Birds – Ol Pejeta

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.

With more than 500 species recorded, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a bird-watcher's paradise. Early morning and afternoon bird walks can be organized at the lodges (maximum six people), but on game drives, the main focus tends to be on large animals so it might be worth booking a private vehicle if bird watching is your main interest.

Notable Birds in Ol Pejeta
Black-winged lapwing
Locally common
Hildebrandt's starling
Common
Ostrich
Common
Rosy-throated longclaw
Locally common
Secretary bird
Common

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Ol Pejeta
Bird Species
500+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching at Ol Pejeta Conservancy is good throughout the year; however, the migrants from Europe and north Africa are present November through April. This partly coincides with the Wet season, when many species can be seen in breeding plumage as they are nesting. The best time for general wildlife viewing is from July to September and January to March.

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Ol Pejeta
Bird Species
500+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr