With over 750 recorded bid species, Zambia is arguably one of the best destinations for a birding safari Africa. A Zambia Birding safari offers you an opportunity to search for some of the African Specials for example the African Pitta and the shoebill stork. Zambia has several endemic bird species like the Chaplin’s barbet and Black-cheeked lovebird though also host several migratory species during the wet season.

List of Birds in Zambia to look out for while on a Zambia Birding Safari

Chaplin’s barbet Endemic to Zambia

  • Babbling starling
  • Blue quail
  • African finfoot
  • African pitta
  • Anchieta’s barbet
  • Anchieta’s sunbird
  • Angola lark
  • Bamboo warbler
  • Bar-tailed trogon
  • Bar-winged weaver
  • Bertram’s weaver
  • Black-and-rufous swallow
  • Black-chinned quailfinch
  • Black-collared bulbul
  • Black-necked eremomela
  • Black-rumped buttonquail
  • Blue swallow
  • Bocage’s akalat
  • Böhm’s bee-eater
  • Böhm’s flycatcher

    Black-cheeked lovebird

  • Chestnut-headed flufftail
  • Collared flycatcher
  • Corncrake
  • Fülleborn’s longclaw
  • Great snipe
  • Grey-winged robin-chat
  • Grimwood’s longclaw
  • Laura’s woodland warbler
  • Locust finch
  • Margaret’s batis
  • Miombo pied barbet
  • Montane marsh widowbird
  • Mountain yellow warbler
  • Olive-flanked robin-chat
  • Olive-tree warbler
  • Papyrus yellow warbler
  • Pel’s fishing-owl
  • Red-capped crombec
  • Ross’s turaco
  • Rosy-throated longclaw
  • Rufous-bellied tit
  • Scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird
  • Sharpe’s akalat
  • Sharp-tailed starling
  • Shelley’s sunbird
  • Shoebill
  • Slaty egret
  • Souza’s shrike
  • Spotted creeper
  • Spotted thrush-babbler
  • Streaky-breasted flufftail
  • Striped crake
  • Thick-billed cuckoo
  • Thrush nightingale
  • Waller’s starling
  • Wattled crane
  • Western banded snake eagle
  • White-chested alethe
  • White-spotted flufftail
  • White-winged swamp warbler

Where to go for Birding in Zambia

The North Luangwa and South Luangwa national parks are  the best places to go for a Zambia Birding Safari. These parks offer you an opportunity to see waterbirds and raptors. The other park consider for your Zambia Birding Safari is the Kafue National Park which is home to a variety of bird species . If you are interested in the shoebill, then the Bangweulu Wetlands is another area to consider visiting.