Here are some of the migrant birds we saw over the past few years in Kabalebo.
There are resident birds and there are migrant birds. The resident birds are the ones that like the place so much that they call it their home. On the other hand the migrant birds are just like any traveller when they are trying to reach their destination; taking a break as a transit bird. I managed to take some pictures of some of them:
Cattle Egrets are seen as a large group when the rainy season is here. Usually they are seen on the airstrip while looking for some insects.
The Pied Lapwing has been also seen during the rainy season, meaning when the water starts to rise a lot.
The Upland Sandpiper has been seen several times also on the airstrip. You really have to look twice to spot it between the tall grass.
Fork-tailed flycatchers have been also spotted near the lodge. In small groups they are sallying in the air trying to catch some insects.
I only saw this Gull-billed Tern once in Kabalebo. That was in May 2014 also on the airstrip. It was mingling with some cattle egrets, it only stayed for one day.
The Black Skimmer is also a rare migrant bird in Kabalebo. So far I have spotted this bird three times. One time during a heavy rainfall, another time it was resting on the airstrip and the last time I spotted the Black Skimmer was at the river cabin while it was trying to catch some fish in the water.
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