Tanzania 10-26 March 2022

For those who are passionate about birding and wildlife, Tanzania stands out as a paradise. Home to over 1,155 bird species, it boasts a diversity of habitats from lush rainforests to arid savannahs, each hosting unique avian life. Here, one can spot everything from the small, vibrant Sunbirds to the majestic African Fish Eagle and the rare Usambiro Barbet, making Tanzania an absolute treat for bird enthusiasts.

The country’s wildlife offerings are just as impressive. Tanzania hosts some of the largest wildlife herds on the planet, spread across renowned national parks like the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Mikumi. These reserves provide unforgettable opportunities to view elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, and the renowned Wildebeest Migration – one of the most spectacular wildlife shows on earth.

I opted for a birding trip to Tanzania and started searching the internet for reputable bird guides and tour operators. My search led me to Tanzania Birding & Beyond, (https://www.tanzaniabirding.com), a company that suited both my budget and interest. They offered a small group tour that was perfect for me, so I secured my spot for March.

The company proved to be professional and organised the tour impressively. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my adventure, having sighted 372 bird species over two weeks, with 318 of them being new additions to my list.

Visiting Tanzania in March presented a stunning panorama, with the landscape lush and green, painting a truly enchanting scenery.

In preparing this trip, I used a recent trip report by Thomas Pettersson, “Tanzania, 30 November to 21 December 2020”. The trip was organised by the same company, guide and driver (https://www.tanzaniabirding.com). https://www.tanzaniabirding.com/wp-content/uploads/TANZANIA-TRIP-REPORT-DEC-2020.pdf

19/03/2022Korona Villa Bed & BreakfastArusha-3.4514, 36.7088
210/03/2022Elephant MotelSame Village-4.0710, 37.7508
311/03/2022Elephant MotelSame Village-4.0710, 37.7508
412/03/2022Mullers Mountain Lodge Lushoto-4.7600 38.3345
513/03/2022Mullers Mountain Lodge Lushoto-4.7600 38.3345
614/03/2022Mullers Mountain Lodge Lushoto-4.7600 38.3345
715/03/2022Amani Rest HouseAmani-5.1000, 38.6317
816/03/2022Amani Rest HouseAmani-5.1000, 38.6317
917/03/2022Amani Rest HouseAmani-5.1000, 38.6317
1018/03/2022Camping at UluguruUluguru-6.8880 37.6713
1119/03/2022Mapokezi ClubGairo-6.1480, 36.8677
1220/03/2022Mapokezi ClubGairo-6.1480, 36.8677
1321/03/2022Udzungwa Twiga HotelManhula -7.8485, 36.8891
1422/03/2022Tan-Swiss LodgeMikumi-7.3963, 37.0014
1523/03/2022Tan-Swiss LodgeMikumi-7.3963, 37.0014
1624/03/2022Tan-Swiss LodgeMikumi-7.3963, 37.0014
1725/03/2022Queen HotelMorogoro-6.8270 37.6595

The above map shows our movement, starting from the first day from Korona Villa B & B, continuing south of Ruaha where we stayed the last three nights in Tan-Swis Lodge.

Within fifteen days, I was fortunate to observe 372 bird species, with a notable 315 being new bird species to me. The entire trip went smoothly, allowing us to enjoy every bit of the country. We enjoyed the birdlife, the stunning landscapes, and the wonderful individuals we encountered. The journey was made all the more memorable by the excellent company of my fellow birder Eric, our knowledgeable bird guide Anthony, and our skilled driver Gaitan.

Relocating the Beesley’s Lark
Eric Shaw left, our guide, Anthony Raphael, Gaitan our driver, and AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan

Day 1: 09/03/2022

My flights were booked on Qatar Airways, so I travelled from Kuwait to Doha, Qatar, and eventually reached Kilimanjaro Airport. Upon arrival, I was warmly received by a driver who accompanied me to the Korona Villa Bed & Breakfast in Arusha.

Day 2: 10/03/2023, the Lark Plain and on to South Pare

Our tracks on 10/03/2022

On the first day of my tour, I had the pleasure of meeting Eric Shaw, a fellow birder from the USA, who would be my companion throughout the entire tour. At 6:00 in the morning, we gathered with our guide, Anthony Raphael, and our driver, Gaitan, to begin our first birding day. Our destination was Sungate, situated approximately an hour’s drive north of Arusha.

By 7:10, we had arrived at the Lark Plain at Sungate and wasted no time in commencing our birding activities. The sun had recently risen, and we were blessed with delightful weather featuring clear blue skies. Sungate presented a picturesque scene of a green semi-desert adorned with scattered bushes and acacia trees.

Our excitement peaked when we encountered the Beesley’s Lark, an endemic bird species. We were fortunate to spot at least five of them, albeit with some difficulty due to their elusive nature. These birds were hiding amidst the grass and constantly on the move. Despite the challenges, we managed to observe them well, although photography proved to be a bit of a challenge.

We also had the pleasure of sighting several other remarkable bird species, many of which were new to me. Some notable mentions include the Crowned Lapwing, a delightful surprise as I have a fondness for lapwings, Black-headed Heron, Augur Buzzard, Speckled Mousebird, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, White-fronted Bee-eater, Greater Kestrel, Foxy Lark, Red-capped Lark, Athi Short-toed Lark, Athi Short-tailed Lark, African Grey Flycatcher, Nyanza Swift, and African Pipit.

As we departed Sungate and embarked on our journey back to Arusha along the same route, my excitement soared when I spotted an elegant Capped Wheatear followed by a Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark. To add to the thrill, we also came across a striking White-bellied Go-away-bird, a large bird showcasing a distinctive crest, and black and white plumage.

Continuing our journey, we made a stop along the road to admire the Abyssinian Wheatear, a bird with captivating beauty. Shortly after, our attention was caught by the vibrant presence of White-fronted Bee-eaters. As we marvelled at these stunning birds, our eyes were drawn to the magnificent Augur Buzzard perched on a road post, showcasing its regal presence.

To add to the excitement, a beautiful Lilac-breasted Roller made a graceful appearance, treating us to a mesmerising display of its vibrant plumage. Shortly after, we were fortunate to spot a Pygmy Falcon; we then came across a Hildebrandt’s Starling, with its elegant presence. And to our delight, a Long-tailed Fiscal made an appearance, captivating us with its long tail and confident demeanour.

We finally reached our destination, the Naisinyai village and its surroundings, from the Manyara region. Here, we immersed ourselves in birding activities for nearly three hours, and our efforts were rewarded with the finding of almost twenty-seven new bird species for the day.

Among the highlights were the magnificent Vulturine Guineafowl, with its striking appearance and distinct patterns. We also encountered the elegant White-headed Mousebird, the vibrant Red-and-yellow Barbet, the Red-fronted Tinkerbird, and the captivating Black-throated Barbet. Other noteworthy sightings included the Pygmy Batis, the striking Pringle’s Puffback, the Slate-coloured Boubou, and the agile Fork-tailed Drongo.

As we continued our birding tour, we had the pleasure of observing the Red-faced Crombec, the Yellow-breasted Apalis, and the Red-fronted Prinia. The avian diversity further delighted us with sightings of the Pale White-eye, Rufous Chatterer, resplendent Golden-breasted Starling, and vibrant Superb Starling.

Our eyes were then drawn to the Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird, Hunter’s Sunbird, and Tsavo Sunbird, each displaying their unique colours and behaviours. The Vitelline Masked-Weaver, Chestnut Weaver, and Green-winged Pytilia added their own charm to the scene, while the Red-billed Firefinch made a double appearance. We were also fortunate to come across the Southern Grosbeak-Canary and the Golden-breasted Bunting.

On our way back to end the day, we stopped at a small wetland along Butu Road (-3.5156 37.5803). Here we had the Three-banded Plover, African Jacana, Malachite Kingfisher, and Taveta Golden-Weaver.

The first day of our tour had been incredibly rewarding, filled with memorable bird sightings and the thrill of encountering new species. I eagerly looked forward to the adventures that awaited us in the coming days.

We arrived at our hotel, the Elephant Motel, located in Same Village, at 7 pm.

Day 3: 11/03/2023, Mkomazi National Park

Our tracks on 11/03/2022

Departing from our hotel (-4.071232, 37.75062), we started our birding at approximately 7 am. Our initial destination was east of Same village, precisely located at -4.064203, 37.784891, where we aimed to arrive by 7:15 am. This particular site treated us to a remarkable display of avian diversity, with a total of twenty-four species observed in less than an hour, the majority of which were new sightings for me. It proved to be an exhilarating start to the morning.

The abundance of birds surrounding us immediately caught our attention, and the encounters unfolded rapidly. The first avian gem to grace our presence was the vibrant Bare-eyed Thrush, followed swiftly by the Tiny Cisticola, the Lesser-striped Swallow, and the striking Southern Black-Flycatcher perched atop a bush. Not long after, we were delighted by sightings of the Spotted Mourning-Thrush, a pair of D’Arnaud’s Barbets, the Northern Red-billed Hornbill, the Red-bellied Parrot, and the Abyssinian Scimitarbill. As we continued our birding adventure, we saw an Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Buff-bellied Warbler, Straw-tailed Whydah, White-browed Sparrow-Weaver, Blue-naped Mousebird, Red-and-yellow Barbet, Red-faced Crombec, Black-bellied Sunbird, and Hunter’s Sunbird.

As we made our way back to the hotel in anticipation of breakfast, we found ourselves pleasantly entertained by the captivating calls and lively presence of three Silvery-cheeked Hornbills. Their resounding calls echoed through the air as they playfully perched overhead, adding an enchanting touch to our morning experience while we awaited the arrival of our breakfast.

Our journey continued as we departed from the hotel and set our course towards Zange Gate of the Mkomazi National Park (-4.0562 37.7914). Mkomazi National Park is located in northeastern Tanzania next to the Kenyan border, spans over 3,234 square kilometres, adorned with abundant Acacia-Commiphora vegetation. Arriving at the gate around 10:15 am, we were greeted by an incredible sight—an adult Wahlberg’s Eagle perched just a few meters above us, seemingly observing our arrival. Its majestic presence captivated us as we stood face-to-face with this magnificent raptor.

Adjacent to the gate, a small puddle of water caught our attention, drawing an array of birds seeking refreshment. Among them, a particularly striking avian beauty stood out—a Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu. Adding to the colours surrounding us, a group of Red-billed Firefinches joined the scene, their plumage displaying various shades of red.

Then we soon met with the arrival of a Crimson-rumped Waxbill, showcasing its distinctive crimson rear plumage. It was enriched by the presence of a Northern Grey-headed Sparrow and a Parrot-billed Sparrow, and finally, a Beautiful Sunbird, that lived up to its name, came and perched on a wire, adding more colours to the scene.

Upon entering the reserve, we soon met a Northern White-crowned Shrike perched on a branch, then greeted by a magnificent African Hawk-Eagle, then a Von der Decken’s Hornbill showed up, followed by a vibrant burst of blue hues caught our attention, a Lilac-breasted Roller and Superb Starling. Then the yellow colours showed up on a Yellow-necked Spurfowl and Pangani Longclaw.

Then we had a colourful Northern Carmine Bee-eater and Buff-crested Bustard entertained us for a while, Black-throated Barbet and Vulturine Guineafowl showed up briefly before taking shelter in the grass. On the trees around, we had a couple of Ring-necked Doves, Brubru, Pygmy Kestrel, Pangani Longclaw, the endemic Zanzibar Red Bishop, White-winged Widowbird, and then a Bateleur flew overhead. We then reached a small pool of water where we first saw two Spur-winged Geese, three Blacksmith Lapwings, a number of Egyptian Geese, and two African Woolly-necked Storks. On the tree next to the pool, we had a number of birds, Blue-capped Cordon-bleu, Southern Cordon-bleu, Dusky Indigobird and Red-billed Quelea. As we moved on, we saw three Crested Francolins, Pin-tailed Whydah, Zanzibar Red Bishop, Spot-flanked Barbet and Black-winged Red Bishop.

