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June 24 - July 10, 2006

590 species of Birds seen!
54 Species of Mammals seen!

Tour run by Birdseekers, UK

Photos © Gina Nichol

Special thanks to co-leaders Steve Bird and Steven Easley for an excellent tour!

Tour Highlights
This tour saw all of the possible weavers and crombecs of Kenya, 17 species of Cisticola (and you thought sparrows were a challenge!), Great Blue Turaco, Black-billed Turaco, White-crested Turaco, Hartlaub's Turaco, 5 species of Wattle-eye (Common, Black-throated, Chestnut, Jameson's, and Yellow-bellied), and much more.  Below are some of the highlights!

Nairobi National Park
Masai Ostrich, Saddle-billed Stork, Short-tailed Lark, African Moustached Warbler, Brown Parisoma, Banded Parisoma, Black Rhinocerus, Masai Giraffe

Lake Navaisha
(enroute & at lake)
Black-fronted Bush-shrike, Sharpe's Longclaw, Black-winged Plover, Grey Cuckoo-shrike, Montane White-eye, White-tailed Crested Flycatcher, Abysinnian Crimson-wing, Hippos feeding on the grounds of the lodge

Lake Baringo
(enroute & at lake)
Dark Chanting Goshawk, Hemprich's Hornbill, Lead-colored Flycatcher, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Violet-backed Starling, Somali Golden-breasted Bunting, Black-bellied Bustard, Heuglin's Courser, Ross's Turaco, Red-faced Cisicola, Levaillant's Cisticola, Black-headed Gonolek

Kakamega Rainforest Reserve
White-spotted Flufftail, African Orange-bellied Parrot, African Emerald Cuckoo, Blue-headed Bee-eater, African Broadbill, African Blue Flycatcher, Slender-billed Weaver, Mackinnon's Fiscal

Lake Victoria area
Papyrus Canary, Rock Pratincole, Debrazza's Monkey

Lake Nakuru area
African Black Duck, Tawny Eagle, Mackinder's Eagle Owl, Black-billed Barbet, White-crested Helmet-shrike, Lesser Flamingo, Leopard, Rothschild's Giraffe, Eland

Mount Kenya area
Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk, Red-necked Falcon, Jackson's Francolin, Evergreen Forest Warbler, Brown-backed Scrub-robin, Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-weaver, Orange-winged Pytilia, Black-headed Waxbill, Abyssinian Ground Thrush

Samburu Game Reserve/
Buffalo Springs Reserve

Somali Ostrich, Golden-breasted Starling, Rosy-patched Bushshrike, Verreaux's Eagle Owl, Verreaux's Eagle, African Pygmy Falcon, Somali Courser, Vulturine Guineafowl, Leopard, Cheetah, Lion

Bat Hawk, Hinde's Babbler,
Long-toed Plover, African Savannah Elephant, African Forest Elephant, Vultures, Hornbills, Bustards, Zebras, etc.

For more information about this
and future Kenya tours,
contact Gina Nichol at [email protected] or 203.453.6724

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Photo Highlights - Click a photo to see a larger version:
African Baboons Black-billed
African Hoopoe.jpg Baboons.jpg Black-billed Barbet
Cape Colobus Defassas
Cape Buffalo Colobus Monkey Defassas Waterbuck
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Elephant Elephant near jeep


Grants Zebras Greyish
Grants Gazelle Zebras  Greyish Eagle Owl.
group Hammerkop High-casqued
Group Hammerkop High-casqued Cameleon
Hippos Impala Jacksons
Hippos Impala Jacksons Francolins
Jacksons Lesser lions
Jacksons Hornbill Lesser Flamingos Lions
Mackinnons Maribou Masai
Mackinnons Fiscal Maribou Stork Masai Giraffe
Nile oryx Pale
Nile Monitor Beisa Oryx Pale Chanting Goshawk
Pied Rhino Rhinos
Pied Kingfisher Rhino Rhinos and Buffalo
Somali stampede Striped
Somali Ostrich Stampede Striped Kingfisher
Sunrise Vervet Vulturine
Sunrise Vervet Monkey Vulturine Guineafowl
Warthog White Yellow-billed
Warthog White Pelican Yellow-billed Stork and Egrets