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The Masai Mara is a great place for bird watching enthusiasts, with 485 species of birds recorded in the area. You may wish to equip yourself with a good field guide and make sure your guide is knowledgable on the various species. A good pair of binoculars is a must, as is a telephoto lens of at least 400mm if you wish to take pictures of the birds.

If birds are your main interest, it may be advantageous to travel with a specialist bird watching company, as if you are in a group with other people, they are more likely to want to see big game than our small feathery friends.

We identified the following birds during our trip:

Crowned Crane
Marabou Stork
Wattled Plover
Black Bustard
White Headed Vulture
Jackson's Weaverbird
Tawny Eagle
Nubian Vulture
Lilac Breasted Roller
Superb Starling
Night Jar
Egyptian Geese
Bateleur Eagle
White Headed Buffalo Weaver
Secretary Bird
Helmeted Guineafowl
Grey Hornbill

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  • Updated Jan 6, 2005
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