COMBO BIRDING – WILDLIFE TOURS

21 days

 

Madagascar Birdwatching and Wildlife viewing tours

Take full advantage your birding tours and also experience the wildlife of Madagascar – which is found nowhere else.

While most of the birds are active early in the morning and late in the afternoon, the other animals, endemic to Madagascar like lemurs are active almost the whole day.

Priority will be given to birdwatching but the selected spots are also very relevant for wildlife safari as well.

Ranging from the deep rainforest habitat to the Baobab forest and dry deciduous forest to the spiny and bushland, you will enjoy the wealth and uniqueness of the nature of Madagascar.

 

ITINERARY OUTLINE

Day 1 Antananarivo
Day 2 Antananarivo – Ampijoroa
Day 3 Ampijoroa
Day 4 Ampijoroa – Mahajanga – Antananarivo – Andasibe
Day 5 Andasibe / Mantadia
Day 6 Andasibe /Analamazoatra –  Antananarivo
Day 7  Antananarivo – Fort Dauphin – Berenty
Day 8 Berenty
Day 9 Berenty – Tulear – Ifaty
Day 10 Ifaty
Day 11 Ifaty – Andatabo – Isalo
Day 12 Isalo
Day 13 Isalo – Ranomafana
Day 14 Ranomafana
Day 15 Ranomafana – Antananarivo
Day 16 Antananarivo – Maroantsetra – Masoala
Day 17 Masoala
Day 18 Masoala – Antananarivo
Day 19 Antananarivo – Morondava – Kirindy
Day 20 Kirindy – Baobab Avenue – Morondava
Day 21 Morondava – Antananarivo

* This program is subject to adjustment as per the flight schedules.


TOURS FEATURES

Top targets Yellow-bellied Sunbird-Asity, Velvet Asity , Schlegel’s Asity, Torotoroka Scops Owl, Banded Kestrel, Madagascan Blue Pigeon, White-breasted Mesite, Subdesert Mesite, Madagascan Fish Eagle, Short-legged Ground Roller, Long-tailed Ground Roller, Pitta-like Ground Roller, Rufous-headed Ground Roller, Scaly Ground-Roller, Blue Vanga, Lafresnaye’s Vanga, Red-shouldered Vanga, Van Dam’s Vanga, Blue Coua, Giant Coua, Verreaux’s Coua, Madagascan Sandgrouse, Spectacled Tetraka.
Habitats  Rainforest, Savannah, dry deciduous forest, spiny forest, transitional forest, shores
Climate  Fair
Walking pace  Slow  to Moderate
Birding difficulty  2 out of 5
Other attractions  Marine reserve, wildlife viewing, culture.

TOUR INFORMATION

Tour type Private
Accommodation  Best available in midrange and deluxe standards.
INCLUDED
Domestic Airfare Accommodations Transportations
Birder guides All excursions as per itinerary Entrance fees
NOT INCLUDED
Drinks
Personnal expenses

 



TARGET LIST BY MAJOR SITES

1

Berenty

Malagasy Coucal, Western Cattle Egret, Malagasy Turtle Dove, Crested Coua, Red-capped Coua, Running Coua, Giant Coua, Madagascan Cuckoo, Torotoroka Scops Owl, White-browed Hawk-Owl, Madagascan Nightjar, Malagasy Kestrel, Lesser Vasa Parrot, Hook-billed Vanga, Lafresnaye's Vanga, Malagasy Paradise Flycatcher, Pied Crow, Malagasy Bulbul, Subdesert Brush Warbler, Madagascan Magpie-Robin, Sakalava Weaver, Madagascan Sandgrouse, Grey-headed Lovebird, Souimanga Sunbird, Madagascan Lark
2

Tsarasaotra

White-faced Whistling-Duck, Knob-billed Duck, Malagasy Pond Heron, Squacco Heron, Black Heron, Dimorphic Egret, Great White Egret, Western Cattle Egret, Comb Duck, Fulvous Whistling Duck, Red-billed Teal/ Duck, White-throated Rail, Madagascan Swamp Warbler , Hottentot Teal, Red Fody, Madagascan Coucal, Madagascan Wagtail, Malagasy Kingfisher, Malagasy white eye, Yellow-billed Kite, Madagascan Mannikin, Malagasy Kestrel, Mascarene Martin, Meller’s Duck, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Common Moorhen, Long-tailed Cormorant, Madagascan Cuckoo, African Pygmy Goose, Baillon’s Crake, Common Myna, Madagascan Stonechat.
3

Andasibe - Analamazaotra

 Little Grebe, Squacco Heron, Madagascan Wood Rail, White-throated Rail, Malagasy Sacred Ibis, Malagasy Scops Owl, Madagascan Owl, Rainforest Scops Owl, Collared Nightjar, Madagascan Nightjar, Red-breasted Coua, Blue Coua, Madagascan Cuckoo, Madagascan Pygmy Kingfisher, Malagasy Kingfisher, Spectacled Tetraka, Short-legged Ground Roller, Rufous-headed Ground-Roller, Scaly Ground Roller, Pitta-like Ground Roller, Nelicourvi Weaver, Velvet Asity, Common Sunbird Asity, Souimanga Sunbird, Malagasy Green Sunbird, Tylas Vanga, Hook- billed Vanga, Red-tailed Vanga, Crossley's Vanga, France’s Sparrowhawk , Madagascan Sparrowhawk, Malagasy Paradise Flycatcher , Ward's Flycatcher, Olive Bee-eater, Madagascan Flufftail, Sooty Falcon, Madagascan Coucal, Dark Newtonia, Common Newtonia, Crested Drongo, Malagasy Bulbul, Malagasy Brush Warbler, Cryptic Warbler, Rand's Warbler, Common Jery, Green Jery, Stripe-throated Jery, Madagascan Cisticola, Madagascan Magpie-Robin, Madagascan Stonechat, Long-billed Bernieria, Madagascan Mannikin, Madagascan Wagtail
4

Mantadia

Meller's Duck, Madagascan Grebe, Madagascan Rail, Madagascan Wood Rail, White-throated Rail, Short-legged Ground Roller, Scaly Ground Roller, Rufous-headed Ground Roller, Madagascan Spinetail, Nuthatch Vanga, Helmet Vanga, Tylas Vanga, Red-tailed Vanga, Hook-billed Vanga, White-headed Vanga, Blue Vanga, Forest Fody, Greater Vasa Parrot, Lesser Vasa Parrot, Madagascan Starling, Madagascan Blue Pigeon, Rand’s Warbler, Striped-throated Jery, Wedge-tailed Jery, Collared Nightjar, Madagascan Pygmy Kingfisher, Red-breasted Coua, Red-fronted Coua, Blue Coua, Red owl, Brown Mesite , Madagascan Cuckoo, Broad-billed Roller, Green Jery, Cuckoo Roller, Common Newtonia, Dark Newtonia, Common Sunbird-Asity, Souimanga Sunbird, Malagasy Green Sunbird, Crested Drongo, Malagasy Paradise Flycatcher, Malagasy Bulbul, Rand's Warbler, Malagasy Brush Warbler, Madagascan Swamp Warbler, Brown Emutail, White-throated Oxylabes, Spectacled Tetraka, Dusky Tetraka, Madagascan Stonechat, Nelicourvi Weaver, Madagascan Flufftail, Rainforest Scops Owl, Madagascan Owl, Mascarene Martin, Madagascan Magpie-Robin, Forest Rock Thrush, Madagascan Mannikin, Madagascan Wagtail
5

Ampijoroa

White-faced Whistling-Duck, White-throated Rail, Purple Heron, Malagasy Sacred Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Madagascan Jacana, Humblot’s Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Western Cattle Egret, Olive Bee-eater, Crested Drongo, Mascarene Martin, Broad-billed Roller, Chabert’s Vanga, Van Dam’s Vanga, Sickle-billed Vanga, Blue Vanga, White-headed Vanga, Rufous Vanga, Hook-billed Vanga, White-breasted Mesite, Schlegel’s Asity, Coquerel’s Coua, Crested Coua, Madagascan Hoopoe, Cuckoo Roller, Red-capped Coua, Madagascan Fish Eagle, Malagasy Kingfisher, Allen’s Gallinule, African Darter, Banded Kestrel, France’s Sparrowhawk , Sakalava Weaver, Madagascan Magpie-Robin , Grey-headed Lovebird, Madagascan Nightjar, Madagascan Sparrowhawk, Madagascan Buzzard, Madagascan Buttonquail, Malagasy Green Sunbird, Souimanga Sunbird, Long-billed Bernieria, Sooty Falcon, Lesser Vasa Parrot, Greater Vasa Parrot, Malagasy Turtle Dove, Madagascan Coucal, Madagascan Cuckoo, Common Newtonia, Malagasy Bulbul, Mascarene Martin, Madagascan Swamp Warbler , Common Jery , Torotoroka Scops Owl, Madagascan Cuckooshrike, Malagasy Paradise Flycatcher
6