Then we saw a Rattling Cisticola, White-eared Barbet, a number of Black Saw-wings flying overhead, two Striped Pipits were on a rock next to a tree where we had another endemic, the South Pare White-eye, nearby we had African Dusky Flycatcher, Bar-throated Apalis entertained us a bit. As we moved on, an African Yellow Warbler showed well behind the branches, Yellow Bishop, Collared Sunbird, Eastern Double-collared Sunbird, Usambara Double-collared Sunbird, Pied Crow, White-necked Raven, Chestnut Weaver, Eastern Chanting-Goshawk, a couple of Red-billed Oxpeckers feeding on the back of African Buffalos, Taveta Golden-Weaver, Winding Cisticola, African Openbill, Pink-breasted Lark. From a long distance, we saw three Common Ostriches, and one Secretarybird. Then briefly had a Harlequin Quail, then a Red-winged Starling and a Trumpeter Hornbill.

Other birds seen inside the reserve include Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, White-browed Coucal, Pied and Jacobin Cuckoo, African Grey Hornbill, Nubian Woodpecker, Black-headed Oriole, Grey-headed Bushshrike, Ashy Cisticola, Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver, White-browed Sparrow-Weaver, Fire-fronted Bishop, White-winged Widowbird, Grey-headed Silverbill and Common Waxbill.

By the end of the day, the total number of birds seen in Mkomazi National Park were sixty-four.

During our journey inside Mkomazi National Park, we also came across several fascinating African wildlife species, including the African Elephant, Vervet Monkey, Plains Zebra, Giraffe, Impala, Grant’s Gazelle, Kirk’s Dik-dik, and African Buffalo.

We overnighted at the Elephant Motel.

Day 4: 12/03/2023, South Pare Mountains

Our tracks on 12/03/2022

We left Elephant Motel at 8 am to reach our birding hotspot at -4.130583 37.882300 at 11:20, a three-hour drive!

During our drive to the birding hotspot, we stopped when we saw a bird on a bush, it turned out to be a Rattling Cisticola, in our next stop, we found Dusky Indigobird perched on a tree.

At the hotspot, where we spent almost two hours, we had thirty-one species. the highlights of which were the endemic South Pare White-eye, Rock Martin, Bar-throated Apalis, African Goshawk, African Firefinch, Reichenow’s Seedeater, Cape Robin-Chat, Stripe-faced Greenbul, Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler (heard only), Evergreen-forest Warbler (heard only), Mountain Buzzard, Moustached Tinkerbird, Black-backed Puffback, Singing Cisticola.

Later in the afternoon, we made our way back to the hotel. After enjoying a satisfying lunch and taking some time to rest, we checked out and embarked on our journey south towards our next destination. Along the way, we took breaks to indulge in some birdwatching opportunities. Our first stop revealed an intriguing sight—a White-necked Raven feasting on a carcass on the asphalt road. Additionally, we were fortunate to spot a Chestnut Weaver and a Common Buzzard. Continuing our exploration, we paused to observe an Eastern Chanting-Goshawk majestically perched on a house’s rooftop.

Our second stop treated us to a nearly dry pool teeming with avian activity. Amidst this habitat, we were delighted to encounter a Red-billed Oxpecker diligently foraging on a cow’s back, Three-banded Plover, Little Stint, Sanderling, and Common Sandpiper.

Further, along our journey, we reached the Mkumazi-Umba River bridge, where another assortment of avian wonders awaited us. Here, we had the pleasure of sighting a Klaas’s Cuckoo, Blacksmith Lapwing, Three-banded Plover, Wood Sandpiper, African Openbill, Pink-breasted Lark, Winding Cisticola, Taveta Weaver, Zanzibar Red Bishop, and Thick-billed Weaver.

At 7 pm, we arrived at our accommodation, Mullers Mountain Lodge (-4.760071 38.334572), where we lodged for three nights. 

Day 5: 13/03/2023 West Usambaras (Tanga)

Our tracks on 13/03/2022

At 7:40 am, as we left the hotel, we were delighted to spot two Red-winged Starlings, a Brown-breasted Barbet, and an African Pied Wagtail, all within the hotel premises.

Afterwards, we drove south for approximately 20 minutes and ventured into the forest, covering a distance of over a kilometre. During this rewarding walk, we were fortunate to come across an array of fascinating birds, including the Hartlaub’s Turaco, White-rumped Swift, Mountain Buzzard, Red-capped Forest Warbler, Bar-throated Apalis, Black-headed Apalis, Black Saw-wing, Waller’s Starling, Spot-throat, and Black-and-white Mannikin. Following this birdwatching session, we returned to the hotel for lunch.

At the hotel, our birdwatching continued as we spotted three Augur Buzzards, Rock Martin, two Usambara Double-collared Sunbirds, African Pied Wagtail, and a Southern Citril.

After our satisfying meal, we revisited the same spot as the morning’s birding session. We were delighted to encounter an endemic bird, Montane Tiny Greenbulthe fifth one for the trip. As we continued our birdwatching trip, we had the pleasure of adding the Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon, Olive Woodpecker, Fülleborn’s Boubou, Yellow-throated Woodland-Warbler, and Kenrick’s Starling to our growing list of birds.

Day 6: 14/03/2023 West Usambaras

Our tracks on 14/03/2022

At 7:11 am, we left the hotel; after 15 minutes, around a bend, we encountered a Mountain Wagtail, a lifer for me.

Our first stop, located at (-4.7436, 38.2836), proved to be fruitful, as we added our sixth endemic species of the trip—the Usambara Akalat. Additionally, we spotted several new bird species for our trip, including the Bar-tailed Trogon, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Grey Cuckooshrike, Black-fronted Bushshrike, Little Sparrowhawk, White-tailed Crested-Flycatcher, White-starred Robin, and Olive Sunbird.

