Bird list in masai mara north conservancy

Bird list in masai mara north conservancy

Bird list in masai mara north conservancy: Mara north conservancy is a resident to many bird species which are 400 species, mara north conservancy is one of the conservancies making the great Masai national reserve. Mara north conservancy is a 30,000 hectares conservation area making 21% of masai mara national reserve situated in the north east region of the reserve, mara north conservancy is a prominent home to a huge population of animals and many birds which make it an exciting and a favorite conservancy to visit by many tourists.

Birds in Mara north conservancy are over 400 species and they are categorized as non-passerines and passerines, below is the bird list of birds found in Masai mara national reserve.



Ostrich’s species in Mara north conservancy include Common Ostrich


Grebe’s species in Mara north conservancy include little Grebe/ Dabchick

Vultures, Eagles, Hawks, Kites & Allies

These species in Mara north conservancy include African Cuckoo Hawk, Eurasian Honey Buzzard, Bat Hawk, Black-Shouldered Kite, Black Kite, Egyptian Vulture, Hooded Vulture, African White-Backed Vulture, Ruppell’s Griffen Vulture, Lappet-Faced / Nubian Vulture, Egret White Headed Vulture, Black-Crested Snake Eagle, Brown snake eagle, banded snake eagle, pallied harrier, Montagu’s harrier, African marsh harrier, Eurasian marsh harrier, Gabar goshawk, dark chanting goshawk, Eastern Pale Chanting Goshawk, African Goshawk, Little Sparrow hawk, Great Sparrow hawk, Shikra, Common Buzzard, African Fish Eagle, Augur Buzzard, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Steppe Eagle, African Crowned Eagle, Martial Eagle, Whalberg’s Eagle, Verreaux’s Eagle, Long-Crested Eagle  and Lizard buzzard.


Storks’ species in Mara north conservancy include White Stork, Abdim’s Stork, Woolly-Necked Stork, Saddle-Billed Stork, Maraboo Stork, African Open-Billed Stork, Yellow-Billed Stork and black stock.


Cormorants’ species in Mara north conservancy include Long-Tailed/ Reed Cormorant

Egrets & Herons

Egrets and Herons species in Mara north conservancy include Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Madagascar Squacco Heron, Squacco Heron, Yellow-Billed / Intermediate Egret, Purple Heron, Goliath Heron, Black-Headed Heron, Dwarf Bittern, Little Bittern, Hamerkop and Hamerkop

Ibises & Spoonbills

Ibises and spoonbills species in Mara north conservancy include Sacred Ibis, Hadada / Hadeda Ibis, Glossy Ibis and African Spoonbill

Ducks & Geese

Ducks and Geese species in Mara north conservancy include Fulvous Whistling Duck, White-Faced Whistling Duck, Egyptian Goose Booted Eagle and Spur-winged Goose

Secretary Bird

Secretary bird species in Mara north conservancy include Secretary Bird

Stilts and  Avocets

Stilts and Avocets species in Mara north conservancy include Pied Avocet and Black-Winged Stilt


Falcons’ species in Mara north conservancy include Pygmy Falcon, Lanner Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Eleonora’s Falcon, Eurasian Hobby and Sooty Falcon, Lesser Kestrel and Common Kestrel.


Thick-knees species in Mara north conservancy include Water Thick-Knee and Spotted Thick-Knee

Coursers & Prantincoles

Coursers and Prantincoles species in Mara north conservancy include 2-Banded Courser, Heuglin’s 3-Banded Courser and Temminck’s Courser

Quail & Francolins

Quail and francolins’ species in Mara north conservancy include Blue Quail, Common Button Quail, Harlequin Quail, Hildebrant’s Francolin, Crested Francolin, Scaly Francolin, Yellow-necked Spurfowl and Red-Necked Spurfowl.


Plovers species in Mara north conservancy include Blacksmith Plover, Black-winged Plover, Spur-Winged Plover, Crowned Plover, Ringed Plover Little Ringed Plover, Three Banded Plover, Caspian Plover,  Long Toed Plover Kittlitz’s Plover, Senegal Lapwing and African Plover.

Guinea fowl

Guinea fowl species in Mara north conservancy include Crested Guinea fowl and Helmeted Guinea fowl


Sandgrouse species in Mara north conservancy include Black-Faced Sandgrouse and Yellow-Throated Sandgrouse

Sandpipers & Relatives

Sandpipers and relatives species in Mara north conservancy include Little Stint, Temminck’s Stint, Common Greenshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff, Spotted Redshank, Marsh Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

Pigeons & Doves

Pigeons and doves species in Mara north conservancy include African Green Pigeon, Tambourine Dove, Blue Spotted Wood Dove, Emerald-Spotted Wood Dove, Namaqua Dove, Olive Pigeon, Laughing Dove, Speckled Pigeon, Red-Eyed Dove, Dusky Turtle Dove and Ring-Necked Dove

Rails & Crakes

African Crake, Corn Crake, Baillon’s Crake, Spotted Crake, Allen’s Gallinule, Purple Swamp hen, Common Moorhen, Lesser Moorhen and Red-Knobbed Coot


Brown Parrot


Ross’s Turaco, Schalow’s Turaco and White-Bellied Go-away Bird


African Jacana

Cuckoos and Coucals

Black and White Cuckoo, Levaillant’s Cuckoo, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Black Cuckoo, Red-Chested Cuckoo, Eurasian Cuckoo, African Cuckoo, African Emerald Cuckoo, Klass’s Cuckoo, Diederik Cuckoo, Yellow bill, White-Browed Coucal and Black Coucal.


Grey Crowned Crane


Kori Bustard, Black-Billed Bustard, White Bellied Bustard


Common Snipe, Great Snipe and Greater Painted Snipe


Speckled Mousebird and Blue-Naped Mousebird

Typical Owls

African Scops Owl, Spotted Eagle-Owl, Kingfisher Marsh Owl, African Wood Owl, Pearl-Spotted Owlet, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Pel’s Fishing Owl, marsh owl


Narina Trogon


Grey-Headed Kingfisher, Giant Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, African Pygmy Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, Woodland kingfisher and Striped Kingfisher.


Montane Nightjar, Plain Nightjar, Pennant-winged Nightjar, Slender-Tailed Nightjar, Dusky Nightjar and Eurasian Nightjar


Common Bee-Eater, Little Bee-Eater, White Fronted Bee-eater, Madagascar Bee-eater, White Throated Bee-eater, Cinnamon Chested Bee-eater and Blue Cheeked Bee-Eater


Scarce Swift, Pallid Swift, African Palm Swift, Mottled Swift, Alpine Swift,  Eurasian Swift, White-rumped Swift, African Black Swift, Nyanza Swift, Horus Swift, Little Swift


Eurasian Roller

Lilac-Breasted Roller

Rufous-Crowned / Purple Roller



Wood-Hoopoes & Scimitar

White-Headed Wood Hoopoe, Green Wood-Hoopoe, Common Scimitar bill and Abyssinian Scimitar bill


Red-throated Wryneck, Nubian Woodpecker, Golden-tailed Woodpecker, Green-backed Woodpecker, Hornbill Cardinal Woodpecker, Bearded Woodpecker and Grey Woodpecker.


Fine-banded Woodpecker, Southern Ground, Von Der Deckens Hornbill, Crowned Hornbill, African Grey Hornbill, Black and White Casqued Hornbill.


Collord Sunbird, Variable Sunbird, Beautiful Sunbird, Eastern Violet-Backed Sunbird


Greater / Black-Throated Honeyguide, Whalberg’s Honeyguide, Eastern Honeyguide, Thick-billed Honeyguide, Scaly-Throated Honeyguide and Lesser Honeyguide.


