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50 Top Birding Sites in Kenya review

10,000 Birds

When you mention “Africa” to a birder, it is likely that at least two thirds will instantly think “Kenya”, and for a good reason: it is home to over 1,060 bird species and boasts many globally important birding areas. There are loads of travel guides to East Africa and Kenya in particular.

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Birding crème de la crème: Africa – Ngorongoro Crater to Queen Elizabeth II National Park

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The bird-richest region of Africa is its equatorial East: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi (unlike the rest, the last one, Burundi, is politically unstable and not recommendable). Kenya has 13 400+ hotspots, one of them 500+. It is one of the only two freshwater lakes in Kenya. 3 Lake Manyara NP 573 sp. Lake Nakuru.

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Lion Population Decreasing in Kenya

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This article talks about the specific situation in Kenya. Kenya's lion population has dropped from an estimated 2,749 in 2002 to 2,280 in 2004 and probably just 2000 individuals in 2009. Kenya's lion population has dropped from an estimated 2,749 in 2002 to 2,280 in 2004 and probably just 2000 individuals in 2009.

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A Gentlemen’s Big Day’s Birding

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I’ve done a number of big days since, most notably in Kenya in 1986. To achieve our score, we started at dawn in Kakamega Forest in Western Kenya, from where we flew to the Rift Valley, then on to the Indian Ocean coast at Malindi. Though I say it myself, it still makes an amusing read.

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This Week in Bird(ing) News: Orange Is the New Beak, and a Dead Parrot (No Joke!)

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Planning on birding Kenya? News Bell Miner Birds Eurasian Blackbird kenya Zebra Finches' Also in Australia, Bell Miner Birds may be damaging forests. Eurasian Blackbirds living in cities have learned to keep their cool, compared with rural birds. Then you’ll want to check out this new book.

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Costa Rica on a relaxed birding pace

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Three years ago I asked American birders which foreign countries they dream of birding, and with more than one fifth of all answers, Costa Rica turned to hold a very strong first place.

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Soda Lake Shorbs

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I had the good fortune to visit Lake Nakuru in Kenya in 2019, one of the high elevation rift valley soda lakes. There is still so much to learn! It seems like ages ago and almost a completely foreign concept, but once upon a time we used to travel for birding!

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