Our trip will be oriented towards the endemic birds and mammals, and we´ll spend most of our time in the eastern rainforest, the western deciduous woodland, and the southern spiny desert.
When to go:
Birders tend to visit in the Malagasy spring and early summer, that is from the very end of August to December. In the winter months (May - mid August); the rainforests can be very quiet and many sought-after endemics extremely furtive. Also, in winter some of the more spectacular endemics like asitys, will be out of their impressive breeding regalia. Because lodges and hotels are fairly small at most of the birding venues, it is sensible to plan your trip fairly long in advance, to avoid disappointment.
On this tour we are expecting to see: Subdesert, Brown & White-breasted Mesite, Cuckoo Roller, Long-tailed, Scaly, Pitta-like, Short-legged and Rufous-headed Ground Roller, Blue & Red-breasted Coua, Schlegel’s & Velvet Asity, Nuthatch & Sickle-billed Vanga, Helmet Vangas, Yellow-bellied Sunbird-Asity, Benson’s Rock Thrush, Appert’s Tetraka, Madagascar Plover, Thamnornis, Madagascar & Madagascar Sacred Ibis, Madagascar Fish Eagle, Henst’s Goshawk, Bernier’s Teal , Madagascar Wood Rail, Brown Emutail,Pigmy king fishers,Madagascar jacanas,broad billed rollers; and many more…