Birds – Buffalo Springs NR

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Kenya.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Together, Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves have over 390 bird species recorded. The dry, open country offers very rewarding birding opportunities. The area holds a number of northeast African dry-country species that are shared with Ethiopia and Somalia. Some of the heavyweights to look out for are Somali ostrich, vulturine guineafowl and Abyssinian ground hornbill. This area is also great to see the unusual Egyptian vulture.

Notable Birds in Buffalo Springs NR
Black-capped social weaver
Common
Black-faced sandgrouse
Locally common
D'Arnaud's barbet
Locally common
Vulturine guineafowl
Common
White-bellied bustard
Common

Birding Rating

Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

Facts & Figures

Birds in Buffalo Springs NR
Bird Species
390+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Buffalo Springs is a bird-watching utopia and produces good birding year-round. Birdwatching is exceptional, because many unusual, dry-country specials are here all of the time. The birding only gets better when the migratory birds check-in from November to April. The short and long rains peak during November and April, so keep that in mind when planning your trip.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Buffalo Springs NR
Bird Species
390+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr