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Possible Specialty Birds for Tour

KENYA
BIRDING TOUR
ANY TIME*

Duration:15 days, 14 nights
Group Size:2-6
Anytime Price:$7700
Group Price:$7100
Single Suppl:$900
Est #Species:475-525
Pace:Easy/Moderate
Difficulty:Easy
* This tour is available for any dates of your choosing provided guide services and accommodations are available.

List of species possible on this tour that are endemic (E), near endemic (NE), have restricted ranges in the country (RR), or occur only locally (LC) in the country. Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN.*

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1Somali OstrichStruthio molybdophanes V
2White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotusLC 
3Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaRRNT
4Jackson's FrancolinPternistis jacksoniNE 
5Red-necked FrancolinPternistis aferRR 
6Moorland FrancolinScleroptera psilolaemusRR 
7Lesser FlamingoPhoenicoparrus minor NT
8Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusRR 
9Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur aferRR 
10Kori BustardArdeotis kori NT
11Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustusRR 
12Lichtenstein's SandgrousePterocles lichtensteiniiRR 
13Great Blue TuracoCorythaeola cristataRR 
14Black-billed TuracoTauraco schuettiiRR 
15White-crested TuracoTauraco leucolophusRR 
16Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurusRR 
17Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachusRR 
18Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensisRR 
19Standard-winged NightjarCaprimulgus longipennisRR 
20Black-shouldered NightjarCaprimulgus nigriscapularisRR 
21Abyssinian NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalusRR 
22Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensisRR 
23Star-spotted NightjarCaprimulgus stellatusRR 
24White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchraRR 
25Striped FlufftailSarothrura affinisRR 
26Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum EN
27Black Crowned-CraneBalearica pavoninaRRV
28Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterusRR 
29Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa NT
30Great SnipeGallinago media NT
31Crab-PloverDromas ardeolaRR 
32Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusRR 
33Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanni NT
34Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalisRR 
35African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris NT
36Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus V
37Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularisRR 
38Madagascar Pond-HeronArdeola idae EN
39Olive IbisBostrychia olivaceaRR 
40SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius V
41Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus EN
42White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis V
43Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos V
44Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus EN
45White-backed VultureGyps africanus EN
46Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli EN
47BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus NT
48Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
49Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus V
50Greater Spotted EagleClanga clanga V
51Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiLC 
52Imperial EagleAquila heliaca V
53Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
54Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus NT
55African Grass-OwlTyto capensisLC 
56Northern White-faced OwlPtilopsis leucotisLC 
57Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensisRR 
58Red-chested OwletGlaucidium tephronotumRR 
59Northern Ground-Hornbill
(Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill)
Bucorvus abyssinicusRR 
60Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri V
61Hemprich's HornbillLophoceros hemprichiiLC 
62Jackson's HornbillTockus jacksoniRR 
63Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindricaRR 
64Blue-headed Bee-eaterMerops muelleriRR 
65White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoidesRR 
66Blue-breasted Bee-eaterMerops variegatusRR 
67European RollerCoracias garrulus NT
68Abyssinian RollerCoracias abyssinicusRR 
69Yellow-billed BarbetTrachyphonus purpuratusRR 
70Gray-throated BarbetGymnobucco bonaparteiRR 
71Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatusRR 
72Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconusRR 
73Yellow-spotted BarbetBuccanodon duchailluiRR 
74Hairy-breasted BarbetTricholaema hirsutaRR 
75Black-billed BarbetLybius guifsobalitoRR 
76Double-toothed BarbetLybius bidentatusRR 
77Cassin's HoneyguideProdotiscus insignisRR 
78Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiaeLC 
79Least HoneyguideIndicator exilisRR 
80Thick-billed HoneyguideIndicator conirostrisRR 
81Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisRR 
82Speckle-breasted WoodpeckerChloropicus poecilolaemusRR 
83Golden-crowned WoodpeckerChloropicus xantholophusRR 