We moved on to another spot to add to our list the seventh endemic species for the trip Usambara Thrush, and a colourful bird was moving on the ground between the bushes; it turned out to be a Cape Robin-Chat,then spotted Yellow-bellied Waxbill, Red-faced Crimsonwing, and Stripe-faced Greenbul.

On our way back to the hotel, as the darkness descended, we made a stop for some night birdwatching. To our great fortune, we came across the African Wood-Owl, Spotted Eagle Owl and Donaldson Smith’s Nightjar.

Then back to the hotel to overnight in the Mullers Mountain Lodge.

Day 7: 15/03/2023 East Usambaras

Our tracks on 15/03/2022

Following our breakfast, we ventured south for about twenty minutes to revisit an area we had previously explored two days ago. Our luck was on our side as we successfully spotted the eighth endemic Usambara Weaver, and to our excitement, we also added the Forest Batis to our bird list.

At 10:35 am, we checked out of the hotel and continued our journey southward. En route, we made several stops, where we were fortunate to spot a variety of bird species, including the Bronze Mannikin, Eastern Golden-Weaver, Tambourine Dove, East Coast Boubou, and Scarlet-chested Sunbird.

As we drove further, we were delighted to come across the majestic Long-crested Eagle and the charming Coastal Cisticola.

Later, we paused to enjoy a delicious lunch at Rockhill Restaurant in Korogwe. While savouring our meal, we were entertained by the sight of three Pied Crows, two Yellow-billed Kites flying and a House Crow.

With renewed energy, we embarked on a direct drive that lasted nearly four hours, heading to our next destination. Just before sunset, we arrived at Amani Rest House, where we stayed for three nights.

Day 8: 16/03/2023 East Usambaras

Our tracks on 16/03/2022

We explored the area around our Rest House; we encountered a Green Barbet on top of a tree, together with Black-bellied Starling. Also had Pale Batis, Mosque Swallow, Palm-nut Vulture, Brown-hooded Kingfisher, and African Harrier-Hawk.

In the afternoon, we ventured south from our accommodations. Here, our search was rewarded with sightings of an African Pygmy Kingfisher, Green-headed Oriole, Spectacled Weaver, Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Pallid Honeyguide, the endemic Banded Green Sunbird, and Purple-banded Sunbird. The skies were graced with African Black Swifts together with Scarce Swifts. We also spotted a Long-billed Forest Warbler, Grey-olive Greenbul, Cabanis’s Bunting, Shelley’s Greenbul, Crowned Eagle, and Green-backed Camaroptera.

Day 9: 17/03/2023 East Usambaras

After we had our breakfast, we went south again, (-5.138134, 38.615329), adding to our list the endemic Lowland Tiny Greenbul, and Green Malkoha, Narina Trogon, African Broadbill, Little Yellow Flycatcher, Uluguru Violet-backed Sunbird. 

We also had Forest Batis, Mountain Buzzard, Collared Sunbird, Fork-tailed Drongo, Waller’s Starling, Crowned Eagle, and Green-backed Camaroptera.

Day 10: 18/03/2023 East Usambaras and Ulugurus Mountain

Our tracks on 18/03/2022

Today, we drove from Amani to Morogoro, stopping at any birding hotspots along the way. Within the first hour, we halted to observe a Green-headed Oriole. Our next stop was at a wooded area where we discovered a Black-headed Oriole, Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike, Grey Tit-Flycatcher, and a Dark-backed Weaver.

We also saw some previously spotted birds, including the Little Yellow Flycatcher and Kenrick’s Starling.

Our journey led us to the Wami Bridge, a location where we identified a Black-winged Red Bishop, Eastern Golden-Weaver, Wire-tailed Swallow, White-throated Bee-eater, and a Barn Swallow.

We then passed Morogoro town and stopped the car, met a local guide for the Uluguru Mountain named Khamees, who knows the area very well and also prepared the logistics for camping. We then followed Khamees hiking on the Uluguru mountain on foot for almost two hours, birding along the way; we reached our campsite just before sunset (-6.888003 37.671288). We camped in tents next to an abandoned building built by the Germans but was abandoned after WW2.

Throughout our hiking, we encountered various birds such as the Livingstone’s Turaco, Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle, Lesser Honeyguide, African Black Swift, and Variable Sunbird. We also saw some familiar birds, including the White-browed Robin-Chat, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Pale White-eye, Black Saw-wing, Pale White-eye, Speckled Mousebird, and Black-backed Puffback.

Day 11: 19/03/2023 Ulugurus Mountain

Our tracks on 19/03/2022

Before dawn, we began our ascent on a slender trail leading to the top of Uluguru Mountain, anticipating the sight of three endemic species. The climb was a rigorous one, involving a three-hour hike before we finally arrived at the dense forest of Uluguru Mountain. We saw the Uluguru Greenbul, and Loveridge’s Sunbird but failed to see the Uluguru Bushshrike; although we heard its call, it refused to reveal itself, despite a lot of effort.

We also saw, Mocking Cliff-Chat, Red-collared Widowbird, White-necked Raven, Trilling Cisticola, Terrestrial Brownbul and African Stonechat. In the afternoon, we drove for three hours to reach our next hotel, Mapokezi Club in Gairo (-6.14801, 36.8677). 

Day 12: 20/03/2023 Rubehos

Our tracks on 20/03/2022

We started the morning birding by going south. Along the way, a dirt track; as we approached a small wetland, we encountered a Hamerkop, and we continued driving; then we had Helmeted Guineafowl, Pied Crow and Eurasian Hoopoe. As we began ascending to an elevation of 1850 ASL, we found our targets, a couple of Black-lored Cisticolas, Bertram’s Weaver, African Firefinch, Red-collared Widowbird, Yellow Bishop and a Southern Fiscal (Uhehe).

