Birds in Lake Nakuru national park: Lake Nakuru national park is famous birding destination in Kenya and as well a home to other wildlife species that make it an incredible national park to explore for wildlife lovers and majorly bird lovers. Lake Nakuru national park is one the parks situated within the Kenya’s rift valley region comprising of both savanna grassland and woodland that are excellent habitats of different bird species. Basically, Lake Nakuru national park is a home to more than 300 recorded bird species with the major population recorded along the shores of Lake Nakuru. The major species of birds recorded in Lake Nakuru national park are the rare pink flamingos both the lesser and great flamingo birds are easily spotted along Lake Nakuru to thrill while on Kenya Wildlife Tours. Apart from Flamingo birds, Lake Nakuru national park is a home to other several species of water birds, migratory birds, forest birds and many more as ween below;

Birds in Lake Nakuru national park Kenya
African Fire finch

Here are some of the bird species one should expect to see during the safari to the park and they include; Greater & lesser Flamingo, Ring-necked Dove, Red-chested Cuckoo, Eurasian Nightjar, Black-winged Stilt, Greater Painted-Snipe, Crab-Plover, Yellow-billed Stork, Goliath Heron, African Sacred Ibis, Imperial Eagle, Black-chested Snake-Eagle, Black Kite, Spotted Eagle-Owl, Green Wood hoopoe, Malachite Kingfisher, Northern Carmine Bee-eater, Pallid Honey guide, African Gray Woodpecker, Lesser Kestrel, Eurasian Golden Oriole, White Helmet shrike, Tropical Boubou, African Paradise-Flycatcher, Cape and Pied Crow, Red-capped Lark, Winding Cisticola, Bank Swallow, Black Sawing, Slender-billed Greenbul, Rufous Chatterer, Superb Starling, Abyssinian Thrush, Common Redstart, Abyssinian Wheatear, Bronze Sunbird, Shining Sunbird, Speke’s Weaver, African Fire finch, Kenya Rufous Sparrow, Red-throated Pipit, Cinnamon-breasted Bunting, Marsh Warbler, Gray-crested Helmet shrike, African Black-headed Oriole, Eurasian Kestrel, Mountain Gray Woodpecker, Lesser Honey guide, Red-fronted Tinker bird      ,  European Roller, Gray-headed Kingfisher, Violet Wood hoopoe, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, African Fish-Eagle, Brown Snake-Eagle, Dark Chanting-Goshawk, Hadada Ibis, Purple Heron, Long-tailed Cormorant, Gray-hooded Gull, Black-tailed Godwit, Blacksmith Lapwing, Common Swift, Common Cuckoo, Laughing Dove, Egyptian Goose, Common Ostrich, Yellow-billed Duck, Helmeted Guinea fowl, Dusky Turtle-Dove, Klaas’s Cuckoo, African Palm-Swift, Spur-winged Lapwing, Ruddy Turnstone, Little Stint, Great White Pelican, Great Egret, Glossy Ibis, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Giant Kingfisher, African Hoopoe, Pied Kingfisher, White-headed Barbet, Nubian Woodpecker, Black Cuckoo shrike, Red-backed Shrike, White-bellied Tit, Wire-tailed Swallow, Willow Warbler, African Dusky Flycatcher, Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird, Variable Sunbird, Crimson-rumped Waxbill, Mountain Wagtail, Brimstone Canary, Golden-breasted Bunting, Western Yellow Wagtail, Common Waxbill, Baglafecht Weaver, Green-headed Sunbird, Spotted Flycatcher, Wattled Starling, African Hill Babbler, Red-rumped Swallow, Buff-bellied Warbler, Foxy Lark, Lesser Gray Shrike, Chin spot Batis, Greater Kestrel, Greater Honey guide, White-fronted Bee-eater, White-throated Bee-eater, Greater Spotted Eagle, African Spoonbill, Intermediate Egret, Pink-backed Pelican, Common Sandpiper, Black-winged Lapwing, Crowned-Crane, Red-eyed Dove, Hildebrandt’s Francolin, Red-billed Duck, White-faced Whistling-Duck, Northern Pintail, Coqui Francolin, Speckled Pigeon, White-bellied Bustard, Little Swift, Crowned Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Marabou Stork, Cattle Egret, Crowned Eagle, Grasshopper Buzzard, Blue-napped Mouse bird, Namaqua Dove, Rufous-crowned Roller, Meyer’s Parrot, Northern Puff back, Gray-backed Fiscal, Rufous-napped Lark, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Gray-rumped Swallow, Kikuyu White-eye, African Gray Flycatcher, Little Rock-Thrush, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Red-billed Fire finch, Northern Gray-headed Sparrow, Yellow-throated Long claw, African Pied Wagtail, Golden-winged Sunbird, Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush, Northern Double-collared Sunbird, White-eyed Salty-Flycatcher, Arrow-marked Babbler, Common Bulbul, Gray-capped Warbler, Rattling Cisticola, Black-crowned Tchegera, Broad-billed Roller, African Gray Hornbill, Eurasian Marsh-Harrier, Long-crested Eagle, Squacco Heron, Great Cormorant, Gray Heron, Three-banded Plover, Lesser Sand-Plover, Black-bellied Bustard, Tambourine Dove, White-browed Coucal, Little Egret, Black-winged Kite, European Honey-buzzard, Striped Kingfisher, Rufous-necked Wryneck, Brown-crowned Tchegera, Eurasian Reed Warbler, Hildebrandt’s Starling, African Thrush, Long-tailed Widowbird, White Wagtail, Brown-backed Scrub-Robin, Mosque Swallow, Fork-tailed Drongo, Cardinal Woodpecker, Steppe Eagle, Madagascar Bee-eater, Gabar Goshawk, White-headed Vulture, African Harrier-Hawk, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Common Greenshank, Caspian Plover, Black Stork, Rueppell’s Griffon, Pallid Harrier, Common Buzzard, Eleonora’s Falcon, Cape Robin-Chat, Plain-backed Pipit, African Pipit, White-browed Robin-Chat, Olive-tree Warbler, Common House-Martin, Eurasian Hobby, Speckled Mouse bird, African Goshawk, Wahlberg’s Eagle, White Stork, Common Ringed Plover, Lanner Falcon, Wailing Cisticola, Lappet-faced Vulture, Eurasian Blackcap, Greater Whitethroat, Greater Blue-eared Starling, Spectacled Weaver, Thrush Nightingale, Yellow-bellied Waxbill, Common Nightingale, Long-billed Pipit, Lesser Masked-Weaver, Red-backed Scrub-Robin, Garden Warbler, White-backed Vulture, Green Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Booted Eagle, Black Goshawk, Saddle-billed Stork, Lilac-breasted Roller, Marsh Sandpiper, Bearded Woodpecker, European Bee-eater, White-winged Tern, Spotted Redshank, Amur Falcon, Wood Sandpipe, Tawny Eagle, Gull-billed Tern, Common Redshank, Whiskered Tern, Black-headed Heron and many more.

Birding in Lake Nakuru national park is usually enjoyed during the rainy season when the park receives migratory birds. Get in touch with our best tour consultant to plan your next adventure to Kenya.

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