Bird watching overview
Although Malawi is a small country, it has prolific bird life with over 500 species of bird to be found within the country. When we talk about birding in Malawi, the country is divided into two that is the Southern birding region and the Northern birding region. See: Top 10 Bird Species Found In Malawi. Courtesy of African Tour Operators.
Most species breed in Malawi but some migrate from Europe and Asia to spend the rainy season in Malawi, with some species preferring to spend the dry months in other areas of Africa. November to January are the best months for birding enthusiasts. The rocky hills of the Lakeshore and Dowa and Dedza are the best spaces to spot birds of prey, including the black eagle, lanner and peregrine falcon.
In the lakeshore forest, the green coucal, blue-mantled crested flycatcher and red-caped robin can be seen. Monkey Bay and Salima are the best areas to spot the African Fish Eagle, golden and brown throated weavers, collared and mottled spine tails and the palm swift.
The Elephant Marsh located in the Shire Valley, southern Malawi is a haven for bird watchers with large numbers and great varieties to be found.
Other species found in the country include; Stierling's woodpecker, olive headed weaver, lesser seadcracker, hornbills, starlings, guinea fowl, cuckoo, bush-shrike, kingfishers, hoopoes, hamerkop, herons, bee eaters and many more.
Bird Watching @ Providers and Parks
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