Birding in Zambia

Zambia is actually wealthy with diverse flora and fauna, about 750 types of birds through the country and then for some habitats; 500 species found in South Luangwa National Park alone. This is valid, thanks to the variety of habitats including riverine woodland, lagoons, lakes, wetlands and national parks and reserves, many providing a range of birds in addition to animals.

The riverbank forest is definitely a special home to varieties for instance the Arnot Chat and also the Racket railed roller. The Chaplin’s Barbet is in fact one type of birds endemic to Zambia. The swamps around Lake Bangwelu and its particular banks has a number of distinctive varieties like the unique shoebill, white cheeked bee eater, wattle crane, swamp fly catcher as well as the kingfisher among other swamp endemic species.

Lochinvar National Park, found in the north of Kafue River, is without a doubt thought to be one of the rich swamplands for birding in the world, because of around 800 birds to watch. There, you’ll locate the egret, wattle crane, sand grounce and also the pratincole among additional bird kinds.

One more great birding location in Zambia is actually Chimfunshi wildlife Orphanage which happens to be a home for the pale billed hornbill, cuckoo, forest warbler, starling, bocage’s robin and many more.

Across the Zambia-Congo border, you’ll come across the town of Mwinilunga around the west of River Lunga, which features a distinctive fuse of migratory birds from the Congo forests; offering an incomparable spot for birding enthusiasts. There is the Grim longclaw, bulbul, Angola lark, the cisticola, this brown eared wood pecker, sunbirds plus the spotted thrush bubbler.

A few other tremendous habitats comprise of the Nkanga Conservation Area, Nyika National Park in addition to Shiwa Ng’andu reserve and that is renowned for horse back riding safaris; a way to watch birds during the riding trails.