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Birds of the Serengeti:
And Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Adam Scott Kennedy

Paperback | 2014 | $27.95 / £17.95 | ISBN: 9780691159102
224 pp. | 6 x 8 | 480 color illus.

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Located in northern Tanzania, the Serengeti is one of the world’s most famous wildlife regions. Birds of the Serengeti is a groundbreaking and essential photographic guide, featuring more than 270 bird species most likely to be encountered in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This easy-to-use guide includes 480 dazzling color photos, an attractive and handy layout, and informative and accessible text that discusses interesting behaviors and provides insights into species background. Rich in detail, this indispensable volume uses a habitat-based approach, making it simple for everyone—from the novice to the experienced birdwatcher—to locate diverse birds in this fascinating area of the world.

  • Looks at more than 270 bird species most likely to be encountered in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Speke Gulf
  • Features major plumage variations
  • Habitat-based approach
  • Informative and accessible text

Adam Scott Kennedy has served as principal leader on birding holidays in Africa, South America, Europe, and New Zealand. With his wife, Vicki, he currently operates as a private safari guide, specializing in photographic and wildlife safaris in East Africa. Information on their tours and stock image library can be found at He is the author of Birds of the Masai Mara (Princeton WILDGuides).


"The bird you see in the field is often exactly what you find in the book, and equally clear is its habitat, such as a thorny acacia branch or a forest floor littered with dead leaves. Kennedy also avoids using intimidating jargon to describe bird species, opting instead to keep the tone of his descriptions light hearted while still being informative. . . . The overwhelming majority of photographs are of exceptionally high quality."--Derek Kverno, Birding in Tanzania

"Essential book if you are heading for the Serengeti. . . . Excellent."--Derek Moore, Derek Bird Brain

"Birds of the Serengeti: And Ngorongoro Conservation Area by Adam Scott Kennedy may be the best birding book available covering the general safari region for northwestern Tanzania and southern Kenya. Filled with firsthand accounts, excellent photographs, and broken down into chapters by habitats, Birds of the Serengeti: And Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the guidebook for the broader non-scientific community."--Gabriel Thoumi,

"The amateur birder will find this a helpful book to have in hand while in Tanzania."--Library Journal

"[A] great companion to existing field guides to the region, so certainly earns its place in my bag."--Martin Sullivan, BTO News

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