Bird species in Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya
Bird species in Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya: Saiwa Swamp National Park is the best destination for biding in Kenya and features more than 370 bird species seen in the small area. This is the best area within the park where the western bird species can be found such as the Rare and Unique Ross Turaco, although there are some other bird species within the Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya bit it is important for the birding watching the fact that the park is good for bird watching there is no vehicle that is allowed to enter into the park it is only designed for the birding safaris which can be explored by making self-guided walks within the park provided you’re following the right established birding trail.
There are also attractive spotters within the park where you can go and explore the sitatunga antelopes that are found within the Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya is comprised of forest and swamp vegetation. The swamp here is dominated by very tall bull rushes and it is bounded by the riverine forests and the open savannah grasslands. This park was gazetted in 1974 to protect the sitatungas and the other species of the wildlife which were seen in the park and can as be spotted today because they were conserved and these include the Serval Cat, bushbuck, the otter, Genet cat, monkeys, and the mongoose primate species.
The major swamp is composed of forests and swamp vegetation and some of the bird species that are found within the Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya are endangered with some critically endangered, vulnerable, and those that are nearly being threatened. There are a lot of bird species in Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya which the tourists can happily spot by the tourists and these are the best attractions. Some of the birding species include the following;
We have the birds of the Anatidae species which are located and found within the Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya examples of these bird species include yellow-billed Duck, Eurasian Wigeon, and the Southern Pochard.
The Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya also features the Podicipediade species such as the little Grebe. Other birds in the Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya include the crested guinea fowl, spotted wood dove, tambourine dove, speckled pigeon, Ring-necked dove, ross’s turaco, Eastern plantain-eater, Senegal coucal, Blue-headed Coucal, African Cuckoo, African Emerald Cuckoo, Pied Cuckoo, Klaas’s cuckoos, Gallinules and coots, African rail, Eurasian moorhen, black crake, wattled lapwing, spur-winged lapwing, wood sandpiper, common sandpiper, and common sandpiper.
Other bird species in Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya include the yellow-billed stork, long-tailed cormorant, hamerkop, Gray heron, intermediate Egret, Little bittern, Goliath Heron, Hadada Ibis, African sacred, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Black Goshawk, African Hawk-Eagle, African Marsh-Harrier, speckled mousebird, Narina Trogon, Greenwood hoopoe, black and white caused Hornbill, Crowned Hornbill, woodland Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, European Bee-eater, Double-toothed Barbet, yellow-rumpled Tinkerbird, yellow-billed Barbet and Broad-billed roller, lilac-breasted roller and other.
You don’t need also to forget that the Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya also boasts purple throated cuckoo, African black-headed Oriole, Eurasian Golden Oriole, African Black Oriole, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Tullbergs woodpecker, golden tailed woodpecker, Black-throated wattle –Eye, Brown-Throated Wattle Eye, Northern puff back, tropical boubou, Marsh Tchagra, Pringle’s puff back, Sulphur-Breasted Bush-Shrike, Fork-tailed Dongo, African Paradise Flycatcher, pied crow, Gray Apalis, Black-Collared Apalis, Chubbas Cisticola, Tawny-Flanked Prinia, Gray-backed Camaroptera and Black-Collared Apalis.
Other bird species in Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya include the cape wagtail, African pied Wagtail, Northern Garay-headed sparrow, Thick-billed seedeater, Pin-tailed Whydah, black-crowned waxbill, Gray-headed Negrita, Quail Finch, African Fires finch, Baglafecht Weaver, Black-billed Weaver, Grosbeak Weaver, Yellow Bishop, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Brown-caped Weaver, Spectacled Weaver, Fan-tailed Widowbird, yellow mantled Widowbird, collared sunbird, Beaded sunbird, African Dusky Flycatcher, White-browed robin-chat, white-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher, Snow-crowned robin-chart, White-started Robin, Green-throated sunbird, Northern Double-collared Sunbird, Gray winged robin-chat, African Thrush and Lesser Blue-eared Starling.
Other birding species found in Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya include African Yellow White-eye, Eurasian blackcap, Cabanis’s Greenbul, common Bulbul, Joyful Greenbul,red-rumped Swallow, Mosque Swallow, Angola swallow, White-headed Saw Wing, Common bracken-Warbler, little Rush Warbler, Africa yellow Warblers, reed warbler, and Cinnamon Bracken-warbler and the Little Rush Warbler and among other birding species
When to go for bird watching in Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya
Saiwa Swamp National Park in Kenya is visited all the year through and birding can be done all year round and the birds can be spotted throughout the season. However, the best season to do birding is during the wet months and these are April and November these are the months when birds are plenty and it is also when the birds do breed. Please come and enjoy the bird species of the Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya by booking with Africa Adventure Vacations.