Zambia has recorded about 750 bird species out of which well over 600 species are residents or afro-tropical migrants which breed here and about 100 are non-breeding migrants or vagrants from the palearctic region. It is a bird-watcher’s paradise as every national park has at least above 350 species recorded.
Zambia’s wildlife protected areas are pristine and fall within the vast miombo woodland that blanket large parts of the country. Baobab Trees, Sycamore Figs, Acacia parklands, wet open dambos and valleys make up the biodiverse scenery.
The country has only two true endemic species (Chaplin’s Barbet & Black-cheeked Lovebird). The common sightings include doves, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos owls, nightjars, kingfishers, hornbills and the broad-billed roller, barbets, honey guides, woodpeckers, pelicans, swallows, the fork-tailed drongo and flycatchers, red-necked falcon, crested guinea fowl, African broadbill, black-breasted snake eagle, and the lesser spotted fish eagle. Do not miss the carmine bee eaters!