Bird watching in Tarangire National Park

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Bird watching in The Tarangire National Park

The drier areas of the park are occupied by the Stocking-thighed Ostrich, the worlds largest bird, the Kori Bustard, the heaviest flying bird in the world, and smaller groups of hornbills... The Tarangire National Park with its various habitats and food sources is a park every bird-watcher most see.

In the Tarangire National Park you can also see the three endangered bird species of Tanzania: Rufous-tailed weaver, Ashy starling and Yellow-collared Lovebird. The swampy floodplains in Tarangire's southern and eastern part are important breeding grounds for the Eurasian migrants. Tarangire's woodlands are inhabited by Hoopoes, Hornbills, White-bellied Go-away-bird and Brown parrots.

This area is also inhabited by game birds such as Yellow-necked spurfowl, Helmeted Guineafowl and Crested Francolin. Commonly seen birds are also Lilac-breasted rolers, barbet and mousebirds, striped swallows and starlings, swifts, hammerkops, bee eaters, cordon bleus and owls plovers.

The hills in the Tarangire National Park are the homelands of over 50 raptor species such as the Bateleur eagles, the Steppe Eagles (which migrate from Russia), the giant Lappet-faced Vultures and the tiny Pigmy Falcon.

Choose special bird watching with Mike!

Our special safari guide Mike Taylor has worked for many big local and foreign safari operators in Tanzania, and has guided very famous photographers and bird watchers. With more than 30 years of experience, he can identify every single bird you can spot.

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The park has with its 550 bird species the highest count of any Tanzanian park and about the third of all bird species in Tanzania.

Guides are professionally qualified ornithologists!

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