ethiopianbThe enthusiasm display by bird –watching is truly amazing. It is not a coincidence that Ethiopia is rich in birds, because many birds prefer and adapt to particular geographical features and subsequent unique flora and fauna. Thus, Ethiopia is a gifted land of diverse climate and landscape favoring habitat with unique bird species not found anywhere else. As Ethiopia is one of the richest ecosystems on the planet wetlands, Rift Valley lakes, alpine moorlands, the highland massifs, the lowlands, and the arid semi- deserts. Each of these habits has its own characteristic bird communities.

There are over 900 species of birds, over 30 of these are endemic to Ethiopia, 25 of these endemic or endangered species can be frequently spotted. This makes Ethiopia, the second largest home of endemism, next to South Africa. It is thus quite justified to describe Ethiopia as “the Ornithological Paradise”.