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KENYA 3rd March to 11th March 1999

Nairobi airport, BTC, Home 3/3/1999
Marabou Stork 50
Sacred Ibis 6
Black Kite 50
Black-winged Lapwing 1. Beside the road.
Speckled Mousebird 2
Yellow-vented Bulbul 3
Olive Thrush 3
African Paradise-flycatcher 2
Variable Sunbird 6
Pied Crow 10
Red-winged Starling 6. In trees at Airport.
Grey-headed Sparrow 1
Red-billed Firefinch 2

Home, Matumbato Rd, Nairobi 3/3/1999
Marabou Stork 2
Hadada Ibis 2
Sacred Ibis 3
Black Kite 20
Steppe Buzzard 1
Lanner Falcon 1
Barn Owl 1
African Palm-swift 2
Little Swift 1
Speckled Mousebird 3
European Bee-eater 1
Black Cuckooshrike 1 female
Yellow-vented Bulbul 3
Olive Thrush 1
Yellow-breasted Apalis 2
Willow Warbler 1
African Paradise-flycatcher 2
White-bellied Tit 2
Variable Sunbird 2
Pied Crow 6
Grey-headed Sparrow 2
Baglafecht Weaver 6
Red-billed Firefinch 5

Nairobi National Park 4/3/1999
Ostrich 8
Long-tailed Cormorant 2
African Darter 1. Near Hyena Dam.
White Pelican 3
Grey Heron 3. Hyena Dam and Athi Dam
Black-headed Heron 10. Hyena Dam, Athi Dam and in the scrub.
Cattle Egret 20
Green Heron 1 Hippo Pools
Yellow-billed Stork 6
African Openbill 2. Both at Hyena Dam.
Woolly-necked Stork 3
Marabou Stork 100
Sacred Ibis 50
African Spoonbill 5
Egyptian Goose 3
Comb Duck 1
Yellow-billed Duck 1
Black-shouldered Kite 6
Black Kite 10
African White-backed Vulture 100
Black-chested Snake-eagle 1 A single bird over flew Athi Dam to the northeast.
Bateleur 1
Pallid Harrier 1. A male on the ground near Athi Dam
Gabar Goshawk 2. A pair near Cheetah Gate.
African Goshawk 2
Augur Buzzard 2
Tawny Eagle 6
Martial Eagle 2 Nesting. Juvenile almost ready to fly
Secretary-bird 2
Lanner Falcon 1
Helmeted Guineafowl 20
Blacksmith Lapwing 6
Crowned Lapwing 3
Common Greenshank 1. Athi Dam
Little Stint 1. Athi Dam
Yellow-throated Sandgrouse 120. Athi Dam
Ring-necked Dove 2
Namaqua Dove 2. Near Cheetah Gate
White-bellied Go-away-bird 2
White-browed Coucal 1. Hippo Pools, creeping around the waterside scrub.
Little Swift 6
Malachite Kingfisher. 1 Hippo Pools
Pied Kingfisher 1
Little Bee-eater 10
Hoopoe 1. Hippo Pools
Von Der Decken's Hornbill 1
Fischer's Sparrow-lark 6. Feeding on ground near Athi Dam.
Plain Martin 6
Rock Martin 6
Barn Swallow 3
Mosque Swallow 5. Over Athi Dam.
Red-rumped Swallow 2
Pied Wheatear 6
Isabelline Wheatear 3
Lesser Swamp Warbler 1. Hippo Pools.
Winding Cisticola 2
Pectoral-patch Cisticola 1
Yellow-breasted Apalis. 1 Hippo Pools
Yellow Flycatcher-warbler 1. Hippo Pools
Pale Flycatcher 1
Bronze Sunbird 1
White-breasted White-eye 1. Hippo Pools
Long-tailed Fiscal 5
Fork-tailed Drongo 5
Pied Crow 6
Rüppell's Glossy-starling 6
Superb Starling 20
Red-billed Oxpecker 1
House Sparrow 3
Rufous Sparrow 6
Red-billed Firefinch 6
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu 3

Carnivore Restaurant, Nairobi 4/3/1999
Olive Thrush 1
Pale Flycatcher 1
Bronze Sunbird 2
Black-backed Puffback 1
Common Fiscal 1
Baglafecht Weaver 3

Roadsides Nairobi, Nakuru, Bogoria 5/3/1999
White Pelican 6
Black-headed Heron 3
Woolly-necked Stork 3. Soaring over the road west of Bogoria.
Marabou Stork 100
Hadada Ibis 2
Black-shouldered Kite 4
Black Kite 50
Montagu's Harrier 3
Augur Buzzard 5
Steppe Eagle 1
Long-crested Eagle 1
Laughing Dove 2
Mourning Dove 1
White-fronted Bee-eater 3
White-throated Bee-eater 6
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater 2
Lilac-breasted Roller 1
Red-billed Hornbill 2
Red-capped Lark 3
Barn Swallow 4
Richard's Pipit 2
African Pied Wagtail 2
Yellow Wagtail 1
Yellow-vented Bulbul 6
Willow Warbler 1
Pale Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher 2
Southern Black-flycatcher 1
Common Fiscal 5
Fork-tailed Drongo 5
Cape Crow 6
Pied Crow 5
Rüppell's Glossy-starling 6
Superb Starling 6
White-browed Sparrow-weaver 6

Bogoria Hotel 5/3/1999, evening
Squacco Heron 2. Overflying.
Marabou Stork 50
Spur-winged Lapwing 1
Laughing Dove 3
Mourning Dove 2
Slender-tailed Nightjar 1
Little Swift 2
Speckled Mousebird 5
Grey-headed Kingfisher 1
Woodland Kingfisher 2
Red-billed Hornbill 3
African Grey Hornbill 12
Cardinal Woodpecker 1
Barn Swallow 6
Lesser Striped-swallow 1
African Pied Wagtail 4
Yellow Wagtail 2
Yellow-vented Bulbul 3
Spotted Morning-thrush 1
Pale Flycatcher 2
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher 2
African Paradise-flycatcher 1
African Black-headed Oriole 1
Grey-backed Fiscal 2
Common Fiscal 2
Fork-tailed Drongo 2
Pied Crow 3
Rüppell's Glossy-starling 5
Superb Starling 3
White-billed Buffalo-weaver 20
Red-billed Buffalo-weaver 1
Little Weaver 3
Orange Bishop 1
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu 5

Lake Bogoria 6/3/1999
Ostrich 1
Black-necked Grebe 3
Cattle Egret 6
Sacred Ibis 6
Greater Flamingo 100
Lesser Flamingo 2000
Cape Teal 20
African Fish-eagle 7. Noted flamingo corpses in lakeside trees. Fish Eagles have recently started predating flamingos at Bogoria.
Eastern Chanting-goshawk 1. A female disturbed from a tree along the Bogoria to Baringo road.
Lesser Spotted Eagle 1
Steppe Eagle 1
Verreaux's Eagle 1. A sub-adult drifted along cliff edge behind Bogoria hot springs.
Helmeted Guineafowl 12
Grey Crowned-crane 20
Black-winged Stilt 4
Kittlitz's Plover 2
Spur-winged Lapwing 6
Temminck's Stint 6
Ruff 5
African Palm-swift 1
Common Swift 10
Little Swift 12
White-rumped Swift 1
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater 1. A bird noted on wires on the Bogoria approach road.
Lilac-breasted Roller 1
Jackson's Hornbill 1
African Grey Hornbill 2
Black-throated Barbet 2
D'arnaud's Barbet 4. A couple of pairs around the reserve entrance. Interesting duet noted.
Sand Martin 6
Rock Martin 5
Barn Swallow 6
Red-rumped Swallow 4
House Martin 6
Yellow Wagtail 1
Isabelline Wheatear 5
Olivaceous Warbler 1
Willow Warbler 1
Silverbird 1. In scrub at the end of the lake road, beyond hot springs.
African Grey Flycatcher 1
Rufous Chatterer 6
Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike 1. A bird in roadside scrub opposite the hot springs.
Chinspot Batis 1. A bird noted in scrub at the end of the lake road, beyond the hot springs.
Common Fiscal 5
Fork-tailed Drongo 3
Pied Crow 6
Rüppell's Glossy-starling 12
Wattled Starling 6. In the scrub at the end of the lake road, beyond the hot springs.
White-billed Buffalo-weaver 6
White-headed Buffalo-weaver 2
White-browed Sparrow-weaver 6

