Tuesday, 20 November 2012

One for the listers

A female Baglafecht Weaver
It's been a long time coming but I've finally managed to compile the list of birds that I managed to remember seeing in Nairobi. It's such an amazing city for urban birding. With over 600 on its official list you can easily see over 200 species in a couple of days.

I managed nearly 300 in 5 days. Nairobi is well worth a gander.

Common Ostrich
Pink-backed Pelican
Great Cormorant
Long-tailed Cormorant
African Darter
Black-crowned Night Heron
Cattle Egret
Squacco Heron
Madagascar Squacco Heron
Little Egret
Yellow-billed Egret
Great Egret
Goliath Heron
Grey Heron
Black-headed Heron
Yellow-billed Stork
Black Stork
Saddle-billed Stork
Sacred Ibis
Hadada Ibis
Glossy Ibis
African Spoonbill
Egyptian Goose
White-faced Whistling Duck
Maccoa Duck
Red-billed Teal
Hottentot Teal
White-backed Duck
Yellow-billed Duck
African Black Duck
Southern Pochard
Black Kite
Black-shouldered Kite
Secretary Bird
African Fish Eagle
African White-backed Vulture
Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture
Brown Snake Eagle
Montagu’s Harrier
Pallid Harrier
Eastern Chanting Goshawk
Gabar Goshawk
Little Sparrowhawk
Great Sparrowhawk
African Harrier Hawk
Augar Buzzard
Common Buzzard (and Steppe Buzzard)
Tawny Eagle
Steppe Eagle
Greater Spotted Eagle
Booted Eagle
Long-crested Eagle
Martial Eagle
Eurasian Hobby
Eleonora’s Falcon
Helmeted Guineafowl
Crested Guineafowl
Yellow-necked Spurfowl
Harlequin Quail
Black Crake
Purple Swamphen
Red-knobbed Coot
Common Moorhen
African Jacana
Grey Crowned Crane
Kori Bustard
White-bellied Bustard
Black-bellied Bustard
Black-winged Stilt
Spotted Thick-knee
Blacksmith Lapwing
Spur-winged Lapwing
Crowned Lapwing
Kittlitz’s Plover
Three-banded Plover
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Marsh Sandpiper
Little Stint
Grey-headed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Whiskered Tern
Speckled Pigeon
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove
Namaqua Dove
Ring-necked Dove
Red-eyed Dove
African Mourning Dove
Laughing Dove
Dusky Turtle Dove
Brown Parrot
Purple-crested Turaco
Hartlaub’s Turaco
Jacobin Cuckoo
Red-chested Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo
Klaas’ Cuckoo
White-browed Coucal
Little Swift
White-rumped Swift
Mottled Swift
Nyanza Swift
African Palm Swift
Speckled Mousebird
Blue-naped Mousebird
Narina Trogan
Pied Kingfisher
Striped Kingfisher
Giant Kingfisher
Malachite Kingfisher
Little Bee-eater
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater
European Bee-eater
White-fronted Bee-eater
Von der Decken’s Hornbill
African Grey Hornbill
Spot-flanked Barbet
Black-throated Barbet
White-headed Barbet
d’Arnaud’s Barbet
Red-and-yellow Barbet
Wahlberg’s Honeybird
Red-throated Wryneck
Cardinal Woodpecker
Grey Woodpecker
Rufous-naped Lark
Fawn-coloured Lark
Red-capped Lark
Fischer’s Sparrow Lark
Rock Martin
Plain Martin
Banded Martin
Red-rumped Swallow
Lesser Striped Swallow
Barn Swallow
Wire-tailed Swallow
Black Saw-wing
African Pied Wagtail
Mountain Wagtail
Cape Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
Yellow-throated Longclaw
Sharpe’s Longclaw
Rosy-breasted Longclaw
Grassland Pipit
Black Cuckoo-shrike
Common Bulbul
Yellow-whiskered Bulbul
Cabanis’ Greenbul
White-starred Robin
Cape Robin Chat
White-browed Robin Chat
Ruppell’s Robin Chat
Olive Thrush
Common Rock Thrush
Northern Anteater Chat
Common Stonechat
Northern Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear
White-browed Scrub-Robin
Spotted Morning Thrush
Dark-capped Yellow Warbler
Garden Warbler
Buff-bellied Warbler
Willow Warbler
Red-faced Crombec
Brown Parisoma
African Moustached Warbler
Zitting Cisticola
Desert Cisticola
Tiny Cisticola
Stout Cisticola
Rattling Cisticola
Winding Cisticola
Levaillant’s Cisticola
Singing Cisticola
Red-faced Cisticola
Hunter’s Cisticola
Whistling Cisticola
Siffling Cisticola
Tawny-flanked Prinia
Grey-backed Camaroptera
Grey Wren Warbler
Yellow-breasted Apalis
White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher
African Grey Flycatcher
Pale Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher
African Paradise Flycatcher
Northern Pied Babbler
White-bellied Tit
Red-throated Tit
Abyssinian White-eye
Bronze Sunbird
Tacazze Sunbird 
Eastern Double-collared Sunbird 
Amethyst Sunbird
Scarlet-chested Sunbird
Beautiful Sunbird
Variable Sunbird
Collared Sunbird
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird
Common Fiscal
Long-tailed Fiscal
Grey-backed Fiscal
Isabelline Shrike
Red-backed Shrike
Tropical Boubou
Slate-coloured Boubou
Black-backed Puffback
Rosy-patched Bush-shrike
Northern White-crowned Shrike
Fork-tailed Drongo
Pied Crow
Cape Rook
African Black-headed Oriole
Yellow-billed Oxpecker
Red-billed Oxpecker
Greater Blue-eared Starling
Superb Starling
Hildebrandt’s Starling
Wattled Starling
Rufous Sparrow
House Sparrow
Chestnut Sparrow
Grey-headed Sparrow
Yellow-spotted Petronia
Speckle-fronted Weaver
White-browed Sparrow Weaver
Grey-capped Social Weaver
Black-headed Weaver
Vitelline Masked Weaver
Spectacled Weaver
Speke’s Weaver
Baglafecht Weaver
Grosbeak Weaver
Holub’s Golden Weaver
Red-billed Quelea
Jackson’s Widowbird
Red-collared Widowbird
Yellow Bishop
White-winged Widowbird
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu
Purple Grenadier
Red-billed Firefinch
Yellow-bellied Waxbill
Common Waxbill
Bronze Mannikin
Black-and-white Mannikin
Pin-tailed Whydah
Brimstone Canary
White-bellied Canary
Yellow-crowned Canary
African Citril
Yellow-rumped Seedeater
Streaky Seedeater
Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting
Somali Golden-breasted Bunting

268 species
103 lifers


Alex Massey said...

Great list David, especially Green Woodpiper - surely a lifer for any birder?

The Urban Birder said...

Writing out that list was knackering!!