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kenya bird list, jan. 11-25, 2004

2004-02-05 - 9:22 a.m.

pair of African Fish-Eagles
2004 by Elaine Radford, all rights reserved

Here's my trip list of 310 species from Kenya, January 11-24, 2004. A list of the other 5 species seen by faster folks is included at the bottom. If anyone, especially tour participants, spots any errors, please don't hesitate to let me know so I can fix it.

  1. Common Ostrich
  2. Somali Ostrich
  3. Little Grebe
  4. Great White Pelican
  5. Pink-backed Pelican
  6. Great Cormorant
  7. Long-tailed Cormorant
  8. Gray Heron
  9. Black-headed Heron
  10. Purple Heron
  11. Great Egret
  12. Intermediate Egret
  13. Little Egret
  14. Squacco Heron
  15. Rufous-bellied Heron
  16. Cattle Egret
  17. Green Heron
  18. Little Bittern
    lesser flamingos of lake nakuru
    2004 by Elaine Radford, all rights reserved

  19. Hamerkop
  20. Yellow-billed Stork
  21. African Openbill
  22. Black Stork
  23. Woolly-necked Stork
  24. White Stork
  25. Saddle-billed Stork
  26. Marabou Stork
  27. Sacred Ibis
  28. Hadada Ibis
  29. Glossy Ibis
  30. African Spoonbill
  31. Greater Flamingo
  32. Lesser Flamingo
  33. Egyptian Goose
  34. Yellow-billed Duck
  35. Red-billed Duck
  36. Hottentot Teal
  37. Northern Shoveler
  38. Maccoa Duck
  39. Osprey
  40. Black-shouldered Kite
    magoo is a 4 year old crowned eagle used in simon thomsett's breeding and restoration program
    2004 by Elaine Radford, all rights reserved

  41. Black Kite
  42. African Fish-Eagle
  43. Palm-nut Vulture
  44. Hooded Vulture
  45. White-backed Vulture
  46. Rueppell's Vulture
  47. Lappet-faced Vulture
  48. White-headed Vulture
  49. Beaudouin's Snake-Eagle
  50. Black-breasted Snake-Eagle
  51. Brown Snake-Eagle
  52. Western Banded Snake Eagle
  53. Bateleur
  54. Western Marsh-Harrier
  55. Pallid Harrier
  56. Montagu's Harrier
  57. African Harrier-Hawk
  58. Lizard Buzzard
  59. Dark Chanting-Goshawk
  60. Eastern Chanting-Goshawk
  61. Gabar Goshawk
  62. African Goshawk
  63. Shikra
  64. Ovampo Sparrowhawk
  65. Black Sparrowhawk
  66. Grasshopper Buzzard
  67. Crowned Eagle
  68. Steppe Buzzard
  69. Mountain Buzzard
  70. Augur Buzzard
  71. Lesser Spotted Eagle
  72. Greater Spotted Eagle
  73. Tawny Eagle
  74. Steppe Eagle
  75. Wahlberg's Eagle
  76. Verreaux's Eagle
  77. African Hawk-Eagle
  78. Ayres' Eagle
  79. Martial Eagle
  80. Long-crested Eagle
  81. Secretary-bird
  82. Pygmy Falcon
  83. Lesser Kestrel
  84. Common Kestrel
  85. Gray Kestrel
  86. Eurasian Hobby
  87. Lanner Falcon
  88. Peregrine Falcon
  89. Crested Francolin
  90. Yellow-necked Spurfowl
  91. Red-necked Spurfowl
  92. Helmeted Guineafowl
  93. Gray Crowned-Crane
  94. Black Crake
  95. Red-knobbed Coot
  96. Kori Bustard
  97. White-bellied Bustard
  98. Buff-crested Bustard
  99. Black-bellied Bustard
  100. Hartlaub's Bustard
  101. African Jacana
  102. Black-winged Stilt
  103. Pied Avocet
  104. Temminck's Courser
  105. Long-toed Plover
  106. Blacksmith Plover
  107. Spur-winged Plover
  108. Senegal Plover
  109. Black-winged Plover
  110. Crowned Plover
  111. Wattled Plover
  112. Ringed Plover
  113. Three-banded Plover
  114. Caspian Plover
  115. Common Snipe
  116. Black-tailed Godwit
  117. Common Redshank
  118. Marsh Sandpiper
  119. Common Greenshank
  120. Green Sandpiper
  121. Wood Sandpiper
  122. Common Sandpiper
  123. Ruff
  124. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  125. Gray-headed Gull
  126. Slender-billed Gull
  127. Gull-billed Tern
  128. Whiskered Tern
  129. White-winged Tern
    pied kingfisher was a common and attractive sight
    2004 by Elaine Radford, all rights reserved

  130. Yellow-throated Sandgrouse
  131. Black-faced Sandgrouse
  132. Rock Dove
  133. Speckled Pigeon
  134. Dusky Turtle-Dove
  135. African Mourning Dove
  136. Red-eyed Dove
  137. Ring-necked Dove
  138. Laughing Dove
  139. Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove
  140. Namaqua Dove
  141. African Green-Pigeon
  142. Orange-bellied Parrot
  143. Brown Parrot
  144. Bare-faced Go-away-bird
  145. White-bellied Go-away-bird
  146. Black-and-White Cuckoo
  147. Great Spotted Cuckoo
  148. Dideric Cuckoo
  149. Klas Cuckoo -- heard only for me, but they weren't rare, I was just slow
  150. Black Coucal
  151. White-browed Coucal
  152. Cape Eagle-Owl
  153. Verreaux's Eagle-Owl
  154. African Palm-Swift
  155. Nyanza Swift
  156. Little Swift
  157. White-rumped Swift
  158. Speckled Mousebird
  159. Blue-naped Mousebird
  160. Malachite Kingfisher
  161. Gray-headed Kingfisher
  162. Woodland Kingfisher
  163. Giant Kingfisher
  164. Pied Kingfisher
  165. White-fronted Bee-eater
  166. Little Bee-eater
  167. Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater
  168. White-throated Bee-eater
  169. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
  170. Eurasian Bee-eater
  171. Eurasian Roller
  172. Lilac-breasted Roller
  173. Rufous-crowned Roller
  174. Hoopoe
  175. Green Woodhoopoe
  176. Red-billed Hornbill
  177. Von der Decken's Hornbill
  178. Crowned Hornbill
  179. African Gray Hornbill
  180. Trumpeter Hornbill
  181. Southern Ground-Hornbill
  182. Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird
  183. Double-toothed Barbet
  184. D'Arnaud's Barbet
  185. Rufous-necked Wryneck
  186. Nubian Woodpecker
  187. Cardinal Woodpecker
  188. Bearded Woodpecker
  189. Gray Woodpecker
  190. Rufous-naped Lark
  191. Pink-breasted Lark
  192. Fischer's Sparrow-Lark
  193. Plain Martin
  194. Banded Martin
  195. Rock Martin
  196. Barn Swallow
  197. Wire-tailed Swallow
  198. Lesser Striped-Swallow
  199. Mosque Swallow
  200. Red-rumped Swallow
  201. White-headed Sawwing
  202. Black Sawwing
  203. African Pied Wagtail
  204. Yellow Wagtail
  205. Golden Pipit
  206. Yellow-throated Longclaw
  207. Pangani Longclaw
  208. Plain-backed Pipit
  209. Grassland Pipit
  210. Red-throated Pipit
  211. Common Bulbul
  212. Common Rock-Thrush
  213. Olive Thrush
  214. Rattling Cisticola
  215. Winding Cisticola
  216. Stout Cisticola
  217. Tawny-flanked Prinia
  218. Grey-backed Camaroptera
  219. Willow Warbler
  220. Wood Warbler
  221. African Gray Flycatcher
  222. White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher
  223. Northern Black-Flycatcher
  224. African Dusky Flycatcher
  225. White-browed Robin-Chat
  226. Spotted Morning-Thrush
  227. Stonechat
  228. Northern Wheatear
  229. Abyssinian Black Wheatear
  230. Pied Wheatear
  231. Capped Wheatear
  232. Isabelline Wheatear
  233. Northern Anteater-Chat
  234. Sooty Chat
  235. Chinspot Batis
  236. African Paradise-Flycatcher
  237. Northern Pied-Babbler
  238. Mouse-colored Penduline-Tit
  239. Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird
    if this young augur buzzard looks pained, it is probably because 
he has just been struck on the back of the head by an irritable 
common drongo
    2004 by Elaine Radford, all rights reserved

  240. Collared Sunbird
  241. Scarlet-chested Sunbird
  242. Hunter's Sunbird
  243. Bronze Sunbird
  244. Northern Double-collared Sunbird
  245. Mariqua Sunbird
  246. African Golden Oriole
  247. African Black-headed Oriole
  248. Rufous-tailed Shrike
  249. Gray-backed Shrike
  250. Long-tailed Fiscal
  251. Taita Fiscal
  252. Common Fiscal
  253. Woodchat Shrike
  254. White-crowned Shrike
  255. Black-crowned Tchagra
  256. Brown-crowned Tchagra
  257. Tropical Boubou
  258. Black-headed Gonolek
  259. Slate-colored Boubou
  260. Rosy-patched Bushshrike
  261. Gray-headed Bushshrike
  262. White-crested Helmetshrike
  263. Common Drongo
  264. Cape Crow
  265. Pied Crow
  266. Wattled Starling
  267. Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling
  268. Rueppell's Glossy-Starling
  269. Superb Starling
  270. Hildebrandt's Starling
  271. Violet-backed Starling
  272. Fischer's Starling
  273. Red-winged Starling
  274. Red-billed Oxpecker
  275. Yellow-billed Oxpecker
  276. Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver
  277. White-headed Buffalo-Weaver
  278. White-browed Sparrow-Weaver
  279. Gray-capped Social-Weaver
  280. Black-capped Social-Weaver
  281. Baglafecht Weaver
    eastern chanting goshawk
    2004 by Elaine Radford, all rights reserved

  282. Lesser Masked-Weaver
  283. Golden Palm Weaver
  284. Village Weaver
  285. Speke's Weaver
  286. Red-headed Weaver
  287. Red-billed Quelea
  288. Yellow Bishop
  289. Yellow-mantled Widowbird
  290. White-winged Widowbird
  291. Long-tailed Widowbird
  292. Grosbeak Weaver
  293. Green-winged Pytilia
  294. Red-billed Firefinch
  295. Red-cheeked Cordonbleu
  296. Purple Grenadier
  297. Common Waxbill
  298. Bronze Mannikin
  299. Pin-tailed Whydah
  300. Eastern Paradise-Whydah
  301. Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
  302. Golden-breasted Bunting
  303. African Citril
  304. Yellow-fronted Canary
  305. Brimstone Canary
  306. Streaky Seedeater
  307. House Sparrow
  308. Rufous Sparrow
  309. Parrot-billed Sparrow
  310. Yellow-spotted Petronia

the omnipresent Lilac-Breasted Roller
2004 by Elaine Radford, all rights reserved

Some other birds seen by tour members not as slow as I am:

  1. White-Eyed Kestrel --OK, technically I saw it, but it was flying away and I don't want to count it on my list
  2. Singing Cisticola
  3. Buff-Bellied Warbler
  4. Spotted Flycatcher
  5. Desert Wheatear --hmmm, I almost feel I did see this one but I will have to check my notes

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