Introduction to Magnificent Birding at Lake Naivasha

If you’re a eager birder, then Lake Naivasha in Kenya is one place so as to add to your bucket listing. This text tells of the birds we’ve got seen there and the actions accessible that allow you to see completely different species – boating for water birds, biking for floor birds, and strolling for woodland species.Birds on the Lake

Given it is a big lake, the obvious exercise to do when visiting Naivasha is to get out on a ship. The hippos are often the draw card, however the myriad water fowl species impress even those that suppose they don’t seem to be taken with birds. This is what we’ve got seen whereas out on the lake:
Nice White Pelican

Nice Cormorant

Lengthy-tailed Cormorant

Cattle Egret

Widespread Squacco Heron

Little Egret

Gray Heron

Purple Heron

Black-headed Heron


Marabou Stork

Yellow-billed Stork

Sacred Ibis

African Spoonbill

Larger Flamingo

Lesser Flamingo

Egyptian Goose

Yellow-billed Duck

African Fish Eagle

Black Crake

Pink-knobbed Coot

African Jacana

Black-winged Stilt

Blacksmith plover




Pied Kingfisher
Birds whereas Strolling

There are a number of Conservancies round Lake Naivasha the place you may get pleasure from a strolling safari and see woodland fowl species. These embody Wileli Conservancy, Inexperienced Crater Lake and Hells Gate Nationwide Park. In Hells Gate you can too rent bicycles to discover extra of the park, and there are additionally locations the place you may journey horses. Whether or not you’re on foot, bike or horse, recognizing birds is less complicated than from a car. This is what we noticed on one stroll in Wileli Conservancy:
Hadada Ibis

Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture

Auger Buzzard

Lengthy-crested Eagle

Topped Plover

Ring-necked Dove

Gray Woodpecker

Plain-backed Pipit

Widespread Bulbul

Cinnamon Bracken Warbler

Rattling Cisticola


Widespread Drongo

Black-headed Oriole

Rüppell’s Lengthy-tailed Starling

Excellent Starling

Wattled Starling

Pink-billed Oxpecker

Rufous Sparrow

Baglafecht (Reichenow’s) Weaver

Pink-headed Weaver