Bird species in Amboseli National Park
Are you interested in spotting birds of Amboseli National Park? The bird species area is one of the key attractions within the Amboseli national park that attracts several travelers to come and explore the park. Amboseli National park is famous for hosting larger herds of elephants and it is believed that over 1500 elephants can be found within the Amboseli national park. Most of the dusty red elephants have been spotted by visitors in the Amboseli National park especially along the shores of Lake Amboseli.
Although the majority of the guests know Amboseli National park as the destination with a large number of wild animals in Kenya, it features more than 42 species of birds that can be explored. It is known as the famous birding destination with the park found of hosting several migratory birds from Europe which can easily be encountered during the dry season. There are several habitats in the vegetation form which forms arrange the swampy areas, savannah grasslands, the forest galleries, swamps, and the woodland habitats and all these habitats have got various bird species that do stay within the park
The birds within the Amboseli National Park can be found across all parts of the park in the five vegetation habitats as we have seen and this creates an important environment for the bird species. Just to remind you the bird habitats within the Amboseli national park include the dried bed lakes of the Amboseli national park, the open savannah grassland, the rocky and bushy vegetation cover, and the acacia woodlands among others. Some of the birds seen in the Amboseli national park are nearly endemic species and these include the Taveta Golden Weaver however, this can be seen in low numbers.
Currently, there are not recorded endemic birds within the Amboseli National Reserve however researcher has predicted that some of the birds statuses are about likely to be changed it the endemic status in the near future time. The swampy areas of the Amboseli National Park feature several bird species and these include the pelicans, crowned cranes, herons, flamingo birds Africa jacana among others and the park receives several flamingoes during the wet or the rainy season especially in march April, and November.
Another group of the bird species that reside in the open grassland areas and the woodland of the Amboseli national park are the ones that are commonly sighted and in fact, they for the longest lists of all the birds found within the Amboseli national park and some of the Amboseli national park birds especially that reside in the woodland and open savannah grassland areas include the steel-blue whydah, ostriches, white-bellied go way, Spike-heeled lark, Long-toed Lapwing, Hartlaub’s bustard, African Swamphen, Starlings, Rufous Chatterer, Pangani Longclaw, Dickinson’s kestrel, Common redshank, Eurasian thick-Knee, Secretary birds, love birds, Dickison’s Kestrel among other bird species.
Most birds in the Amboseli national park do stay with the remote parts of the park with thicket vegetation and most of the birds have different characteristics and features. This is because you might find birds staying in different habitant that fits it is desires or the body. Birds are always more colorful and in most cases, the male’s birds look more beautiful as compared to the female birds. Birds can easily attract each other especially of the different sex. Mostly the males’ birds are small in size and they are very active and according to the season, the birds have got various calls this can be manifested by the males’ bird that changes the colors during the breeding season, and even the different calls are often used during the attach by the predators.
Male birds have to play the most tricks in order to attract and win the hearts of the females’ counterparts for example the weaver males hast to contract several houses and it’s up to the female to come and admire the house and then enters it and once the female’s weaver admires and enter the house contracted by the weaver male birds then automatically that becomes the wife and the male weaver will have several.
Birding safaris is one of the popular activity that is conducted in the Amboseli national park unlike the game viewing safaris, the birding safaris in the Amboseli National Park is common during the wet season or the rainy season because this is the type when the birds do breed, Most of the birds do leave in pairs and their calls don’t stop each other as they do call for mating. Still, the migratory birds are found within the wet season and the Amboseli national park receives the park during this wonderful moment all along from the European countries. Even during the dry season, the park receives few tourists and thus the destination is good when the destination is calm without many crowds.
For the successful birding species in Amboseli National park, you will need to be so much patience and you need to be equipped with the birder’s packing list and it is also important that you choose a permanent tour operator who has got experienced tour guide. Birding safaris are not like the animal’s safaris that can be done within short safaris. You need to take some good time if the numbers of birds can easily be seen and the areas where the specific birding species are found. Please contact the African adventure vacations for the best birding safaris trips in the Amboseli National Park.