Kenya, 6th November - 3rd December 2006.

Published by Benjamin Schwartz (benji_schwartz AT

Participants: Guide - Moez Ali, Co-Guide - Benjamin Schwartz, Participants - Karen and Robert Bradford, Tom and Sharon Bradford


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Tour Leader: Moez Ali
Assistant: Benjamin Schwartz
Participants: Tom and Sharon Bradford, Robert and Karen Bradford


With an infrastructure for tourism, over 1100 species of birds, and easy access to the large mammals, Kenya is an excellent introduction to the wonders of Africa. The gorgeous scenery combined with the constant onslaught of differing bird species makes Kenya a dream destination for both the expert and novice birders, as well as any non-birding companions. Kenya is a huge country and deserves an extended stay to really see what it has to offer. From the remnant coastal rainforest in the east, through grassland savannah, to the heights of Mount Kenya, remnant Congolese rainforest in the west, and the world famous Masai Mara, Kenya continuously bombards the senses. This November was extremely wet and many areas were on the verge of being declared disaster sites. While this dispersed the birds quite a bit and made some areas inaccessible, it also meant that many of the birds were in beautiful breeding plumage. Despite all the rain, spirits remained high and the constant banter kept us all on our toes. It just goes to show that you can see a lot of birds and still have a great time while doing it! With 669 bird species, 51 mammal species, and numerous exotic reptiles all recorded in 28 days, it was an experience that won’t soon be surpassed.

Daily log:

6 Nov: Nairobi NP

Having arrived after dark the previous day, we were looking forward to an early start and a chance to begin our Kenyan adventure. With over 600 species recorded, Nairobi is known as the world’s birdiest capital city and we were amazed to see Marabou Stork roosting right in the heart of town. With only a slight drizzle to impede us, we entered Nairobi National Park and were immediately astounded by the number of species. Just in from the gate we spotted our first Red-cheeked Cordonbleu and Purple Grenadier, as well as our first mammal: a bushbuck. Continuing into the park the fields seemed full of Eastern Paradise-Whydah and Red-collared Widowbird in full breeding plumage. We also had our first introduction to cisticolas with seven species seen. At a picnic site overlooking the plains below, we were able to exit the vehicle and have a look around. The sun appeared for long enough that kettles of White-backed Vulture began to form and we were stunned by the beauty of a Bateleur flying at eye level. The giraffes, zebra, and numerous antelope species were a great way to start our Kenyan mammal list. With all this excitement and a month of travel ahead, it was decided that the afternoon would best be spent recovering from jetlag. However, that didn’t stop us from exploring the grounds of the Boulevard Hotel that evening where we saw 6 species of weaver, including Chestnut and Speke’s Weavers. Moez's excitement for the area was contagious. Even as the sun was getting too low to see, he continued to call out the bird species flitting around us. Bronze, Northern Double-collared, and Scarlet-chested Sunbirds brightened up the gardens, while a Black Goshawk darted through the trees. An excellent first day.

7 Nov: Tsavo

Starting early, we made our way to Tsavo and the Ndololo Tented Camp. A lunch stop was made at Hunter’s Lodge where we could barely concentrate on our meal with all the bird activity around us. The ponds here were very productive with the highlights being African Golden-Weaver, White-headed Barbet, and a Diderik Cuckoo flycatching above us. A few other stops were made along the roadside for common species such as White-bellied Go-away-bird and Augur Buzzard. Arriving at Tsavo in mid-afternoon, we birded our way to camp before exhaustion set in. At the gate we encountered our first Pearl-spotted Owlet as well as Red-billed and African Grey Hornbills. Olive Baboon, Vervet Monkey, and Black-backed Jackal were all amazing sights, but surpassing the beauty of the Golden-breasted Starling was a challenge. The classic “it-will-rain” call of the Red-chested Cuckoo was an ominous prediction, and a call we would get to know well. The atmosphere of Ndololo camp and a chance to truly be in the bush was a great way to end our first night away from the city.

8 Nov: Tsavo – Sokoke

Birding on our way out of Tsavo in the morning, we were glad that this was not to be our only experience of the area; more time was definitely needed to explore all Tsavo had to offer. Tsavo is actually split up into two separate parks: Tsavo west and Tsavo East. This huge area of open grassland is home to an amazing array of both birds and mammals. The Oryx, as well as Grant’s and Thomson’s Gazelles, were quite common. We were also lucky enough to get our first views of elephants; a moment that brought tears to the eyes and will long be cherished by everyone on the trip. With all the mammals around, birding took a back seat for the moment. However, this didn’t stop us from picking up new species. The Blue-naped and Speckled Mousebirds were fun to see, though we were still waiting on our White-headed Mousebird. Von der Decken’s Hornbill, Red-and-yellow Barbet, and White-crested Helmetshrike were all seen on our drive through the open plains. This was also the first day we saw the White-headed Buffalo-Weaver. With its white head and bright red rump, this turned out to be one of the favorite birds of the trip and quickly became dubbed the "OSU Bird" due to its resemblance to the Oklahoma State University's football jerseys. This is a team that three quarters of the participants were big fans of (I won't mention where the others allegiance lied). The drive down to Milindi took longer than expected due to road conditions, but we took advantage of the situation and stopped along the way to see Brown-headed Parrot near Kilifi.

9 Nov: Sokoke

Upon waking, the Red-chested Cuckoos’ call seemed to have been an accurate prediction; it definitely looked like a full day of rain. However, that didn’t stop the search for new species in the remnant coastal rainforest of Sokoke. After picking up a local guide, the first stop was to see a roosting Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, then into the forest. East Coast Akalat and Eastern Nicator were singing all around us, but proved quite difficult to actually see. Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike was quite prolific and much more visible, but it took us a little while longer to sort out a Retz’s Helmetshrike in amongst them. Quite a few new birds later, we decided we were soaked and a nice warm lunch was in order. In the afternoon we headed for Mida Creek. On the way in we found Madagascar and White-throated Bee-eaters before even glimpsing the spectacle to come. When we arrived, we found the area inundated with shorebirds and couldn’t help but feel excitement as we walked through the rain and rising tide to identify them. The absurdity of the situation struck us all as we walking in the rain through ankle deep water in search of illusive waders. It seemed we had indeed become waders ourselves, a fact which didn't escape any of us and caused another bout of laughing from our local guide as well. The highlight of this excursion was definitely the great views of Crab Plover all around us. We also got our first views of Greater Flamingo off in the distance.

After taking in all the sandpipers we could find, we went back into the forest to try for a couple owl species. While walking along the road in search of owls, we managed to spot a Caracal walking down the road straight towards us. Seeing it in the woods rather than on the open plains was shocking enough, but having it walk towards us was truly spectacular sight and put everyone in awe. The comments of "this is not normal" and "holy crap" did less than put everyone at ease, but definitely made everyone realize what a rare and special sight we were witnessing and were repeated as an inside joke at sundry points during the rest of our trip.

10 Nov: Sokoke

With the morning looking more promising weather wise, we decided to take advantage by returning to the forest. Stopping at the ranger station, Fischer’s Turaco could be heard calling around us while three Green Barbet sang just overhead and Black-bellied Starling flitted through the trees. Walking through the forest we had quite a few fly-bys from Thick-billed Cuckoo and excellent looks at Amani Sunbird. While trying to flush a Sokoke Pipit, we managed to get excellent views of the endemic Golden-rumped Elephant-Shrew. Having picked up quite a few more species in the forest, the afternoon was spent at Sabaki River Mouth. Walking to the river mouth we saw Zanzibar Red Bishop, Black-crowned Tchagra, and Mangrove Kingfisher. Once arriving at the river mouth we were again amazed by the number of shorebirds present. This stop provided us with an excellent opportunity to study Lesser and Greater Sandplovers next to each other. A single White-fronted Plover and around six Broad-billed Sandpiper were also meandering through the throngs of Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Black-bellied Plover, Common Ringed Plover, and Whimbrel.

11 Nov: Sagala/Tsavo

Driving back through the plains after the lushness of the coast, we arrived at Tsavo ready to bird. A roadside stop proved to be very beneficial and we were treated to excellent views of Northern Wheatear, Red-fronted Warbler, and Black-throated Barbet to name just a few. Loading back into the vehicle we prepared for a game drive and more birding on our way to Sagala Lodge. The open plains were once again teaming with ungulates as we scanned the trees for birds. Abyssinian Scimitar-bill and Orange-bellied Parrot fed in the treetops as Flappet Lark ran below. Scanning the Common Bulbul of the area we were happy to note that it was the dodsoni subspecies – a bird that is being split as Dodson’s Bulbul by many authors. Sitting down for dinner we were treated to Lesser Masked Weaver coming to roost above the pool and a beautiful white morph African Paradise-Flycatcher, which was stalked for quite a while, cameras at the ready, flying between trees where it had a nest site. On the verge of sleep, the hooting of a Spotted Eagle-Owl, which was found in a treetop just 20 feet from the cabins, quickly roused us.

12 Nov: Tsavo/Taita Hills

Rising into the Taita Hills was like entering into a completely different world. The lush surroundings and cooler temperature of the forest was a shock after the heat and openness of the plains. Immediately upon exiting the car we encountered two of the three Taita Hills endemics: Taita Apalis and Taita White-eye. While these are by far the easiest of the three, our hopes were high that the Taita Thrush would follow shortly. Walking through the forest for other restricted range species, we were happy to pick up White-starred Robin, Yellow-throated Wood-Warbler, Cameroon Scrub-Warbler, and Stripe-cheeked Bulbul to mention just a few.

