascar Fly Catcher ,Madagascar Rail,Madagascar Green Pigeon
Mantadia and Perinet National Park : Mantadia National Park is a Rain forest ,It’s the closer Park from the city .Most of the rain forest birds can be seen to Mantadia and Perinet national Park .Short legged an Scaly Ground Rollers, Madagascar Flufftail,Madagascar Owl ,Grey crowned tetraka ,Red Breasted Couas ,Pitta –like and Rufous Ground Rollers ,Crossley Vanga ,Spectacle Tetraka ,Wedge tailed ,green and Stripe –Throated Jeries ,Common and Dark Newtonia Cryptic Warbler ,Forest Fody ,Blue and Red Breasted Couas Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher ,Ward’s Vanga Madagascar Blue Pigeon,MadagascarSartling ,Madagascar Spinetail,Nelicourvi Weaver, Cuckoo Roller,Tylas/White headed /Chabert/Blue/Red tailed and Hook Billed Vanga ,Madagasar Wood Rail, Madagascar Cuckoo shrike ,Common sun Bird Rain forest Scops Owl ,Collared Nightjar ,Red tailed Newtonia Dusky Tetraka ….
This park is the mixture of the rain forest to the north and the spiny forest sub aride to the south
Appert’stetraka ,Madagascar crested Ibis ,Madagascar harrier hawk Coquerel’s and crested couas Cuckoo roller Madagascar cuckoo Shrike ,Long –billed Tetraka , Malagasy paradise flycatcher ,Madagascar starting