If you are looking for Madagascar holiday activities, you have come to just the right place. Birdwatching in Madagascar is an activity to be enjoyed like absolutely nowhere else in the world. The 265 species of fascinating (some even endangered) birds that inhabit the island are one of the country’s biggest draw cards. A whopping 140 of these bird species are endemic to the island. They are the very reason why birdwatching enthusiasts and ornithologists flock to the country. Of course, you don’t have to be a pro to thoroughly enjoy all the birdwatching opportunities that your holiday in Madagascar will offer. It’s an activity for anyone to enjoy and trust us, these birds are a sight to behold!
Birds to look out for while on holiday in Madagascar
Grab your binoculars, a bird watching check-list and get ready to check off some of the beautiful sightings you are bound to have while holidaying in Madagascar. Here are a few feathered friends that you can expect to see:
- Madagascar Gmgogene
- White Breasted Mesite
- Banded Kestrel
- Crested Ibis
- Madagascar Fish Eagle
- Madagascar Teal
- Sickle-billed Vanga
- Red-Capped Couas
- Coquerel’s Couas
Best time to go Birdwatching in Madagascar
If your main holiday activity in Madagascar is birdwatching, it’s probably best to visit during Spring and early Summer stretching from the end of August until December. Your best bird sightings will be experienced in the following regions/areas:
- Eastern rainforest,
- Tropical dry forests in the western lowlands,
- Transition forest of Zombitse, and
- The south-west coast from Ifaty Beach to St Augustin Bay.
To ensure that you get the most out of your birdwatching holiday in Madagascar, make sure that you book ahead and carefully plan your itinerary with an experienced agent who is familiar with the island and all that it has to offer.
For more Madagascar holiday packages, travel information and advice, contact us via email or telephone at Animal Tracks today.