Bird Watching Ethiopia

For any dedicated birdwatcher planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Ethiopia is a must, particularly those with experience of birding elsewhere in Africa, a primary goal will be to identify those species whose range is actually-or-practically-confined to Ethiopia .This country close proximity to the Equator and great habitat diversity makes its bird-life one of the richest in Africa. 850 species has been recorded in here with a high proportion of keenly sought after endemic whose range is restricted to Ethiopia or to the Horn of Africa.

Ethiopia’s burgeoning reputation as a top birding as improved over the last 15 years or so, and for this reason, a dedicated birding trip might easily amass a list of 400 species for two weeks.

The popular birding destination include Entoto nature park and Menegasha forest both close to Addis Ababa,  Lake Ziway, Lake Abiata-Shala for shorebirds, Lake Hawassa, Bale Mountain national park with great emphasis in Senetti Plateau and Gaysay extension, Negele Borena, Genale, Yabello, Nechisar National park and Awash National Park.

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Ethiopia Birding Safari will tend to route through;

1.Bale Mountains National Park,

2. Wondo Genet and Liben Plains,

3. Awash National Park,

Trip highlight species includes; Rouget’s Rail, Wattled Ibis ,White-cheeked Turaco and White-collared Pigion.

The much sought after species in Ethiopia are;

1.Blue-winged Goose.


3.Chestnut-naped Francolin.

4.Wattled Ibis.

5.Rouget’s Rail.

6.Heuglin’s Bustard.

7.Spot-breasted Plover.

8.Yellow-fronted Parrot.

9. Black-winged Lovebird.

10.White-cheeked Turaco.

11. Prince’s Ruspoli’s Turaco.

12.Nechisar Nightjar.

13.Banded Barbet.

14.Sidamo Lark.

15.White-tailed Swallow.

16.Abyssinian Longclaw.

17.Bale Parisoma.

18.Abyssinian Slaty Flycatcher.

19.White-rumped Babbler.

20.Abyssinian Catbird.

21.White-backed Tit.

22.Red-billed Chough

23. Streseman’s Bush Crow

24.Thick-billed Raven.

25.Black-headed Siskin.

26.Brown-rumped Seed-eater.