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Bird Watching Tours

Special Bird Watching Tour
(Searching for the Ethiopian Endemics)

fish eagle
Day 1
Arrive Addis 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.
Day 2
Drive to 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
Day 3
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.
Day 4
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.
Day 5
After breakfast 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.
Day 6.
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.
Day 7
Drive to the magnificent Bale Mountains National Park. Which is home to different endemic mammals and birds. The Mountain Nyala, Menelikâ€ôs Bushbuck, and Ethiopian Wolf are one of the Ethiopian endemic mammals that can easily be seen in Bale. The Spot-breasted Plover, Rougeâ€ôs 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
Day 8
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.
Day 9
Leave the Bale Mountains for Lake Awassa. Here, we will have a full afternoon birding expecting lot varieties of species. Allenâ€ôs 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.
Day 10
Drive back to Addis Ababa and, en route we will have a lot of roadside stops.
Day 11
Departure.

Normal Bird Watching Tour

Bee-eater bird
Day 1
Arrive Addis 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.
Day 2
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.
Day 3
Full day birding and game viewing in the park.
Day 4
Leave Awash 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.
Day 5
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.
Day 6
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.
Day 7
Leave Wondogenet 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€ôs Gallinule, Lesser Moorhen, Blue-headed Weaver, Grey-headed and Giant Kingfisher are amongst the verities of species we are expecting in Awassa. Overnight Awassa.
Day 8
Drive back to Addis Ababa. Along the way we have a lot of roadside stops including birding at Hora Lake. Overnight Debre Zeit.
Day 9
Fly back to origin.
Sunset
 
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