Birds – Solio Ranch

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.

More than 350 species have been recorded at Laikipia Plateau – it’s a great birding destination with many north Kenya specials. There has been little research done on bird species and populations in the area, so there might be more species present. Solio Ranch isn’t really set up as a birding destination, but private game drives and guided walks can be arranged.

Notable Birds in Solio Ranch
Black-winged lapwing
Locally common
Buff-crested bustard
Locally common
Crowned hornbill
Common
Grey crowned crane
Common
Hildebrandt's starling
Locally common

Birding Rating

Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

Facts & Figures

Birds in Solio Ranch
Bird Species
350+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

The Laikipia Plateau and Solio Ranch offer good bird watching throughout the year. The best time for birders is from November to April when the migrants from Europe and north Africa can be seen. This partly coincides with the Wet season, when many species in breeding plumage are nesting. Solio Lodge is closed in November.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Solio Ranch
Bird Species
350+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr