for the Ethiopian Endemics).
Ababa. After lunch we drive to Geferssa reservoir, about an hour drive
west of Addis Ababa. The Wattled Ibis, Blue-winged Geese, Abyssinian
Long-clow, Black-headed Siskin are some of the endemic species could
easily be seen.
Debre-Libanose Monastery via Suluta plain. It is a wonderful place for
the endemic birds; such as the White winged cliff chat, White billed
starling, White collared pigeon, Abyssinian Long-clow, Black headed-sis
kin and Black headed-forest Oriole. Late afternoon proceed to
Debre-Brehan for two nights staying.
Drive to Ankober
in search of the endemic Ankober Serine. We continue unto Melka Gebdhu
via Aliyou Amba for Yellow throated Serien and other important birds
like Marshal Eagle, Giant King Fisher, Shining and African pygmy
sunbirds, different weavers including Village weavers. Back to Debre
Brehan in the evening.
Leave Debre Brehan
early in the morning for Langano (via Addis Ababa). Before lunch we will
have a stoppage at Chelklaka wet land near Debre-Zeit. It is here that
where we expecting different water birds like White-backed Duck, Maccoa
Duck, Ferreugnes Duck, Red billed Teal and Knob billed Duck. Lunch will
be at Debre-Zeit. Then, Proceed to Ziway for an afternoon birding. En
route we will have a lot of roadside stops.
drive to Abijata alkaline lake, where one can see thousands of Lesser
Flamingos. African pochard, Avocet, Gull Billed Tern, Black-headed Gull
and huge number of aquatic species are seen. In the afternoon we have
birding in the acacia woodland by the park HQ. Then, we proceed to
Wondogenet for two nights staying.
Full day birding
in the lush forest of WondoGenet. The endemic Yellow Fronted Parrot,
Black-headed Forest Oriole, Red winged Starling, Abyssinian Woodpecker,
Grosbeak Weaver, White checked Trace, spotted creeper, and other forest
birds are some of the species we are expecting here.
Drive to the
magnificent Bale Mountains National Park. Which is home to different
endemic mammals and birds. The Mountain Nyala, Menelikâs Bushbuck, and
Ethiopian Wolf are one of the Ethiopian endemic mammals that can easily
be seen in Bale. The Spot-breasted Plover, Rougeâ€™s Rail, Abyssinian
catbird, Cinnamon bracken warbler and White backed Black Tit are one of
the species that we are seeing on the highlands of Bale
Full day birding
in the Afro-Alpine of the Sanattie Plateau. In most cases we may see the
Wattle Crane, the rare bird in Africa.
Leave the Bale
Mountains for Lake Awassa. Here, we will have a full afternoon birding
expecting lot varieties of species. Allenâs Gallinule, Lesser moorhen,
Blue-headed Coucal, Spotted creeper, Giant Kingfisher, Grey Kestrel,
Painted Snipe, Grey headed Kingfisher and Double Toothed Barbet are some
of the species we are looking for. Overnight Awassa.
Drive back to
Addis Ababa and, en route we will have a lot of roadside stops.
Normal Bird Watching Tour.
Ababa. Later in the day, we drive to Geferssa Reservoir, about an hour's
drive from Addis where at least seven of the endemic species can be
seen, including Blue-winged Goose and Black-headed Sis kin.
Drive to Awash
National Park. En route we will have a lot of roadside stops including
one major stoppage at Chalaklaka wet land some 42kms east of Addis. The
Yellow-billed stork, African spoonbill, Red-billed Duck, Knob-billed
Duck, Crowned Crane, Black Crake, White backed Duck and Hottentots Teal
are one of the dwellers of Chalaklaka wet land. Then proceed to Nazareth
for lunch. Afternoon continuing to Awash National Park. In this lowland
and acacia woodland area over 350 bird species have been recorded. The
Abyssinian Roller, Red winged Bush Lark, Black Shouldered and Swallow
tailed kites, different species of Bustards and Sunbirds are amongst the
species we are expecting to see.
Full day birding
and game viewing in the park.
National Park for Langano. Along the way we are birding at Awash River
Bridge and /or Koka Dam. After having lunch there would be a birding
program on the shores of lake Ziway where huge number of water birds
inhabit. It is a wonderful lake for its different storks, plovers,
Egrets and Ducks.
Drive to Lake
Abijate, which is a magnificent habitat for a wintering species from
Europe and North Asia. After lunch we spend more time in the acacia
woodland area at the Abijata-Shalla Lakes HQ. The spotted Eagle Owl,
Rufus crowned and Lilac- breasted Rollers, Bearded and Cardinal
Woodpeckers, African pygmy Falcon, Imperial Eagle, Crested Francolin and
Black-wood Hoopoe are amongst the verities of birds inhabiting this
area. Then, proceed to Wondogenet for two nights staying.
Full day bird
watching in Wondogenet forest. The endemics Yellow Fronted Parrot and
Abyssinian woodpecker, double toothed Barbet, white checked Turaco,
Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Narina's Trogon, Spotted Creeper, Lesser
Striped Swallow, Crowned Eagle, Ayer's Hawk Eagle, Lemon and Tambourine
Doves are one of the special birds we are looking for.
in the morning for Lake Awassa. Full day birding in and around Lake
Awassa. It is one of the wonderful birding sites in the main Ethiopian
Rift system. Grey Kestrel, Allenâ€™s Gallinule, Lesser Moorhen,
Blue-headed Weaver, Grey-headed and Giant Kingfisher are amongst the
verities of species we are expecting in Awassa. Overnight Awassa.
Drive back to
Addis Ababa. Along the way we have a lot of roadside stops including
birding at Hora Lake. Overnight Debre Zeit.
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