Zambia/Barotseland: Liuwa Plain NP – Birds

Even if you are not an avid birder, the Liuwa Plain National Park will most certainly turn you into one! 334 species of birds cave been counted in the park and it’s likely an undercount since it’s so little explored. Here’s just some of the species we saw: Open-billed stork, Marshal eagle, Black kite, Brown-snake eagle, Black-headed heron, Tawny eagle, Leopard-faced vulture (largest vulture in Africa), Crowned crane (beautiful), Wattled crane (rare crane), Blue-cheeked beeater, White-backed vulture, Long tailed whydah (that the weird bird on the pictures looking like a UFO), Secretary bird, Clapper lark, Finch lark, Red-billed teal, Hottentot teal, Yellow-billed duck, Ruff, Black-winged stilt, African spoonbill, Battaleir eagle, Swallow-tailed beeeater, Spotted flycatcher, Coppery-tailed coucal, Green shank, Red-billed firefinch, Grey Heron, Western-banded snake eagle, Purple-breasted roller, Meyer’s parrot, Marabu stork, Paradise flycatcher, White-backed vulture, White-fronted beeeater, Hammerkop, African fish eagle, Pied kingfisher, White-breasted bustard, and even the Verraux fish owl (the biggest owl in Africa!).