Kenya - Tropical Birding Tour - May - June 2007

Published by Benjamin Schwartz (benji_schwartz AT

Participants: Benji Schwartz, Bill Mossey, Bruce and Janet Eder, Ethan and Sara Greenspan, Gene and Sue Johnson


Photos with this report (click to enlarge)

Greyish Eagle-Owl
Greyish Eagle-Owl
African Hawk-Eagle
African Hawk-Eagle
African Broadbill
African Broadbill
African Blue-Flycatcher
African Blue-Flycatcher
Golden Palm Weaver
Golden Palm Weaver
Blue-headed Bee-eater
Blue-headed Bee-eater


Kenya is an absolutely astounding destination for those wishing to see a huge number of species on their trip to Africa. By visiting an extremely assorted range of habitats many very specialized species can be encountered; from lush montane forests to the treeless high-elevation moorlands, open acacia-spotted savannahs, and extremely thick coastal and Congolese rainforests, there’s always something new to see. Add to this the fact that Kenya is probably the best place in Africa to see all the large mammals and it is no wonder that the country has become such a huge destination for birders and non-birders alike. A birding trip provides the opportunity to see lions, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, and so much more while also seeing a huge cross-section of Kenya and the wonderful bird species that inhabit this amazing country. With 578 species of birds and 47 species of mammals, our time in Kenya was a non-stop adventure!

May 26: Kinangop Grasslands and Guatamaya Forest

While today was actually scheduled as an arrival day rather than a birding day, many of us had gotten to Kenya early and were itching to start seeing new birds. We decided to start of our time in Kenya with a bang and go for one of Kenya’s specialty species. Starting early we made our way to the Kinangop Grasslands: an unusual area to search for a globally threatened bird with a very restricted range. Driving down a dirt road past Capped Wheatear and Red-capped Lark we exited the van in a large area of pasture. Weaving our way through grazing cows we tracked down Sharpe’s Longclaw; our first endemic species! We then searched along a small stream and were rewarded with outstanding views of Wing-snapping and Tinkling Cisticolas as well as African Snipe and Mosque Swallow.

Leaving the grassland we made our way to the montane forest at Guatamaya. While being extremely close to Nairobi, this forest is visited much less frequently than the montane forest around Mt. Kenya. Excited to see what was in store for us, we made our way through what at first appeared to be a very quiet forest. This first impression was soon broken as a massive mixed feeding flock near fruiting trees surrounded us. For the next two hours we remained almost stationary as we sorted through the constantly changing birds around us. This included Black-fronted Bushshrike, White-browed Crombec, Tullberg’s Woodpecker, Brown-woodland Warbler, and three species of apalis. Heading away from the forest we were forced to wait while massive piles of dirt were dumped to grade the road. Making the best of this unforeseen situation, we managed to pick up Hunter’s Cisticola, another East African endemic, as well as Dusky Turtle-Dove. A great end to an excellent first day out that definitely wet our palate for the rest of the trip to get underway.

May 27: Tsavo

Leaving Nairobi we began our adventure by heading to Tsavo: one of the world’s largest national parks. This gigantic expanse of open savannah is home to some of the most typically African bird families as well as an amazing diversity of mammals. Secretarybird can be seen stalking the plains for snakes as elephants lumber through the grasslands and giraffes munch lazily on the ever-present acacias. Seeing these spectacular creatures in the wild, with Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background, is an experience of a lifetime and coming from a big city it is refreshing to see that places this wild still exist. While marveling at the mammals, we were not unmindful of the spectacular birds around us. By the end of the day Buff-crested Bustard took precedence over a herd of zebra and Grant’s gazelle were bypassed for the Pink-breasted Lark they flushed.

May 28: Taita Hills

Rising from the open savannah of Tsavo, the Taita Hills seem like a world unto themselves. The humidity is a shock after the dryness of Tsavo and the disconnectedness of this montane forest provides the chance to see some excellent species. Two of the most prized species here are the Taita White-eye and Taita Thrush. While the Taita White-eye is fairly common and was easily found, the thrush can be a bit trickier. We were lucky enough to see this bird as it scavenged along the ground about ten meters from the road. While these endemics were clearly the most sought after species, other notable species include Orange Ground-Thrush, Stripe-cheeked Bulbul, and Moustached Tinkerbird.

Arriving back in Tsavo, our leisurely dinner was soon interrupted by an amazing spectacle at the lodges’ waterhole. With our focus on a Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, we almost missed the pride of lions approaching. Rather than coming all the way to the waterhole, they sat off at a distance while two adults and a baby elephant were drinking. The elephants didn’t however think the lions had chosen a spot far enough away and immediately charged them. This happened quite a few times with the young calf deciding to get in on the fun and charging along behind the two adults. On the final charge the calf took it upon itself to ensure the lions departures and ran off in front of the adults! After proving its worth, the calf stomped triumphantly back to the waterhole to quench its thirst in peace. It was amazing to see this interaction between some of Africa’s most spectacular beasts!

May 29: Tsavo to Watamu

Leaving the lodge in the early morning we headed for the far eastern gate of Tsavo. This allowed us to spend the morning further exploring Tsavo and as we made our way into the less frequently visited regions of this massive park. This section of Tsavo turned out to be spectacular for ground dwelling species. The open plains were inhabited by thousands of Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark and excellent views of side-by-side Somali and Temminck’s Coursers allowed us to compare these often-illusive species. The sheer size of the Southern Ground Hornbill makes it a highlight of any trip and we were lucky enough to see quite a few of these together. As we left the park we were thrilled to see another very special bird. Found in very few regions of Kenya, the Vulturine Guineafowl is an absolutely stunning species. The incandescent blue and black feathers on their necks makes this perhaps the most stunning bird in Kenya and watching a large flock feeding on the road is an unforgettable experience. Arriving at our hotel we had just enough time before the sun set to marvel at the gorgeous breeding plumage of Golden Palm Weaver.

May 30: Sokoke

As one of the last remaining tracts of coastal rainforest in East Africa, Arabuko-Sokoke Forest is home to a large range of species found nowhere else in Kenya: many of these found almost nowhere else in the world. Our first morning in this very special habitat began wonderfully with Green-capped Eremomela and Green Barbet while the far-crying “honk” of the near-endemic Fischer’s Turaco could be heard in the distance. The morning was spent searching through flocks of Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike for Retz’s Helmetshrike; separating Pale and Short-tailed Batis, and in general enjoying the spectacular birding we were lucky enough to experience.

The afternoon was spent further exploring the forest. Highlights included Narina Trogon, Mangrove Kingfisher, and our final species of Kenyan guineafowl: the Crested Guineafowl. Those of us feeling especially intrepid also managed to get excellent looks at one of Arabuko-Sokoke Forests most prized species. While amusing ourselves with Black-bellied Starling and Fischer’s Greenbul, we patiently awaited dusk and the beginning of our adventure. Then we heard it; the call we’d been waiting for. Forcing our way through the extremely dense undergrowth (occasionally almost down on hands and knees) we pursued the call. Every time we felt ourselves to be close the bird seemed to sense our excitement and fly further a field. After five attempts, we decided to give it one more try before admitting defeat. As stealthily as humanly possible while crawling through tangles in the blackness of night, we made our way towards the bird. Just as we thought it might fly, we stopped, waiting for it to call again. Just as we began to feel the first tinges of desperation it called again. The torch was turned on and with amazing accuracy was shined directly on the bird. Less than five meters away and completely unobscured we had found it: the Sokoke Scops-Owl. This extremely endangered species is thought to have been extirpated from Tanzania and is currently only know from the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. Extremely thrilled, we stood watching this tiny owl for what seemed to be hours before it finally decided to fly away. We made our way back to the road in a state of utter exaltation. Making our way back to the hotel we could barely contain our excitement (though we did manage to calm down long enough to get great looks at a porcupine crossing the road).