Rising up even further in elevation, we were now in search of the elusive and critically endangered Taita Thrush. However, this search turned out to be much easier than we had anticipated. In a 45-minute walk along the road, we managed to see three of these often very difficult species. Great views were had by all as we watched these birds hop through the undergrowth. The road we were walking eventually brought us out of the forest and into farmland in the lushness of this elevation. Here we managed to pick up quite of few more species, including Yellow-bellied Waxbill, African Stonechat, and Hartlaub’s Turaco, before descending back to the plains of Tsavo.

13 Nov: Tsavo

With an entire day to explore the wonders that Tsavo NP has to offer, we began the day with a great amount of excitement. The morning started with watching the many species of mammals, including buffalo and waterbuck, just outside the dining room of the Kilaguni Serena Lodge. Seeing these animals so close, and in their natural setting, was an amazing experience. The watering hole was also teeming with a myriad of bird life: from hornbills to weavers to plovers. While it was hard to tear ourselves away from the breakfast table, we were driven by the possibilities of what else the day had to offer. Somali Golden-breasted Bunting, Black-headed Batis, Straw-tailed Whydah, and Irania were among our first new birds seen. The elegant strutting of White-bellied and Buff-crested Bustards wandering the open plains was a sight to behold. Amid all this beauty, it was difficult to bring ourselves to the task of sorting out the migratory European warblers, but we did see Willow Warbler, Upcher’s Warbler, and Eastern Olivaceous Warbler flitting through the treetops.

After a brief lunch back at the resort and a chance to escape the heat, we were off for the Hippo Pools and a chance at another one of Africa’s special mammals. The Hippo Pools are surrounded by Yellow-fever Acacia and much denser woodland than the majority of the park; birds were definitely still on our minds. This is also one of the few areas in Tsavo where it is possible to get out of the vehicle and walk around. As we walked up the trail, the hippos could be heard grunting long before the water was even visible. The call of the Grey-backed Camaroptera echoed around us as we inched closer to the hippos. We definitely weren’t disappointed. We watched as at least 10 hippos wallowed in the ponds and out of the sun. Only the occasional yawn, bearing their giant teeth, gave a hint of the enormous power contained by these seemingly placid beasts. On the far shore, Nile Crocodile could also be seen taking in the sun and waiting for their chance at an unsuspecting ungulate. The birds in this area were also spectacular. We were happy to see a Mountain Wagtail land on a rock near the hippos; this way we didn’t have to choose between avian or mammalian wonders. The pair of Beautiful Sunbird feeding in the trees did end up pulling our attention from the mammals as we watched the red, yellow, and green iridescence catch the light of the rapidly setting sun. The road back to the lodge was dotted with Black-faced Sandgrouse that had emerged to drink from puddles.

14 Nov: Amboseli

Birding our way out of Tsavo, we headed for Amboseli. This would turn out to be our only real dry habitat stop as other areas, such as Samburu, had sprung to life with the monumental rains. Upon entering the park we were greeted with the beautiful majesty of the Grey Crowned Crane and the awkward size of the Spur-winged Goose. Driving on through the dry and dusty plains, we were thrilled to find two cheetahs sitting in the shade of a large acacia. As we watched they rose and began to saunter off on a path that took them within ten feet of our vehicle; a truly awesome site. The afternoon was spent searching out what dry habitat species we could find. The open plains revealed birds such as Two-banded Courser and Kittlitz’s Plover but it turned out that the dryness was deceptive. Areas that appeared to be flat plains with only a short covering of greenery turned out to be vast swamps where buffalo sunk up to their haunches. African Jacana and Squacco Heron dotted the shore side while Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark and Red-capped Lark congregated in the drier sections. The deceptive dryness of the region was soon brought to our attention first hand. The roof of our open-topped vehicle was quickly lowered as we scrambled to keep ourselves from getting soaked by the sudden torrential downpour. Luckily we had just spotted a difficult-to-identify immature raptor. Just as it was announced by Moez and Benji that they had a positive I.D., the rain suddenly stopped and we were able to raise the roof and continue our birding. Spotted Hyena could be seen trotting across the plains and our first sighting of Lion was made on our way back to the lodge. A small pride of females was seen relaxing near a small patch of longer grass. Everyone was thrilled to see these with a scope, but it was only a small taste of things to come.

15 Nov: Thika

An early departure from Amboseli was needed to reach Thika in time for more birding. However, we did manage to pick up a couple different species around the grounds of the lodge at Amboseli. These included the Taveta Golden Weaver, an East African endemic with a very limited range, and the Buff-bellied Warbler. Exiting the park we also managed to pick up our first Kori Bustard; an excellent spot just off the road. Arriving at the Thika Blue Posts Hotel in mid-afternoon, we were ready to stretch our legs and see what the grounds had to offer. African Citril, Spot-flanked Barbet, and African Green-Pigeon were among the first species to greet us on the grounds. After a brief respite and chance to get settled in, we walked down the river in search of the bird species in this new area. Red-fronted Barbet and Marico Sunbird were two of the highlights of our afternoon bird walk.

16 Nov: Mt. Kenya

Mt. Kenya is Kenya’s tallest mountain and second in Africa only to Mt. Kilimanjaro. These heights provide excellent habitat for birds which it is hard, if not impossible, to find elsewhere. Our first two new birds of the day were Long-crested Eagle and Crowned Hawk-Eagle; amazing raptors which we were all thrilled to have the chance to observe. Before even reaching the lodge we had racked up quite a few other species including Rueppell’s Robin-Chat, Hunter’s Cisticola, and Broad-ringed White-eye. The grounds of the lodge turned out to be extremely productive. From the ground level and rooftop viewpoints of the watering hole numerous birds were found. Highlights included Ayer’s Hawk-Eagle, Kenrick’s Starling, Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, and Black-tailed Oriole. Walking around the parking lot and garden we were able to pick up species such as African Emerald Cuckoo, Yellow-whiskered Greenbul, Grey-headed Negrofinch, Mountain Yellow Warbler, and Chestnut-throated Apalis. The evening was spent watching Defassa Waterbuck congregate at the waterhole while flocks of Meyer’s Parrot flew overhead on their way to roost.

17 Nov: Samburu

Once again we had a morning departure to reach our next destination, Samburu, in time to bird. We still managed to take advantage of the early morning before breakfast and picked up quite a few more Mt. Kenya species. These included Waller’s Starling and Black-throated Apalis. Samburu, usually a very dry area, had come to life with all the recent rains. The grasses had all grown extremely high and the rivers were flowing like a torrent. Driving into the park we quickly realized that while some species could be more difficult to find, they were, as Moez likes to say, "not going anywhere". This became a well used euphemism for saying that while the birds weren't going anywhere, we might have to. We started out in Samburu with excellent looks at Pygmy Falcon, Black-bellied Sunbird, and Vulturine Guineafowl. Seeing as we had the entire next day to bird, we decided to rest a bit during the heat of the afternoon and head back out once it cooled down. This proved to be a good idea as the birds were definitely more active later on. Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird, Brubru, and Slate-colored Boubou were enjoyed by all, but the real highlight was still to come. On the way back to the lodge we had our first leopard sighting as it crossed the road directly in front of us. Pulling off to the side of the road we sat waiting for another glimpse. The leopard was very cooperative and we all got excellent views as it moved noiselessly through the bushes on the prowl for a nearby Dikdik. Everyone's love for birds was quickly evident as we were distracted from the leopard to see our first, and long-awaited, White-headed Mousebird. Luckily, a flock landed in a tree above the leopard and we were able to watch both; one of Africa’s most exciting big cats and a life bird in the same field of view was an excellent end to the day.

18 Nov: Samburu

Waking up early, we soon found out just how much rain had been received in the area. The river that we had crossed the previous day to get to the lodge was now flooded and impassable with one vehicle already stuck in its center. With four vehicles waiting to get across and with planes to catch out of Nairobi, we decided that for the morning, at least, we would be better off birding on our side of the river. It proved to be a good decision and we were well rewarded with numerous bird species. One of the first sightings was of Cut-throat Finch landing just in front of the vehicle where we were able to obtain great looks of both the male and female of this exciting species. With its red-collared throat, it was easy to see where this bird obtained its name. Rufous Chatterer were among the most common birds and easily seen as they noisily made their way in family groups through the bushes. Red-faced Crombec, Bearded Woodpecker, and Eurasian Hoopoe were highlights among the many other species seen this morning. Returning to the lodge as the day began to heat up, we were happy to see that the river level had subsided and an afternoon crossing would be possible. Our meal turned out to be less than relaxing as we all jumped up to see the Shining Sunbird feeding in the top of a tree near the pool. Pushed into more birding, we decided to just have a brief afternoon rest before heading back out to see what the area had to offer. We were further excited for our afternoon of birding by a Grey-headed Bush-shrike as we were loading into our vehicle. The afternoon birding was just as exciting as we had hoped and highlights included Ethiopian Swallow, Common Rock-Thrush, and the recently split Foxy Lark. We were also amazed by the animals and spent quite a while watching the majesty of the Oryx; an antelope with long straight horns and a striking black and white facial pattern. The Gerenuk was also a favorite. Rising on its hind legs and using its rather long neck to feed higher on the trees, it was reminiscent of a small Giraffe. The large herds of these antelope could be seen chasing each other in circles and vying for dominance. We laughed as we tried to decide who exactly was chasing who and finally realized with blatant obviousness which animal had achieved dominance. Watching the many ungulates became even more exciting as one of them was kind enough to flush a Hottentot Quail for us. We were also thrilled to have another great view of a leopard starting its evening prowl before we returned to the lodge.

