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Abiata-Shala National Park, Ethiopia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Abiata-Shala National Park, Ethiopia

Map of Abiata-Shala National Park, Ethiopia

Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) - and one Greater Flamingo Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) - Non-breeding Ruff (Calidris pugnax) - And Little Stints Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) African Pipit (Anthus cinnamomeus) Cut-throat (Amadina fasciata)
Rueppells Weaver (Ploceus galbula) Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush (Monticola saxatilis) - Female

Two more of the rift valley lakes. Lake Abiata is a shallow somewhat saline lake. Shala lake is deeper and has a lot less bird life.


Africa: Egypt and Ethiopia

1/15/2011: We heard about a bunch of flamingos at Abaita-Shala, so we decided to make a quick trip to the park to check it out.

One of the more striking things about the park was that there was actually some grass on the ground in places. The park is at least partially fenced off, and we did not see any goats inside. There were, however, quite a few houses on the inside, and with that came the groups of children.

The preferred faranji greeting in this area is "you, you, you", and you can bet I was tired of hearing that. In addition, when the kids see that you are looking at a bird, that must mean that you want to see it fly, and before long they will throw a stone at it or do something else to get it moving.

Previous Visit (Bale Mountains National Park: 1/13/2011)
Next Visit (Lake Ziway: 1/15/2011)




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