With over 1,070 species of birds, Kenya has the second highest country bird list in Africa, while the area around Tsavo West boats 600 recorded species. Ranging from giant herons to tiny sunbirds, the diversity of African birdlife is startling in its colour and vibrancy. Additionally, the Lions Bluff area boasts a number of endemic species, such as the globally threatened Taita Thrush, Taita Apalis, Abbotts starling and the Southern banded Snake Eagle. Also seen are the Martial Eagle, Taita Shrike and Black Shouldered Kite and the Taita White Eye, indigenous to this area.
Highlights of the birdlife include those of the semiarid zone, such as ostrich and Golden Pipit, while perhaps the most conspicuous are the White headed buffalo weaver and the brilliantly-plumaged golden breasted starling. Raucous hornbills are also prevalent as are such hole nesting birds as parrot, barber and roller. During the winter months in Europe, we do receive migratory birds. For the amateur and serious ornithologist alike, we offer a range of half or full day outings which can be custom tailored to the interests of your ornithological party. The services of a professional ranger and up-to-date bird check lists are included. Picnic bush lunch and sundowners can be scheduled to suit your needs. Binoculars are available for use.