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Target Birds List

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 target birds for this tour broken down by locations we visit. Target birds are those we can see only at one or two sites or are range-restricted, endemic, or near endemic in the country. Chances of seeing each bird as indicated in the table are based on the site where we have the best chance and may not be equally good everywhere. A separate target list can be viewed for each location by clicking its sidebar link.*

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1White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotusLB,LNAI,MPSS
2Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaLB,MPSS
3Jackson's FrancolinPternistis jacksoniGF,MKUS
4Red-necked FrancolinPternistis aferLVOS
5Moorland FrancolinScleroptera psilolaemusMGOS
6Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusLB,MGOS
7Lichtenstein's SandgrousePterocles lichtensteiniiLBSS
8Great Blue TuracoCorythaeola cristataKFSS
9Black-billed TuracoTauraco schuettiiKFRS
10White-crested TuracoTauraco leucolophusKVUS
11Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurusKF,LVSS
12Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachusBG,LV,MKUS
13Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensisBGSS
14\Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo\Cercococcyx montanusGFRS
15Abyssinian NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalusMKSS
16Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilusMKUS
17White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchraBG,KFRS
18Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalisBG,LVSS
19Olive IbisBostrychia olivaceaMKRS
20Hemprich's HornbillLophoceros hemprichiiLBUS
21Jackson's HornbillTockus jacksoniLBAS
22Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindricaKFUS
23Blue-headed Bee-eaterMerops muelleriKFSS
24Blue-breasted Bee-eaterMerops variegatusBGSS
25Yellow-billed BarbetTrachyphonus purpuratusKFSS
26Gray-throated BarbetGymnobucco bonaparteiKFUS
27Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatusKFUS
28Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconusBGOS
29Yellow-spotted BarbetBuccanodon duchailluiKFUS
30Hairy-breasted BarbetTricholaema hirsutaKFOS
31Black-billed BarbetLybius guifsobalitoLVUS
32Cassin's HoneyguideProdotiscus insignisKFOS
33Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiaeLNAIOS
34Least HoneyguideIndicator exilisKFSS
35Thick-billed HoneyguideIndicator conirostrisKFSS
36Speckle-breasted WoodpeckerChloropicus poecilolaemusBG,KFRS
37Golden-crowned WoodpeckerChloropicus xantholophusKFSS
38African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertaeLVSS
39Brown-eared WoodpeckerCampethera caroliKFUS
40Buff-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera nivosaKFOS
41Fox KestrelFalco alopexLBSS
42Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullariusBGSS
43Fischer's LovebirdAgapornis fischeriLNAI,LVSS
44Yellow-collared LovebirdAgapornis personatusLNAIOS
45Gray ParrotPsittacus erithacusKFRS
46Red-fronted ParrotPoicephalus gulielmiMKUS
47African BroadbillSmithornis capensisKFSS
48Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaKFUS
49Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castaneaKFSS
50Jameson's Wattle-eyePlatysteira jamesoniKFSS
51Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyePlatysteira concretaKFOS
52Gray-crested HelmetshrikePrionops poliolophusLNKUS
53African Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatusKFSS
54Pink-footed PuffbackDryoscopus angolensisKFUS
55Luehder's BushshrikeLaniarius luehderiKFUS
56Papyrus GonolekLaniarius mufumbiriLVUS
57Gray-green BushshrikeTelophorus bocageiKFUS
58Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petitiKFUS
59Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoeniceaKFRS
60Somali FiscalLanius somalicusLBOS
61Mackinnon's ShrikeLanius mackinnoniKFSS
62Western Black-headed OrioleOriolus brachyrhynchusKFUS
63Black-tailed OrioleOriolus percivaliGF,MKUS
64Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventerKFSS
65Fan-tailed RavenCorvus rhipidurusLB,SBSUS
66Eastern NicatorNicator gularisLNAIRS
67Williams's LarkMirafra williamsiSBSRS
68Somali Short-toed LarkAlaudala somalicaSBSOS
69/Montane Blue Swallow/Hirundo atrocaeruleaBGSS
70Dusky Crested-FlycatcherElminia nigromitrataKFSS
71Dusky TitMelaniparus funereusKFUS
72Red-tailed BristlebillBleda syndactylusKFSS
73Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensisKFSS
74Joyful GreenbulChlorocichla laetissimaKFUS
75Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicatorKFOS
76Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollisBGSS
77Gray GreenbulEurillas gracilisKFOS
78Ansorge's GreenbulEurillas ansorgeiKFUS
79Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostrisKFSS
80Little GreenbulEurillas virensKFSS
81Toro Olive-GreenbulPhyllastrephus hypochlorisKFOS
82Green CrombecSylvietta virensBGSS
83Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalisBGSS
84Green HyliaHylia prasinaKFSS
85Uganda Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus budongoensisKFUS