19 Nov: Naro Moru River Lodge

Breakfast at Samburu turned out to be another exciting meal as we watched Palm-nut Vulture and Fan-tailed Raven along the riverbank cleaning up from the previous days crocodile feeding. After breakfast we began our drive to Naro Moru River Lodge and were pleased to see that the river level hadn’t risen again and was easily crossed. Arriving at Naro Moru in time for lunch, we were very pleased to see how common the area’s sunbirds were. Golden-winged, Tacazze, Bronze, and Amethyst Sunbirds could all be seen feeding in the flowering Jacarandas covering the lodges grounds. It was decided that with two nights to spend in the area, the afternoon would be spent birding around the lodge. The grounds were beautiful and proved to be filled with birds. These included African Firefinch, Spectacled Weaver, and Violet-backed Starling to name just a few. We were also thrilled to get great views of Black-and-white Colobus as they ran through the canopy. With its fluffy white tail and white facemask, this monkey was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. What began as a relaxing evening meal was soon interrupted as we all jumped at the ungodly wails emanating from the forest. We were shocked to discover that these were the startlingly loud and persistent cries of the Tree Hyrax. It was amazing to hear such a piercing noise from such a small creature.

20 Nov: Sweetwaters

Having birded a bit of the grounds already, we decided to venture further a field and visit the privately owned Sweetwaters reserve. While having quite a lot of birds, Sweetwaters is better known for its Chimpanzee Sanctuary set up by Jane Goodall. This sanctuary houses chimps that have lived most of their lives in cages or as pets and gives them a natural area to spend the remainder of their lives. The morning was spent watching these fascinatingly human-like animals at leisure and laughing as we watched just how closely their actions and interactions mimicked many human actions (not all of which should necessarily be mentioned in a trip report). Our concentration was of course not entirely away from birds and we did manage to pick up quite a few new species including Rufous-necked Wryneck, Rueppell’s Glossy-Starling, Tree Pipit, and the threatened Jackson’s Widowbird. We were also thrilled to get our first distant looks of White Rhino; a species that we would have much better looks at over the rest of the trip. Due to all the rain received, the roads to the higher elevation birding were impassable and we quickly modified our plans for the afternoon. We headed up slightly higher in elevation to see the Mackinder’s Eagle-Owl, a bird with a very restricted range, which is still considered by some to be a sub-species of the Cape Eagle-Owl. The site we went to is one of the best-known day roosts for this species and we were pleased to see two of them perched on the cliff face. The area was also very good for quite a few other species including Little Rock-Thrush, Yellow-bellied Eremomela, Greater Whitethroat, and Brown-crowned Tchagra.

21 Nov: Lake Naivasha

A final morning bird walk around the Naro Moru Lodge grounds turned out to be quite rewarding with views of Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler and the discovery of a day roost for Sombre Nightjar before breakfast. After breakfast we loaded back into the vehicle to begin our drive into the Great Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha where we arrived in time for lunch. After our meal we went down to the waters edge to search for birds. We weren’t disappointed as many birds were gathered right around the dock. These included Red-knobbed Coot, Wood Sandpiper, White-winged Tern, and both Hottentot and Red-billed Teals. Our first view of a Goliath Heron was also obtained here as Rueppell’s Griffon flew overhead. Heading back to our rooms at dusk, we were overjoyed to see Fischer’s Lovebird flocking to palms just outside our doors for their evening roost.

22 Nov: Hells Gate National Park/Lake Naivasha

The morning was spent at Hells Gate National Park. This park is special in Kenya as it is one of the few parks where you are allowed to exit the vehicle and wander around freely. We took full advantage of the chance to stretch our legs and were rewarded with some excellent sightings. Among them were Mourning Wheatear, Mocking Cliff-Chat, and Black-lored Babbler. Driving closer to the thermal vents that the park derives its name from, we once again had a chance to exit the vehicle. While we didn’t make the walk all the way down to the vents, we did have a chance to explore the upper reaches of the cavern. Here we picked up species such as Grey-backed Fiscal and White-fronted Bee-eater. On our way out of the park we stopped to watch thousands of Nyanza and Mottled Swifts circle overhead. As a family of Lanner Falcon came in, we were amazed to watch the hunting lesson given to the youngsters before finally catching a Mottled Swift. Arriving back at Lake Naivasha in time for lunch, everyone agreed that after over two weeks of non-stop birding, an afternoon of relaxation was needed. However, relaxation as a birder is always a mixed reward. Many of us still partook in short walks around the grounds on our own. In the late afternoon, some were lucky enough to see a Verreaux's Eagle-Owl swoop down and pick up a Vervet Monkey for its evening meal. Inspired for our evening meal, we sat down hoping it wasn't going to be Vervet Monkey on our plates as well.

23 Nov: Lake Nakuru

Leaving Lake Naivasha early in the morning, we arrived at Lake Nakuru with plenty of time to bird. Our drive into the park turned out to be extremely productive with Plain-backed Pipit, Arrow-marked Babbler, and the extremely localized Grey-crested Helmet-shrike. The highlight of the day though, and perhaps the best bird of the trip, was the melanistic Ovambo Sparrowhawk. This very scarce Kenyan resident is very difficult to find, and the melanistic form is even rarer. We were extremely excited to see this species as it swooped down to catch a firefinch in the road and then sat perched up in a tree nearby where we could study it and get excellent looks. As we continued our drive towards the lodge, we were stunned by the beauty of the pink lake. Thousands upon thousands of Lesser Flamingo covered the water. We had heard that there were fewer flamingos here due to the amount of rain, but we weren’t disappointed in the least with the numbers seen.

24 Nov: Lake Baringo

With a bit of time at Lake Nakuru before departing to Lake Baringo, we birded our way out of the park. Quite a bit of time was spent watching the huge troops of baboons feeding and grooming each other along the roadside. Engaged once again in the not-quite-wholesome activities, these funny animals could have kept us entertained all day, but there were still more birds to be seen. On our way out we picked up views of Striped Kingfisher and African Thrush to name just a few.

Arriving at Lake Baringo in time for lunch we relaxed for a little while before heading out with a local guide in search of roosting owls. Our lunch was interrupted only long enough to see the Brown Babbler and White-billed Buffalo-Weaver, which were quite prolific on the grounds. When we met up with the local guide, we found that we were in luck as he had several owls staked out. These included the Northern White-faced Owl and Greyish Eagle-Owl. He had also just that day discovered the roost for a Three-banded Courser. We saw many other species of birds including White-bellied Canary, Bristle-crowned Starling, and Mouse-colored Penduline-Tit around the Baringo Cliffs.

25 Nov: Lake Baringo

Starting off in the early morning we headed off to bird the famous Baringo Cliffs. This area is well known for its bird life and we were looking forward to another productive day. We started off the morning with a search for roosting Slender-tailed Nightjar. Quite a few of these birds were found and we were pleased to have been able to see two species of nightjars roosting during the day and in good light. At the cliffs we were still in search of two of the local specialties: Hemprich’s and Jackson’s Hornbills. We were quite pleased when we found these and realized that we had pretty much cleaned up on the hornbills that were expected to be seen during our trip. As the day started to heat up we returned to the lodge for lunch followed by a bird walk for those that were interested. This turned out to be another exciting experience. We made our way to West Bay and planned on walking back to the lodge from there. When we got there we immediately saw three Senegal Thick-knee and then were shocked to find an extremely rare bird for Kenya. While in Europe this bird is not difficult to find, the Masked Shrike is not a common bird in Kenya. Annual records for the Lake Baringo area exist, but not over the last several years. We were all quite happy to see this bird and it was a lifer for the local guide who has spent years birding around Lake Baringo. Quite a while was spent photographing and documenting this bird, i.e. running around frantically trying to get a good angle, before we made our way back to the lodge and a drive to Lake Bogoria. Lake Bogoria was an amazing sight. The lake was again covered in both Greater and Lesser Flamingos. There were also many other species around including Dark Chanting-Goshawk, Shikra, and Little Ringed Plover.

26 Nov: Kakamega

Before breakfast we decided to try one last time for a couple key species and went in search of a weaver colony. Here we were pleased to find the Northern Masked-Weaver, a bird with a very limited range within Kenya. After this success we took off to make our way to Kakamega. Kakamega is the only Kenyan remnant patch of Congolese Rainforest. Because of this it is home to many species that can be found nowhere else in Kenya and we were quite excited to get there. Upon arriving in Kakamega, we were immediately in awe of our surroundings. Our first new bird in this special patch of forest was the Great Blue Turaco; a fascinating bird that looks almost like a brightly colored guan. A walk around the grounds of the Rondo Retreat proved extremely rewarding and it soon became clear to us just how many birds were around. Grey-throated Barbet were quite common along with Brown-throated Wattle-eye, African Blue-Flycatcher, and White-chinned Prinia. As the sun started setting we had to force ourselves inside as it became to dark to see the birds.

