Bird watching Akagera National Park

Bird watching in Akagera National Park is the second most awesome experience within this Park after wildlife viewing. Akagera National Park host over 482 bird species meaning it’s a real hotspot for any serious birder and it’s considered as a top priority destination for bird lovers within the country.

Bird viewing in Akagera National Park is best spotted while on bird watching safari, nature walk, boat cruise, game drives, and others. Other wildlife species to see in Akagera National Park in addition to over 482 bird species include the big five African game-elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos as well as giraffes, zebras, hyenas, antelopes, and many others.

Bird watching spots in Akagera National Park as mead this Park strong to bird lovers such place include Lakes especially Lake Ihema. Lake Ihema is an iconic place for bird species especially water birds including the shoebill stork, fish eagles, kingfishers, papurus gonolex, the herons, and many more. To explore such water birds one has to take a boat cruise along the lake to have a glance of such an amazing bird species and other attractions along the Lake Ihema include hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffalos, and these will gather at the banks in order to drink water.

The savanna plain and woodlands has supported the presence of birdlife within the Akagera National Park, one to experience this more has to take game drives within the Park and the most sought bird species including the African fish eagle-that has the same appearance like that of American bald eagle, black headed weaver-can easily be spotted because of its bright yellow color, big red eyes and black hood, saddle billed stork, white browed coucal, white faced whistling duck, long-crested eagle, African grey hornbill, palm nut vulture, cattle egret, woodland kingfisher, little bee-eater, grey crowned crane, helmeted guinea fowl and among other species. While on game drive within the Park, one can still spot such mammals the   big five (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, and Buffalo) and among others include giraffes, Impalas, Topis, the Zebras, bushbucks, African swallows, eland, the vervet monkeys, warthogs, baboons, Mongoose and so on.

Best time to see bird species in Akagera National Park

Bird watching in Akagera National Park can be done all year round meaning that every season in Akagera National Park rewards bird lovers with distinct bird species. However, during the wet season especially October, November, and December is the perfect season to spot out lapwings and several grassland avifaunal species and from February to July, is breeding period for most of the darters, herons, storks, cormorants whereas most migratory birds visit the park from November to April. The dry season which starts in the months of June, July, August, September and December, January, February rewards birders with astonishing bird sights at of francolins and several wetland birds, owls, nightjars. The wet season