Serengeti national park birding

Serengeti National Park Birding : While on safari in the Serengeti national park’s vast plains, most visitors enjoy Serengeti national park birdwatching as one of the main activities. The Serengeti is one of the most beautiful national parks in the world, not only in Tanzania. Apart from being home to the African big five (lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos), the park is best known for the largest animal migration in the world, the wildebeest migration, which peaks in July when millions of wildebeests cross the Mara River to Kenya’s Masai Mara national reserve. It is not an easy trek, but the fittest will survive as they traverse a more difficult river that is home to enormous large Nile Crocodiles. Predator life is more interesting as the park has the highest number of predators in the entire continent of Africa.

Apart from animals, the Serengeti is one of the greatest places to visit for birders, with over 500 species recorded. The oldest and largest ecosystem, the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, is one of the most important points for African Endemic Bird Areas. The area is home to rare bird species, including five that can only be found in this part of the world. Some of the sighted bird species include: Grey-breasted spurfowl, Rufous-tailed weaver, Usambiro Barbet, Grey-Crested helmet-shrike, and other special birds are easy to spot in this restricted area, including Grey-breasted spurfowl, which is commonly seen around Seronera Area in the central Serengeti, Rufous-tailed weaver, Usambiro Barbet, Grey-Crested helmet-shrike, and others.

Since the majority of the bird species are permanent inhabitants, there are just a few migratory birds that come to the park for breeding during particular times of the year. The park’s environment has aided the uncommon bird species’ ability to leave in good conditions.

The many bird species seen in the park are attributable to the park’s diverse plant cover. The vegetation of the savannah, which includes open grasslands, riverine vegetation, forest, and kopjes. The diverse vegetation attracts a variety of bird species, making it an excellent birding destination. The number of bird species is infinite; all you need is enough time to see them all during your Serengeti birding safari. You also need well experienced bird guide that is well vast with the different parts of the endless plains of Serengeti.

Serengeti National Park Birding
Serengeti National Park Birding

Birding in the Serengeti National Park is possible at any time of year, from January to January. The birding itineraries in the Serengeti National Park are always longer because the activity necessitates more time in order for you to achieve the highlight of the birding. Black-headed gonolek, Grey-backed fiscal, Grey-crested helmet-shrike, red-capped robin-caht, Rufous-tailed weaver, Ostriches, Kori bustard, Secretary bird, Silverbird, Usambiro Barbet, Verreaux’s eagle, lovebirds, and starlings are just a few of the species on the list.

When is the best time to go birding in Serengeti National Park?

Despite the fact that the Serengeti national park can be visited at any time of year, most birders have specific bird species in mind for their Serengeti national park birding safari. To visit the park, you’ll need a set amount of time. Unlike game viewing, which is best done during the dry months of the year, birding is best done during the rainy season. The park has two rainy seasons, the first of which begins in March and ends in May, and the second in November. This is the best time to go birding in Serengeti National Park because it is during this time that the park receives the most migratory birds from all over the world, particularly from Europe and the North. The birds are also more visible during the rainy season, as they are breeding. Serengeti National Park receives fewer visitors during the rainy season, so it is not as crowded.

When birds are nesting, they do not fly great distances and instead stay close to their nests, both female and male. They always share the incubation process, as well as the nurturing and feeding of their young ones. Because some birds change colors during the breeding season and then return to their original hues after breeding, now is the best time to observe their actual colors while your on your Tanzania Safari.

Birding safaris in the Serengeti National Park must focus on the Seronera area in the park’s middle region. More bird species may be found here, including water birds that can be found along the Seronera River and forest birds that can be found among the Acacia trees. More night birds, such as Night Jars, different species of owls and many others may be found in the center. Another great place to visit is the Ndutu area in the Serengeti’s southern region. The Southern area in Ndutu is a fantastic area, especially near Lake Ndutu, for bird enthusiasts to view a broad variety of species, including raptors such as vultures, secretary birds, water birds, ostriches, and others. If you want to see birds of prey, such as different types of eagles, larks, and other species, go to the Serengeti’s Lobo Hills. The park’s many areas are characterized by diverse plant types, which attracts a variety of bird species. The Central Area, often called as Seronera, and Grumeti are important areas for Serengeti national park birding. Grumeti region also called the Western Corridor, Ikorongo reseeve, Loliondo Area and the Southern part known as Ndutu Area.

Serengeti National Park Birding
Serengeti National Park Birding

All of our Serengeti national park birding safaris begin early in the morning with a picnic lunch and a full day of exploring the park. The journey is interspersed with short walks, so be sure to bring all of your birding gear, including a camera, binoculars, tent, sunglasses, sweaters, rain coats, and other items recommended in our parking list section. Our birding guides are unique in that they have much knowledge and can identify a bird simply by hearing its cry. When going on a birding expedition with us, they may also make sounds to call the birds in. There is no need to bring any contemporary bird calling applications with you. Because the park’s appeal is dependent on animals, particularly the wildebeest migration, Serengeti national park birding is not completely established and not very popular. You will have the finest birding experience in Serengeti National Park if you have good scheduling and choose the proper tour operator. Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s greatest birding paradise; you will never be disappointed when birding there.

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