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Birdwatching in Tanzania, area by area

Lake Manyara National Park Over 300 species of birds have been recorded within the park. Some of the species include Eurasian migrant birds, raptors, acacia associated birds, and three species of bird which are endemic to Tanzania: the ashy stirling, rufous-tailed weaver and black-collared lovebird. 
Tarangire National Park : Though number of birds are much less than Manyara, variety of raptors and acacia associated birds, and three endemic species to Tanzania: ashy starling, rufous-tailed weaver and black collared lovebird are commonly seen. Ostrich and kori bustard are also seen here.
  • Arusha National Park : Flamingos are common at Momella Lakes, though the bird life on these lakes vary seasonally. From October to April the lakes are populated by the water fowls from Europe, and the rest of the year the residents birds grebes, pochards, eagles and geese dominate the lakes. I even saw the Martial Eagle in one evening

  • Serengeti National Park : Ostriches are common here. This  open grassland supports other variety of bird such as kori bustard, larks, fiches and raptors. The park is home to the amazing  lilac-breasted roller and three endemic species of Tanzania: Fischer's lovebird, grey-rumped spur fowl and  babbler-like rufous-tailed weaver.
    Ngorongoro Conservation area : Owing to its Soda Lakes, the crater provides a breeding ground for  flamingos, crown cranes and other water birds as waders, ducks and herons. It is also a good place to see striking ground bird such as  Kori bustard, which is regarded as the world's heaviest flying bird. You are more likely to see ostrich here, as well as migrant storks during the rainy season than any other time. Birds of prey commonly seen in Ngorongoro are the augur buzzard and the floppish long crested eagle. Other small birds have been recorded here.
    Rubondo Island: It is considered to be the paradise for its birdlife.  click to learn more.
    Selous Game Reserve Bird life is spectacular. The river banks offer spectacular view for birds. African skimmer usually display themselves on the sand during the dry season, fish eagles perch on the wild palm trees, which line the river. Other common birds are weavers, kingfishers, herons, and waders. See also Birds in Rufiji River Delta
    Mkata River Flood Plain in Mikumi National Park: It is rich in birds and it is very easy to reach with southern safari to Mikumi national park.
    Udzungwa Mountain National Park and Kilombero Flood Plain: These two sites hold some of rare and endemic bird species in Africa. With local endemic species of Udzungwa partridge, and rufous-winged sunbird, among others include African Marabou, Ruppell’s Vulture, Crowned Eagle, and African Hobby.
    Kilombero GCA contains a remarkable number of bird species and plant ecology. Kibasila Swamp, is famous for wet birds and Mwanihana Forest Reserve for forest birds. Species that inhabit and are endemic to the area include Rufous winged sunbird, Kilombero weaver, Melodious cisticola, Kilombero cisticola, Iringa akalat, Dappled throated mountain robin and Udzungwa forest partridge


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    These are only places that we could put here, Tanzania have more than 1000 species of birds All over the country from the forest birds to desert vultures

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