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Birds of Ngorongoro Crater – Bird Species & Bird-watching Safari Tours

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to a rich birdlife. Its different habitats support different species of birds. The Ngorongoro is home to over 500 bird species, spread out in the conservation areas’ highlands and in the crater, most of which are residents while others are migratory birds that fly into the Conservation area during the months of September and April from Europe and North Africa.

Notable birds that you are most likely to spot while in the Ngorongoro

Kori bustard, Secretary bird, Ostriches, Grey crowned crane, Lesser and Greater Flamingos, Rufous napped Lark, Grassland Pipit, Long crested Eagle, Capped whater, Northern anteater chat, Black crake, dusky turtle dove, Yellow billed stork, African sacred ibis, Helmeted guinea fowl, Superb starling, African white-backed vulture, Egyptian goose, Rufous tailed weaver, black bellied bustard, emerald spotted wood dove, Fischer’s sparrow Lark, yellow-throated sandgrouse, Augur buzzard, Fischer’s Lovebird and the Red capped lark.

The migrant bird species of Ngorongoro

European roller, Caspian lapwing, European bee-eater, Pallid harrier, Montagu’s harrier, Northern wheatear, European swallow, Lesser kestrel, European storks and the Rosy-breasted long claw.

Different bird species found in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are; turacos, herons, egrets, falcons, woodpeckers, shrikes, paradise flycatchers, kingfishers, bee eaters, martial eagles, waxbills, pelicans, plovers, sunbirds, warblers, cisticolas, waders, ducks, barbets among many others.

The months of November and April are recommended for bird-watching in the Ngorongoro conservation area, nevertheless, other months are also good for taking part in the activity on your safari to this beautiful protected area. Do not forget to pack your binoculars, camera and extra batteries. See you soon.


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