50 Top Birding Sites in Kenya

Use 50 Top Birding Sites in Kenya to guide you to the best places to visit in Kenya.
Ngarachu, Catherine
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Title: 50 Top Birding Sites in Kenya
Author: Catherine Ngarachu
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Imprint: Struik Nature
Cape Town, South Africa 2017
ISBN 9781775842484 / ISBN 978-1-77584-248-4
Softcover, 13 x 19 cm, 168 pages, throughout colour photos

About: 50 Top Birding Sites in Kenya

Kenya is home to 1,060 bird species and boasts many globally important birding areas. 50 Top Birding Sites in Kenya is the first detailed guide to the country's best birding sites, is the perfect companion to any bird field guide. 50 Top Birding Sites in Kenya will help birders to locate the key species in each area, including the sought-after 'specials' and endemics. One major reason why birding in Kenya is so productive is the country's wide diversity of habitats. Getting to know these habitats and the birds they support is what this book is all about. 50 Top Birding Sites in Kenya introduces 50 of the most popular birding hot spots across eight different regions of the country, describing the species typically associated with them and helping prospective visitors to locate the sought-after 'specials' that may be found there. The sites include well-known national parks and reserves, urban parks, private sanctuaries, a sewage pond, swamps, rice paddies, forests, lakes, museum sites and 'birdy' spots along major roads. Some are public facilities, others are private, some are freely accessible, many are accessible at a cost, but what they all have in common is birds! To watch birds and see your bird list grow, it helps to have a field guide, a notebook and a pair of binoculars. Use 50 Top Birding Sites in Kenya to guide you to the best places to visit, and before you know it you'll be marvelling at the birds all around you.

Content: 50 Top Birding Sites in Kenya

Around Nairobi
Nairobi National Park
Ngong Road Forest Sanctuary
Nairobi Arboretum
Karura Forest Reserve
City Park, Nairobi
The central highlands
Manguo Pond, Limuru
Gatamaiyu Forest
Kinangop Plateau
Aberdare National Park
Wajee Nature Park
South and West Mount Kenya
Northern Kenya
Samburu and Buffalo Springs
National Reserves
Shaba National Reserve
Lake Turkana
Southbound via Thika
Meru National Park
Mwea National Reserve
Mwea paddies
Thika settling ponds
Into the Rift Valley
Magadi Road
Olorgesailie prehistoric site
Lake Magadi
Lake Naivasha
Lake Elementaita
Lake Nakuru
Lake Bogoria
Lake Baringo
Southern Kerio Valley
West of the Rift Valley
Kakamega Forest
South Nandi Forest
Masai Mara National Reserve
Dunga Swamp
Yala Swamp
Bunyala paddies
Mount Elgon
Saiwa Swamp National Park
Kongelai Escarpment
On and near the coast
Sabaki River Estuary
Dakatcha Woodland Forests
Arabuko-Sokoke Forest
Mida Creek
Haller Park
Nguuni Nature Sanctuary
Shimba Hills National Reserve
Inland via Tsavo
Mombasa Road
Tsavo West National Park
Taita Hills
Lake Jipe
Amboseli National Park
References and further reading
Index to scientific names
Index to common names