Bird Checklist in Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Bird Checklist in Ol Pejeta Conservancy : Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 360 square kilometers not-for profit wildlife conservancy located in Central Kenya – Laikipia County, the conservancy is situated along the equator west of Nanyuki and between the foothills of Aberdares and Mount Kenya.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy works towards conserving wildlife and provide a sanctuary for great ape and at the same time generate income through wildlife tourism.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa which reached a milestone of 100 black rhinos in 2013, the conservancy is also home to the two remaining northern white rhinos in the world.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is not only home to the Big Five game and chimpanzees found in The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Santcuary, but also to a huge population of birds making the site one of the best birding destinations in Kenya.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to over 500 bird species including residents, migrant and endangered species, these birds include


Common Ostrich


Egyptian Goose

Yellow-billed Duck

Red-billed Duck

Grouse, Quail, and Allies

Helmeted Guineafowl

Crested Francolin

Shelley’s Francolin

Yellow-necked Spurfowl

Pigeons and Doves

Speckled Pigeon

Red-eyed Dove

Ring-necked Dove

Laughing Dove

Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove

Namaqua Dove

African Green-Pigeon


Kori Bustard

White-bellied Bustard

Black-bellied Bustard


White-bellied Go-away-bird


White-browed Coucal

Dideric Cuckoo

Klaas’s Cuckoo


African Swift

Little Swift

White-rumped Swift

African Palm Swift


Gray Crowned-Crane


Spotted Thick-knee

Blacksmith Lapwing

Black-winged Lapwing

Crowned Lapwing

Caspian Plover

Kittlitz’s Plover

Three-banded Plover


Little Stint

Common Sandpiper

Common Greenshank

Wood Sandpiper


Saddle-billed Stork

Marabou Stork

Yellow-billed Stork

Shoebill and Hammerkop


Herons, Ibis, and Allies

Gray Heron

Black-headed Heron

Cattle Egret

African Sacred Ibis

Hadada Ibis

African Spoonbill

Vultures, Hawks, and Allies


African Harrier-Hawk

White-backed Vulture

Rüppell’s Griffon

Booted Eagle

Tawny Eagle

Eurasian Marsh-Harrier

Montagu’s Harrier

Black Kite

African Fish-Eagle

Augur Buzzard


Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl


Speckled Mousebird

Blue-naped Mousebird


Eurasian Hoopoe

Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills

Green Woodhoopoe

Common Scimitarbill


Von der Decken’s Hornbill

Northern Red-billed Hornbill


Malachite Kingfisher

Gray-headed Kingfisher

Striped Kingfisher

Bee-eaters, Rollers, and Allies

Little Bee-eater

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

European Bee-eater

Lilac-breasted Roller

Barbets and Toucans

D’Arnaud’s Barbet

Red-fronted Barbet


Cardinal Woodpecker

Bearded Woodpecker

Mountain Gray Woodpecker

Bird Checklist in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Mountain Gray Woodpecker

Nubian Woodpecker

Falcons and Caracaras

Lesser Kestrel

Eurasian Kestrel

Lanner Falcon

Parrots, Parakeets, and Allies

Meyer’s Parrot


Black Cuckooshrike

Old World Orioles

African Black-headed Oriole

Black-tailed Oriole

Wattle-eyes and Batises

Chinspot Batis

Vangas, Helmetshrikes, and Allies

White Helmetshrike

Bushshrikes and Allies


Black-backed Puffback

Black-crowned Tchagra

Tropical Boubou

Slate-colored Boubou

Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike


Fork-tailed Drongo

Monarch Flycatchers

African Paradise-Flycatcher


Red-backed Shrike

Red-tailed Shrike

Red-tailed/Isabelline Shrike

Lesser Gray Shrike

Northern Fiscal

White-rumped Shrike

Jays, Magpies, Crows, and Ravens

Pied Crow

Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice

White-bellied Tit


Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark

Fawn-colored Lark

Rufous-naped Lark

Flappet Lark

Red-capped Lark

This field checklist was generated using eBird (

African Warblers

Northern Crombec

Red-faced Crombec

Cisticolas and Allies

Green-backed Camaroptera

Yellow-breasted Apalis

Gray Apalis

Tawny-flanked Prinia

Rattling Cisticola

cisticola sp.

Martins and Swallows

Plain Martin

Banded Martin

Barn Swallow

Wire-tailed Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow

Lesser Striped Swallow

Mosque Swallow

Common House-Martin

Black Sawwing


Common Bulbul

Leaf Warblers

Willow Warbler

Sylviid Warblers

Eurasian Blackcap

Laughingthrushes and Allies

Rufous Chatterer

Brown Babbler

Black-lored Babbler


Red-billed Oxpecker

Yellow-billed Oxpecker

Starlings and Mynas

Wattled Starling

Violet-backed Starling

Hildebrandt’s Starling

Rüppell’s Starling

Superb Starling

Greater Blue-eared Starling

Old World Flycatchers

African Dusky Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher

African Gray Flycatcher

White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher

White-browed Robin-Chat

Northern Anteater-Chat

Northern Wheatear

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters

Amethyst Sunbird

Bronze Sunbird

Golden-winged Sunbird

Mariqua Sunbird

Bird Checklist in Ol Pejeta Conservancy : Weavers and Allies

White-browed Sparrow-Weaver

Gray-headed Social-Weaver

Red-headed Weaver

Baglafecht Weaver

Spectacled Weaver

Vitelline Masked-Weaver

Speke’s Weaver

Village Weaver

Bird Checklist in Ol Pejeta Conservancy : Estrildids

Bronze Mannikin

Black-and-white Mannikin

Yellow-bellied Waxbill

Common Waxbill

Purple Grenadier

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu

Red-billed Firefinch

African Firefinch

Old World Sparrows

Kenya Rufous Sparrow

Parrot-billed Sparrow

Chestnut Sparrow

Yellow-spotted Bush Sparrow

Bird Checklist in Ol Pejeta Conservancy : Wagtails and Pipits

Western Yellow Wagtail

African Pied Wagtail

African Pipit

Plain-backed Pipit

Tree Pipit

Yellow-throated Longclaw

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies

Reichenow’s Seedeater

Brimstone Canary

Thick-billed Seedeater

Old World Buntings

Golden-breasted Bunting

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