The Majestic Flights of the Mara: Soaring Above the Conservancy with the Feathered Beauties of the Sky

Maasai Mara is a haven for bird enthusiasts, with over 550 species of birds that call the area home. From the colourful and vibrant weavers to the majestic vultures, there is a diverse range of feathered friends to be found in the Mara. Observe the intricate courtship displays of the birds, listen to their melodic songs, and marvel at the beauty of these winged creatures as they soar through the sky.

Soaring Symphony: Discover the Diverse Avian Beauty of The Mara

Maasai Mara is particularly renowned for its large bird of prey population, including the endangered African vulture, the striking bateleur eagle, and the powerful martial eagle. Watch as they soar high above, using their keen eyesight to spot their next meal. These magnificent birds are a true symbol of the wild beauty of the Mara Conservancy and a highlight for any birder.

Watching a Great White Pelican in the Maasai Mara is truly a visual treat. Their striking white feathers and bright pink bills make them a beautiful sight to behold as they glide across the water's surface or take flight over the reserve's scenic landscapes. The way they work together to catch fish in a synchronized manner is also a remarkable sight, showcasing their cooperative behavior in the wild. Seeing a Great White Pelican in the Mara is not a common occurrence, making it an even more special and unique experience for those lucky enough to witness it during their migration in the months of November to February.

African Fish Eagle

A majestic bird of prey with a distinctive white head and yellow beak, often seen perched on trees near water.

Lilac-breasted Roller

A colourful bird with stunning plumage, commonly found perched on trees and wires.

Grey-crowned Crane

A tall, elegant bird with a distinctive crown of feathers on its head, often seen in pairs or small groups.


The world's largest bird, the ostrich is commonly seen in the open grasslands of Maasai Mara.

Marabou Stork

With its massive size, bare head, and featherless neck, Marabou Stork is a fascinating sight to behold.


Various species of vultures can be seen soaring high above Maasai Mara, often congregating around kills.

Kori Bustard

The Kori Bustard is a large, ground-dwelling bird found in Maasai Mara

Crowned Hawk Eagle

The crowned hawk eagle is a powerful and majestic bird of prey that can be found in the Maasai Mara.

Rufous-bellied Heron

As you wander along the banks of the Mara River, you may catch a glimpse of the elusive Rufous-bellied Heron.

Grey-crested helmetshrike

As you wander along the banks of the Mara River, you may catch a glimpse of the elusive Rufous-bellied Heron.

Superb Starling

The Superb Starling is known for its lively personality and acrobatic flight, often seen darting and weaving through the grasses in search of insects and seeds.

awny Eagle

As you journey across the sweeping plains of the Maasai Mara, keep your eyes peeled for the regal Tawny Eagle.

Southern Ground Hornbill

You may see it striding across the savannah or perched high in a tree, keeping watch over its territory. this bird is more than just a beautiful spectacle.

Secretary Bird

Keep an eye out for the unmistakable silhouette of the secretary bird. This unique bird of prey stands tall and proud, with its long legs, powerful wings, and distinctive crest of feathers atop its head.

African Pygmy Kingfisher

This tiny bird may be small in size, but it is big on beauty and personality. With its vibrant blue and orange plumage, the African Pygmy Kingfisher is a true gem of the Mara.