Magadi Road

Kona Baridi/Magadi Road/ Olorgesaile Prehistoric Site

Your first stop birding if the weather is fine is the Ngong Hills at Kona Baridi. From here, you have good views of the Great Rift Valley and Nairobi, Grassland Pipit, Augur Buzzard may be encountered   As you start going downhill, the vegetations change to more acacia bushes and woodland. You can make around 3 or more stops for birding along the road where you can do bit of walking. Here you get to glimpse species like Black-throated / Red-fronted Barbet, Red-fronted Tinkerbird, Blue-naped Mousebird, Banded Parisoma, White-bellied Canary, Eastern Pale Chanting Goshawk, African Grey / Von der Decken’s Hornbill, Southern Grosbeak Canary, Green-winged Pytilia, Grey Wren Warbler, African Grey Flycatcher, Abyssinian Black (Schalow’s)Wheatear, Rattling Cisticola and Black-necked Weaver, Straw-tailed / Paradise / Steel-blue and Pin-tailed Whydah, Chestnut Weavers, Taita Fiscal, Grey-capped Social Weavers, Emerald-spotted Wood / African Mourning Dove, Grey-headed / African Silverbill, Blue-capped Cordon-bleu, Beautiful / Eastern Violet-backed / Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Chesnut Sparrows, Red-and-Yellow Barbet, Somali Golden-breasted Bunting and Yellow-spotted Petronia