Lake Baringo


Lake Baringo is a real birding heaven offering excellent birding opportunities in the Kenya, Lake Baringo is a stunning soda lake dotted with steam jets, natural hot springs and geysers. The lake is famously famous for over 2 million flamingoes that have been recorded at the shores to thrill while on Kenya Safaris.

Lake Baringo has approximately 480 bird species recorded to be found in the area, below is the list to birds found around Lake Baringo.


Ostriches: Struthionidae

Common Ostrich

Ducks: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-Duck

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

White-backed Duck

Knob-billed Duck

Egyptian Goose

Spur-winged Goose

African Pygmy-Goose


Blue-billed Teal

Lake Baringo
Blue-billed Teal

Northern Shoveler

Eurasian Wigeon

Yellow-billed Duck

Cape Teal

Red-billed Duck

Northern Pintail

Eurasian Teal

Southern Pochard

Tufted Duck

Maccoa Duck

Guineafowl: Numididae

Helmeted Guineafowl

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

Crested Francolin

Harlequin Quail

Hildebrandt’s Francolin

Yellow-necked Francolin

Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

Greater Flamingo

Lesser Flamingo

Grebes: Podicipedidae

Little Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

Rock Pigeon

Speckled Pigeon

Dusky Turtle-Dove

Mourning Collared-Dove

Ring-necked Dove

Laughing Dove

Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove

Namaqua Dove

African Green-Pigeon

Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse

Lichtenstein’s Sandgrouse

Bustards: Otididae

 Kori Bustard

Black-bellied Bustard

Turacos: Musophagidae

White-crested Turaco

White-bellied Go-away-bird

Cuckoos: Cuculidae

Red-chested Cuckoo

Black Cuckoo

Common Cuckoo

African Cuckoo

Black Coucal

White-browed Coucal

Pied Cuckoo

Levaillant’s Cuckoo

Great Spotted Cuckoo

Klaas’s Cuckoo

African Emerald Cuckoo

Dideric Cuckoo

Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

Standard-winged Nightjar

Eurasian Nightjar

Sombre Nightjar

Donaldson-Smith’s Nightjar

Swamp Nightjar

Lake Baringo
Swamp Nightjar

Plain Nightjar

Star-spotted Nightjar

Freckled Nightjar

Slender-tailed Nightjar

Swifts: Apodidae

Scarce Swift

Alpine Swift

Mottled Swift

Common Swift

Nyanza Swift

African Swift

Little Swift

Horus Swift

White-rumped Swift

African Palm-Swift

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

African Rail

African Crake

Lesser Moorhen

Eurasian Moorhen

Red-knobbed Coot

Allen’s Gallinule

African Swamphen

Striped Crake

Black Crake

Baillon’s Crake

Cranes: Gruidae

 Black Crowned-Crane

Thick-knees: Burhinidae

Water Thick-knee

Eurasian Thick-knee

Senegal Thick-knee

Spotted Thick-knee

Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged Stilt

Pied Avocet

Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

Black-bellied Plover

Long-toed Lapwing

Blacksmith Lapwing

Spur-winged Lapwing

Black-headed Lapwing

Senegal Lapwing

Black-winged Lapwing

Crowned Lapwing

Wattled Lapwing

Lesser Sand-Plover

Greater Sand-Plover

Caspian Plover

Kittlitz’s Plover

Common Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Three-banded Plover

Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-Snipe

Jacanas: Jacanidae

 African Jacana


Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae


Bar-tailed Godwit

Black-tailed Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone


Curlew Sandpiper

Temminck’s Stint


Little Stint

Jack Snipe

Terek Sandpiper

Great Snipe

Common Snipe

African Snipes

Common Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Spotted Redshank

Common Greenshank

Marsh Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper

Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

Temminck’s Courser

Three-banded Courser

Black-winged Pratincole

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

Gray-hooded Gull

Black-headed Gull

Pallas’s Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Little Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Caspian Tern