Lake Baringo 6/3/1999, late afternoon
Little Grebe 1
Long-tailed Cormorant 6
Great Cormorant 3
White Pelican 4
Little Egret 2
Grey Heron 1
Black-headed Heron 5
Purple Heron 1
Cattle Egret 3
Squacco Heron 3
Green Heron 2
Hamerkop 1
Yellow-billed Stork 3
Marabou Stork 6
Glossy Ibis 1
Hadada Ibis 3
Sacred Ibis 6
African Spoonbill 3
White-faced Whistling-duck 12
Egyptian Goose 2
African Fish-eagle 3
Grey Kestrel 1. Nesting on old Hamerkop's nest in Club Baringo gardens. Flew into nest, across the veranda, in the evening while we were having drinks.
Crested Francolin 1. Seen in waterside scrub just outside Club grounds.
Black Crake 2
African Jacana 1
Black-winged Stilt 1
Spur-winged Lapwing 1
Marsh Sandpiper 1
Common Greenshank 1
Wood Sandpiper 1
Common Sandpiper 1
Laughing Dove 1
Namaqua Dove 2
Mourning Dove 1
Verreaux's Eagle-owl 2
Slender-tailed Nightjar 3
Little Swift 3
Speckled Mousebird 1
Malachite Kingfisher 2
Woodland Kingfisher 1
Pied Kingfisher 3
White-throated Bee-eater 2
Red-billed Hornbill 2
Red-fronted Barbet 1
Lesser Honeyguide 1. Just by club entrance door.
Nubian Woodpecker 1
Cardinal Woodpecker 1
Bearded Woodpecker 1
Grey Woodpecker 1
Grey Flycatcher 1
African Pied Wagtail 1
Yellow Wagtail 1
Yellow-vented Bulbul 6
Pied Wheatear 1
Northern Crombec 1
Red-faced Crombec 1
African Paradise-flycatcher 1
Mouse-coloured Penduline-tit 6
Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird 2
Hunter's Sunbird 1
Beautiful Sunbird 2
African Black-headed Oriole 1
Northern Puffback 1
Grey-headed Bushshrike 1
Pygmy Batis 1
Grey-backed Fiscal 4
White-rumped Shrike 1
Rüppell's Glossy-starling 3
Superb Starling 12
Wattled Starling 2
Grey-headed Sparrow 2
White-billed Buffalo-weaver 3
White-headed Buffalo-weaver 1
White-browed Sparrow-weaver 6
Little Weaver 4
Northern Masked-weaver 5
Black-headed Weaver 6
Green-winged Pytilia 1
African Silverbill 1

Baringo cliffs 7/3/1999
Shikra 1
Pygmy Falcon 1. On telegraph wires near Baringo Club
Common Kestrel 2
Lanner Falcon 1
White-bellied Go-away-bird 1
White-faced Scops-owl 2. Sitting in trees at the base of the cliffs.
Blue-naped Mousebird 1
Little Bee-eater 2
Red-billed Hornbill 1
Jackson's Hornbill 1
Black-throated Barbet 1
D'arnaud's Barbet 1
Rock Martin 1
Brown-tailed Chat 1
Northern Wheatear 1
Pied Wheatear 1
Mocking Cliff-chat 1
Yellow-breasted Apalis 1
Red-faced Apalis 1
Grey-backed Camaroptera 1
Olivaceous Warbler 1
Buff-bellied Warbler 1
Northern Crombec 1
Red-faced Crombec 1
Willow Warbler 1
Fan-tailed Raven 3
Bristle-crowned Starling 4
Grey-headed Sparrow 2
Yellow-spotted Petronia 1
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu 2
Blue-capped Cordonbleu 1
Crimson-rumped Waxbill 1
White-bellied Canary 2

Lake Baringo 7/3/1999
Great White Egret 1
Egyptian Goose 2
African Fish-eagle 3
Spur-winged Lapwing 1
Emerald-spotted Wood-dove 1
White-browed Coucal 1. Wandered among the flowerbeds while we watched from the veranda.
Pied Kingfisher 3
White-throated Bee-eater 3
Green Woodhoopoe 3
Bearded Woodpecker 1
Wire-tailed Swallow 2. Resting on a boat by the jetty.
Brubru 1
Grey-backed Fiscal 2

Near Nakuru 7/3/1999
Black Kite 3
Western Marsh-harrier 2
Pallid Harrier 1
Steppe Buzzard 1
Lesser Kestrel 7. Sitting in a tree beside the road.

