Madagascar is an island that boasts many things – turquoise blue waters, sandy, golden, secluded beaches, as well as, exceptional fauna and flora evolved as the result of millions of years of geographic seclusion.
The bird life on this remarkable island is no less bragworthy with over 250 species including many water species. No fewer than 140 of the bird species are endemic to Madagascar. Madagascar is a country of great interest to bird watchers and ornithologists, promising a holiday that will ruffle a feather or two!
On a holiday package to Madagascar, with bird watching as its goal, you will be able to visit important habitats on the island, as well as, some of the best bird watching locations along the Madagascar coast.
Madagascar also boasts several incredible national parks that are renowned for their notable birdlife. Some of the bird species that you can be sure to sight frequently include the Madagascar Gmgogene, Crested Ibis, White-breasted Mesite, Banded Kestrel, the Madagascar Fish Eagle, the Madagascar Teal, Sickle-billed Vanga and the Red-capped and Coquerel’s Couas.
Jenman Island Safaris provides a wide range of holiday activities in our diverse range of Madagascar holiday packages, and we can guarantee you that if you’re a ‘twitcher’, and bird watching is your passion, then you will have many great photo opportunities and memories when you choose to visit Madagascar!
Madagascar fish eagle:
The fish eagle is Madagascar’s largest surviving raptor and one of the world’s six rarest eagles. The fish eagle is called “Ankoay” by the Malagasy. There are at most 200 of these birds left. They occur from Belo Sur Mur to Diego Suarez and inland for about 100 km (62 miles) along large bodies of water. This eagle is sure to be seen at Ampijoroa, on the Mitsio islands and around the Tsiribihinia and Manambolo rivers. The fish eagle’s stronghold is to the left of the Tsingy de Bemaraha where there is a system of lakes near Antsalova that includes the last remaining western Malagasy wetland that is in a reasonable condition.
This small endemic duck is endangered and confined to western Madagascar. Today, one of the only areas to observe the Madagascar teal is the lake region west of Bemaraha, where some suitable habitat remains in places too saline to convert into rice paddies.