White-winged Tern

Whiskered Tern

Common Tern

African Skimmer

Storks: Ciconiidae

African Openbill

Black Stork

Abdim’s Stork

Woolly-necked Stork

White Stork

Saddle-billed Stork

Marabou Stork

Yellow-billed Stork

Anhingas: Anhingidae

African Darter

Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed Cormorant

Great Cormorant

Pelicans: Pelecanidae

Great White Pelican

Pink-backed Pelican

Hamerkop: Scopidae


Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

Little Bittern

Dwarf Bittern

Gray Heron

Black-headed Heron

Goliath Heron

Purple Heron

Great Egret

Intermediate Egret

Little Egret

Western Reef-Heron

Black Heron

Cattle Egret

Squacco Heron

Malagasy Pond-Heron

Striated Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

Glossy Ibis

African Sacred Ibis

Hadada Ibis

African Spoonbill

Osprey: Pandionidae


Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

Black-winged Kite

Scissor-tailed Kite

African Harrier-Hawk

Egyptian Vulture

European Honey-buzzard

White-headed Vulture

Lappet-faced Vulture

Hooded Vulture

White-backed Vulture

Rueppell’s Griffon


Short-toed Snake-Eagle

Brown Snake-Eagle

Bat Hawk

Martial Eagle

Long-crested Eagle

Lesser Spotted Eagle

Wahlberg’s Eagle

Booted Eagle

Tawny Eagle

Steppe Eagle

Imperial Eagle

Verreaux’s Eagle

African Hawk-Eagle

Dark Chanting-Goshawk

Gabar Goshawk

Grasshopper Buzzard

Eurasian Marsh-Harrier

African Marsh-Harrier

Pallid Harrier

Montagu’s Harrier

African Goshawk


Levant Sparrowhawk

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Black Kite

African Fish-Eagle

Common Buzzard|

Augur Buzzard

Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

Barn Owl

Owls: Strigidae

African Scops-Owl

Northern White-faced Owl

Spotted Eagle-Owl

Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl

Pearl-spotted Owlet

Mousebirds: Coliidae

Speckled Mousebird

Blue-naped Mousebird

Trogons: Trogonidae

Narina Trogon

Hoopoes: Upupidae

Eurasian Hoopoe

Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

Green Woodhoopoe

Violet Woodhoopoe

Common Scimitarbill

Abyssinian Scimitarbill

Hornbills: Bucerotidae

Northern Ground-Hornbill
(Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill)

Crowned Hornbill

Hemprich’s Hornbill

African Gray Hornbill

Northern Red-billed Hornbill

Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Jackson’s Hornbill

Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

Malachite Kingfisher

African Pygmy Kingfisher

Gray-headed Kingfisher

Woodland Kingfisher

Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Striped Kingfisher

Giant Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

Bee-eaters: Meropidae

White-fronted Bee-eater

Little Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Madagascar Bee-eater

European Bee-eater

Northern Carmine Bee-eater

Rollers: Coraciidae

European Roller

Abyssinian Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller

Rufous-crowned Roller

Broad-billed Roller

African Barbets: Lybiidae

Red-and-yellow Barbet

D’Arnaud’s Barbet

Red-fronted Tinkerbird

Red-fronted Barbet

Spot-flanked Barbet

Black-throated Barbet

White-headed Barbet

Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

Lesser Honeyguide

Scaly-throated Honeyguide

Greater Honeyguide

Woodpeckers: Picidae

Cardinal Woodpecker

Bearded Woodpecker

Mountain Gray Woodpecker

Nubian Woodpecker

Golden-tailed Woodpecker

Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

Pygmy Falcon

Lesser Kestrel

Eurasian Kestrel

Greater Kestrel

Fox Kestrel

Gray Kestrel

Red-necked Falcon

Amur Falcon

Eleonora’s Falcon

Sooty Falcon

Eurasian Hobby

African Hobby

Lanner Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Taita Falcon

Parrots: Psittacidae

Meyer’s Parrot

Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

Black Cuckooshrike

Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden Oriole

African Golden Oriole

African Black-headed Oriole

Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

Chinspot Batis

Gray-headed Batis

Pygmy Batis

Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

White Helmetshrike

Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae


Northern Puffback

Brown-crowned Tchagra

Three-streaked Tchagra

Tropical Boubou

Black-headed Gonolek

Slate-colored Boubou

Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike

Gray-headed Bushshrike

Drongos: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed Drongo

Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

African Paradise-Flycatcher

Shrikes: Laniidae

Red-backed Shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Lesser Gray Shrike

