Tsavo East National Park Birds : Tsavo East National Park Birds is one of the perfect birding destinations across East Africa region. Most of visitors that flock inside the park go for game viewing and birding. Fact, the park is a birding hoven that inhabits both permanent and migratory birds. The bird checklist in Tsavo East National Park is over 500 species of birds.
More so, the different vegetation cover at the park ranges from the swampy vegetation to the rocky vegetation. Tsavo East National Park is dotted by the dry open savannah vegetation. The park lies in the remote Taru semi-desert kilometers away from the busy coastal area. More to that, Tsavo East is located on the open low and semi-arid part of the country on the edge of the beautiful inland plateau – with perfect highway and railway that crosses the park in the Centre running from the capital city to the busy Mombasa business town.
The bird checklist in Tsavo East National Park is categorized in various different birding list such as; Acrocephalus griseldis, Anhinga rufa, Casmerodius albus, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, Polemaetus bellicosus, Trigonoceps occipitalis among others. The Migratory birds usually appear to the park during the of November and around March to May, they visit the park to breed. Below is a birding list in Tsavo East National Park Kenya as follows;
The Struthioniformes species in Tsavo East National Park includes Common Ostrich, Somali Ostrich.
The Anseriformes species in Tsavo East National Park includes; Spur-winged Goose, Egyptian Goose, Knob-billed Duck, White-faced Whistling -Duck, Southern Pochard, Northern Pintail, Red-billed Duck, Blue-billed Teal, Garganey, Spur-winged Goose.
The Galliformes species found in Tsavo East National Park includes; Helmeted Guineafowl, Vulturine Guineafowl, Eastern Crested Guineafowl, Yellow-necked Spurfowl, Hildebrandt’s Spurfowl, Yellow-necked Spurfowl, Crested Francolin, Coqui Francolin, Common Quail, Harlequin Quail.
The Phoenicopteriformes species found in Tsavo National Park includes; Greater flamingo, Lesser flamingo.
The podicipediformes species found in Tsavo East National Park includes Little Grebe.
The Columbiformes species found in Tsavo East National Park includes Namaqua Dove, Tambourine Dove, Rock Pigeon, Speckled Pigeon, Mourning Collared-Dove, Red-necked Dove, Laughing Dove.
The Pterocliformes species found in Tsavo East National Park includes Black-faced Sandgrouse, Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse.
The Otidiformes species to see in Tsavo East National Park includes Hartlaub’s Bustard, Black-bellied Bustard, Buff-crested Bustard, Kori Bustard, Heuglin’s Bustard among others.
The Musophagiformes species found in Tsavo East National Park includes White-bellied Go – away – bird.
The Cuculiformes species found in Tsavo East National Park incudes; Pied Cuckoo, Levaillant’s Cuckoo, Great spotted Cuckoo, Green Malkoha, White-browed Coucal, Common Cuckoo, African Cuckoo, Red-chested Cuckoo, Dideric Cuckoo, Klaas’s Cuckoo, Black Cuckoo among others.
The Caprimulgiformes species found in Tsavo East Park includes; Square -tailed Nightjar, Slender -tailed Nightjar, Freckled Nightjar, Plain Nightjar, Fiery-necked Nightjar, Donaldson Smith’s Nightjar, Eurasian Nightjar, Sombre Nightjar, Nubian Nightjar.
The Caprimulgiformes species found in Tsavo East National Park includes; African Palm Swift, White-rumped Swift, Little Swift, African Swift, Mottled Spine tail, Bat-like Spine tail, Alpine Swift.
The Gruiformes species to see in Tsavo East National Park includes; Black Crake, Eurasian Moorhen, Corn Crake, Gray Crowned -Crane.