May 31: Sokoke, Mida Creek, Ken Salt Farm, and Sabaki River Mouth

After the previous nights excitement we felt on top of the world and were ready to tackle just about anything. The morning began with another visit to the forest in search of some more specialty species. The highlight of these were East Coast Akalat and Amani Sunbird. We were also lucky enough to get good looks at Eastern Nicator, a species notorious for its love of thick dense foliage. The endemic golden-rumped elephant-shrew made an appearance before leaving the forest and heading to Mida Creek. Mida Creek is a great place to see shorebirds and is best known for its resident population of one of the worlds most sought after shorebirds: the Crab Plover. We saw this species in fairly large numbers as well as both Greater and Lesser Sandplovers and Eurasian Curlew.

We next made our way to the Ken Salt farm. While the rain poured down on us, we wandered through a couple inches of mud and water in search of another near-endemic specialty: Malindi Pipit. We were lucky enough to get a couple good looks at this species as well as flushing a few Greater Painted-snipe before seeking the shelter of the vans and heading to the Sabaki River Mouth. Luckily by the time we arrived the rain had subsided and we could enjoy birding as dusk approached. Zanzibar Red Bishop could be seen in the reed beds as hordes of White-cheeked and White-winged Terns flew overhead. However, the highlight was the masses of Madagascar Pratincole that flew in to roost just before dusk.

June 1: Watamu to Nairobi

With the first week of our Kenyan experience over, we made our way back to Nairobi. While it was sad to leave the wonders of the forest, we realized that we had barely begun to scratch the surface of what Kenya has to offer. While looking forward to the next two weeks, we looked back on all the amazing species we had already seen. With 300 species seen we could barely believe that our trip was only a third over. Arriving in Nairobi we dreamt of what amazing experiences were still to come.

June 2: Nairobi National Park

With over 600 species recorded within the city limits, Nairobi is the worlds ‘birdiest’ capital city. A large part of this can be attributed to Nairobi National Park. Watching lions and giraffe roam the landscape with the skyscrapers of Nairobi in the background is a true reminder of just how wild a country Kenya still is. We were amazed with the number of mammals and birds living less than 15 minutes from the city center! Rufous-naped Lark and Yellow-throated Longclaw could be seen singing from the tops of bushes while five species of cisticola, including Stout and Pectoral-patch Cisticolas, moved furtively through the undergrowth. Highlights of the day included the striking Scarlet-chested Sunbird, both White-winged and Red-collared Widowbirds, and great views of Shelley’s Francolin.

June 3: Lake Magadi and Olorgesailie

Starting early, we made our way to Kenya’s southernmost alkaline lake: Lake Magadi. Stopping in the Olepolos region on our way down, we began our days birding with a walk through the acacia dotted grassland. Here White-headed Sawwing zoomed past in its aerobatic flight while Schalow’s Wheatear hung around the rock faces of the riverside; Red-fronted Barbet and Banded Parisoma fed in the acacias while noisy flocks of Rufous Chatterer and the stunning Chestnut Weaver made their way through the underbrush. Walking down a dry riverbed we obtained excellent looks at Slate-colored Boubou, Black-cheeked and Crimson-rumped Waxbills, and Blue-capped Cordonbleu.

Having had an amazing start to our day, we continued to our main destination. Lake Magadi provided us with our first experience of Kenya’s flamingoes. The massive numbers of both Greater and Lesser Flamingoes were enough to give parts of the lake a pinkish sheen. It was hard to believe that even greater numbers would be seen later in the trip. While the site of so many flamingoes was almost overwhelming, White-throated Bee-eater and Chestnut-banded Plover were the two species we were most after. We were thrilled when we got looks at both of these species. While common in the summer, this is one of the only sites in Kenya where the bee-eater is known to over-winter and is the only reliable site in Kenya for the plover.

After a relaxing lunch marveling at the flamingoes, we decided to make our way back to Nairobi (with, of course, a few birding stops en-route). Our first stop came almost immediately upon leaving the lake. African Silverbill was kind enough to sit in the open on a pole and a small fresh-water pond provided us with Grey-headed Silverbill as well. The pond was a magnet for many species in this otherwise dry region and we watched as a plethora of Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark, Chestnut Sparrow, and the aptly named Cut-throat Finch came in to drink.

Having had an excellent day, we decided to pick up a bit of Kenyan history as we continued our search for more birds. We came to the archaeological site of Olorgesailie with Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse flying overhead. Olorgesailie dates back to almost one million years ago and was first examined by the famous archaeological duo of Louis and Mary Leakey. The area is extremely rich in hand axes as well as evidence of extinct types of baboon, hippo, elephant, zebra, and giraffe. While looking into the open excavations, Ashy Cisticola began singing and was soon cooperative enough to sit out in the open for all to see. We headed back to Nairobi and the wonderful dinner that awaited us.

June 4: Mt. Kenya

At 5,199 meters, Mt. Kenya is Kenya’s tallest mountain and second in Africa only to Mt. Kilimanjaro. The short path from the carpark to the lodge is surrounded by thick forest and proved excellent for montane birding. After settling in, we walked the grounds to discover, Eastern Double-collared Sunbird, Rueppell’s Robin-Chat, Hunter’s Cisticola, and three species of greenbul. Unfortunately, we returned to find that not everyone had heeded the warnings to keep all doors and windows closed when not in the rooms. The multitudinous Syke’s monkeys had managed to sniff out secret stores of chocolate and crept through the window slats to partake in a feast of snickers bars! Luckily dinner promised a chocolate pudding to take care of our cravings.

June 5: Mt. Kenya and Met Station

One of the highlights of the lodge at Mt. Kenya is its open-air roof where canopy birds can be seen much more readily. We began the early morning searching for two of the most sought after highland specialties here: Black-throated and Chestnut-throated Apalis. We were lucky enough to get very close views of both of these as they fed in the canopy. As well as these specialties, the open-air roof provided excellent looks at other species such as the wonderful Oriole-Finch and the stunning African Emerald Cuckoo.

Having had an amazing start to our day, we decided to head off to Met Station. At around 3050 meters this is the base camp for people wishing to climb the mountain and offers the most accessible high elevation birding on Mt. Kenya. Heavy rains can often make the roads very muddy but thanks to everyone’s help we were never stuck for so long that we missed out on any birds!

Exiting the vans while taking care of entry permits, we encountered our first two specialty species: Kenrick’s and Waller’s Starlings. Kenrick’s is an East African endemic restricted in Kenya to a small area around Mt. Kenya and we were thrilled to be able to see this very special species. The rest of the day held quite a few more very specialized species and we had excellent luck in tracking them down. Some of the highlights included numerous Jackson’s Francolin along the road as well as Moorland Chat, Abyssinian Ground-Thrush, and the striking Tacazze Sunbird up at the highest accessible point.

Descending the mountain, we figured that with all the special birds we had already seen, we might as well try for one more East African endemic (is it ever possible to have enough amazing birds in one day?) Driving through the open fields of grain, we stopped to scan the flocks of Red-collared Widowbird for the even more astounding Jackson’s Widowbird. This very localized species has a very long tail that curves up in the center and was quite amazing to watch as they hopped and displayed.

June 6: Mt. Kenya to the Aberdares

While looking forward to getting to the Aberdares, we couldn’t help but try to pick up a few more species as we drove. Stopping at a small patch of forest we got excellent views of Red-chested Cuckoo and Black Cuckoo-Shrike. The highlight of this patch though was the Abyssinian Crimson-wing that came out to sit in the open. This otherwise boring brown bird is made striking by its bright red wings and back. Continuing up the road a little further we stopped after the forest had cleared out and were thrilled with the Golden-winged Sunbird. With its bright gold wings and long golden tail, this is one of the most striking of Kenya’s sunbirds (though with such an amazing diversity of colors, it’s an adjective that could be very easily over used).

