Bird Watching in Ethiopia

bird watching in ethiopia

Ethiopian Bird Watching


All There is To Know About Bird Watching in Ethiopia

Locations best suited for bird watching:


Bale Mountain region

Blue Nile gorges (Debrelibanos vicinity)

Akaki wetlands

Lake Ziway

Lake Langano

Lake Abiata

Lake Shala

Lake Awasa

Wondo Genet

Bale Mountains National Park



Ethiopia's 23* endemic bird species:


Abyssinian catbird (Parophasma galinieri)

Abyssinian Salty flycatcher

Abyssinian longclaw (Macronyx flavicollis)

Abyssinian Woodpecker (Dendropicos abyssinicus)

Abyssinian Bush-crow (Zavattariornis stresemanni)

Ankober Serin (Serinus ankoberensis)

Black-headed Siskin (Serinus nigriceps)

Black-winged Lovebird

Blue-winged Goose

Degodi lark (Mirafra degodiensis)

Harwood's francolin (Francolinus hardwoodi)

Nechisar nightjar (Caprimulgus nechisarensis)

Prince Ruspoli's Turaco (Tauraco ruspolii)

Salvadori's serin (Serinus xantholaema)

Sidamo Long-clawd Lark (Heteromirafra sidamoensis)

Spot-breasted Lapwing (Vanellus melanocephalus)

Thick-billed Raven

White-collard Pigeon

Wattled ibis

White-throated Serin

White-tailed swallow (Hirundo megaensis)

Yellow-fronted parrot (Poicephalus flavifrons)

Yellow-throated serin (Serinus flavigula)

*Note: Another seven species have been reported but yet to be identified.