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Birds during my time as a student (1 Viewer)

timsg80

Gregor Tims
15th January, Nairobi Airport
339. Grey Crowned Crane

Entebbe, Uganda
340. Whinchat (Africa tick)
341. Barn Swallow
342. Hamerkop
343. Hooded Vulture
344. Marico Sunbird
345. Western Yellow Wagtail
346. Wood Sandpiper (Africa tick)
347. Pied Kingfisher
348. African Pied Wagtail
349. Malachite Kingfisher
350. White-winged Tern
351. African Goshawk
352. Black-headed Weaver
353. African Sacred Ibis

Mabamba Swamp, Uganda
354. African Fish Eagle
355. Black-winged Stilt
356. Long-tailed Cormorant
357. Eurasian Hobby (Africa tick)
358. African Openbill Stork
359. Common Squacco Heron
360. Purple Heron
361. Red-billed Quelea
362. Great Blue Turaco
363. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
364. Northern Brown-throated Weaver
365. Blue-breasted Bee-eater
366. African Jacana
367. Yellow-billed Duck
368. Red-knobbed Coot
369. Winding Cisticola
370. African Marsh Harrier
371. Black Crake
372. Sand Martin
373. SHOEBILL- I cannot believe how lucky I am!! The best thing I have ever seen!
374. Little Stint
375. Long-toed Lapwing
376. Spur-winged Goose
377. Papyrus Canary

Entebbe
378. Great White Pelican
379. Western Osprey
380. Northern Grey-headed Sparrow
381. Rüppell's Starling
382. Olive Sunbird
383. Eastern Plantain-eater
384. Scarlet-chested Sunbird
385. Gymnogene
386. Laughing Dove
387. African Yellow White-eye
388. Woodland Kingfisher
389. White-breasted Robin-Chat
390. African Thrush

One of the best day's birding of my life. And we're heading back into the swamp tomorrow!
 
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timsg80

Gregor Tims
16th January, Mabamba Swamp, Uganda
391. Blue-headed Coucal
392. Great Reed Warbler
393. Sedge Warbler
394. Swamp Flycatcher
395. White-faced Whistling Duck
396. Bronze Mannikin
397. Common Waxbill
398. Fan-tailed Widowbird
399. Lesser Jacana
400. White-backed Duck
401. Yellow-throated Longclaw
402. Grey-rumped Swallow
403. Palmnut Vulture
404. Black-winged Kite

Entebbe Botanical Gardens
405. Pink-backed Pelican
406. Black Sparrowhawk
407. Spur-winged Lapwing
408. Blue-spotted Wood-Dove
409. Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill
410. African Pygmy Kingfisher
411. White-throated Bee-eater
412. Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird
413. Red-headed Lovebird
414. Grey Parrot
415. Black-headed Gonolek
416. Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher
417. Angola Swallow
418. Yellow-throated Leaf-love
419. Willow Warbler (Africa tick)
420. Barred Warbler (Africa tick)
421. Green-backed Camaroptera
422. Tawny-flanked Prinia
423. Northern Black Flycatcher
424. Splendid Starling
425. Collared Sunbird
426. Red-chested Sunbird
427. Slender-billed Weaver
428. African Golden Weaver
429. Orange Weaver
430. Lesser Masked Weaver
431. Grosbeak Weaver
432. Red-billed Firerfinch

Entebbe
433. Broad-billed Roller
434. Common Greenshank
435. Ring-necked Dove
436. African Hobby
437. Little Sparrowhawk

Another fantastic day, with at least two more Shoebill seen.
 
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timsg80

Gregor Tims
17th January, Entebbe, Uganda
438. Saddle-billed Stork

Near Kampala, Uganda
439. Gabar Goshawk

Whitewaters Lodge, Uganda
440. Rock Pratincole
441. Water Thick-knee
442. Verreaux's Eagle
443. Black-backed Weaver
444. Green-throated Sunbird
445. Helmeted Guineafowl
446. Olive-bellied Sunbird
447. Crowned Hornbill
448. African Darter
449. Giant Kingfisher
450. African Wood Owl
 
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timsg80

Gregor Tims
18th January, Wildwaters Lodge, Uganda
451. Grey-headed Nigrita
452. Green Crombec

Ugandan Nile
453. Lizard Buzzard
454. Western Banded Snake Eagle
455. Tambourine Dove
 
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timsg80

Gregor Tims
19th January, Jinja-Kampala, Uganda
456. Long-crested Eagle
457. White-naped Raven
458. European Honey Buzzard
 