We continued moving higher but this time ventured into a dense forest, where we had three endemic birds, Winifred’s WarblerMoreau’s Sunbird and Rubeho Akalat, then African Olive Pigeon, Livingstone’s Turaco, Moustached Tinkerbird, Olive Woodpecker, Fülleborn’s Boubou, Black-fronted Bushshrike, Red-capped Forest Warbler, Chapin’s Apalis, Yellow-throated Greenbul, Violet-backed Starling, White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher, Dark Batis, Slender-billed Starling, Red-throated Twinspot.

In our way back to the hotel, we encountered a White-bellied Canary, Northern Fiscal and a group of Superb Starlings and Pied Crows.

We overnighted in Gairo at Mapokezi Club House.

Day 13: 21/03/2023 East Udzungwas

Our tracks on 21/03/2022

Today was a long driving day, we took the Road B129 east, then B127 south until we reached Mikumi then south Mikumi  to our hotel Udzungwa Twiga Hotel (-7.8485, 36.8891). We stopped few times along the road to some birding. Our first stop was along Road B127m where we had Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, White-browed Coucal, Red-chested Cuckoo, Hadada Ibis, Lesser Striped Swallow, Sombre Greenbul, Thrush Nightingale, Red-headed Weaver, Blue-capped Cordon-bleu, Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah.

We also saw stopped to find African Openbill, Pale-billed Hornbill, Black-crowned Tchagra.

At another stop, we had, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Short-winged Cisticola, Yellow-fronted Canary, and Fan-tailed Widowbird.

We stayed for one night at Udzungwa Twiga Hotel.

Day 14: 22/03/2023 Kilombero Floodplain

Our tracks on 22/03/2022

Our morning commenced with a drive southward from our hotel on a dirt track. We paused upon sighting a Kingfisher, which turned out to be a Brown-hooded Kingfisher. Persisting on the same trail, we found a Dickinson’s Kestrel perched on a wooden electricity post. Subsequently, we spotted a Blue-spotted Wood-Dove perched on the power lines. As we ventured further south, we came across another diminutive Kingfisher; closer inspection revealed it to be a Striped Kingfisher. Similarly, we encountered a Southern Grey-headed Sparrow, and a Black-winged Red Bishop.

Upon reaching our destination, we halted at the fringe of a reedbed situated along a nearly dry lake. There to our surprise, we found the three endemics Kilombero CisticolaWhite-tailed Cisticola and Kilombero Weaver. And an intriguing assortment of birds, including the Coppery-tailed Coucal, Reed Cormorant, Black-winged Kite, Pied Kingfisher, Red-headed Quelea, and Giant Kingfisher. We subsequently arrived at the Kilombero Bridge, where we spotted two White-faced Whistling-Ducks.

As midday approached, we made the decision to return to our hotel. We steered northward, pausing at a reed bed where we were fortunate to spot an Eastern Golden-Weaver, Southern Brown-throated Weaver, and Kilombero Weaver. Nearing our hotel, our guide directed our attention to a small stream. On the edge of a branch hanging over the water, we discovered a Half-collared Kingfisher — marking our fifth kingfisher sighting of the day.

Having taken a restful break and enjoyed our lunch, our guide led us on an hour-long walk around the hotel. During this stroll, we observed a Crowned Hornbill, Cardinal Woodpecker, Moustached Grass-Warbler, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Spectacled Weaver, Magpie Mannikin, Pin-tailed Whydah, and Purple Indigobird.
Post this, we checked out of our current lodging and journeyed north to our next destination, the Tan-Swiss Lodge in Mikumi (-7.3963, 37.0014). This happened to be our home for the coming three nights before the tour officially concluded. The drive took us approximately two hours and twenty minutes along the A7 road to reach our accommodation, Tan-Swiss Lodge.

Day 15: 23/03/2023 around Mikumi

Our tracks on 23/03/2022

We departed from the hotel at 7:30 am, travelling on roads A7 and B127. After an hour’s drive, we reached our first birding site situated 10 km north of Mikumi (-7.3166, 36.9587). At this location, we observed the Purple-crested Turaco, White-breasted Cuckooshrike, African Penduline Tit, Miombo Wren-Warbler, Neddicky, and Red-collared Widowbird. Following this, we relocated further north to another hotspot (-7.2999, 36.9573), where we spotted the Brown-headed Parrot, Western Miombo Sunbird, Black-eared Seedeater, Speckle-throated Woodpecker, and Green-capped Eremomela. After the eventful morning, we returned to the hotel for some rest and lunch.
Following a restful period and lunch, we journeyed north again, venturing beyond our morning spot to halt at (-7.259544, 36.950755). Our initial sighting here was a pair of Ruaha Chat — both a male and a female. We then moved closer to a tree, where our guide spotted an African Barred Owlet nestled in the dense branches. Our sightings also included a Crested Barbet, African Golden Oriole, White-crested Helmetshrike, and Rufous-bellied Tit. We then retraced our steps back to the morning site, where we were delighted to spot Western Violet-backed and Amethyst Sunbirds.
Overnighted at Tan-Swiss Cottages

Day 16: 24/03/2023 Mikumi National Park

Our tracks on 24/03/2022

Today marked a departure from our routine as we ventured into a protected park, providing us with opportunities to see a variety of different birds and mammals. We spent six hours inside the park, entering at 9 am and leaving at 3 pm. During our stay, we enjoyed lunch by a small pool and successfully recorded sightings of forty-three distinct species.

Initially, while Mathew was buying tickets at the office, we were captivated by the sight of three adult White-backed Vultures, perched on a pair of trees just above the entrance, offering us a majestic welcome to the reserve. A Wire-tailed Swallow was also perched on the office building. While we were taking images of the Swallow, a Rüppell’s Vulture joined the aerial greeting party, soaring in circles above us. Then joined by a White-backed Vulture, so we could compare their underwings and shape.

