Andasibe bird watching, a great birding tour

Overview

This bird watching tour in Andasibe in the heart of the east the rainforest is a short tour but offers birders and photographs maximum satisfaction. The Andasibe Perinet Mantadia Ananalazaotra Rainforest and Primary Forest is a better bird habitat, home to 112 bird species that you can see there if we only talk about Kingfisher, Madagascar Crested Ibis, Helmeted, Nuthach Vanga, Madagascar Blue Coua, Red Fronted Coua, Madagascar Pigmy, Ground Roler, Scally Ground Roler … In addition, the largest lemur in the world named Babakoto or indri-indri with more than a dozen species of nocturnal and diurnal lemurs are worth a visit. Going towards Andasibe, go through Peyrieras reserve, a private reserve whose reptile from the smallest to the largest are collected. Upon arriving at the destination, you will visit and hunt your pictures first in the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, then, the Analamazaotra Special Reserve and the Vakona Forest Lodge Private Park.

Best birding period in Andasibe: October to December

Birds list

List of birds in Andasibe 

Scientific name Common name Local name
Accipiter francesii Frances’ Goshawk Kekena
Accipiter henstii Henst’s Goshawk Hindry
Accipiter madagascarriensis Madagascar Sparrowhawk Firasambalala
Acridorheres tristis Common Mina Tserikamena
Acrcephalus newtoni Madagascar Swamp-warbler Tretreka
Alcedo vintsioides Malagasy Kingfisher Famakiakora
Alectroenas madagascariensis Madagascar Blue Pigeon Vintsiala
Anas meleri Meller’s Duck Akaka
Apus melba African Black Trip Melba Tsidintsidina
Ardea humbloti Vorompotsy
Ardea purpurea Vano
Ardeola idae Heron White Crabier Will Takatra
Ardeola ralloides Vano
Asio madagascariensis Marsh Owl
Atelornis crossleyi Rufous eaded Ground Roller Vorondreo
Atelornis pittoides Pitta like Ground Roller Harakaraka
Aviceda madagascariensis Madagascar Cuckoo Falcon Hitsikitsika
Brachypteracias leptosomus Short legged Ground Roller Tsakoko
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret Vano
Buteo brachypterus Madagascar Buzzard Tsiparahorovana
Butorides striatus Maitso Fony
Calicalius madagascariensis Red Tailed Vanga Hankana
Canirallus Madagascar Wood Rail Tsikirity
Caprimulgus enarratus Collared Nightjar Tataro
Caprimulgus madagascariensis Madagascar Nightjar Vikiviky
Casmerodius Albus Great Egret Domoina
Centrpus toulou Madagascar Coucal Taitoaka
Cisticola cherina Madagascar Cisticola Vorombararata
Copsychus albospecularis Madagascar Magpie Robin Voromasiaka
Coracina cinerea Ashy Cuckoo Shrike Firirina
Coracopsis nigra Messer Vasa Parrot
Coracopsis vasa Greater Vasa Parrot
Corvus albus Pied Crow Firirina Be
Coua Caerulea Blue Coua Fandrasa
Coua cristata Crested Coua Tsipara
Coua reynaudi Red Fronted Coua Taitso
Cuculus rochii Chic Billed Cuckoo Hambosanga
Cyanolanius madagascariensis Blue Vanga Bolokibe
Cypsiurus parvus African Palm Swift Tsidintsidina
Dicrurus forficatus Crested Drongo Tsingetry
Dromaeocercus brunneus Brown Emutail Jijimaitso
Dryolimnas cuvieri White throated Rail Vorotrandraka
Euryceros prevostii Helmet Vanga Patsatsatrala
Eurystomus glaucurus Broad Billed Roller Kirio
Eutriorchis astur Madagascar Serpent Eagle Papango
Falco concolor Sooty Falcon Tsipoy
Falco eleonorae Eleonora’s Falcon Tsikoza
Falco newton Madagascar Kerstel Roatelo
Falco zoniventris Banded Kerstel Akanga
Foudia madagascariensis Madagascar Red Fody Horovana
Foudia omissa Forest Fody Droadroaka
Gallinago macrodactyla Madagascar Snipe Vano
Gallinula chlorupus Common Moorhen Kikimavo
Glareola ocularis Madagascar Pratincole Kekakeka
Hartertula flavoviridis Wedge Tailed Jerry Vangamena
Hartlaubius auratus Madagascar Starling Poretika
Hypossita Corallirostris Nuthatch Vanga Bolokikely
Hypsipetes madagascariensis Madagascar Black Bulbul Tsikatekateka
Ispidina madagascariensis Madagascar Pigmy Kingfisher Tsakokomanga
Leptopterus chabert Chabert’s Vanga Torotoroka
Leptopterus virdis White Headed Vanga Vivy, Kiborano
Leptosomus Discolor Cuckoo Roller Toloho
Lonchura nana Madagascar Mannikin Tserikalambo
Lophotibis cristata Madagascar Crested Ibis
Margaropedrix madagascariensis Mpangalatrovy, bibika
Merops superciliosus Madagascar Bee Eater Taotaonkafo
Mesitornis unicolor Brown Metise Manganahitra
Milvus Migrans Black Kite Hitsikitsika
Motacilla flaviventris Madagascar Vagtail Asity
Mystacornis crossleyi Crossley’s Babbler Mokazavonamavo
Nectarinia notata Long Billed Green Sunbird Fodiala
Nectarinia souimanga Souimanga Sunbird Zafindrasity
Neodrepanis coruscans Sunbird Asity Farifotramainty
Neodrepanis hypoxanthus Yellow Bellied Sunbird Asity Fodimena
Neomixis striatigula Stripe Throated Jery Fitadroranga
Neomixis tenella Common Jery Siketribe
Neoximis Viridis Green Jery Farifotramena
Nesillas typica Madagascar Brush Warbler Jijimainty
Newtonia amphishroa Dark Newtonia Vangasoratra
Newtonia brunneicauda Common newtonia Jijy
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineaf Owl Akohondrano, Otrika
Otis rutilus Malagasy Scop Owl
Oxylabes madagascariensis inexpectatus White Throated Oxylabes Vangamaintiloha
Phalacrocorax africanus Long Tailed Cormorant Vorondolo
Phedina borbonica Mascarene Martin Olioly
Philepitta Castanea Velvet Asity Fody Sahy
Phyllastrephus madagascariensis Long Billed Greenbul Marotaina
Phyllastrephus tenebrosus Dusky Greenbul Vorontainaomby
Phyllastrephus zosterops Spectacled Greenbul Tsintsina
Ploceus nelicouvri Nelicouvri Weaver Farifotramavo
Polyboroides radiatus Madagascar Harrier Hawk Fandrasabe
Pseudopias wardi Ward’s Shrike Flycatcher Sohihy Mangavola
Pseudocossyphus Sharpei Forest RockTrush Zafindrasity
Randia pseudozosterops Rand’s Warbler Talapiotany
Riparia paludicola Plain Martin Triotrio
Sarothura insularis Madagascar Flufftail Goaika
Sarothrura Watersi Slender Billed Flufftail Railovy, Dronga
Saxicola Torquata Common Stonechat Vangamanga
Schetba rufa Rufous Vanga Patsatsatra
Scopus umbretta Hammerhead, Hamerkop Akoholahinala
Streptopelia picturata Madagasacar Turtledove Finengo
Tachybaptus pelzelnii Madagascar Lesser Grebe
Terpsiphone mutata Madagascar Paradise Flycatcher Soimanga
Trenon australia Madagascar Green Pigeon Vintsindrano
Tylas eduardi Tylas Vanga Vanomainty Kinkimavo
Tyto alba  Barn Owl
Tyto soumagnei Madagascar Red Owl
Vanga curvirostris Hook Billed Vanga Todikarasoka
Xenopirostris polleni Pollen’s Vanga Fotsimaso
Zoonavena grandidieri Madagascar Spine Tailed Swift Matoriandro
Zosterops maderaspatana Madagascar White Eye Vorondolo

