IBA Bird Guides
BirWatch Zambia has trained people who live in
communities as IBA guides. These guides
have had 3 separate training sessions and they are equipped with a
guide book and
a pair of binoculars. Please use these guides when you visit IBAs as
have been trained to find the important birds in the area. We are
hoping that this will bring a small amount
of income into the IBAs and our suggested charge for use of one of our
trained guides is K40,000. Of this
K20,000 will be for the guide and K20,000 will be for IBA Site Support
Group. The guides listed below have passed
the tests and further guides will be added as the year progresses. For
more information on the IBAs, consult 'Important
Bird Areas of Zambia' by Peter Leonard.
Close to Lusaka. Zambian barbets, Miombo
endemics and waterbirds abound.
Contact: Simataa Nakambowa 0966
037178 or Geshom Kunda Chibwe 0976
Lovely mushitus (swamp forest) teeming with forest specials.
Contact: Vincent Nkunikeni
Sioma Ngwezi National Park
A large and little
visited National Park. An ideal site for the intrepid
explorer to visit.
Contact: Jebby Mutakazona 00264
Stronghold of the
black-cheeked lovebird and supports most of the world's population of
these rare and threatened birds.
Contact: Agnitor Mutelo 0979 754338
or Mwangala Malumo 0979
On the border with Namibia,
the wetland areas are good for skimmers and slaty egrets, the
woodlands hold many more arid adapted species. Perfect to combine with
Contact: Evans Nawa Mumbuwa 0969
517958 or Brian Zuze 0976 980447
wet north, close to the Congo border, near the source of the Kafue
River. Zambezian endemics and forest specials. A good stopover site on
to the Mwinilunga IBAs.
Contact: Stemson Hamalambo 0976
or Patrick Chambatu
message through 0976 969505
Nkanga River Conservation Area
The best site to see Zambian barbets. Good for
miombo specials and raptors too. Amur and red-footed falcons abound in
Contact: Nkanga River Conservation
Area on email@example.com
Area of large bare granite inselbergs
interspersed between miombo woodland. Vegetation has an interesting
variety of plants. This area is an important flight path for migratory
Sunday Siame - Contact Person: Leonard
Bowa 0978 064516
Eugine Bowa - Contact Person: Leonard
Bowa 0978 064516
is an area of Mopane Woodland and lowland deciduous thicket and is the
breeding ground for the migratory African Pitta as well as home for the
Crested Guineafowl, Purple-crested Turaco and African Broadbill
Contacts: Simon Hamuzembo 0974
633042, David Malupande 0976 208018 or Charles Bulungu 0975 760887.
This area comprises of two national forests and has rich miombo and
broad headwater dambos. This is the tip of the Lunsemfwa system and
there are gorges and waterfalls and strips of sub-montane forest.
- 0978 339698
Tweady Kambwili -
Contact Person Mogri Kambwili 0978 753640
Although miombo is dominant, the site is most important for its strips
of mushito. These gallery forests line a network of streams that drain
into the Jimbe river and the fauna and flora contain a very strong
Elias Makondu -
Kayuka village, Justine
Kanema - Lukano village.
Contact Persons: Kenson Muke, Kayuka village. Christopher
Kawangu near Swana Muhongu Village, close to the Jimbe River.