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Lake Baringo Bird List, Kenya

Picture of a Goliath heron, the biggest African Heron, taken at Lake Baringo
Goliath Heron
We stayed for two nights at Lake Baringo Club in July 1994, and took two walks with the ornithologist, and a boat trip with him on the Lake.
There is a good range of habitats in this very hot area, from the lake and shore to the steep Rift Valley cliffs.
In 2001, we stayed two nights at Baringo Island Camp, which was very nice, but doesn't have as many birds.
Pink-backed Pelican
Fulvous Whistling Duck
White-faced Whistling Duck
White-backed Duck
Egyptian Goose
Spur-winged Goose
Little Egret
Goliath Heron
Purple Heron
Squacco Heron
Green-backed Heron
Great White Egret
Little Bittern
Dwarf Bittern
Hamerkop
Yellow-billed Stork
Black-shouldered Kite
African Fish Eagle
Dark Chanting Goshawk
Shikra
Verreaux's Eagle
Pygmy Falcon
Eurasian Kestrel
Harlequin Quail
Allen's Gallinule


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Red-knobbed Coot
Water Dikkop
Black-headed Plover
Whiskered Tern
Speckled Pigeon
Laughing Dove
Mourning Dove
Speckled Mousebird
White-headed Mousebird
White-bellied Go-away Bird
Black and white Cuckoo
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Red-chested Cuckoo
Didric Cuckoo
White-browed Coucal
Verreaux's Eagle Owl
Little Swift
Malachite Kingfisher
White-fronted Bee-eater
Little Bee-eater
White-throated Bee-eater
Madagascar Bee-eater
Lilac-crowned Roller
Rufous-crowned Roller
Jackson's Hornbill


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Hemprich's Hornbill
Red-fronted Barbet
Black-throated Barbet
D'Arnaud's Barbet
Lesser Honeyguide
Nubian Woodpecker
Paradise Flycatcher
Grey-backed Fiscal
White-crowned Shrike
Slate-coloured Boubou
Sulphur-breasted Bush Shrike
Red-winged Starling
Bristle-crowned Starling
Rueppell's L.-tailed Starling
Magpie Starling
Wattled Starling
Grey Flycatcher
Spotted Morning Thrush
Brown-tailed Rock Chat
Cliff Chat
African Rock Martin
Lesser Striped Swallow
Northern Brownbul
Winding Cisticola
Zitting Cisticola
Buff-bellied Warbler
Rufous Chatterer
Grey Tit
Water Thick-knee, fka Water Dikkop, an obvious member of the Stone Curlew family.
Water Thick-knee

Grey-headed Sparrow
Yellow-spotted Petronia
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu
White-billed Buffalo Weaver
Little Weaver
Masked Weaver
Northern Masked Weaver
Black-headed Weaver
Golden-backed Weaver
Chestnut Weaver
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird
Cardinal Quelea
Yellow-crowned Bishop
West Nile Red Bishop
Northern Violet-backed Sunbird
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird
Superb Starling


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