We then got greeted by Impalas, and then a flock of almost 60 African Openbills decorated the sky in front of us. As we continued driving, a Black-bellied Bustard showed up in the grass close to our track, followed by a Red-necked Spurfowl, African Grey Hornbill, Marabou Stork, Lilac-breasted Roller, then a Red-billed Oxpecker, Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark, Croaking Cisticola, Pale-crowned Cisticola, Northern Pied-Babbler, Southern Ground-Hornbill, Miombo Blue-eared Starling (Miombo), Water Thick-knee, Blacksmith Lapwing, Grey Heron, Great Egret (African), White-headed Vulture, Bateleur, Black-chested Snake-Eagle, African Little Bee-eater African Fish-Eagle, Brown Snake-Eagle, and Yellow-throated Longclaw. All entertained us while we were on their territory.

The array of mammals we observed within the Mikumi National Park included the African Elephant (Loxodonta africana), Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus), Plains Zebra (Equus quagga), Common Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus), Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), Impala (Aepyceros melampus), Common Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), Southern Reedbuck (Redunca redunca), African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer), and Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis). In terms of reptilian life, we encountered just one species, the White-throated Monitor (Varanus albigularis).

Overnighted at Tan-Swiss Lodge

Day 17: 25/03/2023

Our tracks on 25/03/2022

After breakfast, we dove on A7, then B127 north, to stop at (-7.29989, 36.95875). We found two Green Wood Hoopoes.

We then went back to A7 and continued south for two hours to stop between a mountain and the Great Ruaha River (-7.521567 36.602087). Here we found the last two endemics of the trip, Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill and Ashy Starling.

At this point, our journey had come to a close, leading us to drive back to Morogoro and check into our hotel, the Queens Hotel. It was time to bid farewell to our guide Anthony and our driver Gaitan, who had done a remarkable job acquainting us with the beautiful birds and stunning landscapes of this country. We extended our best wishes to them and said our goodbyes.

Day 18: 26/03/2023 Dar es Salaam

Following breakfast in the morning, a driver transported us to Dar es Salaam. Eric proceeded to the airport for his flight to Pemba Island, while I, having a later flight, checked into a hotel. I then took a taxi for my final birding excursion in Tanzania, heading to the Pugu Hills Forest Reserve. The reserve was bustling with visitors, leading me to journey quite a distance to reach a pool. There, I spotted a Palm-nut Vulture perched on a tree and observed a few Common Bulbuls. After departing the reserve, I chanced upon a farm where I spotted my final new species, a Village Indigobird. I then returned to the hotel, checked out, and made my way to the airport.

Bird List (IOC v13.2 Taxonomy) (eBirds Taxonomy in RED)

