Duration:19 days
#Heard Only:0

2019 Ethiopia Scouting Trip

List of endemic and near endemic birds for locations visited on this tour along with which species were actually seen. Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN. Endemic birds (E) are those with a restricted range in a single country. Near endemic birds (NE) are those with a restricted range in two (or rarely three) neighboring countries. The right-most column indicates whether species was seen on the tour. If blank, the species wasn't seen.*

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1Blue-winged GooseCyanochen cyanopteraEY
2Black-fronted FrancolinPternistis atrifronsNEY
3Harwood's FrancolinPternistis harwoodiEY
4White-collared PigeonColumba albitorquesNEY
5White-cheeked TuracoTauraco leucotisNEY
6Prince Ruspoli's TuracoTauraco ruspoliiEY
7Rouget's RailRougetius rougetiiNEY
8Spot-breasted LapwingVanellus melanocephalusEY
9Wattled IbisBostrychia carunculataNEY
10Banded BarbetLybius undatusNEY
11Abyssinian WoodpeckerDendropicos abyssinicusNEY
12Black-winged LovebirdAgapornis tarantaNEY
13Yellow-fronted ParrotPoicephalus flavifronsEY
14Ethiopian Black-headed OrioleOriolus monachaNEY
15Red-naped BushshrikeLaniarius ruficepsNEY
16Stresemann's Bush-CrowZavattariornis stresemanniEY
17Thick-billed RavenCorvus crassirostrisNEY
18White-backed Black-TitMelaniparus leuconotusNEY
19Liben LarkHeteromirafra archeriNE 
20Gillett's LarkMirafra gillettiNE 
21Blanford's LarkCalandrella blanfordiNEY
22Ethiopian CisticolaCisticola lugubrisEY
23White-tailed SwallowHirundo megaensisEY
24Heuglin's White-eyeZosterops poliogastrusNEY
25White-billed StarlingOnychognathus albirostrisNEY
26Abyssinian Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis chocolatinusNEY
27White-winged Cliff-ChatThamnolaea semirufaNEY
28Rueppell's ChatMyrmecocichla melaenaNEY
29Salvadori's WeaverPloceus dichrocephalusNE 
30Red-billed PytiliaPytilia lineataEY
31Abyssinian LongclawMacronyx flavicollisEY
32Ankober SerinCrithagra ankoberensisEY
33Ethiopian SiskinSerinus nigricepsNEY


 * 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.


  • Abidjiata Shalla National Park
  • Aledeghi Wildlife Reserve
  • Ankober-Debre Sina Escarpment & Gemessa Gedel
  • Awash National Park
  • Bale Mountain National Park
  • Debre Libanos & Ethno-German Lodge
  • Harenna Forest
  • Jemma Valley
  • Kesem River
  • Lake Awassa & Awassa Town
  • Lake Hora
  • Lake Ligano
  • Lakes Hora, Chelekleka, and Bishoftu
  • Liben Plain and Negele
  • Sululta Plains
  • Transfer to Addis Ababa from highlands
  • Transfer to Awash
  • Transfer to/from Aledeghi
  • Transfer to/from Bale
  • Transfer to/from Lake Ziway
  • Transfer to/from Yabelo
  • Wondo Genet
  • Yabello Area
  • Ziway and Koka Lakes


//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
##Non-breeding Dispersal
()Breeding Season Only


ASAlways Seen
USUsually Seen
SSSometimes Seen
OSOccasionally Seen
RSRarely Seen