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Mozambique Birding Hotspots – The ultimate bird watching experience

As you are probably aware of, Africa is one of the regions in the world that is well-known for its exotic wildlife. Mammal, reptiles, insects, birds and even fascinating marine creatures, all call this continent home. For those who are into ornithology, the best place to visit would be Mozambique. Here are a few bird-watching hotspots for you to checkout.


Niassa Province

The beautiful plateau of Njesi, the quiet place called Lichinga is rich in vegetation and because of this attracts many species of birds. The bird that takes the limelight here would be the African and Long-billed Tailorbirds who happen to be an endangered species. Furthermore, the following species can be spotted here as well; Stierling's Woodpecker, White-tailed Blue Flycatcher, Evergreen-Forest Warbler, Olive-headed and Bertram's Weavers and Orange Ground-Thrush.


Zambezia Province

In the province of Zambezia is home to lovely vistas which are best enjoyed from Mount Namuli. This spot not only offers scenic views but a whole host of rare birds for the nature lovers to spot. The Namuli Apalis is an indigenous bird, only found on Mount Namuli and nowhere else on this earth. Other birds to look out for when you are here would be; Cholo Alethe, Bar-tailed Trogon, Dappled Mountain-Robin, Green Barbet, Red-rumped Swallow, Evergreen-Forest Warbler, Bertram's Weaver, Olive-flanked Robin-Chat and Eastern Double-collared Sunbird.


Manica Province

If you are looking for things to do in Mozambique, you should definitely visit Mount Tsetserra offering various types of terrain to explore in one place. The mountain overlooks Chicambe Dam and includes grasslands, miombo woodland and montane forest. As for the birds, keep a sharp eye out for the following birds: Rufous-bellied Tit, Chirinda Apalis, Orange Ground-Thrush, White-starred Robin, Roberts's Warbler, Red-faced Crimsonwing, Lemon Dove, Olive Bush-Shrike and Spotted Creeper.


Sofala Province

This province is one with rich soil as rivers, lakes and lagoons nourish the earth making the vegetation thick and green throughout. The conditions for birds to breed are just fine here. Try to spot, Yellowbill, Mosque Swallow, Rufous-bellied Heron, Eastern Bearded Scrub-Robin, Gorgeous Bush-Shrike, Chestnut-fronted/Red-billed Helmet-Shrikes, Red-faced Crombec and much more.
This part of Mozambique also has Mount Gorongos and the National Park with montane forests and grasslands to explore. Bird lovers will be able to instantly spot Green-headed Oriole, Magpie Mannikin, Swynnerton's Robin, African Moustached Warbler, Chirinda Apalis, Pallid Honeyguide and Lesser Seedcracker.


Inhambane Province

If you are lodged at a hotel like Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, find out from your hotel about how to get to the following spots for your bird watching sessions. Panda Woodlands is a protected space where the Olive-headed Weaver resides. Other birds include Southern Hyliota, Neergaard's Sunbird, Olive-headed Weaver, Red-faced Crombec, Black-eared Seedeater, Mascarene Martin.
Bazaruto Archipelago, Vilanculos, Inhassoro are good places as well with pristine beaches and inlands there are rich in wildlife. Several migrating birds happen to make their stopover at the islands; Lemon-breasted Canary, Madagascar Bee-eater, Crab-plover, Mascarene Martin. Bird watchers are sure to have the time of their lives here.