  1. Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
  2. White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata
  3. Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
  4. Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis
  5. Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
  6. Vulturine Guineafowl Acryllium vulturinum
  7. Crested Francolin Ortygornis sephaena
  8. Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei
  9. Yellow-necked Spurfowl Pternistis leucoscepus
  10. Red-necked Spurfowl Pternistis afer
  11. Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
  12. Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
  13. African Olive (Rameron) Pigeon Columba arquatrix
  14. Eastern Bronze-naped (Delegorgue’s) Pigeon Columba delegorguei
  15. Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
  16. Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola
  17. Emerald-spotted Wood Dove Turtur chalcospilos
  18. Blue-spotted Wood Dove Turtur afer
  19. Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria
  20. Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
  21. Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus
  22. Buff-crested Bustard Lophotis (Eupodotis) gindiana
  23. Black-bellied Bustard Lissotis melanogaster
  24. Livingstone’s Turaco Tauraco livingstonii
  25. Hartlaub’s Turaco Tauraco hartlaubi
  26. Purple-crested Turaco Gallirex (Tauraco) porphyreolophus
  27. White-bellied Go-away-bird Crinifer leucogaster
  28. Coppery-tailed Coucal Centropus cupreicaudus
  29. White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus
  30. Green Malkoha Ceuthmochares australis
  31. Jacobin (Pied) Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
  32. Diederik (Dideric) Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
  33. Klaas’s Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas
  34. Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius
  35. Donaldson Smith’s Nightjar Caprimulgus donaldsoni
  36. Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus
  37. Nyanza Swift Apus niansae
  38. African Black Swift (African SwiftApus barbatus
  39. Little Swift Apus affinis
  40. White-rumped Swift Apus caffer
  41. African Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus
  42. Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus
  43. Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
  44. Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus
  45. Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris
  46. African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
  47. Sanderling Calidris alba
  48. Little Stint Calidris minuta
  49. Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
  50. Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
  51. African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus
  52. African Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia microscelis
  53. Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumenifer
  54. Reed (Long-tailed) Cormorant Microcarbo africanus
  55. Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
  56. Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
  57. Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
  58. Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
  59. Great Egret Ardea alba
  60. Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  61. Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
  62. Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius
  63. Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
  64. African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus
  65. Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
  66. White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis
  67. White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus
  68. Rüppell’s Vulture (GriffonGyps rueppelli
  69. Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
  70. Black-chested Snake Eagle Circaetus pectoralis
  71. Brown Snake Eagle Circaetus cinereus
  72. Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus
  73. Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
  74. Wahlberg’s Eagle Hieraaetus wahlbergi
  75. Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
  76. Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle Hieraaetus ayresii
  77. Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
  78. African Hawk-Eagle Aquila spilogaster
  79. Eastern Chanting Goshawk Melierax poliopterus
  80. African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro
  81. Little Sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus
  82. Black Sparrowhawk (GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
  83. Black Kite Milvus migrans
  84. African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
  85. Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
  86. Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus
  87. Augur Buzzard Buteo augur
  88. Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus
  89. African Barred Owlet Glaucidium capense
  90. African Wood Owl Strix woodfordii
  91. Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus
  92. White-headed Mousebird Colius leucocephalus
  93. Blue-naped Mousebird Urocolius macrourus
  94. Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina
  95. Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum
  96. Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
  97. Green Wood Hoopoe (WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
  98. Violet Wood Hoopoe (WoodhoopoePhoeniculus damarensis
  99. Abyssinian Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus minor
  100. Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri
  101. Crowned Hornbill Lophoceros alboterminatus
  102. African Grey Hornbill Lophoceros nasutus
  103. Pale-billed Hornbill Lophoceros pallidirostris
  104. Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus flavirostris
  105. Von der Decken’s Hornbill Tockus deckeni
  106. Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill Tockus ruahae
  107. Northern Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus
  108. Silvery-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes brevis
  109. Trumpeter Hornbill Bycanistes bucinator
  110. Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata
  111. Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus
  112. African Pygmy Kingfisher Ispidina picta
  113. Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris
  114. Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
  115. Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima
  116. Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
  117. White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides
  118. Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus
  119. Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates
  120. White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis
  121. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
  122. European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
  123. Northern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus
  124. European Roller Coracias garrulus
  125. Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus
  126. Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii
  127. Red-and-yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus
  128. D’Arnaud’s Barbet Trachyphonus darnaudii
  129. White-eared Barbet Stactolaema leucotis
  130. Green Barbet Stactolaema olivacea
  131. Moustached Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax
  132. Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus
  133. Red-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus pusillus
  134. Spot-flanked Barbet Tricholaema lacrymosa
  135. Black-throated Barbet Tricholaema melanocephala
  136. Brown-breasted Barbet Lybius melanopterus
  137. Pallid Honeyguide Indicator meliphilus
  138. Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor
  139. Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos (Chloropicus) fuscescens
  140. Olive Woodpecker Dendropicos (Chloropicus) griseocephalus
  141. Nubian Woodpecker Campethera nubica
  142. Speckle-throated (Reichenow’s) Woodpecker Campethera scriptoricauda
  143. Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni
  144. Pygmy Falcon Polihierax semitorquatus
  145. Greater Kestrel Falco rupicoloides
  146. Dickinson’s Kestrel Falco dickinsoni
  147. Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
  148. Brown-headed Parrot Poicephalus cryptoxanthus
  149. Red-bellied Parrot Poicephalus rufiventris
  150. African Broadbill Smithornis capensis
  151. Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris (Coracina) caesius
  152. White-breasted Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris (Coracina) pectoralis
  153. (African) Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus
  154. Green-headed Oriole Oriolus chlorocephalus
  155. Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus
  156. Forest (Short-tailed) Batis Batis mixta
  157. Dark Batis Batis crypta
  158. Pale Batis Batis soror
  159. Pygmy Batis Batis perkeo
  160. White-crested (White) Helmetshrike Prionops plumatus
  161. Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike Prionops scopifrons
  162. Brubru Nilaus afer
  163. Pringle’s Puffback Dryoscopus pringlii
  164. Black-backed Puffback Dryoscopus cubla
  165. Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus
  166. East Coast (Zanzibar) Boubou Laniarius sublacteus
  167. Slate-colored Boubou Laniarius funebris
  168. Fülleborn’s Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni
  169. Black-fronted Bushshrike Chlorophoneus nigrifrons
  170. Grey-headed Bushshrike Malaconotus blanchoti
  171. Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
  172. African Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
  173. Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
  174. Red-tailed (Turkestan) Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides
  175. Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus
  176. Long-tailed Fiscal Lanius cabanisi
  177. Northern Fiscal Lanius humeralis
  178. Southern Fiscal Lanius collaris
  179. Northern White-crowned Shrike Eurocephalus ruppelli
  180. House Crow Corvus splendens
  181. Pied Crow Corvus albus
  182. White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis
  183. White-tailed Crested Flycatcher Elminia albonotata
  184. Rufous-bellied Tit Melaniparus rufiventris