Treetops Lodge in the Aberdares was made famous as the place where the then Princess Elizabeth went up one night only to come down the next day as a Queen. While this may have been its original claim to fame, the amazing bird and animal life have kept this a top destination ever since. The waterholes on two sides of the building attract huge numbers of elephants and the hides on the lower levels allow the chance to see these massive beasts from mere feet away. The waterholes also provided one of our first chances at wetland species and we were thrilled to see Black Crake, Yellow-billed Duck, and Red-billed Teal to name just a few.

The highlight of the afternoon came just at the end of our drive. Just as we decided to turn around and return to the lodge, we were stopped in our tracks by one of Africa’s most elusive large mammals. Sitting a little further up the road was a leopard out in the open! This amazing species is often very difficult to get good looks at and we could not have asked for better. After sitting on the road for quite a few minutes it finally got up to stretch and continue on its way, still out in the open. It was an amazing end to an absolutely fabulous day.

June 7: Aberdares to Lake Naivasha

With an early morning start, we managed to have just enough time at the waterhole to see Rameron Pigeon and African Bush-Warbler before beginning our drive through the park on our way to Lake Naivasha. While we were still on a high from our leopard sighting of the previous evening, the amazing birds of the Aberdares kept us focused on our main goal. Highlights of our morning included African Hill Babbler, Tambourine Done, Speke’s Weaver, and Scaly Francolin.

Upon leaving the park we made our way to the “owl spot”. This site is possibly the best known site for Mackinder’s Eagle-Owl, a quite likely split from the more widespread Cape Eagle-Owl. Luckily this bird is still roosting in the same area and we were able to get excellent views (as well as some photos) of this high-elevation specialty.

Continuing on from the eagle-owl site we were struck by amazing panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley spread out before us. As we descended to Lake Naivasha and arrived at our lodge, the rain clouds started forming and a light sprinkle turned into a steady barrage of rain. While this gave some the chance to have a well-deserved rest, others of us braved the rain to see what species we could find. The dock at our lodge turned out to be an excellent place to scope out the hippos lounging on the banks and dotting the expanse of water before us. Birding highlights included Goliath Heron, African Jacana, and Malachite, Giant, and Pied Kingfishers.

June 8: Hell’s Gate NP to Lake Nakuru

Located very close to Lake Naivasha, Hell’s Gate National Park is unique among Kenya’s parks as it is one of the few places where it is possible to leave the car and walk amongst the animals. It’s huge cliff faces and rocky outcroppings were in stark contrast to the open plains of the savannahs. The first rocky spire we came to provided excellent views of Mocking Cliff-Chat while hordes of Mottled and Nyanza Swifts flew overhead. Scanning the huge cliff face across from us we counted a total of 32 Rueppell’s Griffon perched in one small patch. This amazing bird is one of the highlights of this region and we were thrilled to get such good looks as they soared between roosts. Other highlights of Hell’s Gate included Mourning Wheatear and the beautifully colored White-fronted Bee-eater.

Leaving Hell’s Gate we made the journey to Lake Nakuru in time to get some birding in there as well. One of the highlights of this lake is the massive number of flamingoes that seem to turn the waters surface pink. Broad-billed Roller, Grey-backed Fiscal, and Rueppell’s Long-tailed Starling also all provided excellent looks as well as a group of Coqui Francolin that shuffled along next to the van.

June 9: Lake Nakuru to Lake Baringo

Starting early in the morning we went off in search of one of Lake Nakurus specialties: the Grey-crested Helmetshrike. Luckily we picked this bird up with relative ease and got great looks as a flock fed noisily in an open tree. Quite pleased with ourselves, we headed off to find more amazing species. As we scanned the distant horizon, we were pleasantly startled when our driver stopped suddenly to point out a very close hyena with cubs lying near the road. Cameras soon began clicking as everyone took advantage of the excellent opportunity. As our cameras became full we went on our way and picked up some more excellent birds such as Red-headed Weaver, Wattled Starling, and Black-crowned Tchagra.

Lake Baringo is another very special part of Kenya and justly famous worldwide for its birds. Upon arrival we were thrilled to immediately pick up two of the regions specialty species: Hemprich’s and Jackson’s Hornbills. Arriving at Baringo Country Club we went on a short walk and picked some of the common birds of the area such as White-billed Buffalo-Weaver and great looks at Pearl-spotted Owlet. We were also thrilled to find a family of Senegal Thick-knee with two extremely small chicks whose camouflage hid them perfectly. The rest of the afternoon was spent sorting through a plethora of weavers. Lake Baringo is one of the only sites in the country for Northern Masked-Weaver and the feeders out back provided not only this species but also Little, Village, Speke’s, and Golden-backed Weavers.

June 10: Lake Baringo to Kakamega

No trip to Lake Baringo is complete without visiting the Baringo Cliffs and meeting the amazing Baringo Bird Boys. The boys have an amazing knowledge of the local area and up to date info on roosting owls, such as the Grayish Eagle-Owl, as well as being able to provide us with stupendous looks at the day roosts of Three-banded Courser and Slender-tailed Nightjar. Highlights of the cliffs included Bristle-crowned Starling, Pygmy Falcon, and absolutely stunning looks at African Pygmy Kingfisher.

Saying goodbye to Lake Baringo, our plans were slightly derailed as we left the Great Rift Valley and realized that one of the vans’ tires was completely flight. Never one to pass up the chance to see some birds, we got out and walked to the top of the small hill where one of Kenya’s most spectacular looking species could be heard giving its far-crying honk from across the ravine. Try as we might, we simply could not get views of the bird. Hearing an urgent call from our driver, we made our way back to the van only to discover that not only was the tire already changed, but our bird was hopping around in trees just above where we had pulled off the road. Quickly getting it in the scope, we were all rewarded with absolutely breathtaking views of White-crested Turaco! This bright green bird with its huge white crest definitely made the flat tire a fortuitous event!

Arriving at Kakamega, we had just enough time to see roosting African Green Pigeon before settling in for dinner and sleep after another exciting day.

June 11: Kakamega

Waking up early to the sounds of the forest is a far cry from the open savannahs where we had recently been spending our time and it took all our self-restraint not to rush out searching for birds before it was even light enough to see them. Kakamega is the last remnant patch of Congolese Rainforest in Kenya and provides a whole slew of spectacular species that can’t be found elsewhere in the country. From the drab greenbuls to the comical and brightly colored Great Blue Turaco, our day was filled with spectacular birds. It’s hard to pick out just a few species, but among the top would definitely have to be Red-headed Bluebill, Luehder’s Bushshrike, African Broadbill, and Turner’s Eremomela. A very cooperative Blue-headed Bee-eater provided not only great looks, but for those of us with photography in mind, it also gave us chances at some great shots.

June 12: Nzoia River

Located about an hour from Kakamega forest, this river is very close to the Ugandan border and offers the chance to see some more specialty species not found in the rest of the country. The rural community around this river is by no means as used to birders as people in the more traveled areas and it was great to get off the beaten track a bit. The children in the area were especially excited to have a chance to see through the scopes; although they weren’t quite as excited with Winding Cisticola as they were with stunning species like Red-chested and Copper Sunbirds. Other highlights, for us at least, included Black-headed and Slender-billed Weavers, Blue-spotted Wood-Dove, and stunning views of Blue-headed Coucal. Returning to Kakamega, a brief walk around the lodge provided breathtaking views of Red-headed Malimbe, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat and a chance to relax on the balcony and take in the splendor around us.

June 13: Dunge Swamp to Masai Mara

Leaving Kakamega, we worked our way down to Dunge Swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria. This massive inland lake is fringed with papyrus and provides spectacular scenery and great birding opportunities. Before even reaching the swamp, our driver was forced to slam on the brakes and pull to the side right in the heart of the town of Kisumu. A gorgeous Eastern Plantain-eater flew over the road and after a bit of searching was finally found feeding in a fruiting tree. This is not always an easy bird to find in the region and was a great introduction to Kisumu. Continuing on to the swamps themselves, one of the first birds encountered was a Double-toothed Barbet. The beauty of this species convinced us all to wade through the muck and we were well rewarded with spectacular views. Before starting the rest of our journey to the Masai Mara, other exciting species seen here included Madagascar Bee-eater and Allen’s Gallinule.

