Bird watching tours with Yama Birding guide

Plan your next bird watching trip using professional Yama Birding guide...If you are interested either small or large group bird watching then Yama Birding is here for you.

Our tours are flexible, safe and reliable.

  • You select the date and length for a trip to suit yourself
  • If your time is limited, we’ll design a tour to fit your needs
  • A professional Yama Birding guide can customize your tour, and you will see the birds you want.

Your guide is also your travel companion, who will make sure you experience the native people, scenery, culture, history and food, first hand.

Remember, the next time you travel, you do not have to miss the bird watching if your partner or travel companions are non-birders; our guides are flexible, and will easily accommodate other needs too.

Birdwatching in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a country with greatly extraordinary diverse landscape situated in the Horn of Africa that bisects the country diagonally, Northwest and Southeast Mountainous Massifs by the Great Rift Valley. From the Palearctic autumn to spring (September to April) Ethiopia’s avifauna is vastly supplemented by migrants, many of them guided by the Great Rift Valley. Ethiopia is also much easiest part of the Horn of Africa to stay or to visit, and Ornithological appealing country, birding in its rich and unique flora and fauna is truly exceptional and joyful.

Birders on a two to three weeks trip can expect to see 420 to 500 species, including up to 53 endemic and near-endemic.

Due to its extraordinary diverse landscape, and its broad range of altitude and climatic zones, Ethiopia comprises a wide range of habitat types including Deseret, Arid land,Dry thorn-bush and SavannahWoodland,Tropical Forest, Montane Grassland and Escarpment, Afro-alpine Moorlands and Wetlands.

Ethiopia is safe place to stay, and to spot many bird species that are hard to see anywhere else owing the difficulty of access to neighbouring countries.

The major Ethiopian range of birding habitat includes the Addis Ababa region, the North Central Highlands, the Awash region, the Central Rift Valley ( Chain of Lakes), the Bale Mountains, the Southern Lowlands (Negele and Yabello region), and the South west.Beside birds, fascinating endemic flora and fauna are interesting and found through the country. Our birding trip will be also enhanced by the endemic animals including Ethiopian Wolf, Gelada Baboon, Mountain Nyala and more.

Ethiopian bird species can be categorized as Resident, Intra-African migrant, Palearctic migrant and Vagrant. Ethiopia is not only serving as a wintering ground for large numbers of Palearctic birds but also many remains through year round over here. Birding Ethiopia during the Palearctic winter (November to March) that large numbers of migrants are present, including species that can be hard to see on their breeding grounds.

 

 

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Birding tours specialist profile

Mr. Meseret Mekuria ( our birding tours specialist ) formerly worked for the national park service in Ethiopia studying birds and mammals (habitats, observation, identification and census). He trained at the College Of African Wildlife Management, Tanzania and has written papers on diversity and abundance of bird species in different habitats in Tanzanian National parks. Today, he is one of the country’s top guides with a passion for Ethiopian endemic birds and mammals in this relatively unknown country for birdwatchers.

From his experiences as a former wildlife manager he is very familiar with all the best places for birds and wildlife, has lived in many of them. He is working with international bird watching companies and professionals from Europe, Australia, Canada and United States.

Meseret speaks English and several local tribal languages and is personally known to many village people throughout Ethiopia. This is important for successful guiding not only to find birds but also for safety, when traveling in the remote tribal areas. He has a keen interest in sport, particularly soccer.

 Testimonials

We would recommend Meseret Mekuria as your preferred guide in Ethiopia. His professionalism is outstanding. Beyond being simply reliable and punctual Meseret truly listens to the wants and needs of his clients and remains flexible and responsive in ensuring that their experience is a valuable one. His broad network across Ethiopia coupled with his sound knowledge of local culture and wildlife is fantastic. He is also a very personable individual who makes you feel very welcome in this beautiful country. It is obvious that he is well regarded locally in his field and that he has a particular talent when it comes to ornithology. I feel well qualified to make such statements given that I have travelled with Meseret extensively on 2 occasions - most recently in 2007 with my wife Sarah - and I have also recommended him to my 70 year old parents whom Meseret led a memorable cultural trip for in 2006.

Shaun Bacon, Australia. sbacon(AT)wildframes.com

During my March 07 Ethiopia trip, Meseret not only managed to show us 419 species of birds (incl. 23 endemics), but I also enjoyed his company very much, and he became a good friend. From his experiences as a former wildlife manager, Meseret is very familiar with all the best places for birds and wildlife and has lived in many of them. He speaks several tribal languages and is personally known to many village people throughout Ethiopia. This is important for successful guiding not only for finding birds but also for safety, when travelling the tribal areas.

Knud Rasmussen, Toronto, Canada - krkr(AT)sympatico.ca

 

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ( Mr. Messert Mekuria )
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Get in touch

Ethiopia - Main Office

Haile G/Selassie Avenue
Haile Building 5th floor # 507
P.O.Box: 62747
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
+251-116-628710
+251-116-180989
+251-930-034888 ( Mr.Tariku W.Yadete)

Branch office in USA

Yama Ethiopia Tours
4431 Renaissance Drive
San Jose, CA
95134
Tel: +1408 5293959
Mr. Habtamu Abuhay
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

Get in touch

Ethiopia - Main Office

Haile G/Selassie Avenue
Haile Building 5th floor # 507
P.O.Box: 62747
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
+251-116-628710
+251-116-180989
+251-930-034888 ( Mr.Tariku W.Yadete)

Branch office in USA

Yama Ethiopia Tours
4431 Renaissance Drive
San Jose, CA
95134
Tel: +1408 5293959
Mr. Habtamu Abuhay
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]