Area (SqMi):224,962
# Species:1126
# Excl Vagrants:1071
# Endemics:10
# Near Endemics:35
Species/1000 SqMi:4.8

List of target birds found in the country broken down by locations. Target birds are those that are endemic, near endemic, critically endangered or endangered according to the IUCN, best seen in this country, or always considered by us to be a target. Only countries for which we have data are used to determine if the species is best seen in this country. Hence, species listed as best seen in this country may also be seen in other countries for which we don't have any data. If no locale code is given, the species is only present in remote areas not included in our list of locales but is only in remote locales of other countries as well. A separate target list can be viewed for each location by clicking its sidebar link.*

color codes

1Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaManyEN
2Eastern Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucheraniANP,MMNE
3Elgon FrancolinScleroptera elgonensisANP,MGNE
4Jackson's SpurfowlPternistis jacksoniANP,GF,MKNE
5Forbes-Watson's SwiftApus berliozi BC
6Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorumManyEN
7\Malagasy Pond-Heron\Ardeola idaeManyEN
8SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentariusManyEN
9White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisManyCR
10Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosManyEN
11Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusManyCR
12BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusManyEN
13Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusManyEN
14/Grasshopper Buzzard/Butastur rufipennisManyBC
15Sokoke Scops-OwlOtus ireneae BC
16Blue-headed Bee-eaterMerops muelleriKFRBC
17Usambiro Barbet**Trachyphonus usambiroMMNE
18Gray ParrotPsittacus erithacusKFR,SBNPEN
19Short-tailed BatisBatis mixta BC
20Gray-crested HelmetshrikePrionops poliolophusLNAI,LNK,MPNE
21Chestnut-fronted HelmetshrikePrionops scopifrons BC
22Red-naped BushshrikeLaniarius ruficeps BC
23Zanzibar BoubouLaniarius sublacteus BC
24Four-colored BushshrikeTelophorus viridis BC
25Red-throated TitMelaniparus fringillinusManyNE
26Williams's LarkMirafra williamsiBS,SBNP,SBRE
27Collared LarkMirafra collaris BC
28Gillett's LarkMirafra gilletti BC
29Masked LarkSpizocorys personataSBRNE
30Turner's EremomelaEremomela turneriKFRBC
31Black-collared ApalisOreolais pulcherManyBC
32Taita ApalisApalis fuscigularis BC
33Brown-tailed Apalis**Apalis viridicepsLBBC
34Black-capped Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus cerviniventrisKFRBC
35Tana River CisticolaCisticola restrictus BC
36Aberdare CisticolaCisticola aberdareANP,KP,MGE
37/Basra Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus griseldisLB,LNAI,NNP
38Placid Greenbul**Phyllastrephus placidus BC
39Mbulu White-eyeZosterops mbuluensis BC
40Heuglin's White-eyeZosterops poliogastrusLNKNE
41Kikuyu White-eyeZosterops kikuyuensisManyE
42Taita White-eyeZosterops silvarnus BC
43Tanzanian IlladopsisIlladopsis distans BC
44Hinde's Pied-BabblerTurdoides hindeiANPE
45Scaly BabblerTurdoides squamulata BC
46Northern Pied-BabblerTurdoides hypoleucaManyNE
47Abbott's StarlingPoeoptera femoralisANP,GF,KV,MKNE
48Kenrick's StarlingPoeoptera kenrickiMKNE
49Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandtiManyNE
50Ashy StarlingLamprotornis unicolor BC
51Spotted Ground-ThrushGeokichla guttata BC
52Taita ThrushTurdus helleri BC
53Chapin's FlycatcherFraseria lenduKFRNE
54Amani SunbirdHedydipna pallidigaster BC
55Eastern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris mediocrisManyNE
56Usambara Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris usambaricus BC
57Tsavo SunbirdCinnyris tsavoensis BC
58Violet-breasted SunbirdCinnyris chalcomelas BC
59Donaldson Smith's Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser donaldsoniBS,SBNP,SBRBC
60Red WeaverAnaplectes jubaensis BC
61Golden Palm WeaverPloceus bojeriBS,SBNP,SBRBC
62Taveta Golden-WeaverPloceus castaneiceps BC
63Clarke's WeaverPloceus golandi BC
64Salvadori's WeaverPloceus dichrocephalus BC
65&Fire-fronted BishoplEuplectes diadematusManyBC
66Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoniManyNE
67Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusManyNE
68Swahili SparrowPasser suahelicusManyNE
69Malindi PipitAnthus melindae BC
70Sokoke PipitAnthus sokokensis BC
71Sharpe's LongclawMacronyx sharpeiManyE
72Southern Grosbeak-CanaryCrithagra buchananiLNAI,MM,OLONE
73West African SeedeaterCrithagra canicapillaKEBC


 *Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through 2021 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.