The splendid Helmet Vanga is rightfully acclaimed as one of the world’s most sought-after birds. Restricted entirely to lowland and lower montane rainforests in north-east Madagascar, little is known about the life-history of this shy and elusive species.
Our Madagascar’s Remote North tour affords the special opportunity to view this highly prized species along with many other rare, endangered and little-known birds. In fact, quite a few of this tour’s target species have until recently been considered extinct, and very few birders have had the privilege of seeing these birds in the wild! Additional targets on this ‘off-the-beaten track’ adventure include the recently rediscovered Madagascar Pochard, Sakalava Rail, Madagascar Serpent Eagle, Madagascar Red Owl, Slender-billed Flufftail, Amber Mountain Rock Thrush and the inexplicably scarce Bernier’s Vanga. In addition we can expect numerous other vangas, ground rollers, couas, asities and endemic species for which Madagascar is so famous amongst birders the world over. The tour will also seek some of Madagascar’s most isolated and striking lemurs, including Crowned and Red Ruffed Lemur, along with a wealth of other exciting mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
This tour, to be led by legendary African birder David Hoddinott, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of our planet’s rarest and most endangered birds and other wildlife, and we invite you to join us on this adventure of discovery to one of the world’s most remote and least visited birding and wildlife destinations!
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