Taita Fiscal, Grey backed Fiscal, Lesser Grey Shrike, Red-tailed Shrike, Red backed Shrike, Common Fiscal and Rosy-patched Bush-shrike

Thrushes, Chats

Grey-winged Robin, Spotted Morning Thrush, Nightingale, Cape Robin-chat, Snowy-headed Robin-Chat, Red-capped Robin-Chat, Common Stonechat ,Sprosser, Black-Backed Puffback, Black-crowned Tchagra, White-browed Robin-Chat, Whinchat, Northern Wheater, Pied Wheater, Isabelline Wheater, Capped Wheater, Red-tailed chat, Northern Anteater Chat, Sotty chat

Bush Shrikes

Brubru, Grey-Headed Bush-Shrike, Tropical Boubou, Slate-Coloured Boubou, White-Browed Scrub Robin and Sulphur-breasted Bush Shrike.


Spotted Flycatcher, Southern Black Flycatcher, African Blue-flycatcher and African Grey –Flycatcher


Chin-Spot Batis

White-shouldered Cliff Chat, Cisticolas, African Thrush, Common Rock Thrush, Olive Thrush, Little Rock Thrush, Winding Cisticola, Singing Cisticola

 Tinker birds & Barbets

Grey-throated Barbet, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Red Fronted Tinkerbird, Red Fronted Barbet, Spot Flanked Barbet, White-headed Barbet, Double-toothed Barbet and D’Arnaud’s Barbet.

White eyes

Abyssinian white Eye

PASSERINES bird species in mara north conservancy


White tailed Lark, Flappet Lark, Rufous-naped Lark, Red Capped Lark, Fawn coloured Lark, Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark and Somali Short-toed Lark

Weavers & Relative

White-Headed Buffalo-Weaver, Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver, Vitelline Masked Weaver, Lesser Masked Weaver, Speke’s Weaver, Red-Billed Quelea, White Browed Sparrow Weaver, Chestnut Weaver and Taveta Golden Weaver.

Swallows & Martins

Banded Martin Cardinal Quelea, Grey rumped Swallow, Wire-Tailed Swallow African,  Sand Martin, Sand Martin, Angola Swallow, Red rumped Swallow, Mosque Swallow, Rufous-chested Swallow, Common House Martin,  Rock Martin, Lesser Striped Swallow, White headed Saw-wing, Black Saw-wing and Barn Swallow.

Widowbird and Bishops

Jackson’s Widowbird, Fan-tailed Widowbird and Yellow Bishop


Melba Finch, Red-Billed Fire Finch, Red-Cheeked Cordon-Bleu, Blue-Capped Cordon-Bleu, Purple Grenadier, Cut Throat Finch, Common Waxbill, Crimson-rumped Waxbill, Black-faced Waxbill, Grey-Headed Silver bill and Bronze Mannikin

Wagtails & Pipets

 African Pied Wagtail, Grassland Pipet, Grey Wagtail and Mountain Wagtail, Cape Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Long-billed Pipet, Plain-backed Pipet, Pangani Longclaw, Rosy-breasted Longclaw, Yellow -throated Longclaw, Bush Pipit, Tree Pipit and Red-throated Pipit.

Whydahs & Indigo birds

Pin-Tailed Whydah, Paradise Whydah, Bulbuls, Little Greenbul, Yellow-whiskered Greenbul, Slender-billed Greenbul, Cabanis’s Greenbul, Yellow – throated leaflove and Common / Dark-Capped bulbul

Starlings & Oxpeckers

Greater Blue-eared Starling, Wattled Starling, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Violet backed Starling,  Red-billed Oxpecker, Rupell’s long tailed starling and Hildebrandt’s Starling


African Drongo, Orioles Superb Starling, Eurasian Golden Oriole, African Golden Oriole and Black headed Oriole

Sparrows & Petronias

Rufous Sparrow, Chestnut Sparrow, Grey-headed Sparrow and Yellow-Spotted Petronia

Crows & Allies

Pied Crow and White-naped Raven

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