Burches Camp, Naivasha 7/3/1999, late afternoon
Little Grebe 3
Long-tailed Cormorant 3
Great Cormorant 6
White Pelican 4
Pink-backed Pelican 2
Black Heron 1
Little Egret 1
Black-headed Heron 3
Goliath Heron 2
Purple Heron 3
Cattle Egret 1
Squacco Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Hamerkop 1
Yellow-billed Stork 3
Hadada Ibis 2
Sacred Ibis 3
Egyptian Goose 2
Black-shouldered Kite 1
Augur Buzzard 1
Black Crake 1
Red-knobbed Coot 4
Black-winged Stilt 2
Pied Avocet 2
Blacksmith Lapwing 3
Spur-winged Lapwing 1
African Snipe 2. On the mud just in front of Burches campsite.
Marsh Sandpiper 1
Common Greenshank 1
Green Sandpiper 1
Common Sandpiper 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Grey-headed Gull 3
Whiskered Tern 4
Pied Kingfisher 3
Grey Woodpecker 1
Common Stonechat 1
Yellow-breasted Apalis 1
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher 1
Black-lored Babbler 3
Tropical Boubou 1
Grey-backed Fiscal 1
White-rumped Shrike 1
Baglafecht Weaver 3

Burches Camp, Naivasha 8/3/1999, early morning
Long-tailed Cormorant 3
Great Cormorant 4
White Pelican 6
Pink-backed Pelican 6
Black Heron 1
Little Egret 2
Goliath Heron 1
Great White Egret 3
Squacco Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Yellow-billed Stork 4
Glossy Ibis 1
Hadada Ibis 2
Sacred Ibis 6
Black-shouldered Kite 1
Western Marsh-harrier 1
Steppe Buzzard 1
Augur Buzzard 1
Black Crake 1
Red-knobbed Coot 6
African Snipe 1
Marsh Sandpiper 1
Common Greenshank 1
Grey-headed Gull 5
Gull-billed Tern 2
Whiskered Tern 3
Giant Kingfisher 1
Pied Kingfisher 3
Grey-capped Warbler 1. Singing in the scrub behind the hut at Burches Campsite.
Black-lored Babbler 1
Tropical Boubou 1
Red-billed Quelea 20

Crescent Island, Lake Naivasha 8/3/1999
White-backed Duck 1. A single bird among coots.
African Fish-eagle 4
Osprey 1. Sitting in a tree.
Kittlitz's Plover 2
Blacksmith Lapwing 2
Crowned Lapwing 4
Black-tailed Godwit 1
Speckled Pigeon 3
Laughing Dove 2
Ring-necked Dove 1
Green Woodhoopoe 2
Rufous-necked Wryneck 2
Nubian Woodpecker 1
Red-capped Lark 5
Richard's Pipit 1
African Pied Wagtail 1
Isabelline Wheatear 2
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush 1
Green-backed Camaroptera 1
Willow Warbler 1
Long-tailed Fiscal 1
Fork-tailed Drongo 2
Greater Blue-eared Glossy-starling 2
Chestnut Sparrow 3
Yellow-fronted Canary 5

Dr Irvine's, Ol Oidien Bay 8/3/1999, afternoon
Lesser Flamingo 300
White-winged Black Tern 100
Speckled Pigeon 2
Fischer's Lovebird 50
White-headed Barbet 1
Cape Robin-chat 1
Northern Anteater-chat 2. Watched from veranda in Dr Irvine's garden.
Zitting Cisticola 1
Black-crowned Tchagra 1
Grey-crested Helmetshrike 1. A single bird on a bush beside the track to Dr Irvine's.
Rüppell's Glossy-starling 4
Wattled Starling 2
Rufous Sparrow 2
Common Waxbill 2