June 14-15: Masai Mara

The vast open plains dotted with acacias and an amazing abundance of wildlife is one of the most enduring images of Africa. Driving through the Masai Mara, the mammals that make Africa famous are constantly in evidence. For someone who has never been to Africa, it can be hard to imagine turning away from a lion or cheetah to examine a lark or cisticola, but by the end of our time here that’s exactly what we were doing. With massive numbers of hippo at the waterhole out back of our lodge, amazing views of hyena with cubs, a cheetah family stalking a herd of Thompson’s gazelle, nine different species of antelope, quite a few lion prides, giraffe, zebra, elephant, warthog, and hyrax, the mammal watching was spectacular. Even with all the mammals to distract us, we saw an amazing number of bird species. Some of the highlights include Marico Sunbird, Black-bellied Bustard, Rose-throated Longclaw, Miombo Wren-Warbler, and an amazing seven species of cisticola.

June 16: Masai Mara to Nairobi

After hearing all the stories of vehicles getting stuck in the mud, we were rather disappointed at it being our last day and never having really gotten stuck. We set off to fix this oversight as fast as possible and quickly accomplished our goal to the amusement of everyone involved. Luckily another vehicle was nearby and after a couple attempts managed to pull us out of the mud. This, accompanied by excellent views of Kori Bustard along the roadside, convinced us that we had truly gotten the full Kenyan experience. After an amazing dinner at the world-renowned Carnivore Restaurant it was time for us to all part ways and head back to our home countries. Luckily the memories of this amazing trip will keep us all going till we have a chance for another birding adventure!