27 Nov: Kakamega

With the promise of so much more to see, we departed early in the morning to truly get into the forest with our local guide. Once again, we were not disappointed. The forest was filled with birds of every description. From skulking species like Brown Illadopsis to brightly colored Black-billed Turaco we were inundated with birds. Before lunch we had managed to pick up 13 species of often-confusing greenbuls. Other specialties in this area included Blue-headed Bee-eater, Equatorial Akalat, Yellow-billed Barbet, and Petit’s Cuckoo-shrike to name just a few. The birding was amazing, and it was hard to stop for lunch. Back around the lodge we managed to pick up Double-toothed Barbet and Red-headed Bluebill while waiting for our food. After just a quick bite to eat, we were again out in the forest looking for new species. Unlike many of the areas visited up to this point in the trip, the thick forest didn’t slow down during the heat of the day. Our first stop was to see the White-spotted Flufftail. With about five calling just in front of us, it was surprisingly difficult to get even the brief glimpses that we did. Our local guide, a remarkably calm individual, looked on in amusement as we frantically tried to get views of this bird. With all the birds surrounding us, and all of us moving in different directions to try and get a glimpse, this must indeed have been quite a sight. This spot also turned out to be productive for Barred Prinia, as well as both Ludher’s and Bocage’s Bush-shrikes. Walking up a trail near a small stream we managed to see Yellowbill, Southern Hyliota, and Mackinnon’s Fiscal. Along with the birds, we also spotted Red-tailed and Blue Monkeys as well as Red-legged Sun Squirrel. It was an excellent day and we were all saddened by the fact that we couldn’t spend more time here – but there was still so much more to see.

28 Nov: Kisumu

A short bird walk around Kakamega in the morning proved beneficial with a few more key species of birds. Among these were Grey-headed Robin-Chat, White-breasted Negrofinch, and Yellow-spotted Barbet. Leaving Kakamega, we made our way to Kisumu. Kisumu is located on the shore of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. This area is home to many birds not found in other parts of Kenya. With only the one afternoon here, we went out birding as soon as possible. The Dunga Swamp provides excellent habitat and we were glad to make it to this area. Our first stop, along a small river, produced Greater Swamp-Warbler, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, and Red-chested Sunbird. Proceeding further, we reached the town of Dunga where we once again exited the vehicle to bird around the swamp. The local inhabitants of this town seemed to have starting their drinking early and we were lucky enough to hear a long diatribe on why plants are different from birds. Apparently the main reason is that plants are stationary. While the individual was amusing and friendly, we ended up excusing ourselves as he was also not conducive to our spotting of birds. We did end up seeing quite a few birds here including Slender-billed, Black-headed, and Golden-backed Weavers to name just a few among the many other species seen. Having had a fairly productive afternoon, we returned to the hotel for a nice relaxing evening.

29 Nov: Masai Mara

Realizing that we had a long day of driving ahead of us, we started out on the road early. We did have time for one stop in the morning at the rice paddies just outside of Kisumu. Shortly after arriving, Moez spotted an African Open-billed Stork far off in the paddies. As the bird disappeared behind a berm before anyone got decent looks, we decided the only way to solve the matter was to send one lucky individual out to flush the bird while the rest waited patiently. The lucky individual chosen was the co-guide, Benji. As he strode off, following two local boys, it was a mere matter of minutes before he had fallen waist deep in the over flooded paddies. Not giving up hope, he continued on through quite a few more wet encounters before looking back to see if everyone else had spotted anything. To his shock, everyone was facing in the exact opposite directions watching as four of his query glided down within twenty meters of the rest of the group. The return to the group was celebrated with congratulations on having the ability to telepathically flush birds from the opposite direction. This having been accomplished, we continued our birding and managed to see other species such as Black and Southern Red Bishops before returning to the open road and towards the Mara. Our first attempt at reaching the Mara was thwarted as all the rain had washed out a bridge and we were forced to turn around and try another route. As it turned out, it was well past dark before we made it to the Mara, but with three nights there we knew we had plenty of time still to see the birds.

30 Nov – 1 Dec: Masai Mara

We were lucky enough to have two full days to explore what the Mara has to offer. This huge expanse of land is the northern extension of the Serengeti plains. Many of the famous African nature programs are actually filmed in this region and we were not disappointed. Everywhere we looked the plains were dotted with animals. The watering hole behind our lodge had over thirty hippos, which could be watched wallowing during the day. Quite a few prides of lion were seen as we scanned for birds. It is important to mention here that our driver, John, was the only driver we saw that did not get stuck while watching a particularly large pride of lions. Because of this, we felt it our duty to exit the vehicle and help a couple other vehicles out of their dilemma. This all went great until a large male lion stood from his rest to survey the situation. While in no real danger, we all felt it prudent at this time to return to our vehicle - as quickly as possible. In our haste, we ended up with a new passenger but luckily returned her to her vehicle before she was forced to endure a search for cisticolas instead of the elephants she wanted to see. Getting within mere feet of these amazing large cats was an experience that will never be forgotten. The birds in this region were also spectacular. One of the highlights of the first day was just as the sun began to set and we started hearing a low distant booming. We immediately started scanning and were rewarded with views of the often-elusive Southern Ground-Hornbill. We played tape to try and obtain closer views of this beast and were thrilled when two of them flew right next to the car. It was difficult to tear ourselves away as the light became too dark for us to see them any longer. Other highlights of our first day included Black-breasted Snake-Eagle, Little Sparrowhawk, and Red-necked Francolin. The second day in the Mara was just as exciting as the first. We again started of the morning with excellent views of lion, but today drove further a field to bird around some of the other lodges. On our way we picked up Zitting Cisticola and enjoyed the sight of the common Rosy-throated Longclaw. Crossing over the Mara River we stopped to have a look at Grey-capped Social-Weaver and were thrilled to see a single Magpie Shrike fly overhead. This bird, which is common further south in Africa, is quite difficult to see in Kenya. Arriving at one of the other lodges we were very pleased with excellent views of Grey-capped Warbler as this species is a skulker and often rather difficult to see. After returning to the lodge, the sudden downpour convinced everyone that perhaps a bit of relaxation was in order before finishing off our Kenyan experience.

2 Dec: Nairobi

With a long drive ahead of us, we left the lodge planning to stop in the eastern section of the park on our way out. This proved a good idea as we picked up birds such as Usambiro Barbet. The drive back to Nairobi wasn’t as long as had been expected and we ended up with time to visit the Limuru Ponds en-route. Here we managed to pick up a couple different ducks including Northern Pintail and Maccoa Duck before arriving in Nairobi. After a chance to get settled into our hotel, we all made our way to the Carnivore Restaurant. This world famous restaurant was a great way to celebrate our last night and we were able to eat foods not often found in other parts of the world such as Ostrich and Crocodile. The atmosphere was great and we all shared highlights from the trip, including an excellent poem written by Tom about our many adventures and misadventures along the way.

3 Dec: Nairobi NP

While today was not technically a birding day, the flights were not scheduled until later in the evening so we wanted to take advantage of our last chance to bird in Kenya. It was a beautiful morning and we managed to see quite a few new species. Some of the highlights were Saddle-billed Stork, Marsh Warbler, and Hartlaub’s Bustard. This provided us with a clean sweep of all the possible bustards and storks available to us in Kenya. We also managed to get excellent views of Black Rhinoceros, providing a clean sweep of all of Kenya’s large mammals as well. Definitely an excellent way to end an excellent trip. Saying goodbye at the airport after this amazing experience was not easy, but hopefully we’ll see each other again in another part of the world with more fantastic birds waiting.

