Birds found in Lake Nakuru
Birds found in Lake Nakuru: Lake Nakuru National Park is known as the destination for several bird species and it is known as the Important Birding Area in Kenya because of several species of birds and there over 500 species of birds that are habited by Lake Nakuru National Park. Mostly the birds are found along the shore of Lake Nakuru and almost the majority of the park is covered by Lake Nakuru, it is the best birding destination in Kenya and where visitors can easily see the long-Tailed window bird
There are several kinds of birds in Lake Nakuru National Park which include migratory, endemic, resident birds of which some are endangered, threatened species, and those that are critically endangered. The most endangered bird species in Lake Nakuru National Park include Rueppells Griffon, Gray crowned-crown, and white-backed Vulture. Others are nearly endangered and these include European Roller, Great Snipe, black-tailed Godwit, Maccoa Duck, lesser flamingos, and they’re also birds that are Vulnerable and these include white-headed Vulture, Imperial Eagle, Lappet-faced Vulture, Abyssinian Thrush, and Greater spotted Eagle among others.
The list of the bird species found in Lake Nakuru National Park
There are ostrich species and the only species found in Lake Nakuru National Park is known as the common Ostrich
Duck species found in Lake Nakuru National Park include the Northern Pintail, Tufted Duck, Maccoa Duck, Egyptian Goose, Cape Teal, Hottentot Teal, Red-billed Duck, Yellow-Billed duck, White-faced Whistling-Duck, Southern Pochard, Garganey among others.
Lake Nakuru National Park also features flamingoes and in fact, the park is known for the large population of flamingo birds which include both the lesser and Greater Flamingo Birds.
The other bird species include the Finches, allies, and Euphonians and Reichenows seedeater and Brimstone Canary are all found in Lake Nakuru National Park. Others include plain-backed Pipit, yellow-throated Longclaw, African pied wagtail, Western Yellow Wagtail, Mountain Wagtail, red-throated Pipit among others.
Birds in Lake Nakuru National Park also extend to include Old word and sparrows which include Northern Gray-headed Sparrow, the purple grenadier, African fire finch, Black and White Mannikin, Common Waxbill, crimson-ramped waxbill, Red-cheeked Cordonbleu, lesser Masked weavers, Long-tailed Widowbird, spectacled Weaver, Speke’s Weaver, Double-collared Sunbird, Variable Sunbird, green-headed sunbird, Amethyst Sunbird, Shinning sunbird, Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird, golden-winged sunbird among others.
Visitors visiting the Lake Nakuru National Park will also get a chance to sport some of the Old World Flycatchers which include Abyssinian Wheatear, common redstart, spotted flycatcher, pied wheatear, Cape robin-chat, Thrush Nightingale, white-browed Robin-chart, spotted Flycatcher, White-eyed slaty-Flycatcher, Northern wheatear, Red-backed Scrub-robin, Common redstart, Common Nightingale, African Grey Fly-Catcher, Mocking Cliff-Chat among others.
Other bird species in Lake Nakuru National Park include the African Thrush, Abyssinian Thrush, Superb Starling, Wattle Starling, Hildebrandt’s Starling, and Greater Blue-eared Starling among others. There are also red-billed oxpecker, Arrow-marked Babbler, Rufous Chatters, Kikuyu White-eye, Eurasian Blackcap, Greater Whitethroat, Slender-billed Greenbul, Common Bulbul, Willow Warbler, olive warbler, Eurasian reed warbler, Mosque Swallow, Black sawing, Rock Martin, Bank Swallow, Wire-tailed Swallow, Marsh warbler, cape crow and pied crow, Gray-backed Fiscal, Northern Fiscal, Red-backed Shrike, White-bellied Tit, Grey-Crested Helmet shrike, Brown- crowned Tchagra, Fork-tailed Drongo, Black Cuckoo-shrike, Common Scimitar bill, African Gray Hornbill, Giant kingfisher, Gray-headed Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, Violet Wood hoopoe, Common Scimitar bill, African hoopoe among other bird species.
All the above-mentioned bird species are good for visitors when you encounter them. So what you need is for you to get your parking safari for Lake Nakuru National Park and then book with us at Africa Adventure Vacations for the best birding safaris in Lake Nakuru National Park