Species Lists

1-(Common) Ostrich-Struthio camelus
2-[Somali Ostrich]-[Struthio molybdophanes]
3-Little Grebe (Dabchick)-Tachybaptus ruficollis
4-Great White Pelican-Pelecanus onocrotalus
5-Pink-backed Pelican-Pelecanus rufescens
6-Great (White-breasted) Cormorant-Phalacrocorax carbo
7-Long-tailed (Reed) Cormorant-Phalacrocorax africanus
8-Gray Heron-Ardea cinerea
9-Black-headed Heron-Ardea melanocephala
10-Goliath Heron-Ardea goliath
11-Purple Heron-Ardea purpurea
12-Great Egret (Egret)-Ardea alba
13-Intermediate Egret-Egretta intermedia
14-Little Egret-Egretta garzetta
15-[Dimorphic Egret]-[Egretta dimorpha]
16-Squacco Heron-Ardeola ralloides
17-Madagascar Pond-Heron-Ardeola idae
18-Cattle Egret-Bubulcus ibis
19-Black-crowned Night-Heron-Nycticorax nycticorax
20-Little Bittern-Ixobrychus minutus
21-Hamerkop-Scopus umbretta
22-Yellow-billed Stork-Mycteria ibis
23-African Openbill-Anastomus lamelligerus
24-Abdim's Stork-Ciconia abdimii
25-Woolly-necked Stork-Ciconia episcopus
26-White Stork-Ciconia ciconia
27-Marabou Stork-Leptoptilos crumeniferus
28-Sacred Ibis-Threskiornis aethiopicus
29-Hadada Ibis-Bostrychia hagedash
30-African Spoonbill-Platalea alba
31-Greater Flamingo-Phoenicopterus roseus
32-Lesser Flamingo-Phoenicopterus minor
33-Fulvous Whistling-Duck-Dendrocygna bicolor
34-White-faced Whistling-Duck-Dendrocygna viduata
35-White-backed Duck-Thalassornis leuconotus
36-Egyptian Goose-Alopochen aegyptiacus
37-Comb (Knob-billed) Duck-Sarkidiornis melanotos
38-African Black Duck-Anas sparsa
39-Cape Teal-Anas capensis
40-Yellow-billed Duck-Anas undulata
41-Red-billed Duck-Anas erythrorhyncha
42-Southern Pochard-Netta erythrophthalma
43-Maccoa Duck-Oxyura maccoa
44-African Cuckoo-Hawk-Aviceda cuculoides
45-Black-shouldered Kite-Elanus caeruleus
46-[Yellow-billed Kite]-[Milvus aigyptius]
47-African Fish-Eagle-Haliaeetus vocifer
48-White-backed Vulture-Gyps africanus
49-Rueppell's Griffon-Gyps rueppellii
50-Lappet-faced Vulture-Torgos tracheliotus
51-White-headed Vulture-Trigonoceps occipitalis
52-Black-breasted Snake-Eagle-Circaetus pectoralis
53-Brown Snake-Eagle-Circaetus cinereus
54-Bateleur-Terathopius ecaudatus
55-African Marsh-Harrier-Circus ranivorus
56-African Harrier-Hawk (Gymnogene)-Polyboroides typus
57-Lizard Buzzard-Kaupifalco monogrammicus
58-Dark Chanting-Goshawk-Melierax metabates
59-Eastern Chanting-Goshawk-Melierax poliopterus
60-Gabar Goshawk-Micronisus gabar
61-African Goshawk-Accipiter tachiro
62-Little Sparrowhawk-Accipiter minullus
63-Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk-Accipiter rufiventris
64-Black Goshawk-Accipiter melanoleucus
65-Eurasian (Steppe) Buzzard-Buteo buteo
66-Augur Buzzard-Buteo augur
67-Tawny Eagle-Aquila rapax
68-Wahlberg's Eagle-Aquila wahlbergi
69-Verreaux's Eagle-Aquila verreauxii
70-African Hawk-Eagle-Aquila spilogaster
71-Martial Eagle-Polemaetus bellicosus
72-Long-crested Eagle-Lophaetus occipitalis
73-Crowned Hawk-Eagle-Stephanoaetus coronatus
74-Secretary-bird-Sagittarius serpentarius
75-Pygmy Falcon-Polihierax semitorquatus
76-Greater (White-eyed) Kestrel-Falco rupicoloides
77-Peregrine Falcon-Falco peregrinus
78-Coqui Francolin-Francolinus coqui
79-Crested Francolin-Francolinus sephaena
80-Shelley's Francolin-Francolinus shelleyi
81-Scaly Francolin-Francolinus squamatus
82-Yellow-necked Francolin (Spurfowl)-Francolinus leucoscepus
83-Red-necked Francolin (Spurfowl)-Francolinus afer
84-Jackson's Francolin-Francolinus jacksoni
85-Harlequin Quail-Coturnix delegorguei
86-Helmeted Guineafowl-Numida meleagris
87-Crested Guineafowl-Guttera pucherani
88-Vulturine Guineafowl-Acryllium vulturinum
89-Gray (Southern) Crowned-Crane-Balearica regulorum
90-White-spotted Flufftail-Sarothrura pulchra
91-Black Crake-Amaurornis flavirostris
92-Allen's Gallinule-Porphyrio alleni
93-Common Moorhen-Gallinula chloropus
94-Lesser Moorhen-Gallinula angulata
95-Red-knobbed Coot-Fulica cristata
96-Kori Bustard-Ardeotis kori
97-White-bellied Bustard-Eupodotis senegalensis
98-Buff-crested Bustard-Eupodotis gindiana
99-Black-bellied Bustard-Lissotis melanogaster
100-African Jacana-Actophilornis africanus
101-Greater Painted-snipe-Rostratula benghalensis
102-Crab Plover-Dromas ardeola
103-Black-winged Stilt-Himantopus himantopus
104-Pied Avocet-Recurvirostra avosetta
105-Water Thick-knee (Dikkop)-Burhinus vermiculatus
106-Senegal Thick-knee-Burhinus senegalensis
107-Spotted Thick-knee (Dikkop)-Burhinus capensis
108-Somali Courser-Cursorius somalensis
109-Temminck's Courser-Cursorius temminckii
110-Double-banded Courser-Smutsornis africanus
111-Three-banded (Heuglin's) Courser-Rhinoptilus cinctus
112-Madagascar Pratincole-Glareola ocularis
113-Blacksmith Plover-Vanellus armatus
114-Spur-winged Plover-Vanellus spinosus
115-Black-headed Lapwing-Vanellus tectus
116-Black-winged Lapwing-Vanellus melanopterus
117-Crowned Lapwing-Vanellus coronatus
118-Wattled Lapwing-Vanellus senegallus
119-Black-bellied Plover-Pluvialis squatarola
120-Kittlitz's Plover-Charadrius pecuarius
121-Three-banded Plover-Charadrius tricollaris
122-Chestnut-banded Plover-Charadrius pallidus
123-Lesser Sandplover-Charadrius mongolus
124-Greater Sandplover-Charadrius leschenaultii
125-African Snipe-Gallinago nigripennis
126-Whimbrel-Numenius phaeopus
127-Eurasian Curlew-Numenius arquata
128-Common Greenshank-Tringa nebularia
129-Green Sandpiper-Tringa ochropus
130-Sooty Gull-Larus hemprichii
131-Herring [Heuglin's] Gull-Larus argentatus
132-Gray-headed Gull-Larus cirrocephalus
133-Gull-billed Tern-Sterna nilotica
134-Lesser Crested Tern-Sterna bengalensis
135-Great Crested (Swift) Tern-Sterna bergii
136-White-cheeked Tern-Sterna repressa
137-Whiskered Tern-Chlidonias hybridus
138-White-winged (Black) Tern-Chlidonias leucopterus
139-Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse-Pterocles exustus
140-Black-faced Sandgrouse-Pterocles decoratus
141-Rock (Feral) Pigeon-Columba livia
142-Speckled (Rock) Pigeon-Columba guinea
143-Rameron (Olive) Pigeon-Columba arquatrix
144-Delegorgue's (Eastern Bronze-naped) Pigeon-Columba delegorguei
145-Dusky Turtle-Dove-Streptopelia lugens
146-African Mourning Dove-Streptopelia decipiens
147-Red-eyed Dove-Streptopelia semitorquata
148-Ring-necked (Cape Turtle) Dove-Streptopelia capicola
149-Laughing Dove-Streptopelia senegalensis
150-Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove-Turtur chalcospilos
151-Blue-spotted Wood-Dove-Turtur afer
152-Tambourine Dove-Turtur tympanistria
153-Namaqua Dove-Oena capensis
154-African Green-Pigeon-Treron calva
155-Fischer's Lovebird-Agapornis fischeri
156-Red-fronted Parrot-Poicephalus gulielmi
157-Meyer's (Brown) Parrot-Poicephalus meyeri
158-Red-bellied (African Orange-bellied) Parrot-Poicephalus rufiventris
159-Great Blue Turaco-Corythaeola cristata
160-White-crested Turaco-Tauraco leucolophus
161-Fischer's Turaco-Tauraco fischeri
162-Hartlaub's Turaco-Tauraco hartlaubi
163-Ross's Turaco-Musophaga rossae
164-Bare-faced Go-away-bird-Corythaixoides personatus
165-White-bellied Go-away-bird-Corythaixoides leucogaster
166-Eastern (Gray) Plantain-eater-Crinifer zonurus
167-Pied (Black-and-white, Jacobin) Cuckoo-Clamator jacobinus
168-Red-chested Cuckoo-Cuculus solitarius
169-Black Cuckoo-Cuculus clamosus
170-Klaas's Cuckoo-Chrysococcyx klaas
171-African Emerald Cuckoo-Chrysococcyx cupreus
172-Dideric Cuckoo-Chrysococcyx caprius
173-Yellowbill (Green Coucal)-Ceuthmochares aereus
174-Blue-headed Coucal-Centropus monachus
175-Senegal Coucal-Centropus senegalensis
176-White-browed Coucal-Centropus superciliosus
177-Sokoke Scops-Owl-Otus ireneae
178-Cape [Mackinder's] Eagle-Owl-Bubo capensis mackinderi
179-Grayish Eagle-Owl-Bubo cinerascens
180-Verreaux's (Giant) Eagle-Owl-Bubo lacteus
181-Pearl-spotted Owlet-Glaucidium perlatum
182-Abyssinian (Montane) Nightjar-Caprimulgus poliocephalus
183-Slender-tailed Nightjar-Caprimulgus clarus
184-African Palm-Swift-Cypsiurus parvus
185-Mottled Swift-Tachymarptis aequatorialis
186-Nyanza Swift-Apus niansae
187-African (Black) Swift-Apus barbatus
188-Little Swift-Apus affinis
189-White-rumped Swift-Apus caffer
190-Speckled Mousebird-Colius striatus
191-Blue-naped Mousebird-Urocolius macrourus
192-Narina Trogon-Apaloderma narina
193-Malachite Kingfisher-Alcedo cristata
194-African Pygmy-Kingfisher-Ispidina picta
195-Gray-headed (Gray-hooded) Kingfisher-Halcyon leucocephala
196-Mangrove Kingfisher-Halcyon senegaloides
197-Striped Kingfisher-Halcyon chelicuti
198-Giant Kingfisher-Megaceryle maximus
199-Pied Kingfisher-Ceryle rudis
200-Blue-headed Bee-eater-Merops muelleri
201-White-fronted Bee-eater-Merops bullockoides
202-Little Bee-eater-Merops pusillus
203-Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater-Merops oreobates
204-White-throated Bee-eater-Merops albicollis
205-Madagascar (Olive) Bee-eater-Merops superciliosus
206-Lilac-breasted Roller-Coracias caudata
