Birds of Masai Mara National Reserve : Bird watching is one of the most famous east African safari adventures to carry out in the numerous destinations, and yet again get to explore one of the destinations in Kenya that is far famous for Kenya birding safaris.

Masai mara national park is known to have over 500 bird species and a daunting 47 species of birds of prey hence masai mara national park is one of the best birding destinations in Kenya and to all bird lovers the destination is the one choice haven for bird lovers.

Treetops, bushes and skies are a feast for birdwatcher’s eyes in masai mara national park and a visit into the national park is just what all bird lovers would desire to experience as they get to marvel at these savannah birds such as the world’s largest bird the ostrich, to teeny tiny sunbirds which are so hard to spot with the naked eye.

And once you are on bird watching safari adventure into the great masai mara national park also take some time to Look up to the skies to see six species of vultures scavenging the carcasses of animals of prey this will electrify your mood to such for more species of birds that are within the national park.

Bird watching safaris in Maasai mara national Reserve are best carried out in the months of November through April despite of the fact that the safari activity can even be carried out all year through but these months are recommended because the European and Northern African migratory birds be arriving in the national park.

Bird list

The list below contains all of the known endemic bird species to Kenya and the near-endemic bird species common to the region all these await one to marvel and sight while on a bird watching safari into the great masai mara national park and they include;

  • turkey-sized Ground Hornbills
  • Secretary Birds
  • Kori Bustards
  • Jaunty Crowned-Plovers
  • White Storks
  • Crowned Cranes
  • Saddle-Billed Storks
  • Yellow-Billed Storks
  • Sacred Ibis
  • Goliath Heron
  • Grey Heron
  • Black-headed Heron
  • Great White Egret
  • Rufous-bellied Heron breeds
  • Madagascar Squacco Heron
  • Magpie Shrike
  • White-rumped Shrike
  • Red-backed Shrike
Birds of Masai Mara National Reserve
Red-backed Shrike
  • Turkestan Shrike
  • Isabelline Shrike
  • Mackinnon’s Shrike
  • Lesser Grey Shrike
  • Grey-backed Fiscal
  • Long-tailed Fiscal
  • Taita Fiscal
  • Southern Fiscal
  • Northern Fiscal
  • Cape Crow
  • White-necked Raven
  • Pied Crow
  • House Crow
  • Blue-mantled Paradise-flycatcher
  • Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird
  • Collared Sunbird
  • Green-headed Sunbird
  • Olive Sunbird
  • Amethyst Sunbird
  • Scarlet-chested Sunbird
  • Hunter’s Sunbird
  • Tacazze Sunbird
  • Bronzy Sunbird
  • Malachite Sunbird
  • River birds
  • Kingfishers,
  • Colorful Ross’s Turaco ,
  • Schawlow’s Turaco.
  • Pygmy Falcon
  • Impala
  • dikdik
  • Bateleur
  • Abdim’s Stork
  • African finfoot
  • African wood owl
  • Ayres’s hawk eagle
  • Cinnamon-breasted bunting
  • Denham’s bustard
  • Giant kingfisher
  • Grey-crested helmet-shrike (NE)
  • Grey penduline tit
  • Hildebrandt’s starling
  • Jackson’s widowbird
  • Lazy cisticola
  • Ostrich
  • Purple grenadier
  • Red-throated tit
  • Ross’s turaco
  • Rosy-throated longclaw
  • Rufous-bellied heron
  • Rufous-throated wryneck
  • Saddle-billed stork
  • Schalow’s turaco
  • Secretary bird
  • Silverbird
  • Southern ground hornbill
  • Swahili sparrow
  • Tabora cisticola
  • Temminck’s courser
  • Trilling cisticola
  • Usambiro barbet (NE)
  • White-bellied go-away bird
  • Woolly-necked stork
  • Yellow-mantled widowbird
  • Yellow-throated sand grouse
  • Egyptian Goose
  • Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
  • African Pygmy-Goose
  • Eurasian Wigeon
  • Mallard
  • Cape Teal
  • Red-billed Duck
  • Northern Pintail
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Southern Pochard

This a list of some of the numerous birds that are found in the great Maasai mara national Reserve and with our tour operators you can get to learn more about the bird list in the national park.

The list of birds in masai mara national park is wide and long and the adventure cannot be exhausted, there are also so very many other safari activities that can be carried out in the national park.

With the help of our safari operator’s, you can be able to experience all these and the great birding safari experience in Kenya and all around masai mara national park.

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