The Birding Big Year!

Kenya birding blog is trying to inspire people all over the world to enjoy, appreciate and protect birds and its natural habitat.Today, amid a host of environmental threats, our mission is more important than ever. Fortunately, there are many new and exciting ways to get involved. Together we can  shape a healthier tomorrow-for birds, other wildlife and the environment we share.2013 is indeed going to be a big year!!

Magpie Starling (Speculipastor bicolor)


The magpie starling is a northeast African endemic and an occasional non-breeding visitor to northeastern Tanzania. The male is black and white; the female, brown and white both with bright red eye which aid identification a great deal. The best place to see them in Kenya is Lake Baringo where is frequently spotted feeding in big fig trees along the cliffs.