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Kalokol, Kenya (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Kalokol, Kenya

Map of Kalokol, Kenya

Kalokol Harbor (and our boat)
Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus) White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata) Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus) - Female
Hottentot Teal (Spatula hottentota) and Marsh Sandpiper Little Stint (Calidris minuta) Ruff (Calidris pugnax) African Spoonbill (Platalea alba) Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina) Mourning Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decipiens)
African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) Striated Heron (Butorides striata)

Shoreline of Lake Turkana


Kenya Solar Eclipse

11/1/2013: After a long dusty ride from Lokichar, we finally arrived on the shores of Lake Turkana. After some negotiations with the owner of the boat, we secured camping and a ride across the lake to our preferred eclipse site. Kalokol itself was an interesting fishing village, and there were certainly plenty of flamingos to keep us company.

Previous Visit (Saiwa Swamp National Park: 10/31/2013)
Next Visit (Central Island National Park: 11/2/2013)

Species Recorded (37)

Birds ( 37 )

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
African Darter - Anhinga rufa

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Black-headed Heron - Ardea melanocephala
Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Striated Heron - Butorides striata
Black Heron - Egretta ardesiaca
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
African Spoonbill - Platalea alba
Sacred Ibis - Threskiornis aethiopicus

Flamingos ( Phoenicopteridae )
Lesser Flamingo - Phoeniconaias minor
Greater Flamingo - Phoenicopterus roseus

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
White-faced Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna viduata
Hottentot Teal - Spatula hottentota

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
African Fish-Eagle - Haliaeetus vocifer

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Spur-winged Lapwing - Vanellus spinosus

Coursers ( Glareolidae )
Somali Courser - Cursorius somalensis

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos
Little Stint - Calidris minuta
Ruff - Calidris pugnax
Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola
Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia
Marsh Sandpiper - Tringa stagnatilis

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida
White-winged Tern - Chlidonias leucopterus

Sandgrouse ( Pteroclidae )
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse - Pterocles exustus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Mourning Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decipiens

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Common Swift - Apus apus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Pied Crow - Corvus albus

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Greater Whitethroat - Curruca communis

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Isabelline Wheatear - Oenanthe isabellina
Northern Wheatear - Oenanthe oenanthe

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Western Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Northern Gray-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus




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