The Charadriiformes species to see in Tsavo East National Park Includes ; Three-banded plover ,Common Ringed plover ,Black-bellied Plover ,Spotted Thick-Knee ,Water Thick -knee ,White-fronted Plover , Kittlitz’z plover ,Caspian plover , Crowned Lapwing ,Senegal Lapwing ,Black-headed Lapwing ,Spur-winged Lapwing ,Greater Painted -Snipe ,African Jacana ,Common Green shark ,Common Snipe ,Green Sandpiper ,Marsh Sandpiper ,Spotted Redshank ,Little Stint ,Curlew Sandpiper ,Ruff ,Small Buttonquail ,Quail- plover ,Madagascar Pratincole ,Collared Pratincole ,Temminck’s Courser ,Bronze -winged Courser ,Three-banded Courser ,Double- banded Courser ,Somali Courser ,Black -headed Gull ,Gull- billed Tern ,Whiskered Tern ,White-winged Tern.
The Ciconiformes species found in Tsavo East National Park includes; Abdim’s stork, Black Stork, African Openbill, Yellow-billed Stork, Marabou Stork, Saddle-billed Stork, White Stork, Africa Woolly-necked Stork.
The Suliformes species found in Tsavo East National Park includes; African Darter, Long- tailed Cormorant.
The Pelecaniformes species found in the park includes; Dwarf Bittern, Hamerkop, Great White Pelican, Pink -backed Pelican, Goliath Heron, Black -headed Heron, Purple Heron, Gray Heron, Yellow-billed Egret, Western Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Squacco Heron, Malagasy Pond -heron, Striated Heron, Hadada Ibis, African Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis, African Sacred Ibis.
The Accipitriformes species found in the park includes ;Secretary bird ,Africa Cuckoo-Hawk ,European Honey -Buzzard ,Egyptian vulture ,Palm-nut Vulture ,African Harrier-hawk ,Scissor-tailed Kite ,Black -winged kite , Booted Eagle ,Wahlberg’s Eagle ,Lesser Spotted Eagle ,Long-crested Eagle ,Martial Eagle ,Brown Snake -Eagle ,Black-chested Snake -Eagle ,Bateleur , Lapper-faced Vulture ,Hooded Vulture ,White-backed Vulture ,Ruppel’s Griffon ,Pallid Harrier ,Montagu’s Harrier ,Little Sparrowhawk ,Lizard Buzzard ,African Hawk-Eagle ,Eastern Chanting -Goshawk ,Long -legged Buzzard ,Common Buzzard ,African Fish -Eagle .
The Strigiformes species to see in Tsavo Nation Park includes; Eurasian Scops-Owl, African Scops-Owl, Pearl -spotted Owlet, Spotted Eagle -Owl.
The Coliformes species found in Tsavo National Park includes; Blue-napped Mousebird, White-headed Mousebird, Speckled Mousebird.
The Trogoniformes species found in the park includes; Narina Trogon
The Bucerotiformes species in Tsavo Park includes; Eurasian Hoopoe, Green Woodhoopoe, Violet Woodhoopoe, Common Scimitar bill, Abyssinian Scimitar bill, Crowned Hornbill, Trumpeter Hornbill, Northern Red-billed Hornbills.
The Coraciiformes species in Tsavo Park includes; Half -collared Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, African pygmy Kingfisher, Northern Carmine Bee-eater, European Bee-eater, Madagascar Bee -eater, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Little Bee -eater, Somali Bee -eater, White-throated Bee -eater, Blue-cheeked Bee -eater, Broad-billed Roller, Rufous -crowned Roller, Lilac-breasted Roller.
The Piciformes species to see in Tsavo park includes; Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Red and Yellow Barber, D’Arnaud’s Barbet, Cardinal Woodpecker, Bearded woodpecker, Eurasian Wryneck, Greater Honeyguide, Scaly -throated Honeyguide among others.
The Passeriformes species includes Rosy -patched Bush shrike, Slate-colored Boubou, Red-napped Bush shrike, Three -streaked Tchagra, Black-crowned Tchagra, Pringle’s Puffback, Brubru, Fort-tailed Drongo, Africa Paradise -Flycatcher, Red-tailed shrike, Red-backed shrike.
The Psittaciformes species includes; Red-bellied parrot.
The Falconiformes species includes; Pygmy Falcon, Lesser Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel, Red-necked Falcon, Amur Falcon, Sooty falcon, Eurasian Hobby, African Hobby, Taita Falcon, Peregrine Falcon among others.