Details

Departure city

Antananarivo

Duration Type Axis Level availability
4days/3nights Birding Midle East 1 Sept to Dec

Itinerary

Day 1: Antananarivo / Andasibe

On the way to join the Andasibe National Park, passing through the Peyrieras Resarve in Mandraka and Moramanga a historical place of Madagascar during the struggle for independence.

Several species of reptiles, people and culture

Night walk allowed

Overnight at the hotel

Day 2: First visit of Andasibe Mantadia National Park

A full day birding.

Early departure, to visit Andasibe Mantadia and the most beautiful birds of Mantadia which is a primary forest await you with their decorating songs.

Indri-indri and other varieties of Andasibe lemurs

Overnight at the hotel

Day 3: Second visit to Mantadia National Park

A half-day visit to complete the bird watching so that you are satisfied with your observation and your pictures.

In the afternoon, visit of the Vakona forest lodge, a private park where you can see a hundred crocodiles and take close-ups without zooming a few species of lemurs.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 4: Visit the Analamazaotra Andasibe Special Reserve

Early in the morning, leave for a half-day visit of Analamazaotra. At this time, you can admire indris and many other species of lemurs.

Return to Antananarivo in the afternoon.

End of the ornithologist circuit.

You could combine this tour with others ornithologist tours

Best birds watching period: october to december

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