Birding Northern Zone, Tanzania

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Overview of Birding Northern Zone, Tanzania

Birding northern zone Tanzania, bird watchers get good times to see many bird species in the Savannas, Plains, and Marines. There is a possibility of a one-day birding excursion in the northern zone of Tanzania. However, one or two weeks duration is better.
Tanzania is one of the best bird-watching destinations in Africa. With a counting of more than 100 species, it is truly a paradise for bird lovers.

In a 2-week trip with Zorilla Safaris & Treks in Tanzania, a birder might probably see more than 300 species, including the rare European roller, White-headed Vulture, Martial Eagle, African Hoopoe, Spotted Eagle Owl, Long Crested Eagle, and the other.
Also can see Endemic Birds like Grey-breasted Spur-fowls,
Spike-heeled (Beesley’s) Larks, Usambiro Barbets, and Rufous-tailed Weaver, to
mention a few!

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Bird List

Following here is a list of the birds found in the Northern Zone of Tanzania, to mention a few.

Spike-heeled (Beesley’s) Lark, Red-capped Lark, Capped Wheatear, Taita Fiscal, Common Fiscal, Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark, Rufous-naped Lark, Long-billed Pipit, Short-tailed Lark, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Foxy Lark, Somali Short-toed Lark, Singing Bush Lark, Kori Bustard, African Ostrich (the Masai race), etc

Also in the peripheral areas, you can see birds (to mention a few).

Lanna Falcon, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Lilac-chested Roller, White-bellied Canary, Rosy-patched Bush-shrike, Black-crowned Tchagra, Fischer’s Starling, Superb Starling, Hilderbrandt’s Starling, Sunbirds (a variety), Cisticola (a variety), Red-and-yellow Barbet, d’Arnaud’s Barbet, Northern Pied Babbler, Rufous Chatterer, etc.

And also: Namaqua Dove, African Mourning Dove, Ring-naked Dove, Laughing Dove, Eastern Chanting-Goshawk, Helmeted Guineafowl, Blue-naped Mousebird, Speckled Mousebird, White-headed Mousebird, Fork-tailed Drongo, African Hoopoe, Red-billed Hornbill, Von der Decken’s Hornbill, African Grey Hornbill, Nubian Woodpecker, Red-billed Firefinch, African Grey Flycatcher, etc

You’ll expect to see as well as animals like:

The “Big Five – Elephant, Black-Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard; Giraffes (the Masai race), Wildebeest, Zebras, Cheetahs, Grant’s Gazelles, Thomson’s Gazelles, Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk, and Slender Mongoose.

Other animals are: Warthog, Topi, Hippo, Impalas, Bate-eared Foxes, Banded Mongooses, etc.

The Day-to-day birding Itinerary for Birding Northern Zone Tanzania

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