Birds at the Lodge
Thank you to our guests who have kindly shared the birds they saw during their visit, in and around the lodge. You can also download this list.
Its in an excellent area with some very good birds to see locally from the camp. Some of the birds we saw included Savile’s Bustard, Black-bellied Bustard, Ground Hornbill, Crowned Cranes, Long-crested Eagle, Bearded Barbet, Sahel Paradise Whydah, Rufous-chested Swallow, Helmeted Guineafowl, Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark, African Scrub Robin, Flappet Lark, Anteater Chat, Rufous-crowned Roller, Pygmy Long-tailed Sunbird, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Melodious Warbler, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Western Olivaceous Warbler, Bush Petronia, Woodchat Shrike, Northern Wheatear, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Little Weaver, Little Green Bee-eater, Lesser Blue-eared Glossy Starling, Purple Glossy Starling, Bronze-tailed Glossy Starling, Black-headed Plover, Montagu’s Harrier.
Tony Disley, UK
A perfect location for some very special birds, highlights being Saviles Bustard, Black bellied Bustards, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill and Four Banded Sandgrouse. The grounds and garden are a great place to watch the various Sunbirds and Starlings from the sun shelter, an excellent relaxing view point.
Philip Rhodes, UK
I think red necked buzzard was the best plus we were certainly pleased to see the black storks, beaudoins snake eagle, yellow penduline tit and dark phase of montagus harrier.
Paul Buckley, UK
The birding was excellent considering our short stay at Morgan Kunda. We had great views of Scarlet chested Sunbird, Yellow billed Shrike, Yellow crowned Gonolek and Klaas’s Cuckoo.
Shirley Copeman, UK
Absolutely excellent. Birds seen were Saville’s Bustard, Black Bellied Bustard, Black Crowned Crane, Montagu’s Harrier and Chestnut backed sparrow lark, to name a few.
Jay Knight, UK, Trek Eco-Adventures, www.trekecoadventures.co.uk
We saw many birds with ease and close range from the bird viewing tower. It was lovely to have an evening drink there and meals whilst watching the birds and enjoying the scenery.
Christine Ford, UK
Fantastic for birds, some of the highlights nearby included Abyssinan Ground Hornbill, Black Crowned Crane, Black bellied and Saville’s Bustards and Sahel Paradise Whydahs.
Andrew Makin, UK
The birdwatching within the confines of Morgan Kunda was good. We had excellent views of the some of the more common species. The arable fields just beyond the village held some of the more difficult to find species, in particular Savile’s Bustard which we saw on both days. The drinking pool next to the road (at the brow of the hill) a few km south of Morgan Kunda is a fantastic spot. En route to the drinking pool was where we caught up with a pair of Abyssinian Ground Hornbills in the fields next to the road.
Dan Brown, UK
Although our stay was short, we enjoyed the birds in the area and on the road to and from the lodge. My favourite birds were the Yellow-crowned Gonolek, Klaas’s Cuckoo, Beautiful Sunbird & Long-tailed Glossy Starling.
Barbara Reid, Canada
Our visit was short (only one night) but we birded that evening and the next morning. Many of the common birds were evident in sufficient numbers and more time would have allowed us to expand our list. Time hindered us this trip but hopefully, if we can arrange another trip, the list will grow!
Dennis Hitchmough, Canada
Senegal Coucal, Levaillants Cuckoo, Western Plantain Eater, African palm Swift, Green Woodhoopoe, Abyssian Roller, Cardinal Woodpecker, Senegal Parrots, Yellow-Billed Shrike, Common Bulbul, Long-tailed Glossy Starling, Beautiful Sunbird, Northern Gray-headed Sparrow, Village Weaver, Bonze Mannikin and Yellow-crowned Gonolek.
Photos courtesy of Walshykitty
At the tap near the breakfast look out
Near Lamins water hole
Near the breakfast look out
On the path near the rooms
Waiting on the rock to go down for water