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Day

Route

Roads

Birding

Acc.

Location

10

Bird Lake Awasa hotel grounds in morning, drive to Lake Langano in mid afternoon.

70 km - bad tar

Bird the hotel grounds and the lakeside walk at Awasa, with Black-winged Lovebird, Nubian & Grey Woodpeckers, Bruce's Green Pigeon, Common Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Northern Puffback, Thick-billed Raven, Splendid Glossy Starling & African Citril present.  Leave no earlier than early afternoon since this is the best "lowland humid forest" area on the trip, and many species can be seen here that might not be found elsewhere.

Camp

Bekele Mola Hotel,  Lake Langano.

11

No driving.

A good spot for a large variety of migrants and Rift Valley birds, including Yellow-necked Francolin, African Collared Dove, White-bellied Go-Away Bird, Blue-naped Mousebird, Carmine Bee-eater, Red-fronted Barbet, Banded Barbet, Red-winged Bush-Lark, Nightingale, Irania, Isabelline Wheatear, Mountain Rock-Thrush,  African Thrush,  Ashy & Stout Cisticolas, Buff-bellied Warbler,  Northern Crombec, Grey-headed Batis,  Rufous Chatterer, Mouse-coloured Penduline Tit,  Three-streaked Tchagra, Slate-coloured Boubou,  Black-capped Social Weaver, Rüppell's Weaver, Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu, & Ortolan Bunting.  Spend time in the bush between the hotel and the cliffs to the north.  Also look for Black-headed Gull, White Wagtail and Ethiopian Cliff Swallow.

Camp

Bekele Mola Hotel, Lake Langano.

12

Bird Abiata-Shala NP , and then to northern Lake Langano hotel.

50 km - poor gravel

Additional species to be found, with many water-birds such as Lesser Golden Plover, Temminck's Stint,  Redshank, Great Black-headed Gull &Gull-billed Tern. Also White-winged Black Tit & Woodchat Shrike. The campsite area has huge Yellow & Grey Wagtail roost nearby.

Camp

Wabe Shabele Hotel, Lake Langano.

13

Leave early to Lake Ziway, thence to Addis Ababa.

120 km - poor tar

130 km - good tar

Lake Ziway is supposed to be excellent for water-birds.  There area also several small ponds & lakes near to Awash River.  Look for are Garganey, Common Snipe & Little Ringed Plover.

Stay

Addis Ababa.

14

Leave on road to Nekempte, pass Gefersa Reservoir, then turn left after another ±5 km to reach the Menagesha-Suba National Forest, continuing south to join Jima road and return to Addis Ababa.

30 km - poor tar

40 km - medium gravel

30 km - poor gravel

30 km - poor tar

Addis Ababa has Wattled Ibis, White-collared Pigeon, Rüppell's Robin-chat, Abyssinian Flycatcher & Brown-rumped Seedeater within the city. Gefersa Reservoir has a Blue winged Goose, Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, Wattled Ibis, White-collared Pigeon, Dusky Turtle Dove, Mourning,  Red-breasted Wheatear & Fawn-breasted Waxbill. . The Menagesha-Suba forest has Yellow-fronted Parrots (evenings only). White-fronted Black Chat & White-billed Buffalo Weaver will also be found in the area.

Stay

Addis Ababa.

An Ethiopian trip: 27/11/1999 to 17/01/2000Giles Mulholland 31 January 2000

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