Recent Trip Reports
With our different birdguides and guests, we did an 8 day birding Tour in 2018. Our results were unexpected.
342 different birds, 8 different Owls and 17 of the 22 Endemics.
Here is a list of the most outstanding birds that we observed:
Black winged Love bird, Rouget's Rail, Blue winged goose, Banded barbet(nest), Ethiopian Boubou, Sombre Chat, Wattled Ibis, Spot breasted Plover, White collared Pigeon, Abyssinian Longclaw, Erlanger Lark , Slaty Flycatcher, Thick billed Raven, White Backed Tit, Abyssinian Oriole, Black headed Siskin, White cheeked Turaco.
Owls : Barn Owl (nest), Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Wood Owl, Greyish Eagle Owl, Northern White Faced Owl, Abyssian Long-Eared Owl , Cape Eagle Owl, African Scops Owl.
Other species : Lesser Jacana ,Blue breasted Bee eater, Saddle billed Stork with immatures, Arabian Bustards, Carmine Bee eater, Little Bee-eater, White Bellied Go-Away bird, Chestnut-naped Francolin, Groundscraper Thrush, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, African Pygmy Goose, Black Heron, Senegal Thick-Knee, African Jacana, Squacco Heron, Goliath Heron, Silvery Cheeked Hornbill, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Paradise Flycatcher, Secretary Bird (nest), Lappet Faced Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Abdim’s Stork (nest), Black Billed Barbet, Double Toothed Barbet, Swallow Tailed Kite, Spotted Creeper, Narina Trogon, Klaas Cuckoo, Black Crowned Crane, Lammergeier.
This amazing result was achieved by the combination of our permanent Ethiopian birdguide, who was formed in Kenya, together with all our local birdguides, who are specialized in their area and are daily observers at uncommon birdwatching sites.