Species Lists

1, (Common) Ostrich, Struthio camelus
2, [Somali Ostrich], [Struthio molybdophanes]
3, Little Grebe (Dabchick), Tachybaptus ruficollis
4, Eared (Black-necked) Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis
5, Great White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus
6, Pink-backed Pelican, Pelecanus rufescens
7, Great (White-breasted) Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
8, Long-tailed (Reed) Cormorant, Phalacrocorax africanus
9, Gray Heron, Ardea cinerea
10, Black-headed Heron, Ardea melanocephala
11, Goliath Heron, Ardea goliath
12, Purple Heron, Ardea purpurea
13, Great Egret (Egret), Ardea alba
14, Intermediate Egret, Egretta intermedia
15, Little Egret, Egretta garzetta
16, [Dimorphic Egret], [Egretta dimorpha]
17, Squacco Heron, Ardeola ralloides
18, Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis
19, Striated Heron, Butorides striata
20, Hamerkop, Scopus umbretta
21, Yellow-billed Stork, Mycteria ibis
22, African Openbill, Anastomus lamelligerus
23, Black Stork, Ciconia nigra
24, Abdim's Stork, Ciconia abdimii
25, Woolly-necked Stork, Ciconia episcopus
26, White Stork, Ciconia ciconia
27, Saddle-billed Stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
28, Marabou Stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus
29, Sacred Ibis, Threskiornis aethiopicus
30, Hadada Ibis, Bostrychia hagedash
31, Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus
32, African Spoonbill, Platalea alba
33, Greater Flamingo, Phoenicopterus roseus
34, Lesser Flamingo, Phoenicopterus minor
35, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygna bicolor
36, White-faced Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygna viduata
37, Egyptian Goose, Alopochen aegyptiacus
38, Spur-winged Goose, Plectropterus gambensis
39, African Black Duck, Anas sparsa
40, Eurasian Wigeon, Anas penelope
41, Cape Teal, Anas capensis
42, Yellow-billed Duck, Anas undulata
43, Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
44, Red-billed Duck, Anas erythrorhyncha
45, Hottentot Teal, Anas hottentota
46, Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata
47, Southern Pochard, Netta erythrophthalma
48, Maccoa Duck, Oxyura maccoa
49, Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus caeruleus
50, [Yellow-billed Kite], [Milvus aigyptius]
51, African Fish-Eagle, Haliaeetus vocifer
52, Palm-nut Vulture, Gypohierax angolensis
53, Hooded Vulture, Necrosyrtes monachus
54, White-backed Vulture, Gyps africanus
55, Rueppell's Griffon, Gyps rueppellii
56, Lappet-faced Vulture, Torgos tracheliotus
57, White-headed Vulture, Trigonoceps occipitalis
58, Black-breasted Snake-Eagle, Circaetus pectoralis
59, Brown Snake-Eagle, Circaetus cinereus
60, Banded Snake-Eagle, Circaetus cinerascens
61, Bateleur, Terathopius ecaudatus
62, Western Marsh-Harrier, Circus aeruginosus
63, Pallid Harrier, Circus macrourus
64, Montagu's Harrier, Circus pygargus
65, African Harrier-Hawk (Gymnogene), Polyboroides typus
66, Lizard Buzzard, Kaupifalco monogrammicus
67, Dark Chanting-Goshawk, Melierax metabates
68, Eastern Chanting-Goshawk, Melierax poliopterus
69, Gabar Goshawk, Micronisus gabar
70, African Goshawk, Accipiter tachiro
71, Shikra, Accipiter badius
72, Little Sparrowhawk, Accipiter minullus
73, Ovampo Sparrowhawk, Accipiter ovampensis
74, Black Goshawk, Accipiter melanoleucus
75, Eurasian (Steppe) Buzzard, Buteo buteo
76, Mountain Buzzard, Buteo oreophilus
77, Augur Buzzard, Buteo augur
78, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Aquila pomarina
79, Tawny Eagle, Aquila rapax
80, Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis
81, Wahlberg's Eagle, Aquila wahlbergi
82, Verreaux's Eagle, Aquila verreauxii
83, Ayres's Hawk-Eagle, Aquila ayresii
84, Martial Eagle, Polemaetus bellicosus
85, Long-crested Eagle, Lophaetus occipitalis
86, Crowned Hawk-Eagle, Stephanoaetus coronatus
87, Secretary-bird, Sagittarius serpentarius
88, Pygmy Falcon, Polihierax semitorquatus
89, Eurasian (Rock) Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus
90, Sooty Falcon, Falco concolor
91, Eurasian Hobby, Falco subbuteo
92, African Hobby, Falco cuvierii
93, Lanner Falcon, Falco biarmicus
94, Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
95, Coqui Francolin, Francolinus coqui
96, Crested Francolin, Francolinus sephaena
97, Hildebrandt's Francolin, Francolinus hildebrandti
98, Yellow-necked Francolin (Spurfowl), Francolinus leucoscepus
99, Red-necked Francolin (Spurfowl), Francolinus afer
100, Harlequin Quail, Coturnix delegorguei
101, Helmeted Guineafowl, Numida meleagris
102, Crested Guineafowl, Guttera pucherani
103, Vulturine Guineafowl, Acryllium vulturinum
104, Gray (Southern) Crowned-Crane, Balearica regulorum
105, White-spotted Flufftail, Sarothrura pulchra
106, Corn Crake, Crex crex
107, Black Crake, Amaurornis flavirostris
108, Common Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus
109, Red-knobbed Coot, Fulica cristata
110, Kori Bustard, Ardeotis kori
111, White-bellied Bustard, Eupodotis senegalensis
112, Buff-crested Bustard, Eupodotis gindiana
113, Black-bellied Bustard, Lissotis melanogaster
114, Hartlaub's Bustard, Lissotis hartlaubii
115, African Jacana, Actophilornis africanus
116, Crab Plover, Dromas ardeola
117, Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus
118, Pied Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta
119, Water Thick-knee (Dikkop), Burhinus vermiculatus
120, Senegal Thick-knee, Burhinus senegalensis
121, Temminck's Courser, Cursorius temminckii
122, Double-banded Courser, Smutsornis africanus
123, Three-banded (Heuglin's) Courser, Rhinoptilus cinctus
124, Collared (Red-winged) Pratincole, Glareola pratincola
125, Long-toed Lapwing, Vanellus crassirostris
126, Blacksmith Plover, Vanellus armatus
127, Spur-winged Plover, Vanellus spinosus
128, Black-headed Lapwing, Vanellus tectus
129, Crowned Lapwing, Vanellus coronatus
130, Wattled Lapwing, Vanellus senegallus
131, Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola
132, Common Ringed Plover, Charadrius hiaticula
133, Little Ringed Plover, Charadrius dubius
134, Kittlitz's Plover, Charadrius pecuarius
135, Three-banded Plover, Charadrius tricollaris
136, White-fronted Plover, Charadrius marginatus
137, Lesser Sandplover, Charadrius mongolus
138, Greater Sandplover, Charadrius leschenaultii
139, Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus
140, Eurasian Curlew, Numenius arquata
141, Common Redshank, Tringa totanus
142, Marsh Sandpiper, Tringa stagnatilis
143, Common Greenshank, Tringa nebularia
144, Green Sandpiper, Tringa ochropus
145, Wood Sandpiper, Tringa glareola
146, Terek Sandpiper, Xenus cinereus
147, Common Sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos
148, Sanderling, Calidris alba
149, Little Stint, Calidris minuta
150, Curlew Sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea
151, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Limicola falcinellus
152, Ruff, Philomachus pugnax
153, Sooty Gull, Larus hemprichii
154, Herring [Heuglin's] Gull, Larus argentatus
155, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus
156, Gray-headed Gull, Larus cirrocephalus
157, (Common) Black-headed Gull, Larus ridibundus
158, Gull-billed Tern, Sterna nilotica
159, Caspian Tern, Sterna caspia
160, Lesser Crested Tern, Sterna bengalensis
161, Roseate Tern, Sterna dougallii
162, Common Tern, Sterna hirundo
163, Saunders's Tern, Sterna saundersi
164, Whiskered Tern, Chlidonias hybridus
165, White-winged (Black) Tern, Chlidonias leucopterus
166, African Skimmer, Rynchops flavirostris
167, Black-faced Sandgrouse, Pterocles decoratus
168, Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse, Pterocles lichtensteinii
169, Rock (Feral) Pigeon, Columba livia
170, Speckled (Rock) Pigeon, Columba guinea
171, Rameron (Olive) Pigeon, Columba arquatrix
172, Delegorgue's (Eastern Bronze-naped) Pigeon, Columba delegorguei
173, Dusky Turtle-Dove, Streptopelia lugens
174, African Mourning Dove, Streptopelia decipiens
175, Red-eyed Dove, Streptopelia semitorquata
176, Ring-necked (Cape Turtle) Dove, Streptopelia capicola
177, Laughing Dove, Streptopelia senegalensis
178, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Turtur chalcospilos
179, Blue-spotted Wood-Dove, Turtur afer
180, Tambourine Dove, Turtur tympanistria
181, Namaqua Dove, Oena capensis
182, African Green-Pigeon, Treron calva
183, Fischer's Lovebird, Agapornis fischeri
184, Meyer's (Brown) Parrot, Poicephalus meyeri
185, Brown-headed Parrot, Poicephalus cryptoxanthus
186, Red-bellied (African Orange-bellied) Parrot, Poicephalus rufiventris
187, Great Blue Turaco, Corythaeola cristata
188, Black-billed Turaco, Tauraco schuettii
189, White-crested Turaco, Tauraco leucolophus
190, Fischer's Turaco, Tauraco fischeri
191, Hartlaub's Turaco, Tauraco hartlaubi
192, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Corythaixoides personatus
193, White-bellied Go-away-bird, Corythaixoides leucogaster
194, Pied (Black-and-white, Jacobin) Cuckoo, Clamator jacobinus
195, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Clamator glandarius
196, Thick-billed Cuckoo, Pachycoccyx audeberti
197, Red-chested Cuckoo, Cuculus solitarius
198, African Cuckoo, Cuculus gularis
199, Klaas's Cuckoo, Chrysococcyx klaas
200, African Emerald Cuckoo, Chrysococcyx cupreus
201, Dideric Cuckoo, Chrysococcyx caprius
202, Yellowbill (Green Coucal), Ceuthmochares aereus
203, White-browed Coucal, Centropus superciliosus
204, Northern White-faced (Scops) Owl, Ptilopsis leucotis
205, Cape [Mackinder's] Eagle-Owl, Bubo capensis
206, Spotted Eagle-Owl, Bubo africanus
207, Grayish Eagle-Owl, Bubo cinerascens
208, Verreaux's (Giant) Eagle-Owl, Bubo lacteus
209, Pearl-spotted Owlet, Glaucidium perlatum
210, Red-chested Owlet, Glaucidium tephronotum
211, Marsh Owl, Asio capensis
212, Sombre (Dusky) Nightjar, Caprimulgus fraenatus
213, Abyssinian (Montane) Nightjar, Caprimulgus poliocephalus
214, Slender-tailed Nightjar, Caprimulgus clarus
215, Scarce Swift, Schoutedenapus myoptilus
216, Mottled Spinetail, Telacanthura ussheri
217, Bat-like (Bohm's) Spinetail, Neafrapus boehmi
218, African Palm-Swift, Cypsiurus parvus
219, Alpine Swift, Tachymarptis melba
220, Mottled Swift, Tachymarptis aequatorialis
221, Common (Eurasian) Swift, Apus apus
222, Nyanza Swift, Apus niansae
223, African (Black) Swift, Apus barbatus
224, Little Swift, Apus affinis
225, Horus Swift, Apus horus
226, White-rumped Swift, Apus caffer
227, Speckled Mousebird, Colius striatus
228, White-headed Mousebird, Colius leucocephalus
229, Blue-naped Mousebird, Urocolius macrourus
230, Narina Trogon, Apaloderma narina
231, Bar-tailed Trogon, Apaloderma vittatum
232, Malachite Kingfisher, Alcedo cristata
233, African Pygmy-Kingfisher, Ispidina picta
234, Gray-headed (Gray-hooded) Kingfisher, Halcyon leucocephala
235, Woodland Kingfisher, Halcyon senegalensis
236, Mangrove Kingfisher, Halcyon senegaloides
237, Striped Kingfisher, Halcyon chelicuti
238, Giant Kingfisher, Megaceryle maximus
