ETHIOPIA bird watching - 17 Days
17 Days 16 Nights
Today we will head for the world-famous Bale MountainsNational Park. On the ascent we will start to see flocks ofAbyssinian Siskins and Yellow-crowned Canaries feeding on theshort grass and many Red-billed Choughs. Just before we reachedDinsho wetlands we will stop for Cape Eagle-owl in a rockyravine. On the plain nearby there will be groups of Black-wingedLapwings together with many Thekla Larks and Red-throatedPipits. At our picnic spot we will watch out for the endemic Spot-breasted Lapwing and Rouget’s Rail while nearby we will look foranother endemic: Abyssinian Longclaw. We should also see Fan-tailed Widowbird, Winding (Ethiopian) Cisticola, African Stonechatand Buffy Pipit in the same area. At the park headquarters, we willsearch for Chestnut-naped Francolin together with two moreendemics: Abyssinian Catbird and White-backed Black-tit. We willalso hope to see a variety of mammals including Mountain Nyala,Menelik’s Bushbuck and Desert Warthog. The park wardens mayknow of roosting sites for Abyssinian Owl, African Wood-owl andAbyssinian Nightjar. We will stay in Goba for three nights.
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