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Exotic Ethiopia Birding Tour 2020 – 12 Days
17 February 2020 - 29 February 2020
A birding paradise if there ever was one, Ethiopia is a somewhat recent arrival on the scene of birding destinations. Exotic and unspoilt by modern tourism, yet safe and comfortable, this country has come a long way from its troubled past. It is now the perfect birding destination for those who have always wanted to bird East Africa away from the crowds. During our reconnaissance trip we recorded over 350 species in just 9 days!
Join our Australian and local guide on this tour and marvel at the sheer numbers and diversity of birds. Everywhere we stop, birds are all around us. We’ll stay at comfortable, sometimes basic, but always private accommodation, often very scenically located.
The locals are friendly and helpful. And the birds…there’s an amazing variety to be observed, ranging from the stately Somali Ostrich and magnificent sight of 1000s of flamingos to masses of northern hemisphere migrants including wagtails, chats and raptors, while local specialties include Spur-winged Goose, Helmeted Guineafowl, Abdim’s Stork, Hadada Ibis, Hamerkop, Lappet-faced Vulture, Chanting Goshawk, Scissor-tailed Kite, Arabian Bustard, Black-crowned Crane, Double-banded Courser, Tambourine Dove, Abyssinian Owl, Mousebird, Narina Trogon, Half-collared Kingfisher, Carmine Bee-eater, Wood-hoopoe, Red-throated Wryneck, Cardinal Woodpecker, Red-bellied Parrot, Black-winged Lovebird, Ethiopian Boubou, Erlangers Lark, Mosque Swallow, Superb Starling (pictured) and many more.