Masoala: Helmet & Bernier’s Vanga again!
Birding Africa’s second Masaola extension in 2011 was again a success, with superb looks at Helmet Vanga on three occasions, and after a bit of searching, a family group of Bernier’s Vanga. We also had good view of other specials such as Madagascar Crested Ibis, Madagascar Pratincole and Red-breasted Coua. Red Ruffed Lemur was a major target and a huge highlight was watching a family group playing in the canopy above us! Even though you don’t add too many extra species compared to the main tour, it really is a privilege spending time in this remote wilderness area where the rainforest meets the sea, and it was a superb end to our tour. An especially obliging Sunset Moth, rated as one of the most striking insects in the world, was a real bonus!