ANJOZOROBE FOREST CORRIDOR
state (Anjozorobe), (W)
18o15´S/47o39´W 66,500ha corridor, 2,500ha private reserve, 900m, plateau lake with marsh and montane eastern forest and heath thickets
August to December ()
Birding Site Guide
This is a reserve of high altitude marsh and montane forest, which though only 2 hours from Antananarivo is little visited. This is a shame since the wetland birding here is outstanding and there is Mananara Lodge to stay at. Of the 82 bird species, 43 are endemic and may include Madagascar Snipe, Madagascar Wood Rail, Madagascar Rail, Grey Emutail, Meller’s Duck, Madagascar (Long-eared) Owl and Madagascar Nightjar. The very difficult Rufous-headed Ground Roller can sometimes be found in the forest. Other possibilities are Crossley’s Babbler, Velvet Asity and Madagascar Partridge.
Mammals: There are 11 species of lemur including Goodman’s Mouse Lemur Microcebus lehilahytsara.
Herptiles: Stump-tailed Chameleons, Brookesia thieli and Mossy Leaf-tailed Gecko Uroplatus sikorae.
There are more than 423 plant species of which 65% are endemic to Madagascar.
For lists of all the endemics look here. MADAGASCAR LIVING NATIONAL TREASURES