BIRDING TOUR TO DEBRELIBANOS & JEMMA VALLEY

Duration : 2 Days
Transportation : Surface
Destination : Debrelibanos, Jemma Valley

Day 01 : An early start, climb to the Sululta plain, an important short grassland plot of seasonal wetland habitat for interesting birds including Blue-winged Goose, Wattleed Ibis, Spot-breasted Lapwing, Abyssinian Longclaw, Ethiopian Black-headed Siskin, Botta's Wheatear, Ethiopian Cisticola, Three-banded Plover, Glossy Ibis, White-collared Pigeon, Augur Buzzard, Yellow-billed Duck, African Sacred Ibis, Red-throated pipit and Thekla Lark.
The Debrelibanos Monastery is adjacent to mature woodland and forest, holding Banded Barbet, White-cheeked Turaco, African Lemon Dove, Black-billed Barbet, Abyssinian White-eye, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Little Bee-eater, Little Rock Thrush, White-rumped Babbler, Black-headed Batis, Somali Starling, Beautiful Sunbird and Ethiopian Oriole. Nearby Gorge attracts Ruppell's Black Chat, White-winged Cliff-chat, Mocking Cliff-chat, White-billed Starling, Rock Martin, Lammergeyer, Vareaux's Eagle, White-backed Vulture, Fan-tailed Raven and in scrubby areas, Erckel's Francolin and Tacazze Sunbird.

Day 02 : Dawn starts to Jemma Valley to locate the rare Harwood's Francolin and Abyssinian Black Wheatear. The cliffs and boulder-strewn slopes of the Jemma Valley may have flocks of White-billed Starlings, the extremely rare Salvadori's Serin, Singing Cisticola, Eurasian Kestrel, Isabelline Shrike, Slender-billed Starling and Steppe Eagle.
In the afternoon, join the road to Debrebirhan town while enjoying another sector of plain grassland birds including Erlanger's Lark, Pectoral-patch Cisticola, Black-winged Lapwing, Ortolan buntings and birds of prey such as Tawny Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Pallid Harrier Thick-billed Raven and Dwarf Raven. The main objective to Debrebirhan area is to spot the newly discovered Ankober Serin at Ankober, are feeding in highland fields.

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