Pink-backed Pelican
Long-tailed Cormorant
Little Egret
Dimorphic Egret
Western Reef Heron
Black Heron
Green-backed Heron
Yellow-billed Egret
Great Egret
Grey Heron
Goliath Heron
Black-headed Heron
Woolly-necked Stork
African Open-billed Stork
Yellow-billed Stork
Sacret Ibis
African Spoonbill
Wood Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Terek Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Sooty Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Greater Crested Tern
Lesser Crested Tern
Sandwich Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern
White-cheeked Tern
Saunder’s Tern
Giant Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Southern Pochard
African Fish Eagle
Palm-nut Vulture
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Pied Avocet
Water Thick-knee
Collared Pratincole
Ringed Plover
Kittlitz’s Plover
Kentish Plover
White-fronted Plover
Lesser Sandplover
Greater Sandplover
Caspian Plover
Grey Plover
Spur-winged Plover
Little Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Bar-tailed Godwit
Eurasian Curlew
Common Redshank
Common Greenshank
Black-chested Snake Eagle
African Harrier Hawk
African Goshawk
Little Sparrowhawk
Great Sparrowhawk
Lizard Buzzard
Wahlberg’s Eagle
Ayres’Hawk Eagle
Long-crested Eagle
Tambourine Dove
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove
Namaqua Dove
Red-eye Dove
Ring-necked Dove
Black-and white Cuckoo
Red-chested Cuckoo
Eurasian Cuckoo
Klaas’ Cockoo
White-browed Coucal
Dusky Nightjar
Eurasian Nightjar
Slender-tailed Nightjar
African Palm Swift
Eurasian Swift
White-rumped Swift
Little Swift
Speckled Mousebird
Grey-headed Kingfisher
Brown-hooded Kingfisher
Mangrove Kingfisher
Eurasian Bee-eater
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Madagascar Bee-eater
Carmine Bee-eater
White-throated Bee-eater
Eurasian Roller
Lilac-breasted Roller
Trumpeter Hornbill
Green Barbet
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird
Red-fronted Tinkerbird
Scaly-throated Honeyguide
Wire-tailed Swallow
Barn Swallow
Ethiopian Swallow
Mosque Swallow
Lesser Striped Swallow
African Pied Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
Grassland Pipit
Yellow-throated Longclaw
Zanzibar Sombre Greenbul
Common Bulbul
Eastern Nicator
Scaly Babbler
Red-capped Robin-chat
Eastern Bearded Scrub Robin
Spotted Flycatcher
Pale Flycatcher
Wood Warbler Willow Warbler
Willow Warbler
Winding Cisticola
Tawny-flanked Prinia
Grey-backed Camaroptera
Black-headed Apalis
Little Yellow Flycatcher
Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher
African Paradise Flycatcher
Forest Batis
Retz’s Helmet Shrike
Chestnut-fronted Helmet-Shrike
Red-backed Shrike
Long-tailed Fiscal
Black-crowned Tchagra
Brown-crowned Tchagra
Grey-headed Bush-Shrike
Tropical Boubou
Black-backed Puffback
Black Cuckoo-shrike
Common Drongo
Eurasian Golden Oriole
African Golden Oriole
Black-headed Oriole
House Crow
Pied Crow
Black-bellied Starling
Shelley’s Starling
Violet-backed Starling
Magpie Starling
Wattled Starling
Plain-backed Starling
Collared Sunbird
Olive Sunbird
Mouse-coloured Sunbird
Amethyst Sunbird
Purple-banded Sunbird
Grosbeak Weaver
African Golden Weaver
Golden Palm Weaver
Lesser Masked Weaver
Black-headed Weaver
Red-billed Quelea
Peter’s Twinspot
Red-billed Firefinch
Bronze Mannikin
Black-and-White Mannikin
Pin-tailed Whydah
Yellow-fronted Canary
Background picture and list taken from the ASSETS Boardwalk and Birdhide in Mida Creek.
The stunning bird pictures were taken by Dirk-Jan Hoek (
Mida Creek truely is a birdwatchers paradise. The mangrove coast and extended sandflats during the low tide
offer a perfect feeding ground for waders and the adjacent Arabuko-Sokoke Forest forms a perfect habitat for the
forest species. On top, thousands of migrating birds come to visit the area.
Hence Mida Creek was announced to be one of five Kenya's IBAs (Important Bird Area) of international importance.
It also is the second most important area for protection of birds in the whole of Africa.

Mida Ecocamp is the only accommodation within Mida Creek and your adventures can start as early as breakfast
by watching the wildlife from our platform restaurant. We can book trained guides that take you on tours through
the area and nothing escapes their well formed senses!

Just ten minutes walk from the camp, a 260 meter long boardwalk above the mangrove trees leads to a bird-hide,
that has been erected by ASSETS ( in 2004. Their entry fees are
used to support families around the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest with crippling secondary school fees.

For more information on this precious area, please see:
The Birds Of Mida Creek
African Fish Eagle
African Spoonbill
Verraux's Eagle Owl
Glossy Ibises