239, Pied Kingfisher, Ceryle rudis
240, Blue-headed Bee-eater, Merops muelleri
241, White-fronted Bee-eater, Merops bullockoides
242, Little Bee-eater, Merops pusillus
243, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Merops oreobates
244, White-throated Bee-eater, Merops albicollis
245, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Merops persicus
246, Madagascar (Olive) Bee-eater, Merops superciliosus
247, European Bee-eater, Merops apiaster
248, European Roller, Coracias garrulus
249, Lilac-breasted Roller, Coracias caudata
250, Rufous-crowned (Purple) Roller, Coracias naevia
251, (Eurasian) Hoopoe, Upupa epops
252, [African Hoopoe], [Upupa africana]
253, Green (Red-billed) Woodhoopoe, Phoeniculus purpureus
254, White-headed Woodhoopoe, Phoeniculus bollei
255, Common (Greater) Scimitar-bill, Rhinopomastus cyanomelas
256, Abyssinian Scimitar-bill, Rhinopomastus minor
257, Red-billed Hornbill, Tockus erythrorhynchus
258, Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Tockus flavirostris
259, Jackson's Hornbill, Tockus jacksoni
260, Von der Decken's Hornbill, Tockus deckeni
261, Crowned Hornbill, Tockus alboterminatus
262, Hemprich's Hornbill, Tockus hemprichii
263, African Gray Hornbill, Tockus nasutus
264, Trumpeter Hornbill, Ceratogymna bucinator
265, Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Ceratogymna brevis
266, Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill, Ceratogymna subcylindricus
267, Southern Ground-Hornbill, Bucorvus leadbeateri
268, Gray-throated Barbet, Gymnobucco bonapartei
269, Green Barbet, Stactolaema olivacea
270, Moustached (Green) Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus leucomystax
271, (Eastern) Green Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus simplex
272, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus bilineatus
273, Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus chrysoconus
274, Red-fronted Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus pusillus
275, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Buccanodon duchaillui
276, Red-fronted Barbet, Tricholaema diademata
277, Spot-flanked Barbet, Tricholaema lachrymosa
278, Black-throated Barbet, Tricholaema melanocephala
279, White-headed Barbet, Lybius leucocephalus
280, Double-toothed Barbet, Lybius bidentatus
281, Yellow-billed Barbet, Trachyphonus purpuratus
282, Red-and-yellow Barbet, Trachyphonus erythrocephalus
283, D'Arnaud's Barbet, Trachyphonus darnaudii
284, [Usambiro Barbet], [Trachyphonus usambiro]
285, Scaly-throated Honeyguide, Indicator variegatus
286, Greater (Black-throated) Honeyguide, Indicator indicator
287, Lesser Honeyguide, Indicator minor
288, Thick-billed Honeyguide, Indicator conirostris
289, Least Honeyguide, Indicator exilis
290, Pallid Honeyguide, Indicator meliphilus
291, Green-backed (Slender-billed) Honeyguide (Eastern Honeybird), Prodotiscus zambesiae
292, Wahlberg's (Sharp-billed) Honeyguide (Honeybird), Prodotiscus regulus
293, Rufous-necked (Red-throated) Wryneck, Jynx ruficollis
294, Nubian Woodpecker, Campethera nubica
295, Golden-tailed Woodpecker, Campethera abingoni
296, Mombasa Woodpecker, Campethera mombassica
297, Tullberg's (Fine-banded) Woodpecker, Campethera tullbergi
298, Brown-eared Woodpecker, Campethera caroli
299, Cardinal Woodpecker, Dendropicos fuscescens
300, Bearded Woodpecker, Dendropicos namaquus
301, Golden-crowned (Yellow-crested) Woodpecker, Dendropicos xantholophus
302, Gray-headed Woodpecker, Dendropicos spodocephalus
303, Singing Bushlark, Mirafra cantillans
304, Red-winged Lark, Mirafra hypermetra
305, Rufous-naped Lark, Mirafra africana
306, Flappet Lark, Mirafra rufocinnamomea
307, Pink-breasted Lark, Calendulauda poecilosterna
308, Foxy (Fawn-colored, Abyssinian) Lark, Calendulauda alopex
309, Fischer's Sparrow-Lark, Eremopterix leucopareia
310, Red-capped Lark, Calandrella cinerea
311, Bank Swallow (Sand Martin), Riparia riparia
312, Plain (Brown-throated Sand) Martin, Riparia paludicola
313, Banded Martin, Riparia cincta
314, Gray-rumped Swallow, Pseudhirundo griseopyga
315, Rock Martin, Ptyonoprogne fuligula
316, Barn (European) Swallow, Hirundo rustica
317, Ethiopian Swallow, Hirundo aethiopica
318, Angola Swallow, Hirundo angolensis
319, Wire-tailed Swallow, Hirundo smithii
320, Lesser Striped-Swallow, Cecropis abyssinica
321, Rufous-chested (Red-breasted) Swallow, Cecropis semirufa
322, Mosque Swallow, Cecropis senegalensis
323, Red-rumped Swallow, Cecropis daurica
324, White-headed Sawwing, Psalidoprocne albiceps
325, Blue (Black) Sawwing, Psalidoprocne pristoptera
326, African Pied Wagtail, Motacilla aguimp
327, Cape Wagtail, Motacilla capensis
328, Yellow Wagtail, Motacilla flava
329, Gray Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea
330, Mountain (Long-tailed) Wagtail, Motacilla clara
331, Golden Pipit, Tmetothylacus tenellus
332, Yellow-throated Longclaw, Macronyx croceus
333, Rosy-throated (Pink-throated, Rosy-breasted) Longclaw, Macronyx ameliae
334, Pangani Longclaw, Macronyx aurantiigula
335, Plain-backed Pipit, Anthus leucophrys
336, African (Grassveld) Pipit, Anthus cinnamomeus
337, Malindi Pipit, Anthus melindae
338, Tree Pipit, Anthus trivialis
339, Petit's Cuckoo-shrike, Campephaga petiti
340, Black Cuckoo-shrike, Campephaga flava
341, Common (Black-eyed) Bulbul, Pycnonotus barbatus
342, [Dodson's Bulbul], [Pycnonotus dodsoni]
343, Shelley's [Kakamega] Greenbul, Andropadus masukuensis [kakamegae]
344, Little Greenbul, Andropadus virens
345, (Little) Gray Greenbul, Andropadus gracilis
346, Ansorge's Greenbul, Andropadus ansorgei
347, Plain (Cameroon Sombre) Greenbul, Andropadus curvirostris
348, Slender-billed Greenbul, Andropadus gracilirostris
349, (Zanzibar) Sombre Greenbul, Andropadus importunus
350, Yellow-whiskered Bulbul, Andropadus latirostris
351, Eastern Mountain-Greenbul, Andropadus nigriceps
352, Stripe-cheeked Bulbul (Greenbul), Andropadus milanjensis
353, Honeyguide Greenbul, Baeopogon indicator
354, Yellow-throated Greenbul, Chlorocichla flavicollis
355, Yellow-bellied Greenbul, Chlorocichla flaviventris
356, Joyful Greenbul, Chlorocichla laetissima
357, Cabanis's Greenbul, Phyllastrephus cabanisi
358, Fischer's Greenbul, Phyllastrephus fischeri
359, Northern Brownbul, Phyllastrephus strepitans
360, Tiny Greenbul, Phyllastrephus debilis
361, Common (Red-tailed) Bristlebill, Bleda syndactyla
362, Eastern (Yellow-spotted) Nicator, Nicator gularis
363, Red-tailed Ant-Thrush, Neocossyphus rufus
364, White-tailed Ant-Thrush, Neocossyphus poensis
365, Rufous-tailed (Common, European) Rock-Thrush, Monticola saxatilis
366, Little Rock-Thrush, Monticola rufocinereus
367, Orange Ground-Thrush, Zoothera gurneyi
368, Olive Thrush, Turdus olivaceus
369, [Taita Thrush], [Turdus helleri]
370, African Thrush, Turdus pelios
371, African Bare-eyed Thrush, Turdus tephronotus
372, Brown-chested Alethe, Alethe poliocephala
373, Red-faced Cisticola, Cisticola erythrops
374, Singing Cisticola, Cisticola cantans
375, Chubb's Cisticola, Cisticola chubbi
376, Hunter's Cisticola, Cisticola hunteri
377, Rattling Cisticola, Cisticola chiniana
378, Ashy Cisticola, Cisticola cinereolus
379, Winding Cisticola, Cisticola galactotes
380, Carruthers's Cisticola, Cisticola carruthersi
381, Stout Cisticola, Cisticola robustus
382, Zitting (Fan-tailed) Cisticola, Cisticola juncidis
383, Desert Cisticola, Cisticola aridulus
384, Pectoral-patch Cisticola, Cisticola brunnescens
385, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Prinia subflava
386, Pale Prinia, Prinia somalica
387, White-chinned Prinia, Prinia leucopogon
388, Banded Prinia, Prinia bairdii
389, Black-collared Apalis, Apalis pulchra
390, [Taita Apalis], [Apalis fuscigularis]
391, Black-throated Apalis, Apalis jacksoni
392, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Apalis flavida
393, Buff-throated Apalis, Apalis rufogularis
394, Chestnut-throated Apalis, Apalis porphyrolaema
395, Black-headed Apalis, Apalis melanocephala
396, Gray Apalis, Apalis cinerea
397, Red-fronted Warbler, Urorhipis rufifrons
398, Gray-capped Warbler, Eminia lepida
399, [Gray-backed Camaroptera], [Camaroptera brevicaudata]
400, Olive-green Camaroptera, Camaroptera chloronota
401, Gray Wren-Warbler, Calamonastes simplex
402, African (Little Rush) Bush-Warbler, Bradypterus baboecala
403, Cameroon (Evergreen Forest-) Scrub-Warbler, Bradypterus lopezi
404, Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler, Bradypterus cinnamomeus
405, Black-faced Rufous-Warbler, Bathmocercus rufus
406, (African) Moustached Grass-Warbler, Melocichla mentalis
407, Sedge Warbler, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
408, Marsh Warbler, Acrocephalus palustris
409, Greater Swamp-Warbler, Acrocephalus rufescens
410, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Hippolais pallida
411, Upcher's Warbler, Hippolais languida
412, Icterine Warbler, Hippolais icterina
413, Mountain Yellow Warbler, Chloropeta similis
414, Buff-bellied Warbler, Phyllolais pulchella
415, Yellow-vented Eremomela, Eremomela flavicrissalis
416, Yellow-bellied Eremomela, Eremomela icteropygialis
417, Turner's Eremomela, Eremomela turneri
418, Northern Crombec, Sylvietta brachyura
419, Red-faced Crombec, Sylvietta whytii
420, Green Hylia, Hylia prasina
421, Yellow-throated Wood-Warbler, Phylloscopus ruficapillus
422, Uganda Wood-Warbler, Phylloscopus budongoensis
423, Brown Woodland-Warbler, Phylloscopus umbrovirens
424, Willow Warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus
425, Southern (Mashona) Hyliota, Hyliota australis
426, Blackcap, Sylvia atricapilla
427, Garden Warbler, Sylvia borin
428, Greater (Common) Whitethroat, Sylvia communis
429, Brown Warbler (Parisoma), Parisoma lugens
430, Banded Warbler (Parisoma), Parisoma boehmi
431, Silverbird, Empidornis semipartitus
432, Pale Flycatcher, Bradornis pallidus
433, African Gray Flycatcher, Bradornis microrhynchus
434, White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher, Melaenornis fischeri
435, Northern Black-Flycatcher, Melaenornis edolioides
436, Southern Black-Flycatcher, Melaenornis pammelaina
437, Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata
438, Swamp Flycatcher, Muscicapa aquatica
439, Chapin's Flycatcher, Muscicapa lendu
440, African Dusky Flycatcher, Muscicapa adusta
441, Ashy Flycatcher, Muscicapa caerulescens
442, White-starred (Starred) Robin, Pogonocichla stellata
443, Equatorial Akalat, Sheppardia aequatorialis
444, East Coast Akalat (Gunning's Robin), Sheppardia gunningi
445, Thrush Nightingale (Sprosser), Luscinia luscinia
446, Common Nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos
447, White-throated Robin (Irania), Irania gutturalis
448, Cape Robin-Chat, Cossypha caffra
449, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat, Cossypha cyanocampter
450, Gray-winged Robin-Chat, Cossypha polioptera
451, Rueppell's Robin-Chat, Cossypha semirufa
452, White-browed Robin-Chat, Cossypha heuglini
453, Red-capped (Natal) Robin-Chat, Cossypha natalensis
454, Snowy-crowned (Snowy-headed) Robin-Chat, Cossypha niveicapilla