84African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertaeRR 
85Mountain Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus spodocephalusRR 
86Brown-eared WoodpeckerCampethera caroliRR 
87Buff-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera nivosaRR 
88Tullberg's WoodpeckerCampethera tullbergiRR 
89Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautiiRR 
90Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoniRR 
91Fox KestrelFalco alopexRR 
92Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus NT
93Sooty FalconFalco concolor NT
94Saker FalconFalco cherrug EN
95Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusLC 
96Taita FalconFalco fasciinucha V
97Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullariusRR 
98Fischer's LovebirdAgapornis fischeriRRNT
99Yellow-collared LovebirdAgapornis personatusNE 
100Gray ParrotPsittacus erithacusRRV
101Red-fronted ParrotPoicephalus gulielmiRR 
102African BroadbillSmithornis capensisRR 
103Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaRR 
104Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castaneaRR 
105Jameson's Wattle-eyePlatysteira jamesoniRR 
106Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyePlatysteira concretaRR 
107Gray-headed BatisBatis orientalisRR 
108Black-headed BatisBatis minorRR 
109Gray-crested HelmetshrikePrionops poliolophusNENT
110African Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatusRR 
111Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensisRR 
112Pringle's PuffbackDryoscopus pringliiRR 
113Pink-footed PuffbackDryoscopus angolensisRR 
114Luehder's BushshrikeLaniarius luehderiRR 
115Black-headed GonolekLaniarius erythrogasterRR 
116Papyrus GonolekLaniarius mufumbiriRRNT
117Gray-green BushshrikeTelophorus bocageiRR 
118Doherty's BushshrikeTelophorus dohertyiRR 
119Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petitiRR 
120Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoeniceaRR 
121Somali FiscalLanius somalicusRR 
122Mackinnon's ShrikeLanius mackinnoniRR 
123Western Black-headed OrioleOriolus brachyrhynchusRR 
124Black-tailed OrioleOriolus percivaliRR 
125Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigiiRR 
126Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventerRR 
127PiapiacPtilostomus aferRR 
128Fan-tailed RavenCorvus rhipidurusRR 
129Eastern NicatorNicator gularisRR 
130Williams's LarkMirafra williamsiE 
131Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinereaRR 
132Somali Short-toed LarkAlaudala somalicaRR 
133Montane Blue SwallowHirundo atrocaeruleaRRV
134Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufaRR 
135African Blue FlycatcherElminia longicaudaRR 
136Dusky Crested-FlycatcherElminia nigromitrataRR 
137Dusky TitMelaniparus funereusRR 
138African Spotted CreeperSalpornis salvadoriRR 
139Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostrisRR 
140Red-tailed BristlebillBleda syndactylusRR 
141Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensisRR 
142Eastern Mountain-GreenbulArizelocichla nigricepsRR 
143Joyful GreenbulChlorocichla laetissimaRR 
144Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicatorRR 
145Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollisRR 
146Gray GreenbulEurillas gracilisRR 
147Ansorge's GreenbulEurillas ansorgeiRR 
148Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostrisRR 
149Little GreenbulEurillas virensRR 
150Toro Olive-GreenbulPhyllastrephus hypochlorisRR 
151Green CrombecSylvietta virensRR 
152Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalisRR 
153Green HyliaHylia prasinaRR 
154Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixRR 
155Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybitaRR 
156Uganda Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus budongoensisRR 
157Papyrus Yellow-WarblerCalamonastides gracilirostrisRRV
158African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensisNE 
159Basra Reed WarblerAcrocephalus griseldis EN
160Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescensRR 
161Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopeziRR 
162Turner's EremomelaEremomela turneriRREN
163White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonRR 
164Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronotaRR 
165Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularisRR 
166Black-headed ApalisApalis melanocephalaRR 
167Banded PriniaPrinia bairdiiRR 
168Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythropteraRR 
169Black-capped Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus cerviniventris NT
170Black-faced Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus rufusRR 
171Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralisLC 
172Chubb's CisticolaCisticola chubbiRR 
173Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteriNE 
174Boran CisticolaCisticola bodessaLC 
175Carruthers's CisticolaCisticola carruthersiRR 
176Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniensRR 
177Aberdare CisticolaCisticola aberdareEEN
178Broad-ringed White-eyeZosterops poliogastrusRR 
179Brown IlladopsisIlladopsis fulvescensRR 
180Pale-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis rufipennisRR 