86Papyrus Yellow-WarblerCalamonastides gracilirostrisLVRS
87Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescensLNAI,LVUS
88Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopeziGF,MKRS
89Turner's EremomelaEremomela turneriKFUS
90White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonBG,KFUS
91Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronotaKFUS
92Brown-tailed Apalis**Apalis viridicepsLB,SBSUS
93Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularisKFSS
94Black-headed ApalisApalis melanocephalaMKRS
95Banded PriniaPrinia bairdiiKFRS
96Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythropteraLVOS
97Black-faced Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus rufusKFSS
98Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralisBGUS
99Chubb's CisticolaCisticola chubbiKFSS
100Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteriKP,MG,MKAS
101Boran CisticolaCisticola bodessaKVOS
102Carruthers's CisticolaCisticola carruthersiLVUS
103Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniensKPSS
104Aberdare CisticolaCisticola aberdareKP,MGUS
105Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresiiKPSS
106Broad-ringed White-eyeZosterops poliogastrusGFSS
107Brown IlladopsisIlladopsis fulvescensKFSS
108Pale-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis rufipennisKFOS
109Scaly-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis albipectusKFSS
110Brown BabblerTurdoides plebejusLBUS
111Gambaga FlycatcherMuscicapa gambagaeSBSRS
112Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquaticaLVUS
113Gray Tit-FlycatcherFraseria plumbeusKVRS
114Chapin's FlycatcherFraseria lenduKFOS
115Northern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioidesKFUS
116Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubiLNKSS
117Blue-shouldered Robin-ChatCossypha cyanocampterKFOS
118Gray-winged Robin-ChatCossypha poliopteraKFOS
119Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufaLNAIOS
120Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapillaKFOS
121Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephalaGF,KFUS
122Equatorial AkalatSheppardia aequatorialisKFOS
123Brown-tailed ChatCercomela scotocercaLB,SBSUS
124Moorland ChatCercomela sordidaMKSS
125Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubrisLBSS
126White-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus poensisKFOS
127Orange Ground-ThrushGeokichla gurneyiGFSS
128Bristle-crowned StarlingOnychognathus salvadoriiLB,SBSUS
129Abbott's StarlingPoeoptera femoralisGF,MKSS
130Stuhlmann's StarlingPoeoptera stuhlmanniKFUS
131Kenrick's StarlingPoeoptera kenrickiMKSS
132Black-bellied StarlingNotopholia corruscusSBSSS
133Green SunbirdAnthreptes rectirostrisKFSS
134<Green-throated Sunbird>Chalcomitra rubescensKFSS
135Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosaMKSS
136Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygiusBG,KFUS
137Orange-tufted SunbirdCinnyris bouvieriKFRS
138Shining SunbirdCinnyris habessinicusSBSOS
139Cape WagtailMotacilla capensisMGUS
140Sharpe's LongclawHemimacronyx sharpeiKP,MGSS
141Papyrus CanaryCrithagra koliensisLVSS
142Gray-chested BabblerKakamega poliothoraxKFSS
143Parrot-billed SparrowPasser gongonensisLBUS
144White-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis albirostrisLBAS
145Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser donaldsoniSBSUS
146Red-headed MalimbeMalimbus rubricollisKFSS
147Little WeaverPloceus luteolusLB,SBSUS
148Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelniLVUS
149Golden Palm WeaverPloceus bojeriSBSUS
150Northern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus castanopsLVUS
151Northern Masked-WeaverPloceus taeniopterusLBAS
152Vieillot's WeaverPloceus nigerrimusKFUS
153Dark-backed Weaver
(Forest Weaver)
Ploceus bicolorKFUS
154Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosusBGUS
155Northern Red BishopEuplectes franciscanusLBOS
156Black BishopEuplectes gierowiiBGSS
157Marsh WidowbirdEuplectes hartlaubiBGSS
158Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneKP,LNK,MKUS
159White-breasted NegritaNigrita fusconotusKFUS
160Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicolaBG,KF,MGUS
161Black-rumped WaxbillEstrilda troglodytesBGSS
162Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnulaBG,KFUS
163Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotosLBOS
164Black-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda charmosynaLB,SBSSS
165Red-headed BluebillSpermophaga ruficapillaKFUS
166Brown TwinspotClytospiza monteiriBGSS
167Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afraSBSRS
168Bar-breasted FirefinchLagonosticta rufopictaBGUS
169Black-bellied FirefinchLagonosticta raraBGSS
170<Cut-throat>Amadina fasciataLBSS
171Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavusBGOS

 * 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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PRESENCE CODES

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

LIKELIHOOD CODES

ASAlways Seen
USUsually Seen
SSSometimes Seen
OSOccasionally Seen
RSRarely Seen