455, Spotted Morning-Thrush (Palm-Thrush), Cichladusa guttata
456, (Eastern) Bearded Scrub-Robin, Cercotrichas quadrivirgata
457, Red-backed (White-browed) Scrub-Robin, Cercotrichas leucophrys
458, Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin (Rufous Bush Chat), Cercotrichas galactotes
459, Whinchat, Saxicola rubetra
460, African Stonechat, Saxicola torquata
461, Northern Wheatear, Oenanthe oenanthe
462, Mourning (Schalow's) Wheatear, Oenanthe lugens
463, Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
464, Isabelline Wheatear, Oenanthe isabellina
465, Brown-tailed (Rock) Chat, Cercomela scotocerca
466, Northern Anteater-Chat, Myrmecocichla aethiops
467, Sooty Chat, Myrmecocichla nigra
468, Mocking Cliff-Chat, Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
469, African Shrike-flycatcher, Megabyas flammulatus
470, Brown-throated (Common) Wattle-eye, Platysteira cyanea
471, Chestnut Wattle-eye, Platysteira castanea
472, Jameson's Wattle-eye, Platysteira jamesoni
473, Short-tailed (Forest) Batis, Batis mixta
474, Chinspot Batis, Batis molitor
475, Pale (East Coast) Batis, Batis soror
476, Black-headed Batis, Batis minor
477, Pygmy Batis, Batis perkeo
478, (Little) Yellow Flycatcher, Erythrocercus holochlorus
479, African Blue-Flycatcher, Elminia longicauda
480, Dusky Crested-Flycatcher, Elminia nigromitrata
481, African (Blue-mantled) Crested-Flycatcher, Trochocercus cyanomelas
482, African Paradise-Flycatcher, Terpsiphone viridis
483, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Illadopsis albipectus
484, Pale-breasted Illadopsis, Illadopsis rufipennis
485, Brown Illadopsis, Illadopsis fulvescens
486, African Hill Babbler, Illadopsis abyssinica
487, Rufous Chatterer, Turdoides rubiginosus
488, Black-lored (Sharpe's) Babbler, Turdoides sharpei
489, Northern Pied-Babbler, Turdoides hypoleucus
490, Brown Babbler, Turdoides plebejus
491, Arrow-marked Babbler, Turdoides jardineii
492, White-bellied Tit, Melaniparus albiventris
493, Dusky Tit, Melaniparus funereus
494, Somali (Northern Gray) Tit, Melaniparus thruppi
495, Mouse-colored Penduline-Tit, Anthoscopus musculus
496, Plain-backed (Blue-throated) Sunbird, Anthreptes reichenowi
497, Kenya (Eastern) Violet-backed Sunbird, Anthreptes orientalis
498, Collared Sunbird, Hedydipna collaris
499, Amani Sunbird, Hedydipna pallidigaster
500, Green-headed Sunbird, Cyanomitra verticalis
501, Eastern Olive-Sunbird, Cyanomitra olivacea
502, [Western Olive-Sunbird], [Cyanomitra vincenti]
503, Green-throated Sunbird, Chalcomitra rubescens
504, Amethyst (Black) Sunbird, Chalcomitra amethystina
505, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Chalcomitra senegalensis
506, Hunter's Sunbird, Chalcomitra hunteri
507, Tacazze Sunbird, Nectarinia tacazze
508, Bronze Sunbird, Nectarinia kilimensis
509, Golden-winged Sunbird, Drepanorhynchus reichenowi
510, Malachite Sunbird, Nectarinia famosa
511, Olive-bellied Sunbird, Cinnyris chloropygius
512, Northern Double-collared Sunbird, Cinnyris preussi
513, Eastern Double-collared Sunbird, Cinnyris mediocris
514, Beautiful Sunbird, Cinnyris pulchellus
515, Mariqua (Marico) Sunbird, Cinnyris mariquensis
516, Red-chested Sunbird, Cinnyris erythrocerca
517, Black-bellied Sunbird, Cinnyris nectarinioides
518, Purple-banded Sunbird, Cinnyris bifasciatus
519, Tsavo [Purple-banded] Sunbird, Cinnyris tsavoensis
520, Shining Sunbird, Cinnyris habessinicus
521, Variable (Yellow-bellied) Sunbird, Cinnyris venustus
522, African Yellow White-eye, Zosterops senegalensis
523, Broad-ringed (Montane) White-eye, Zosterops poliogastrus
524, [Taita White-eye], [Zosterops silvanus]
525, White-breasted (Abyssinian) White-eye, Zosterops abyssinicus
526, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Oriolus oriolus
527, Western Black-headed Oriole, Oriolus brachyrhynchus
528, African Black-headed Oriole, Oriolus larvatus
529, Black-tailed (Montane) Oriole, Oriolus percivali
530, Red-backed Shrike, Lanius collurio
531, Rufous-tailed (Isabelline) Shrike, Lanius isabellinus
532, Gray-backed Fiscal, Lanius excubitoroides
533, Long-tailed Fiscal, Lanius cabanisi
534, Taita Fiscal, Lanius dorsalis
535, Mackinnon's Shrike (Fiscal), Lanius mackinnoni
536, Common Fiscal (Shrike), Lanius collaris
537, Masked Shrike, Lanius nubicus
538, Magpie (Long-tailed) Shrike, Corvinella melanoleuca
539, White-rumped (Northern White-crowned) Shrike, Eurocephalus rueppelli
540, Brubru, Nilaus afer
541, Northern Puffback, Dryoscopus gambensis
542, Pringle's Puffback, Dryoscopus pringlii
543, Black-backed Puffback, Dryoscopus cubla
544, Pink-footed Puffback, Dryoscopus angolensis
545, Black-crowned Tchagra, Tchagra senegala
546, Brown-crowned (Three-streaked) Tchagra, Tchagra australis
547, Three-streaked Tchagra, Tchagra jamesi
548, Luehder's Bushshrike, Laniarius luehderi
549, Tropical Boubou, Laniarius aethiopicus
550, Black-headed Gonolek, Laniarius erythrogaster
551, Slate-colored Boubou, Laniarius funebris
552, Rosy-patched Bushshrike, Rhodophoneus cruentus
553, Gray-green (Bocage's) Bushshrike, Telophorus bocagei
554, Sulphur-breasted (Orange-breasted) Bushshrike, Telophorus sulfureopectus
555, Gray-headed Bushshrike, Malaconotus blanchoti
556, White (White-crested) Helmetshrike, Prionops plumatus
557, Gray-crested Helmetshrike, Prionops poliolophus
558, Retz's (Red-billed) Helmetshrike, Prionops retzii
559, Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike, Prionops scopifrons
560, Square-tailed Drongo, Dicrurus ludwigii
561, Fork-tailed (Common) Drongo, Dicrurus adsimilis
562, House Crow, Corvus splendens
563, Cape (Black) Crow (Rook), Corvus capensis
564, Pied Crow, Corvus albus
565, Fan-tailed Raven, Corvus rhipidurus
566, Wattled Starling, Creatophora cinerea
567, Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling, Lamprotornis chalybaeus
568, Rueppell's (Long-tailed) Glossy-Starling, Lamprotornis purpuropterus
569, Golden-breasted Starling, Lamprotornis regius
570, Black-bellied Glossy-Starling, Lamprotornis corruscus
571, Superb Starling, Lamprotornis superbus
572, Hildebrandt's Starling, Lamprotornis hildebrandti
573, Violet-backed (Plum-coloured) Starling, Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
574, Fischer's Starling, Spreo fischeri
575, Red-winged Starling, Onychognathus morio
576, Waller's Starling, Onychognathus walleri
577, Bristle-crowned Starling, Onychognathus salvadorii
578, Stuhlmann's Starling, Poeoptera stuhlmanni
579, Kenrick's Starling, Poeoptera kenricki
580, Magpie Starling, Speculipastor bicolor
581, Red-billed Oxpecker, Buphagus erythrorhynchus
582, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Buphagus africanus
583, White-billed Buffalo-Weaver, Bubalornis albirostris
584, Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver, Bubalornis niger
585, White-headed Buffalo-Weaver, Dinemellia dinemelli
586, Speckle-fronted Weaver, Sporopipes frontalis
587, White-browed Sparrow-Weaver, Plocepasser mahali
588, Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-Weaver, Plocepasser donaldsoni
589, Gray-headed (Gray-capped) Social-Weaver, Pseudonigrita arnaudi
590, Black-capped Social-Weaver, Pseudonigrita cabanisi
591, Baglafecht Weaver, Ploceus baglafecht
592, Slender-billed Weaver, Ploceus pelzelni
593, Little Weaver, Ploceus luteolus
594, Lesser Masked-Weaver, Ploceus intermedius
595, Spectacled Weaver, Ploceus ocularis
596, Black-necked Weaver, Ploceus nigricollis
597, Black-billed Weaver, Ploceus melanogaster
598, African Golden-Weaver, Ploceus subaureus
599, Holub's Golden-Weaver, Ploceus xanthops
600, Golden Palm Weaver, Ploceus bojeri
601, Taveta Golden-Weaver, Ploceus castaneiceps
602, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Ploceus castanops
603, Northern Masked-Weaver, Ploceus taeniopterus
604, Vitelline Masked-Weaver, Ploceus vitellinus
605, Village (Black-headed) Weaver, Ploceus cucullatus
606, Speke's Weaver, Ploceus spekei
607, Vieillot's (Black) Weaver, Ploceus nigerrimus
608, Black-headed Weaver, Ploceus melanocephalus
609, Golden-backed Weaver, Ploceus jacksoni
610, Chestnut Weaver, Ploceus rubiginosus
611, Forest (Dark-backed) Weaver, Ploceus bicolor
612, Brown-capped Weaver, Ploceus insignis
613, Red-headed Malimbe, Malimbus rubricollis
614, Red-headed Weaver, Anaplectes rubriceps
615, Red-billed Quelea, Quelea quelea
616, Yellow-crowned Bishop, Euplectes afer
617, Black Bishop, Euplectes gierowii
618, (Southern) Red Bishop, Euplectes orix
619, Zanzibar (Red) Bishop, Euplectes nigroventris
620, Yellow (Yellow-rumped) Bishop, Euplectes capensis
621, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Euplectes axillaris
622, White-winged Widowbird, Euplectes albonotatus
623, Red-collared Widowbird, Euplectes ardens
624, Long-tailed Widowbird, Euplectes progne
625, Jackson's Widowbird, Euplectes jacksoni
626, Grosbeak Weaver, Amblyospiza albifrons
627, White-breasted Negrofinch, Nigrita fusconota
628, Gray-headed Negrofinch, Nigrita canicapilla
629, Green-winged Pytilia, Pytilia melba
630, Red-headed Bluebill, Spermophaga ruficapilla
631, Red-billed Firefinch, Lagonosticta senegala
632, African (Blue-billed) Firefinch, Lagonosticta rubricata
633, Red-cheeked Cordonbleu, Uraeginthus bengalus
634, Blue-capped Cordonbleu, Uraeginthus cyanocephalus
635, Purple Grenadier, Uraeginthus ianthinogaster
636, Yellow-bellied Waxbill, Estrilda quartinia
637, Crimson-rumped Waxbill, Estrilda rhodopyga
638, Common Waxbill, Estrilda astrild
639, Black-crowned Waxbill, Estrilda nonnula
640, Black-cheeked (Black-faced) Waxbill, Estrilda erythronotos
641, Zebra (Orange-breasted) Waxbill, Sporaeginthus subflavus
642, African Silverbill, Euodice cantans
643, Gray-headed (Munia) Silverbill, Odontospiza griseicapilla
644, Bronze Mannikin, Spermestes cucullatus
645, Black-and-white (Red-backed) Mannikin, Spermestes bicolor
646, Cut-throat (Finch), Amadina fasciata
647, Village Indigobird (Widowfinch), Vidua chalybeata
648, Straw-tailed Whydah, Vidua fischeri
649, Pin-tailed Whydah, Vidua macroura
650, Eastern Paradise-Whydah, Vidua paradisaea
651, Cinnamon-breasted (Rock) Bunting, Emberiza tahapisi
652, (African) Golden-breasted Bunting, Emberiza flaviventris
653, Somali (Golden-breasted) Bunting, Emberiza poliopleura
654, Yellow-crowned [Cape] Canary, Serinus flavivertex
655, African Citril, Serinus citrinelloides
656, Reichenow's (Yellow-rumped) Seedeater, Serinus reichenowi
657, Yellow-fronted Canary, Serinus mozambicus
658, White-bellied Canary, Serinus dorsostriatus
659, Brimstone (Bully) Canary, Serinus sulphuratus
660, Reichard's (Stripe-breasted) Seedeater, Serinus reichardi
661, Streaky Seedeater, Serinus striolatus
662, Thick-billed Seedeater, Serinus burtoni
663, House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
664, Kenya [Rufous] Sparrow, Passer rufocinctus
665, Gray-headed Sparrow, Passer griseus
666, Parrot-billed Sparrow, Passer gongonensis
667, Swaheli Sparrow, Passer suahelicus
668, Chestnut Sparrow, Passer eminibey
669, Yellow-spotted Petronia, Petronia pyrgita