181Mountain IlladopsisIlladopsis pyrrhopteraRR 
182Scaly-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis albipectusRR 
183Brown BabblerTurdoides plebejusRR 
184Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineiiRR 
185Southern HyliotaHyliota australisRR 
186Gambaga FlycatcherMuscicapa gambagaeLC 
187Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquaticaRR 
188Gray Tit-FlycatcherFraseria plumbeusLC 
189Chapin's FlycatcherFraseria lenduRRV
190Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubiRR 
191Blue-shouldered Robin-ChatCossypha cyanocampterRR 
192Gray-winged Robin-ChatCossypha poliopteraLC 
193Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufaRR 
194Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapillaRR 
195Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephalaRR 
196Equatorial AkalatSheppardia aequatorialisRR 
197Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiopsRR 
198Familiar ChatCercomela familiarisLC 
199Brown-tailed ChatCercomela scotocercaRR 
200Moorland ChatCercomela sordidaRR 
201Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubrisNE 
202White-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus poensisRR 
203Orange Ground-ThrushGeokichla gurneyiRR 
204Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus V
205Slender-billed StarlingOnychognathus tenuirostrisRR 
206Bristle-crowned StarlingOnychognathus salvadoriiLC 
207Abbott's StarlingPoeoptera femoralisNEV
208Stuhlmann's StarlingPoeoptera stuhlmanniRR 
209Kenrick's StarlingPoeoptera kenrickiNE 
210Black-bellied StarlingNotopholia corruscusRR 
211Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandtiNE 
212Splendid StarlingLamprotornis splendidusRR 
213Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterusRR 
214Purple StarlingLamprotornis purpureusRR 
215Green SunbirdAnthreptes rectirostrisRR 
216Pygmy SunbirdHedydipna platuraRR 
217Green-throated SunbirdChalcomitra rubescensRR 
218Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygiusRR 
219Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercusRR 
220Orange-tufted SunbirdCinnyris bouvieriRR 
221Shining SunbirdCinnyris habessinicusRR 
222Superb SunbirdCinnyris superbusRR 
223Cape WagtailMotacilla capensisLC 
224Sharpe's LongclawHemimacronyx sharpeiEEN
225Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliaeRR 
226Oriole FinchLinurgus olivaceusRR 
227Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicusRR 
228Papyrus CanaryCrithagra koliensisRR 
229Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularisRR 
230Northern Grosbeak-CanaryCrithagra donaldsoniRR 
231Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphuratusRR 
232Reichard's SeedeaterCrithagra reichardiRR 
233Gray-chested BabblerKakamega poliothoraxRR 
234Somali SparrowPasser castanopterusLC 
235Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusNE 
236White-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis albirostrisRR 
237Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser superciliosusRR 
238Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser donaldsoniLC 
239Red-headed MalimbeMalimbus rubricollisRR 
240Little WeaverPloceus luteolusLC 
241Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelniRR 
242Golden Palm WeaverPloceus bojeriRR 
243Northern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus castanopsRR 
244Northern Masked-WeaverPloceus taeniopterusLC 
245Speke's WeaverPloceus spekeiRR 
246Vieillot's WeaverPloceus nigerrimusRR 
247Dark-backed Weaver
(Forest Weaver)
Ploceus bicolorRR 
248Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosusRR 
249Northern Red BishopEuplectes franciscanusRR 
250Black BishopEuplectes gierowiiLC 
251Marsh WidowbirdEuplectes hartlaubiRR 
252Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneRR 
253Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoniNENT
254White-breasted NegritaNigrita fusconotusRR 
255Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicolaRR 
256Black-rumped WaxbillEstrilda troglodytesRR 
257Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnulaRR 
258Kandt's WaxbillEstrilda kandtiRR 
259Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotosRR 
260Red-headed BluebillSpermophaga ruficapillaRR 
261Brown TwinspotClytospiza monteiriLC 
262Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afraLC 
263Bar-breasted FirefinchLagonosticta rufopictaRR 
264Black-bellied FirefinchLagonosticta raraRR 
265Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavusRR 
266Black-faced QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollisRR 
267Purple IndigobirdVidua purpurascensRR 

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through September 2014 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
** Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.

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BIRDING LOCALES

 

PRESENCE CODES

//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental

DISTRIBUTION CODES

EEndemic
LCLocal
NENear Endemic
RRRange Restricted

STATUS CODES

NTNear Threatened
VVulnerable
ENEndangered
CRCritically Endangered