Zimbabwe has over 650 bird species and is an excellent birding destination. Although there are no endemic birds, several near-endemics can be found in the globally important Eastern Zimbabwe Mountains Endemic Bird.
Area (EBA) and many migratory birds are present from November to April. Overall the general number of birds that can be seen in Zimbabwe is remarkable.
Notable birds are:
Southern yellow-billed hornbill
Greater painted snipe
Near Endemics include:
Other birding specials are:
Southern pied babbler
Stripe cheek greenbul
Blue-mantled crested flycatcher
Best time for bird watching is during the rainy season and summer from October to April. Many birds are resident and breed in Zimbabwe throughout the year, but the summer residents come to breed before migrating north in winter to other parts of Africa and the visitors who come mostly from Eurasia during the summer months before migrating north to breed.
The Eastern Highlands are well-known birding hotspots, but most National Parks including Mana Pools, Hwange and Matobo National Parks have a very rich birdlife.