Mammal List:

1, Yellow-winged Bat, Lavia frons
2, African Hedgehog, Atelerix sclateri
3, Golden-rumped Elephant Shrew, Rhynchocyon chrysopygus
4, Cape Hare, Lepus capensis habessinicus
5, Red-legged Sun Squirrel, Heliosciurus rufobrachium
6, Common Genet, Genetta genetta
7, Banded Mongoose, Mungos mungo
8, Bushy-tailed Mongoose, Bdeogale crassicauda
9, White-tailed Mongoose, Ichneumia albicauda
10, Marsh Mongoose, Atilax paludinosus
11, Lion, Panthera leo
12, Leopard, Panthera pardus
13, Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus
14, Caracal, Felis caracal
15, Spotted Hyena, Crocuta crocuta
16, Black-backed Jackal, Canis mesomelas
17, Hippopotamus, Hippopotamus amphibius
18, Warthog, Phacochoerus aetheopicus
19, Reticulated Giraffe, Giraffa reticulata
20, Masai Giraffe, Giraffa tippelskirchi
21, Rothschild's Giraffe, Giraffa rothschildi
22, Buffalo, Syncerus caffer
23, Grant's Gazelle, Gazella grantii
24, Thomson's Gazelle, Gazella thomsonii
25, Gerenuk, Litocranius walleri
26, Impala, Aepyeros melampus
27, Topi, Damaliscus lunatus
28, Jackson's Hartebeest, Alcelaphus buselaphus
29, Chandler's Mountain Reedbuck, Redunca fulvorufula
30, Dikdik, Madoqua kirkii
31, Defassa waterbuck, Kobus defassa
32, Common Duiker, Sylvicapra grimma
33, Suni, Neotragus moschatus
34, Lesser Kudu, Tragelaphus imberbis
35, Greater Kudu, Tragelaphus strepsiceros
36, Bushbuck, Tragelaphus scriptus
37, Eland, Taurotragus oryx
38, Oryx, Oryx beisa
39, Plains Zebra, Equus burchelli
40, Rock Hyrax, Heterohyrax brucei
41, Bush Hyrax, Procavia johnstoni
42, Tree Hyrax, Dendrohyrax arboreus
43, Elephant, Loxodonta africana
44, Black-and-white Colobus, Colobus guereza
45, Olive Baboon, Papio anubis
46, Yellow Baboon, Papio cynocephalus
47, Blue Monkey, Cercopithecus mitis
48, Syke's Monkey, Cercopithecus albogularis
49, Red-tailed Monkey, Cercopithecus cephus
50, Black Rhino, Diceros bicornis
51, White Rhino, Ceratotherium simum