Gray-backed Fiscal

Somali Fiscal

Northern Fiscal

Masked Shrike

Woodchat Shrike

White-rumped Shrike

Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

Pied Crow

Fan-tailed Raven

White-necked Raven

Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

Somali Tit

Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

Mouse-colored Penduline-Tit

African Penduline-Tit

Larks: Alaudidae

Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark

Pink-breasted Lark

Singing Bushlark

African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

Northern Crombec

Red-faced Crombec

Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

Yellow-bellied Eremomela

Gray Wren-Warbler

Gray-backed Camaroptera**

Buff-bellied Warbler

Brown-tailed Apalis**

Tawny-flanked Prinia

Pale Prinia

Red-fronted Warbler

Rattling Cisticola

Winding Cisticola

Zitting Cisticola

Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler

Upcher’s Warbler

Olive-tree Warbler

Sedge Warbler

Marsh Warbler

Eurasian Reed Warbler

Basra Reed Warbler

Lesser Swamp Warbler

Great Reed Warbler

Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

Highland Rush Warbler

Swallows: Hirundinidae

Plain Martin

Bank Swallow

Banded Martin

Rock Martin

Barn Swallow

Ethiopian Swallow

Wire-tailed Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow

Lesser Striped Swallow

Common House-Martin

Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

Northern Brownbul

Common Bulbul

Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

Willow Warbler

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

Eurasian Blackcap

Garden Warbler

Barred Warbler

Brown Parisoma

Greater Whitethroat

White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

Pale White-eye

Northern Yellow White-eye

Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

Rufous Chatterer

Brown Babbler

Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

Red-billed Oxpecker

Yellow-billed Oxpecker

Starlings: Sturnidae

Wattled Starling

Violet-backed Starling

Red-winged Starling

Bristle-crowned Starling

Magpie Starling

Rueppell’s Starling

Superb Starling

Lesser Blue-eared Starling

Greater Blue-eared Starling

Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

African Thrush

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

Spotted Flycatcher

African Gray Flycatcher

Pale Flycatcher

Gray Tit-Flycatcher

Ashy Flycatcher

Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin

Red-backed Scrub-Robin

White-browed Robin-Chat

Spotted Morning-Thrush

White-throated Robin

Thrush Nightingale

Common Nightingale

Common Redstart

Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush


African Stonechat

Mocking Cliff-Chat

Northern Wheatear

Capped Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Familiar Chat

Brown-tailed Chat

Abyssinian Wheatear

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird

Pygmy Sunbird

Hunter’s Sunbird

Bronze Sunbird

Golden-winged Sunbird

Beautiful Sunbird

Shining Sunbird

Variable Sunbird

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

White-billed Buffalo-Weaver

White-headed Buffalo-Weaver

Speckle-fronted Weaver

White-browed Sparrow-Weaver

Gray-headed Social-Weaver

Red-headed Weaver

Little Weaver

Spectacled Weaver

Northern Masked-Weaver

Lesser Masked-Weaver

Southern Masked-Weaver

Vitelline Masked-Weaver

Village Weaver

Black-headed Weaver

Golden-backed Weaver

Chestnut Weaver

Cardinal Quelea

Red-billed Quelea

Northern Red Bishop

Yellow-crowned Bishop

Fire-fronted Bishop

White-winged Widowbird

Fan-tailed Widowbird

Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

Bronze Mannikin

African Silverbill

Black-faced Waxbill

Black-cheeked Waxbill

Common Waxbill

Crimson-rumped Waxbill



Purple Grenadier

Gray-headed Silverbill

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu

Blue-capped Cordonbleu

Green-winged Pytilia

Red-billed Firefinch

African Firefinch

Indigobirds: Viduidae

Pin-tailed Whydah

Eastern Paradise-Whydah

Steel-blue Whydah

Straw-tailed Whydah

Village Indigobird

Purple Indigobird

Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

House Sparrow

Northern Gray-headed Sparrow

Parrot-billed Sparrow

Chestnut Sparrow

Yellow-spotted Bush Sparrow

Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

Western Yellow Wagtail

African Pied Wagtail

White Wagtail

African Pipit

Long-billed Pipit

Tawny Pipit

Tree Pipit

Red-throated Pipit

Golden Pipit

Rosy-throated Longclaw

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted Canary

African Citril

Black-throated Canary

White-bellied Canary

Northern Grosbeak-Canary

Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

Ortolan Bunting

Cinnamon-breasted Bunting

Golden-breasted Bunting

Somali Bunting

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