Near Tulear

Green-capped Coua, Madagascan Buttonquail, Saunder’s Tern, Greater Sandplover , Bar-tailed Godwit, Lesser Sand Plover, Humblot’s Heron, White-throated Rail, Greater Painted-Snipe, Madagascan Lark
7

Ifaty

Archbold’s Newtonia , Common Newtonia, Grey-headed Lovebird, Subdesert Brush-Warbler, Thamnornis (Kiritika), Lafresnaye’s Vanga, White-headed Vanga, Hook-billed Vanga, Sickle-billed Vanga, Chabert’s Vanga , Red-tailed Vanga, Souimanga Sunbird , Malagasy Green Sunbird, Striped-throated Jery, Common Jery , Malagasy Turtle Dove, Namaqua Dove, Madagascan Hoopoe, Madagascan Cuckooshrike, Malagasy Paradise Flycatcher , Sakalava Weaver, Madagascan Cuckoo, Madagascan Harrier-Hawk, Madagascan Cuckoo-Hawk, Madagascan Sparrowhawk, Malagasy Kestrel, Banded Kestrel, Madagascan Nightjar, Madagascan Buttonquail, Malagasy Bulbul, Striated Heron, Olive Bee-eater, Scooty Falcon, Green Pigeon, Peregrine Falcon , Pied Crow , Madagascan Lark, Red Fody , Yellow-billed Kite , Bat hawk, Madagascan Magpie-Robin, Madagascan Buzzard, Crested Drongo, Madagascan Coucal, Greater Vasa Parrot, Lesser Vasa Parrot, Madagascan Swamp Warbler, Torotoroka Scops Owl, Little Grebe, Black-winged Stilt, Madagascan Plover, Crab-Plover, Common Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Kittlitz’s Plover , Three-banded Plover, Long-tailed Ground Roller, Subdesert Mesite, Running Coua, Red-capped Coua, Green-capped Coua, Crested Coua, Giant Coua, Cuckoo-Roller
8

Andatabo

Red-shouldered Vanga, Verreaux’s Coua, Subdesert Brush Warbler, Red-capped Coua , Madagascan Cuckoo, Madagascan Green Pigeon, Lafresnaye’s Vanga
8

Ranomafana

Madagascan Cisticola, Broad-billed Roller, Cuckoo Roller, Madagascan Cuckoo, Madagascan Cuckooshrike, Madagascan Harrier-Hawk, Madagascan Magpie-Robin , Madagascan Mannikin, Madagascan Wagtail, Madagascan Flufftail, Malagasy Black Swift , Malagasy Bulbul, Madagascan Coucal, Malagasy Kestrel, Malagasy Kingfisher, Malagasy Paradise Flycatcher , Ward's Flycatcher, Malagasy Turtle Dove, Malagasy white eye, Rainforest Scops Owl, Red Fody, Forest Fody, Spectacled Tetraka, Grey-crowned Tetraka, Striated Heron, Hamerkop , Henst's Goshawk, African Palm-Swift, Malagasy Black Swift, Crested Drongo, Malagasy Brush Warbler, Rand's Warbler, Cryptic Warbler, Grey Emutail, White-throated Oxylabes, Forest Rock Thrush, Nelicourvi Weaver, Madagascan Wood Rail, Meller’s Duck, Mascarene Martin, Brown Mesite, Yellow-bellied Sunbird Asity, Velvet Asity, Malagasy Green Sunbird, Common Sunbird Asity, Schlegel’s Asity, Rufous-headed Ground-Roller, Pitta-like Ground Roller, Madagascan Sparrowhawk, Dark Newtonia, Common Newtonia, Blue Vanga, Pollen’s Vanga, Red-tailed Vanga, Tylas Vanga, Crossley's Vanga, Blue Coua, Red-fronted Coua, Madagascan Blue Pigeon, Nelicourvi Weaver, Forest Rock Thrush, Lesser Vasa Parrot, Peregrine Falcon , Long-billed Bernieria, African Pygmy Goose, Striated Heron, Madagascan Buzzard, Common Jery , Green Jery, Striped-throated Jery, Wedge-tailed Jery, Madagascan Yellowbrow.
9

Masoala

Helmet Vanga, Bernier's Vanga, White-headed Vanga , Blue Vanga , Nuthatch Vanga , Chabert’s Vanga, Rufous Vanga , Tylas Vanga , Hook-billed Vanga , Red-breasted Coua, Brown Mesite , Rufous-headed Ground Roller, Pitta-like Ground Roller, Short-legged Ground Roller, Scaly Ground Roller, Madagascan Serpent Eagle, Red Owl, Dusky Tetraka, Scooty Falcon, Rainforest Scops Owl, Common Jery, Green Jery

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