Dr Irvine's, Ol Oidien Bay 9/3/1999, early morning
Black-headed Heron 1
Cattle Egret 1
Marabou Stork 6
Hadada Ibis 2
Bat Hawk 1. A bird was watched hunting over Dr Irvine's garden and the lake before dawn. It's jiz and yellow eye-ring was very distinctive. Like a huge dark falcon. Tried to catch a hirundine.
Black-shouldered Kite 2
African Fish-eagle 3
Montagu's Harrier 2
Blacksmith Lapwing 1
Speckled Pigeon 1
Fischer's Lovebird 6
White-fronted Bee-eater 2
Rufous-naped Lark 2
Fork-tailed Drongo 2
Grey-headed Sparrow 2

Hell's Gate NP 9/3/1999
Black Kite 3
African Fish-eagle 1
Rüppell's Griffon-vulture 10
Banded Snake-eagle 1. Typical hunting flight above Hell's Gate clifftop. Single band on tail very distinctive.
Steppe Buzzard 2
Augur Buzzard 3
Tawny Eagle 3
Lanner Falcon 2
Helmeted Guineafowl 8
Speckled Pigeon 3
Nyanza Swift 12
Rufous-naped Lark 3
Northern Anteater-chat 1
Schalow's Wheatear 6
Rattling Cisticola 1
Tawny-flanked Prinia 2
Chinspot Batis 1
Common Fiscal 3
Fork-tailed Drongo 5

Nairobi National Park 10/3/1999
Ostrich 6
Great Cormorant 2
African Darter 2. Near Hyena Dam.
White Pelican 6
Pink-backed Pelican 2
Grey Heron 2
Black-headed Heron 6
Intermediate Egret 1
Cattle Egret 1
Hamerkop 1
Yellow-billed Stork 6
Black Stork 1. At Athi dam.
Marabou Stork 50
Hadada Ibis 5
Sacred Ibis 6
African Spoonbill 3
Black-shouldered Kite 4
Black Kite 6
African White-backed Vulture 10
Rüppell's Griffon-vulture 1
African Marsh-harrier 1. Seen hunting near Hyena Dam.
Pallid Harrier 1
Eastern Chanting-goshawk 1
Black Goshawk 1. Excellent view in acacia, trying to get a grip on a lizard.
Augur Buzzard 6
Tawny Eagle 2
Steppe Eagle 3
Booted Eagle 1
Martial Eagle 3
Long-crested Eagle 2
Secretary-bird 3
Helmeted Guineafowl 20
White-bellied Bustard 1. Photographed while drinking at a watercourse.
Black-winged Stilt 2
Kittlitz's Plover 2
Crowned Lapwing 2
Common Greenshank 1
Speckled Pigeon 2
Little Swift 6
Speckled Mousebird 2
Little Bee-eater 2
Grey Woodpecker 1
Fawn-coloured Lark 3
Red-capped Lark 3
Red-rumped Swallow 2
African Pied Wagtail 3
Yellow Wagtail 1
Yellow-vented Bulbul 3
Northern Wheatear 1
Isabelline Wheatear 2
Winding Cisticola 1
Yellow-breasted Apalis 1
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Northern Pied-babbler 1
White-bellied Tit 1. Hippo Pools
White-breasted White-eye 1
Slate-coloured Boubou 1
Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike 1
Long-tailed Fiscal 1
Fork-tailed Drongo 2
Hildebrandt's Starling 2. Near Cheetah Gate.
Red-billed Oxpecker 1
Rufous Sparrow 2
Red-billed Firefinch 1
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu 1
Bronze Mannikin 1
Pin-tailed Whydah 2

Home, Matumbato Rd, Nairobi 11/3/1999
Booted Eagle 1
Sooty Falcon 1. Overflew to the east. Very swift-like, dark underparts, appeared almost pin-sharp tail at a height. Very sharp long wings with long hand. Wing action different from hobby/eleanora's.
Lanner Falcon 1
Montane Nightjar 1. Heard calling outside the window during the night. Thought it was an owl species, but was put right later.
Yellow-vented Bulbul 2
Olive Thrush 1
Yellow-breasted Apalis 1
African Paradise-flycatcher 2
Red-billed Firefinch 3
Streaky Seedeater 2. A pair watched in John's back garden.

Karen Blixen Estate, Langata, 11/3/1999
Golden-breasted Bunting 1