  185. Grey (African) Penduline Tit Anthoscopus caroli
  186. Beesley’s Lark Chersomanes beesleyi
  1. Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucopareia
  2. Pink-breasted Lark Calendulauda poecilosterna
  3. Foxy Lark Calendulauda alopex
  4. Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea
  5. Athi Short-toed Lark Alaudala athensis
  6. Short-tailed Lark Spizocorys fremantlii
  7. Red-faced Crombec Sylvietta whytii
  8. Moustached Grass Warbler Melocichla mentalis
  9. Green-capped (Greencap) Eremomela Eremomela scotops
  10. Red-capped (African) Forest Warbler Artisornis metopias
  11. Long-billed Forest Warbler Artisornis moreaui
  12. Miombo Wren-Warbler Calamonastes undosus
  13. Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura
  14. Buff-bellied Warbler Phyllolais pulchella
  15. Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica
  16. Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
  17. Chapin’s Apalis Apalis chapini
  18. Black-headed Apalis Apalis melanocephala
  19. Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
  20. Red-fronted Prinia Prinia rufifrons
  21. Rubeho Warbler Scepomycter rubehoensis
  22. Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans
  23. Trilling Cisticola Cisticola woosnami
  24. Black-lored Cisticola Cisticola nigriloris
  25. Kilombero Cisticola Cisticola bakerorum
  26. Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana
  27. Ashy Cisticola Cisticola cinereolus
  28. Coastal Cisticola Cisticola haematocephalus
  29. White-tailed Cisticola Cisticola anderseni
  30. Winding Cisticola Cisticola marginatus
  31. Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis
  32. Neddicky (Piping Cisticola) Cisticola fulvicapilla
  33. Short-winged (Siffling) Cisticola Cisticola brachypterus
  34. Tiny Cisticola Cisticola nana
  35. Pale-crowned Cisticola Cisticola cinnamomeus
  36. African Yellow Warbler Iduna natalensis
  37. Evergreen Forest Warbler Bradypterus lopezi
  38. Cinnamon Bracken Warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus
  39. Banded Martin Neophedina cincta
  40. Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula
  41. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  42. Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
  43. Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
  44. Lesser Striped Swallow Cecropis abyssinica
  45. Mosque Swallow Cecropis senegalensis
  46. Black Saw-wing Psalidoprocne pristoptera
  47. Sombre Greenbul Andropadus importunus
  48. Shelley’s Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis
  49. (Eastern) Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla nigriceps
  50. Uluguru Greenbul Arizelocichla neumanni
  51. Stripe-cheeked Greenbul Arizelocichla milanjensis
  52. Yellow-throated Greenbul (Atimastillas) Arizelocichla chlorigula
  53. Terrestrial Brownbul Phyllastrephus terrestris
  54. Grey-olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus cerviniventris
  55. Lowland Tiny Greenbul Phyllastrephus debilis
  56. Montane Tiny (Usambara) Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigula
  57. Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
  58. Yellow-throated Woodland Warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla
  59. Little Yellow Flycatcher Erythrocercus holochlorus
  60. Pale White-eye Zosterops flavilateralis
  61. South Pare White-eye Zosterops winifredae
  62. Rufous Chatterer Argya rubiginosa
  63. Northern Pied Babbler Turdoides hypoleuca
  64. Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorynchus
  65. Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
  66. Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
  67. Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris
  68. Red-winged Starling Onychognathus morio
  69. Waller’s Starling Onychognathus walleri
  70. Kenrick’s Starling Poeoptera kenricki
  71. Black-bellied Starling Notopholia corusca
  72. Hildebrandt’s Starling Lamprotornis hildebrandti
  73. Ashy Starling Lamprotornis unicolor
  74. Golden-breasted Starling Lamprotornis regius
  75. Superb Starling Lamprotornis superbus
  76. Lesser Blue-eared Starling Lamprotornis chloropterus
  77. Usambara Thrush Turdus roehli
  78. (African) Bare-eyed Thrush Turdus tephronotus
  79. African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta
  80. Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
  81. African Grey Flycatcher Melaenornis microrhynchus
  82. Grey Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus plumbeus
  83. Southern Black Flycatcher Melaenornis pammelaina
  84. White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri
  85. Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes
  86. Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra
  87. White-browed Robin-Chat Cossypha heuglini
  88. Spotted Palm (Morning) Thrush Cichladusa guttata
  89. White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata
  90. Usambara Akalat Sheppardia montana
  91. Rubeho Akalat Sheppardia aurantiithorax
  92. White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis
  93. Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia
  94. Common Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis
  95. African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
  96. Mocking Cliff Chat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
  97. Ruaha Chat Myrmecocichla collaris
  98. Capped Wheatear Oenanthe pileata
  99. Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
  100. Abyssinian Wheatear Oenanthe lugubris
  101. Spot-throat Modulatrix stictigula
  102. Western Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes longuemarei
  103. Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes orientalis
  104. Uluguru Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes neglectus
  105. Banded Green Sunbird Anthreptes rubritorques
  106. Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris
  107. Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea
  108. Amethyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina
  109. Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis
  110. Hunter’s Sunbird Chalcomitra hunteri
  111. Western Miombo Sunbird Cinnyris gertrudis
  112. Eastern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris mediocris
  113. Usambara Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris usambaricus
  114. Moreau’s Sunbird Cinnyris moreaui
  115. Loveridge’s Sunbird Cinnyris loveridgei
  116. Beautiful Sunbird Cinnyris pulchellus
  117. Hofmann’s Sunbird  Cinnyris hofmanni
  118. Black-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris nectarinioides
  119. Purple-banded Sunbird Cinnyris bifasciatus
  120. Tsavo Sunbird Cinnyris tsavoensis
  121. Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus
  122. Red-billed Buffalo Weaver Bubalornis niger
  123. White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser mahali
  124. Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
  125. Bertram’s Weaver Ploceus bertrandi
  126. Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis
  127. Eastern Golden Weaver Ploceus subaureus
  128. Taveta (Golden) Weaver Ploceus castaneiceps
  129. Southern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus xanthopterus
  130. Kilombero Weaver Ploceus burnieri
  131. Vitelline Masked Weaver Ploceus vitellinus
  132. Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
  133. Chestnut Weaver Ploceus rubiginosus
  134. Dark-backed (Forest) Weaver Ploceus bicolor
  135. Usambara Weaver Ploceus nicolli
  136. Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops
  137. Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea
  138. Zanzibar Red Bishop Euplectes nigroventris
  139. Black-winged Red Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus
  140. Fire-fronted Bishop Euplectes diadematus
  141. Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis
  142. White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus
  143. Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens
  144. Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris
  145. Thick-billed (Grosbeak) Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons
  146. Grey-headed Silverbill Spermestes griseicapilla
  147. Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullata
  148. Magpie Mannikin Spermestes fringilloides
  149. Black-and-white Mannikin Spermestes bicolor
  150. Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia
  151. Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii
  152. Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
  153. Crimson-rumped Waxbill Estrilda rhodopyga
  154. Blue Waxbill (Southern Cordonbleu) Uraeginthus angolensis
  155. Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus bengalus
  156. Blue-capped Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus cyanocephalus
  157. Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba
  158. Red-throated (Peters’s) Twinspot Hypargos niveoguttatus
  159. Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
  160. African Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata
  161. Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
  162. Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah Vidua obtusa
  163. Straw-tailed Whydah Vidua fischeri
  164. Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata
  165. Dusky (Variable) Indigobird Vidua funerea
  166. Purple Indigobird Vidua purpurascens
  167. Northern Grey-headed Sparrow Passer griseus
  168. Parrot-billed Sparrow Passer gongonensis
  169. Southern Grey-headed Sparrow Passer diffusus
  170. Yellow-spotted Bush Sparrow Gymnoris pyrgita
  171. Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara
  172. Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
  173. Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
  174. African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp
  175. African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus
  176. Striped Pipit Anthus lineiventris
  177. Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus
  178. Pangani Longclaw Macronyx aurantiigula
  179. Yellow-fronted Canary Crithagra mozambica
  180. Southern Citril Crithagra hyposticta
  181. Reichenow’s Seedeater Crithagra reichenowi
  182. White-bellied Canary Crithagra dorsostriata
  183. Southern Grosbeak-Canary Crithagra buchanani
  184. Black-eared Seedeater Crithagra mennelli
  185. Cabanis’s Bunting Emberiza cabanisi
  186. Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris