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Kenya Solar Eclipse: 10/23/2013 - 11/7/2013 (Center on Map)

Kenya Solar Eclipse

Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor)



Shopping trip. Stop spitting Flooded Lake Nakuru Nakuru Waterfall Stay in the tent, baboons Stay in the tent, buffalo
Kitales Main Drag Obamas Shop. Obama Abuses Power to Sell Bubblegum Mt. Elgon Cave Mt. Elgon Cave Inside Mt. Elgon View From Bandas
Mt. Elgon Road to Trail Head Mt. Elgon Trail to Peak Mt. Elgon Rest Stop Mt. Elgon Savanna Mt. Elgon Lobelia Forest Mt. Elgon Koitoboss Peak
Unidentified Butterfly Kalokol Harbor (and our boat) Central Island National Park Crocodile Lake - Central Island National Park Flamingo Lake - Central Island National Park Sibiloi Guards
Sibiloi - Walking to the Eclipse Monument Sibiloi - Sandstorm Sibiloi - Traditional Dancers Sibiloi Solar Eclipse - Moments Before 2nd Contact Sibiloi - Partial Eclipse at Sunset Road to Lokichar
Lokichar - Dont Drink Lokichar - Goat Herder Lokichar - Another Chance Guesthouse Lokichar - Water Carrier Lokichar - Flash Flood Hells Gate National Park by Bicycle.
Gray-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala) Human (Homo sapiens) - Turkana People Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) - Male White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis) - In Flight Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)
Holubs Golden-Weaver (Ploceus xanthops) African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) Kenya Rufous Sparrow (Passer rufocinctus) - Female Fan-tailed Raven (Corvus rhipidurus) Little Rush Warbler (Bradypterus baboecala)
Lion (Panthera leo) Secretary-Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus) Red-and-yellow Barbet (Trachyphonus erythrocephalus) Yellow-spotted Hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei)
Anubis Baboon (Papio anubis) Cape Robin-Chat (Cossypha caffra) Bronze Sunbird (Nectarinia kilimensis) - Male Baglafecht Weaver (Ploceus baglafecht) - Female Reichenows Tropical Boubou (Laniarius major) Common Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus)

A trip to Kenya to view the hybrid solar eclipse at Lake Turkana.

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Species Recorded (283)

Birds ( 245 )

Old World Vultures ( Accipitridae )
White-backed Vulture - Gyps africanus
Rueppell's Griffon - Gyps rueppelli

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
Great White Pelican - Pelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed Pelican - Pelecanus rufescens

Old World Tree Warblers ( Phylloscopidae )
Willow Warbler - Phylloscopus trochilus

Ostriches ( Struthionidae )
Ostrich - Struthio camelus

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Long-tailed Cormorant - Microcarbo africanus
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
African Darter - Anhinga rufa

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

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Hadada Ibis - Bostrychia hagedash
African Spoonbill - Platalea alba
Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus
Sacred Ibis - Threskiornis aethiopicus

Hamerkops ( Scopidae )
Hamerkop - Scopus umbretta

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Saddle-billed Stork - Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Marabou Stork - Leptoptilos crumenifer
Yellow-billed Stork - Mycteria ibis

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

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Egyptian Goose - Alopochen aegyptiaca
Red-billed Duck - Anas erythrorhyncha
Hottentot Teal - Anas hottentota
Yellow-billed Duck - Anas undulata
White-faced Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna viduata
Southern Pochard - Netta erythrophthalma
Comb Duck - Sarkidiornis melanotos

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Black Goshawk - Accipiter melanoleucus
Steppe Eagle - Aquila nipalensis
Augur Buzzard - Buteo augur
Common Buzzard - Buteo buteo
Mountain Buzzard - Buteo oreophilus
Brown Snake-Eagle - Circaetus cinereus
Pallid Harrier - Circus macrourus
Montagu's Harrier - Circus pygargus
Black-shouldered Kite - Elanus caeruleus
African Fish-Eagle - Haliaeetus vocifer
Wahlberg's Eagle - Hieraaetus wahlbergi
Long-crested Eagle - Lophaetus occipitalis
Dark Chanting-Goshawk - Melierax metabates
Black Kite - Milvus migrans
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus
European Honey-buzzard - Pernis apivorus
Martial Eagle - Polemaetus bellicosus
African Harrier-Hawk - Polyboroides typus
Bateleur - Terathopius ecaudatus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Lanner Falcon - Falco biarmicus

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Hildebrandt's Francolin - Pternistis hildebrandti
Yellow-necked Francolin - Pternistis leucoscepus
Scaly Francolin - Pternistis squamatus
Moorland Francolin - Scleroptila psilolaema

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Red-knobbed Coot - Fulica cristata
Eurasian Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus

Secretarybirds ( Sagittariidae )
Secretary-Bird - Sagittarius serpentarius

Bustards ( Otididae )
Kori Bustard - Ardeotis kori

Guineafowl ( Numididae )
Helmeted Guineafowl - Numida meleagris

Cranes ( Gruidae )
Gray Crowned-Crane - Balearica regulorum

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius
Common Ringed Plover - Charadrius hiaticula
Kittlitz's Plover - Charadrius pecuarius
Three-banded Plover - Charadrius tricollaris
Pied Avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta
Blacksmith Plover - Vanellus armatus
Crowned Lapwing - Vanellus coronatus
Spur-winged Lapwing - Vanellus spinosus

Coursers ( Glareolidae )
Somali Courser - Cursorius somalensis
Collared Pratincole - Glareola pratincola

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

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos
Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea
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
Gull-billed Tern - Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Larus fuscus

Sandgrouse ( Pteroclidae )
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse - Pterocles exustus
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse - Pterocles lichtensteinii

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rameron Pigeon - Columba arquatrix
Speckled Pigeon - Columba guinea
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Namaqua Dove - Oena capensis
Ring-necked Dove - Streptopelia capicola
Mourning Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decipiens
Dusky Turtle-Dove - Streptopelia lugens
Red-eyed Dove - Streptopelia semitorquata
Laughing Dove - Streptopelia senegalensis
African Green-Pigeon - Treron calvus
Tambourine Dove - Turtur tympanistria

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Fischer's Lovebird - Agapornis fischeri
Meyer's Parrot - Poicephalus meyeri

Turacos ( Musophagidae )
White-bellied Go-away-bird - Corythaixoides leucogaster
Ross's Turaco - Musophaga rossae
Hartlaub's Turaco - Tauraco hartlaubi

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Common Cuckoo - Cuculus canorus

Coucals ( Centropodidae )
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Spotted Eagle-Owl - Bubo africanus

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Slender-tailed Nightjar - Caprimulgus clarus

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Mottled Swift - Apus aequatorialis
Little Swift - Apus affinis
Common Swift - Apus apus
African Swift - Apus barbatus
Nyanza Swift - Apus niansae

Mousebirds ( Coliidae )
Speckled Mousebird - Colius striatus
Blue-naped Mousebird - Urocolius macrourus

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird - Anthreptes orientalis
Mariqua Sunbird - Cinnyris mariquensis
Northern Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris reichenowi
Variable Sunbird - Cinnyris venustus
Green-headed Sunbird - Cyanomitra verticalis
Collared Sunbird - Hedydipna collaris
Bronze Sunbird - Nectarinia kilimensis

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Pied Kingfisher - Ceryle rudis
Gray-headed Kingfisher - Halcyon leucocephala

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster
White-fronted Bee-eater - Merops bullockoides
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater - Merops oreobates
Little Bee-eater - Merops pusillus

Rollers ( Coraciidae )
Lilac-breasted Roller - Coracias caudatus

Hoopoes ( Upupidae )
Eurasian Hoopoe - Upupa epops

Wood-hoopoes ( Phoeniculidae )
White-headed Woodhoopoe - Phoeniculus bollei

Scimitarbills ( Rhinopomastidae )
Common Scimitarbill - Rhinopomastus cyanomelas

Hornbills ( Bucerotidae )
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill - Bycanistes subcylindricus
African Gray Hornbill - Lophoceros nasutus
Jackson's Hornbill - Tockus jacksoni

Barbets ( Lybiidae )
Gray-throated Barbet - Gymnobucco bonapartei
White-headed Barbet - Lybius leucocephalus
Red-and-yellow Barbet - Trachyphonus erythrocephalus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Nubian Woodpecker - Campethera nubica
Tullberg's Woodpecker - Campethera tullbergi
Cardinal Woodpecker - Dendropicos fuscescens

Paradise-flycatcher ( Monarchidae )
African Paradise-Flycatcher - Terpsiphone viridis

Cuckoo-shrike ( Campephagidae )
Gray Cuckooshrike - Coracina caesia

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Fork-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus adsimilis

Larks ( Alaudidae )
Chestnut-headed Sparrow-Lark - Eremopterix signatus
Crested Lark - Galerida cristata
Rufous-naped Lark - Mirafra africana

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Lesser Striped-Swallow - Cecropis abyssinica
Red-rumped Swallow - Cecropis daurica
Mosque Swallow - Cecropis senegalensis
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
White-headed Sawwing - Psalidoprocne albiceps
Black Sawwing - Psalidoprocne pristoptera
Gray-rumped Swallow - Pseudhirundo griseopyga
Rock Martin - Ptyonoprogne fuligula
Plain Martin - Riparia paludicola

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Yellow-whiskered Greenbul - Eurillas latirostris
Common Bulbul - Pycnonotus barbatus
Slender-billed Greenbul - Stelgidillas gracilirostris

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Gray Apalis - Apalis cinerea
Yellow-breasted Apalis - Apalis flavida
Black-collared Apalis - Apalis pulchra
Green-backed Camaroptera - Camaroptera brachyura
Singing Cisticola - Cisticola cantans
Chubb's Cisticola - Cisticola chubbi
Hunter's Cisticola - Cisticola hunteri
Red-fronted Warbler - Urorhipis rufifrons

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
African Yellow White-eye - Zosterops senegalensis

Shrike-flycatchers ( Platysteiridae )
Chinspot Batis - Batis molitor
Pygmy Batis - Batis perkeo
Black-throated Wattle-eye - Platysteira peltata

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Purple-throated Cuckooshrike - Campephaga quiscalina
Pied Crow - Corvus albus
Fan-tailed Raven - Corvus rhipidurus
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla
Rosy-patched Bushshrike - Rhodophoneus cruentus
Black-crowned Tchagra - Tchagra senegalus

Orioles ( Oriolidae )
African Black-headed Oriole - Oriolus larvatus

Gonoleks ( Malaconotidae )
Tropical Boubou - Laniarius major

Helmetshrikes ( Prionopidae )
White Helmetshrike - Prionops plumatus

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
White-bellied Tit - Melaniparus albiventris

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Lesser Swamp-Warbler - Acrocephalus gracilirostris
Little Rush Warbler - Bradypterus baboecala
Greater Whitethroat - Sylvia communis
Arrow-marked Babbler - Turdoides jardineii
Black-lored Babbler - Turdoides sharpei

Wheatears ( Muscicapidae )
Grayish Flycatcher - Bradornis microrhynchus
Isabelline Wheatear - Oenanthe isabellina
Schalow's Wheatear - Oenanthe lugubris
Northern Wheatear - Oenanthe oenanthe
African Stonechat - Saxicola torquatus

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Pale Flycatcher - Agricola pallidus
Brown-tailed Chat - Cercomela scotocerca
Moorland Chat - Cercomela sordida
Cape Robin-Chat - Cossypha caffra
White-browed Robin-Chat - Cossypha heuglini
Red-capped Robin-Chat - Cossypha natalensis
Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat - Cossypha niveicapilla
White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher - Melaenornis fischeri
Dusky-brown Flycatcher - Muscicapa adusta
Spotted Flycatcher - Muscicapa striata
Northern Anteater-Chat - Myrmecocichla aethiops
Abyssinian Thrush - Turdus abyssinicus
African Thrush - Turdus pelios

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
African Pipit - Anthus cinnamomeus
Long-billed Pipit - Anthus similis
African Pied Wagtail - Motacilla aguimp
Cape Wagtail - Motacilla capensis
Gray Wagtail - Motacilla cinerea
Mountain Wagtail - Motacilla clara
Western Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Long-tailed Fiscal - Lanius cabanisi
Gray-backed Fiscal - Lanius excubitoroides
Northern Fiscal - Lanius humeralis
Somali Fiscal - Lanius somalicus

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Red-billed Oxpecker - Buphagus erythrorhynchus
Wattled Starling - Creatophora cinerea
Greater Blue-eared Starling - Lamprotornis chalybaeus
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus
Red-winged Starling - Onychognathus morio

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Thick-billed Seedeater - Serinus burtoni
African Citril - Serinus citrinelloides
Streaky Seedeater - Serinus striolatus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Grosbeak Weaver - Amblyospiza albifrons
White-headed Buffalo-Weaver - Dinemellia dinemelli
Common Waxbill - Estrilda astrild
Black-crowned Waxbill - Estrilda nonnula
Purple Grenadier - Granatina ianthinogaster
Black-bellied Firefinch - Lagonosticta rara
Red-billed Firefinch - Lagonosticta senegala
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
Northern Gray-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus
Kenya Rufous Sparrow - Passer rufocinctus
Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-Weaver - Plocepasser donaldsoni
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver - Plocepasser mahali
Baglafecht Weaver - Ploceus baglafecht
Village Weaver - Ploceus cucullatus
Brown-capped Weaver - Ploceus insignis
Lesser Masked-Weaver - Ploceus intermedius
Speke's Weaver - Ploceus spekei
Holub's Golden-Weaver - Ploceus xanthops
Black-and-white Mannikin - Spermestes bicolor
Bronze Mannikin - Spermestes cucullata

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