207-Rufous-crowned (Purple) Roller-Coracias naevia
208-Broad-billed Roller-Eurystomus glaucurus
209-(Eurasian) Hoopoe-Upupa epops
210-[African Hoopoe]-[Upupa africana]
211-Green (Red-billed) Woodhoopoe-Phoeniculus purpureus
212-Common (Greater) Scimitar-bill-Rhinopomastus cyanomelas
213-Abyssinian Scimitar-bill-Rhinopomastus minor
214-Red-billed Hornbill-Tockus erythrorhynchus
215-Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill-Tockus flavirostris
216-Jackson's Hornbill-Tockus jacksoni
217-Von der Decken's Hornbill-Tockus deckeni
218-Crowned Hornbill-Tockus alboterminatus
219-Hemprich's Hornbill-Tockus hemprichii
220-African Gray Hornbill-Tockus nasutus
221-Trumpeter Hornbill-Ceratogymna bucinator
222-Silvery-cheeked Hornbill-Ceratogymna brevis
223-Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill-Ceratogymna subcylindricus
224-Southern Ground-Hornbill-Bucorvus leadbeateri
225-Gray-throated Barbet-Gymnobucco bonapartei
226-Green Barbet-Stactolaema olivacea
227-Moustached (Green) Tinkerbird-Pogoniulus leucomystax
228-Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird-Pogoniulus bilineatus
229-Red-fronted Tinkerbird-Pogoniulus pusillus
230-Yellow-spotted Barbet-Buccanodon duchaillui
231-Red-fronted Barbet-Tricholaema diademata
232-Spot-flanked Barbet-Tricholaema lachrymosa
233-Black-throated Barbet-Tricholaema melanocephala
234-White-headed Barbet-Lybius leucocephalus
235-Double-toothed Barbet-Lybius bidentatus
236-Red-and-yellow Barbet-Trachyphonus erythrocephalus
237-D'Arnaud's Barbet-Trachyphonus darnaudii
238-[Usambiro Barbet]-[Trachyphonus usambiro]
239-Greater (Black-throated) Honeyguide-Indicator indicator
240-Lesser Honeyguide-Indicator minor
241-Pallid Honeyguide-Indicator meliphilus
242-Cassin's Honeyguide (Honeybird)-Prodotiscus insignis
243-Nubian Woodpecker-Campethera nubica
244-Mombasa Woodpecker-Campethera mombassica
245-Tullberg's (Fine-banded) Woodpecker-Campethera tullbergi
246-Cardinal Woodpecker-Dendropicos fuscescens
247-Bearded Woodpecker-Dendropicos namaquus
248-Gray Woodpecker-Dendropicos goertae
249-Gray-headed Woodpecker-Dendropicos spodocephalus
250-African Broadbill-Smithornis capensis
251-Rufous-naped Lark-Mirafra africana
252-Flappet Lark-Mirafra rufocinnamomea
253-Pink-breasted Lark-Calendulauda poecilosterna
254-Foxy (Fawn-colored, Abyssinian) Lark-Calendulauda alopex
255-Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark-Eremopterix leucotis
256-Fischer's Sparrow-Lark-Eremopterix leucopareia
257-Red-capped Lark-Calandrella cinerea
258-Plain (Brown-throated Sand) Martin-Riparia paludicola
259-Banded Martin-Riparia cincta
260-Gray-rumped Swallow-Pseudhirundo griseopyga
261-Rock Martin-Ptyonoprogne fuligula
262-Angola Swallow-Hirundo angolensis
263-Wire-tailed Swallow-Hirundo smithii
264-Lesser Striped-Swallow-Cecropis abyssinica
265-Rufous-chested (Red-breasted) Swallow-Cecropis semirufa
266-Mosque Swallow-Cecropis senegalensis
267-Red-rumped Swallow-Cecropis daurica
268-White-headed Sawwing-Psalidoprocne albiceps
269-Blue (Black) Sawwing-Psalidoprocne pristoptera
270-African Pied Wagtail-Motacilla aguimp
271-Cape Wagtail-Motacilla capensis
272-Mountain (Long-tailed) Wagtail-Motacilla clara
273-Yellow-throated Longclaw-Macronyx croceus
274-Rosy-throated (Pink-throated, Rosy-breasted) Longclaw-Macronyx ameliae
275-Sharpe's Longclaw-Hemimacronyx sharpei
276-Plain-backed Pipit-Anthus leucophrys
277-African (Grassveld) Pipit-Anthus cinnamomeus
278-Malindi Pipit-Anthus melindae
279-Long-billed Pipit-Anthus similis
280-Gray Cuckoo-shrike-Coracina caesia
281-Petit's Cuckoo-shrike-Campephaga petiti
282-Black Cuckoo-shrike-Campephaga flava
283-Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike-Campephaga quiscalina
284-Common (Black-eyed) Bulbul-Pycnonotus barbatus
285-[Dodson's Bulbul]-[Pycnonotus dodsoni]
286-Shelley's [Kakamega] Greenbul-Andropadus masukuensis
287-Slender-billed Greenbul-Andropadus gracilirostris
288-(Zanzibar) Sombre Greenbul-Andropadus importunus
289-Yellow-whiskered Bulbul-Andropadus latirostris
290-Eastern Mountain-Greenbul-Andropadus nigriceps
291-Stripe-cheeked Bulbul (Greenbul)-Andropadus milanjensis
292-Yellow-throated Greenbul-Chlorocichla flavicollis
293-Yellow-bellied Greenbul-Chlorocichla flaviventris
294-Joyful Greenbul-Chlorocichla laetissima
295-Cabanis's Greenbul-Phyllastrephus cabanisi
296-Fischer's Greenbul-Phyllastrephus fischeri
297-Northern Brownbul-Phyllastrephus strepitans
298-Tiny Greenbul-Phyllastrephus debilis
299-Common (Red-tailed) Bristlebill-Bleda syndactyla
300-Eastern (Yellow-spotted) Nicator-Nicator gularis
301-Red-tailed Ant-Thrush-Neocossyphus rufus
302-White-tailed Ant-Thrush-Neocossyphus poensis
303-Little Rock-Thrush-Monticola rufocinereus
304-Abyssinian Ground-Thrush-Zoothera piaggiae
305-Orange Ground-Thrush-Zoothera gurneyi
306-Olive Thrush-Turdus olivaceus
307-[Taita Thrush]-[Turdus helleri]
308-African Thrush-Turdus pelios
309-African Bare-eyed Thrush-Turdus tephronotus
310-Brown-chested Alethe-Alethe poliocephala
311-Singing Cisticola-Cisticola cantans
312-Chubb's Cisticola-Cisticola chubbi
313-Hunter's Cisticola-Cisticola hunteri
314-Rattling Cisticola-Cisticola chiniana
315-Ashy Cisticola-Cisticola cinereolus
316-Winding Cisticola-Cisticola galactotes
317-Carruthers's Cisticola-Cisticola carruthersi
318-Tinkling (Levaillant's) Cisticola-Cisticola tinniens
319-Stout Cisticola-Cisticola robustus
320-Croaking Cisticola-Cisticola natalensis
321-Aberdare Cisticola-Cisticola aberdare
322-Tabora (Long-tailed) Cisticola-Cisticola angusticaudus
323-Siffling (Short-winged) Cisticola-Cisticola brachypterus
324-Zitting (Fan-tailed) Cisticola-Cisticola juncidis
325-Desert Cisticola-Cisticola aridulus
326-Pectoral-patch Cisticola-Cisticola brunnescens
327-Wing-snapping (Ayers's) Cisticola-Cisticola ayresii
328-Tawny-flanked Prinia-Prinia subflava
329-Pale Prinia-Prinia somalica
330-White-chinned Prinia-Prinia leucopogon
331-Banded Prinia-Prinia bairdii
332-Black-collared Apalis-Apalis pulchra
333-[Taita Apalis]-[Apalis fuscigularis]
334-Black-throated Apalis-Apalis jacksoni
335-Yellow-breasted Apalis-Apalis flavida
336-[Brown-tailed Apalis]-[Apalis flavocincta]
337-Chestnut-throated Apalis-Apalis porphyrolaema
338-Black-headed Apalis-Apalis melanocephala
339-Gray Apalis-Apalis cinerea
340-Red-fronted Warbler-Urorhipis rufifrons
341-Gray-capped Warbler-Eminia lepida
342-[Gray-backed Camaroptera]-[Camaroptera brevicaudata]
343-Olive-green Camaroptera-Camaroptera chloronota
344-Miombo (Pale) Camaroptera (Wren-Warbler)-Calamonastes undosus
345-Gray Wren-Warbler-Calamonastes simplex
346-African (Little Rush) Bush-Warbler-Bradypterus baboecala
347-Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler-Bradypterus cinnamomeus
348-Black-faced Rufous-Warbler-Bathmocercus rufus
349-(African) Moustached Grass-Warbler-Melocichla mentalis
350-African (Dark-capped) Yellow Warbler-Chloropeta natalensis
351-Mountain Yellow Warbler-Chloropeta similis
352-Buff-bellied Warbler-Phyllolais pulchella
353-Yellow-bellied Eremomela-Eremomela icteropygialis
354-Greencap Eremomela-Eremomela scotops
355-Turner's Eremomela-Eremomela turneri
356-White-browed Crombec-Sylvietta leucophrys
357-Northern Crombec-Sylvietta brachyura
358-Red-faced Crombec-Sylvietta whytii
359-Uganda Wood-Warbler-Phylloscopus budongoensis
360-Brown Woodland-Warbler-Phylloscopus umbrovirens
361-Banded Warbler (Parisoma)-Parisoma boehmi
362-Silverbird-Empidornis semipartitus
363-Pale Flycatcher-Bradornis pallidus
364-African Gray Flycatcher-Bradornis microrhynchus
365-White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher-Melaenornis fischeri
366-Northern Black-Flycatcher-Melaenornis edolioides
367-Southern Black-Flycatcher-Melaenornis pammelaina
368-Gambaga Flycatcher-Muscicapa gambagae
369-African Dusky Flycatcher-Muscicapa adusta
370-Ashy Flycatcher-Muscicapa caerulescens
371-Gray (Lead-colored) Tit-Flycatcher-Myioparus plumbeus
372-White-starred (Starred) Robin-Pogonocichla stellata
373-Equatorial Akalat-Sheppardia aequatorialis
374-East Coast Akalat (Gunning's Robin)-Sheppardia gunningi
375-Cape Robin-Chat-Cossypha caffra
376-Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat-Cossypha cyanocampter
377-Gray-winged Robin-Chat-Cossypha polioptera
378-Rueppell's Robin-Chat-Cossypha semirufa
379-White-browed Robin-Chat-Cossypha heuglini
380-Red-capped (Natal) Robin-Chat-Cossypha natalensis
381-Snowy-crowned (Snowy-headed) Robin-Chat-Cossypha niveicapilla
382-Spotted Morning-Thrush (Palm-Thrush)-Cichladusa guttata
383-(Eastern) Bearded Scrub-Robin-Cercotrichas quadrivirgata
384-Red-backed (White-browed) Scrub-Robin-Cercotrichas leucophrys
385-African Stonechat-Saxicola torquata
386-Mourning (Schalow's) Wheatear-Oenanthe lugens
387-Capped Wheatear-Oenanthe pileata
388-Brown-tailed (Rock) Chat-Cercomela scotocerca
389-Moorland (Alpine) Chat-Cercomela sordida
390-Northern Anteater-Chat-Myrmecocichla aethiops
391-Sooty Chat-Myrmecocichla nigra
392-Mocking Cliff-Chat-Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
393-African Shrike-flycatcher-Megabyas flammulatus
394-Brown-throated (Common) Wattle-eye-Platysteira cyanea
395-Chestnut Wattle-eye-Platysteira castanea
396-Jameson's Wattle-eye-Platysteira jamesoni
397-Short-tailed (Forest) Batis-Batis mixta
398-Chinspot Batis-Batis molitor
399-Pale (East Coast) Batis-Batis soror
400-Pygmy Batis-Batis perkeo
401-(Little) Yellow Flycatcher-Erythrocercus holochlorus
402-African Blue-Flycatcher-Elminia longicauda
403-African (Blue-mantled) Crested-Flycatcher-Trochocercus cyanomelas
404-African Paradise-Flycatcher-Terpsiphone viridis
405-African Hill Babbler-Illadopsis abyssinica
406-Rufous Chatterer-Turdoides rubiginosus
407-Black-lored (Sharpe's) Babbler-Turdoides sharpei
408-Scaly Babbler-Turdoides squamulatus
409-Northern Pied-Babbler-Turdoides hypoleucus
410-Brown Babbler-Turdoides plebejus
411-Arrow-marked Babbler-Turdoides jardineii
412-White-bellied Tit-Melaniparus albiventris
413-Dusky Tit-Melaniparus funereus
414-Mouse-colored Penduline-Tit-Anthoscopus musculus
415-Plain-backed (Blue-throated) Sunbird-Anthreptes reichenowi
416-Kenya (Eastern) Violet-backed Sunbird-Anthreptes orientalis
417-Green Sunbird-Anthreptes rectirostris
418-Collared Sunbird-Hedydipna collaris
419-Amani Sunbird-Hedydipna pallidigaster
420-Green-headed Sunbird-Cyanomitra verticalis
421-Eastern Olive-Sunbird-Cyanomitra olivacea
422-Green-throated Sunbird-Chalcomitra rubescens
423-Amethyst (Black) Sunbird-Chalcomitra amethystina
424-Scarlet-chested Sunbird-Chalcomitra senegalensis
425-Hunter's Sunbird-Chalcomitra hunteri
426-Tacazze Sunbird-Nectarinia tacazze
427-Bronze Sunbird-Nectarinia kilimensis
428-Golden-winged Sunbird-Drepanorhynchus reichenowi
429-Northern Double-collared Sunbird-Cinnyris preussi
430-Eastern Double-collared Sunbird-Cinnyris mediocris
431-Beautiful Sunbird-Cinnyris pulchellus
432-Mariqua (Marico) Sunbird-Cinnyris mariquensis
433-Red-chested Sunbird-Cinnyris erythrocerca
434-Variable (Yellow-bellied) Sunbird-Cinnyris venustus
435-Copper Sunbird-Cinnyris cupreus
436-African Yellow White-eye-Zosterops senegalensis
437-Broad-ringed (Montane) White-eye-Zosterops poliogastrus
438-[Taita White-eye]-[Zosterops silvanus]
439-White-breasted (Abyssinian) White-eye-Zosterops abyssinicus
440-African Golden Oriole-Oriolus auratus
441-African Black-headed Oriole-Oriolus larvatus
442-Black-tailed (Montane) Oriole-Oriolus percivali
443-Gray-backed Fiscal-Lanius excubitoroides
444-Long-tailed Fiscal-Lanius cabanisi
445-Taita Fiscal-Lanius dorsalis
446-Common Fiscal (Shrike)-Lanius collaris
447-Magpie (Long-tailed) Shrike-Corvinella melanoleuca
448-White-rumped (Northern White-crowned) Shrike-Eurocephalus rueppelli
449-Brubru-Nilaus afer
450-Northern Puffback-Dryoscopus gambensis
451-Pringle's Puffback-Dryoscopus pringlii
452-Black-backed Puffback-Dryoscopus cubla
453-Pink-footed Puffback-Dryoscopus angolensis
454-Black-crowned Tchagra-Tchagra senegala
455-Brown-crowned (Three-streaked) Tchagra-Tchagra australis
456-Luehder's Bushshrike-Laniarius luehderi
457-Tropical Boubou-Laniarius aethiopicus
458-Black-headed Gonolek-Laniarius erythrogaster
459-Papyrus Gonolek-Laniarius mufumbiri
460-Slate-colored Boubou-Laniarius funebris
461-Rosy-patched Bushshrike-Rhodophoneus cruentus
462-Black-fronted Bushshrike-Telophorus nigrifrons
463-White (White-crested) Helmetshrike-Prionops plumatus
464-Gray-crested Helmetshrike-Prionops poliolophus
465-Retz's (Red-billed) Helmetshrike-Prionops retzii
466-Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike-Prionops scopifrons
467-Square-tailed Drongo-Dicrurus ludwigii
468-Fork-tailed (Common) Drongo-Dicrurus adsimilis
469-House Crow-Corvus splendens
470-Cape (Black) Crow (Rook)-Corvus capensis
471-Pied Crow-Corvus albus
472-White-necked (White-naped) Raven-Corvus albicollis
473-Wattled Starling-Creatophora cinerea
474-Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling-Lamprotornis chalybaeus
475-Rueppell's (Long-tailed) Glossy-Starling-Lamprotornis purpuropterus
476-Golden-breasted Starling-Lamprotornis regius
477-Black-bellied Glossy-Starling-Lamprotornis corruscus
478-Superb Starling-Lamprotornis superbus
479-Hildebrandt's Starling-Lamprotornis hildebrandti
480-Violet-backed (Plum-coloured) Starling-Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
481-Fischer's Starling-Spreo fischeri
482-Red-winged Starling-Onychognathus morio
483-Waller's Starling-Onychognathus walleri
484-Bristle-crowned Starling-Onychognathus salvadorii
485-Stuhlmann's Starling-Poeoptera stuhlmanni
486-Kenrick's Starling-Poeoptera kenricki
487-Red-billed Oxpecker-Buphagus erythrorhynchus
488-Yellow-billed Oxpecker-Buphagus africanus
489-White-billed Buffalo-Weaver-Bubalornis albirostris
490-Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver-Bubalornis niger
491-White-headed Buffalo-Weaver-Dinemellia dinemelli
492-Speckle-fronted Weaver-Sporopipes frontalis
493-White-browed Sparrow-Weaver-Plocepasser mahali
494-Gray-headed (Gray-capped) Social-Weaver-Pseudonigrita arnaudi
495-Black-capped Social-Weaver-Pseudonigrita cabanisi
496-Baglafecht Weaver-Ploceus baglafecht
497-Slender-billed Weaver-Ploceus pelzelni
498-Little Weaver-Ploceus luteolus
499-Lesser Masked-Weaver-Ploceus intermedius
500-Spectacled Weaver-Ploceus ocularis
501-Black-necked Weaver-Ploceus nigricollis
502-Black-billed Weaver-Ploceus melanogaster
503-African Golden-Weaver-Ploceus subaureus
504-Holub's Golden-Weaver-Ploceus xanthops
505-Golden Palm Weaver-Ploceus bojeri
506-Northern Brown-throated Weaver-Ploceus castanops
507-Northern Masked-Weaver-Ploceus taeniopterus
508-Vitelline Masked-Weaver-Ploceus vitellinus
509-Village (Black-headed) Weaver-Ploceus cucullatus
510-Speke's Weaver-Ploceus spekei
511-Black-headed Weaver-Ploceus melanocephalus
512-Golden-backed Weaver-Ploceus jacksoni
513-Chestnut Weaver-Ploceus rubiginosus
514-Forest (Dark-backed) Weaver-Ploceus bicolor
515-Brown-capped Weaver-Ploceus insignis
516-Red-headed Malimbe-Malimbus rubricollis
517-Red-headed Weaver-Anaplectes rubriceps
518-Red-billed Quelea-Quelea quelea
519-Orange (Northern Red) Bishop-Euplectes franciscanus
520-Zanzibar (Red) Bishop-Euplectes nigroventris
521-Yellow (Yellow-rumped) Bishop-Euplectes capensis
522-Fan-tailed Widowbird-Euplectes axillaris
523-Yellow-shouldered (Yellow-mantled) Widowbird-Euplectes macrourus
524-White-winged Widowbird-Euplectes albonotatus
525-Red-collared Widowbird-Euplectes ardens
526-Long-tailed Widowbird-Euplectes progne
527-Jackson's Widowbird-Euplectes jacksoni
528-Gray-headed Negrofinch-Nigrita canicapilla
529-Green-winged Pytilia-Pytilia melba
530-Abyssinian Crimson-wing-Cryptospiza salvadorii
531-Red-headed Bluebill-Spermophaga ruficapilla
532-Bar-breasted Firefinch-Lagonosticta rufopicta
533-Red-billed Firefinch-Lagonosticta senegala
534-Jameson's Firefinch-Lagonosticta rhodopareia
535-Red-cheeked Cordonbleu-Uraeginthus bengalus
536-Blue-capped Cordonbleu-Uraeginthus cyanocephalus
537-Purple Grenadier-Uraeginthus ianthinogaster
538-Yellow-bellied Waxbill-Estrilda quartinia
539-Crimson-rumped Waxbill-Estrilda rhodopyga
540-Common Waxbill-Estrilda astrild
541-Black-crowned Waxbill-Estrilda nonnula
542-Black-cheeked (Black-faced) Waxbill-Estrilda erythronotos
543-African Quailfinch-Ortygospiza fuscocrissa
544-African Silverbill-Euodice cantans
545-Gray-headed (Munia) Silverbill-Odontospiza griseicapilla
546-Bronze Mannikin-Spermestes cucullatus
547-Black-and-white (Red-backed) Mannikin-Spermestes bicolor poensis
548-Rufous-backed Mannikin-Spermestes bicolor nigriceps
549-Cut-throat (Finch)-Amadina fasciata
550-Village Indigobird (Widowfinch)-Vidua chalybeata
551-Straw-tailed Whydah-Vidua fischeri
552-Pin-tailed Whydah-Vidua macroura
553-Eastern Paradise-Whydah-Vidua paradisaea
554-Parasitic Weaver (Cuckoo Finch)-Anomalospiza imberbis
555-Cinnamon-breasted (Rock) Bunting-Emberiza tahapisi
556-(African) Golden-breasted Bunting-Emberiza flaviventris
557-Somali (Golden-breasted) Bunting-Emberiza poliopleura
558-Oriole Finch-Linurgus olivaceus
559-Yellow-crowned [Cape] Canary-Serinus flavivertex
560-African Citril-Serinus citrinelloides
561-Southern [Easte African] Citril-Serinus hyposticutus
562-Reichenow's (Yellow-rumped) Seedeater-Serinus reichenowi
563-Yellow-fronted Canary-Serinus mozambicus
564-White-bellied Canary-Serinus dorsostriatus
565-Streaky Seedeater-Serinus striolatus
566-Thick-billed Seedeater-Serinus burtoni
567-House Sparrow-Passer domesticus
568-Kenya [Rufous] Sparrow-Passer rufocinctus
569-Gray-headed Sparrow-Passer griseus
570-Parrot-billed Sparrow-Passer gongonensis
571-Swaheli Sparrow-Passer suahelicus
572-Chestnut Sparrow-Passer eminibey
573-Yellow-spotted Petronia-Petronia pyrgita

Mammal List

1-Black-and-white (Guereza) Colobus-Colobus guereza
2-Olive Baboon-Papio anubis
3-Yellow Baboon-Papio cynocephalus
4-Vervet Monkey-Cercopithecus pygerythrus
5-Gentle (Blue) Monkey-Cercopithecus mitis
6-Gentle (Sykes) Monkey-Cercopithecus mitis albogularis
7-Red-tailed Monkey-Cercopithecus ascanius
8-Silver Galago-Otolemur argentatus
9-Golden-rumped Elephant Shrew-Rhynchocyon chrysopygus
10-Scrub Hare-Lepus saxatilis
11-Red-legged Sun Squirrel-Heliosciurus rufobrachium
12-Crested Porcupine-Hystrix cristata
13-Black-backed Jackal-Canis mesomelus
14-Bat-eared Fox-Otocyon megalotis
15-Egyptian Mongoose-Herpestes ichneumon
16-Dwarf Mongoose-Helogale parvula
17-Banded Mongoose-Mungos mungo
18-White-tailed Mongoose-Ichneumia albicauda
19-Spotted Hyaena-Crocuta crocuta
20-Common (Large-spotted) Genet-Genetta geneta
21-Leopard-Panthera pardus
22-Lion-Panthera leo
23-Cheetah-Acinonyx jubatus
24-Black-necked Rock Hyrax-Procavia johnstoni
25-Southern Tree Hyrax-Dendrohyrax arboreus
26-African Elephant-Loxodonta africana
27-Common (Grant's) Zebra-Equus quagga boehmi
28-Black Rhinoceros-Diceros bicornis
29-White Rhinoceros-Ceratotherium simum
30-Hippopotamus-Hippopotamus amphibius
31-Giant Forest Hog-Hylochoerus meinertzhageni
32-Common Warthog-Pharcochoerus africanus
33-Masai Giraffe-Giraffa tippelskirchi
34-Rothschild's Giraffe-Giraffa rothschildi
35-African (Cape) Buffalo-Syncerus caffer
36-Bushbuck-Tragelaphus scriptus
37-Eland-Taurotragus oryx
38-Kirk's Dikdik-Madoqua kirkii
39-Bohor Reedbuck-Redunca redunca
40-Waterbuck-Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa
41-Thomson's (Red-fronted) Gazelle-Gazella rufifrons
42-Grant's Gazelle-Gazella granti
43-Gerenuk-Litocranius walleri
44-Impala-Aepyceros melampus
45-Topi-Damaliscus korrigum
46-Coke's Hartebeest-Alcelaphus buselaphus cokei
47-White-bearded Gnu-Connochaetes taurinus albojubatus