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ULTIMATE MADAGASCAR

Tuesday 9th October - Tuesday 30th October 2018

Chris Kehoe

Long-tailed Ground Roller (tour participant Rienk Nieuwland)

Long-tailed Ground Roller (tour participant Rienk Nieuwland)

Our recent tour to the remarkable island of Madagascar saw us explore the rainforests of the east, the dry forests and wetlands of the north and the amazing spiny forests and coastlines of the west. Members of all of Madagascar’s endemic bird families were seen, including all five fabulous Ground Rollers, all three Mesites, three species of Asity, the spectacular Cuckoo Roller and a host of Vangas, not least the incredible Helmet Vanga, and Malagasy Warblers. In addition, we saw all of the extant Coua species and many other wonderful birds such as Crab Plovers, Red-tailed Tropicbirds, Madagascan Ibises and Malagasy Sacred Ibises, Madagascan Harriers, White-browed and Madagascan Owls, Madagascan and Collared Nightjars and Madagascan Fish Eagles. Lemurs also features strongly on the tour and we had multiple encounters with the incomparable Indri, great to see and hear, plus the likes of Coquerel’s and Verreaux’s Sifakas, Brown lemurs, Woolly Lemurs, Bamboo Lemurs, dazzling Black-and-white Ruffed Lemurs, noisy Sportive Lemurs and diminutive Mouse and Dwarf Lemurs – not to mention the most iconic of them all, the delightful Ring-tailed Lemur. There is really nowhere else like Madagascar!

Blue Vanga (Chris Kehoe)

Blue Vanga (Chris Kehoe)