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Kongelai Escarpment

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Kongelai Escarpment Birdwatching
Kongelai Escarpment Birds

Birdwatching in Kongelai normally  take three to four hours, or more depending on  the day  birding program, client bird checklist, and of course the weather

Kongelai Escarpment is past Kitale town towards Turkana; branch off in Kapenguria or Makutano Town, its falls under the Western Kenya birding circuit, which includes: Mount Elgon, Saiwa National Park, Mount Mtelo, and  Cherangany Hills

The Kongelai Escarpment is a rocky area of cliffs and dry scrub that offers altitudinal intersects that hosts several special species of birds

The upland forest remnants around Kapenguria give way to trees and scrub more characteristic of the bird population

As you drive down there are farmlands on either side of the road, where a brief stop-over is allowed to look for birds, barbets, and starlings feeding  in the huge fig trees on the farms

The inhabitants of Kongelai Escarpment are subsistence farmers who mainly grow maize/corn on their farms 

The landscape changes in about four kilometers, becoming dry with scattered bush, the temperatures also rise as you drive down towards the Suam River

Kongelai Escarpment Bird Highlights

  • Spotted Creeper
  • Black-billed Firefinch
  • West African Seedeater
  • Rock Pratincole,
  • White-crested Turaco
  • Eastern Plantain-eater,
  • Fan-tailed Raven,
  • Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling
  • Bronze-tailed Glossy-Starling
  • Uganda Woodpecker
  • Yellow-billed Shrike
  • Hartlaub’s Marsh Widowbird
  • Heuglin’s Masked Weaver
  • Western Citril
  • Chestnut-crowned Sparrow Weaver
  • Pale  White-eye
  • Stone Partridge
  • Boran Cisticola
  • Green-backed Eremomela
  • Foxy Cisticola
  • Western Black-headed Batis
  • Northern Grey-headed Sparrow
  • Mocking Cliff Chat
  • Gambaga Flycatcher
  • Jameson’s Firefinch
  • Fawn-breasted Waxbill
  • Freckled Nightjar
  • Siffling Cisticola
  • Rameron Pigeon
Kongelai Escarpment Photos