Lake Baringo is a real birding heaven that never fails to impress birders for its easily seen birds. Around the compounds of the Lake Baringo Club and Robert’s Camp one can easily pocket around 120 species within a period 12 hours. Lake Baringo has approximately 480 species on its list and it was once home to the renown Field Guide Lead ornithologist  and author of BIRDS OF EAST AFRICA guide book Terry Stevenson.

Bristle-crowned Starling. Photo@Juhani Vilpo

Four birding sites are available for exploration and have proven to be very productive in the past, they include: Lake Baringo Club, Robert’s camp compound, Lake Baringo trachyte cliffs and West bay and above it all a boat excursion around will relax you a bit.Some of the target species for this area include; Hemprich’s Hornbill, Jackson Hornbill, Bristle-crowned Starling, Brown-tailed Rock Chat, Fox Kestrel, Somali Fiscal, Mouse-coloured Penduline-tit, Somali Tit,Fan-tailed Raven, Brown Babbler, Parrot-billed Sparrow, White-billed Buffalo Weaver, Little Weaver, Northern Masked Weaver,Northern Red Bishop, Crimson-rumped Waxbill, Black-cheecked Waxbill ,Cut-throat Finch, Northern White-faced Scops Owl, Greyish Eagle-Owl, African Scops Owl, Pearl-spotted Owlet, African Scops Owl, Heuglin’s Courser, Slender-tailed Nightjar, Star-spotted Nightjar and Verreaux’s Eagle.

Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird. Photo@Juhani Vilpo
Lake Baringo
Verreaux’s Eagle. Photo@Joe Aengwo
Verreaux’s Eagle. Photo@Joe Aengwo
Slender-tailed Nightjar. Photo@Joe Aengwo
Malachite Kingfisher. Photo@Tony Crocetta.
African Pygmy Kingfisher. Photo@Juhani Vilpo
Northern Camine Bee-eater. Photo@Jan F.L Van Duinen

5 thoughts on “Lake Baringo

  1. Hae ,thanks guys for representing lake baringo birding and moreso make it a lovely birding Paradise. Led by club presidio m kandie. Gudoz man. Here were upcoming birders to extend the list.

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