timsg80

Gregor Tims
20th-25th January, drive from Nanyuki to Sarara and Sarara, Kenya (the order is purely taxonomic, I have been too busy to record the dates of the first sightings!)
459. Somali Ostrich
460. Brown Snake Eagle
461. Pale Chanting-Goshawk
462. Shikra
463. Augur Buzzard
464. Tawny Eagle
465. African Hawk-Eagle
466. Bateleur
467. Martial Eagle
468. African Crowned Eagle
469. Pygmy Falcon
470. Vulturine Guineafowl
471. Stone Partridge
472. Crested Francolin
473. Yellow-necked Francolin
474. Buff-crested Bustard
475. Spotted Thick-knee
476. Crowned Lapwing
477. Black-faced Sandgrouse
478. Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse
479. Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove
480. Namaqua Dove
481. African Orange-bellied Parrot
482. White-bellied Go-away-bird
483. Great Spotted Cuckoo
484. Black Cuckoo
485. Pearl-spotted Owlet
486. Donaldson-Smith's Nightjar
487. Eurasian Nightjar
488. Little Swift
489. Common Swift
490. Blue-naped Mousebird
491. White-headed Mousebird
492. Grey-headed Kingfisher
493. Little Bee-eater
494. Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater
495. Lilac-breasted Roller
496. Purple Roller
497. Green Wood-Hoopoe
498. Abyssinian Scimitarbill
499. African Hoopoe
500. Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill
501. Northern Red-billed Hornbill
502. Von der Decken's Hornbill
503. Black-throated Barbet
504. d'Arnaud's Barbet
505. Nubian Woodpecker
506. Cardinal Woodpecker
507. Fawn-coloured Lark
508. Red-rumped Swallow
509. Lesser Striped Swallow
510. Dodson's Bulbul
511. Northern Brownbul
512. African Stonechat
513. Northern Wheatear
514. Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin
515. White-browed Scrub Robin
516. Spotted Morning-Thrush
517. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (Africa tick)
518. Grey-backed Camaroptera
519. Grey Wren-Warbler
520. Southern Black Flycatcher
521. African Grey Flycatcher
522. Spotted Flycatcher
523. Chinspot Batis
524. African Paradise Flycatcher
525. Rufous Chatterer
526. Black-bellied Sunbird
527. Red-tailed Shrike
528. Slate-coloured Boubou
529. Rosy-patched Bushshrike
530. Grey-headed Bushshrike
531. Northern White-crowned Shrike
532. Fan-tailed Raven
533. African Black-headed Oriole
534. Red-billed Oxpecker
535. Golden-breasted Starling
536. Bristle-crowned Starling
537. Greater Blue-eared Starling
538. Hildebrandt's Starling
539. Fischer's Starling
540. Speckle-fronted Weaver
541. Parrot-billed Sparrow
542. Yellow-spotted Petronia
543. White-browed Sparrow-Weaver
544. Black-capped Social-Weaver
545. White-headed Buffalo-Weaver
546. Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver
547. Vitelline Masked Weaver
548. Chestnut Weaver
549. Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu
550. Blue-capped Cordon-bleu
551. Purple Grenadier
552. African Firefinch
553. Crimson-rumped Waxbill
554. Grey-headed Silverbill
555. Eastern Paradise Whydah
556. Pin-tailed Whydah
557. Cinnamon-breasted Bunting

I have another 25 days here, so there should be plenty more to find!
 

timsg80

Gregor Tims
Sarara and surrounding area, Kenya, 26th-30th January
558. Rock Martin
559. Red-and-Yellow Barbet
560. Ruppell's Vulture
561. White-backed Vulture
562. Lappet-faced Vulture
563. Isabelline Wheatear
564. Waller's Starling
565. Scaly-throated Honeyguide
566. Spotted Eagle Owl
567. Hartlaub's Turaco
568. Northern Puffback
569. Klaas's Cuckoo
570. Wahlberg's Eagle
571. Green-winged Pytilia
572. Black-cheeked Waxbill
573. Northern Crombec
574. Greater Honeyguide
 
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timsg80

Gregor Tims
31st January, Sarara, Kenya
575. Streaky Seedeater
576. Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird
577. Yellow-breasted Apalis

I also forgot from the 26th:
578. African Grey Hornbill
 
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timsg80

Gregor Tims
2nd February, Sarara, Kenya
579. Bearded Woodpecker
580. White-browed Coucal
581. White-crested Helmetshrike
582. African Mourning Dove
583. African Bare-eyed Thrush
584. Red-headed Weaver
 

timsg80

Gregor Tims
2nd-14th February, Sarara and surrounding area, Kenya
585. Black-chested Snake Eagle
586. Three-banded Courser
587. Northern Carmine Bee-eater
588. Pink-breasted Lark
589. Common Whitethroat
590. Rattling Cisticola
591. African Dusky Flycatcher
592. Black Cuckooshrike
593. Abyssinian White-eye
594. Brubru
595. Three-streaked Tchagra
596. Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike
597. Chestnut Sparrow
598. Steel-blue Whydah
 
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timsg80

Gregor Tims
Sarara and surrounding area, 15th-20th February
599. Slender-tailed Nightjar
600. White-rumped Swift
601. Rufous-naped Lark
602. Mocking Cliff Chat
603. Booted Eagle

Kalama, Kenya, 20th February
604. Lesser Kestrel
605. Upcher's Warbler (Africa tick)
606. Yellow-vented Eremomela
607. Pale Prinia
608. Pied Wheatear
609. White-throated Robin
610. Common Rock Thrush
611. European Roller
612. Wattled Starling
613. White-bellied Canary

Karuru Forest and Matheiga, Nairobin, 20th-21st February
614. Black-backed Puffback
615. White-bellied Tit
616. Brown-backed Woodpecker
617. African Black Duck
618. Yellow-whiskered Greenbul
619. Red-chested Cuckoo
620. Western Citril
621. European Bee-eater
622. Black Saw-wing

Also, Sarara on 14th February
623. Steppe Eagle

That was sadly the end of a fantastic and life-changing trip. I will be back as soon as possible!!
 

timsg80

Gregor Tims
1st July, Sundown NP, Queensland
629. Speckled Warbler
630. White-browed Babbler

A couple of fantastic (if very cold!) nights camping out west. I missed a few potential lifers, but I'll make sure I head back out this way as soon as I can!
 

timsg80

Gregor Tims
3rd September, Mount Tarampa, Queensland
634. Banded Lapwing
635. Glossy Ibis
636. Australasian Shoveler
637. White-necked Heron
638. Red-necked Avocet
 

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