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Birding at Nairobi National Park
Bird watching Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park has a diverse avifauna with checklist of over 400 bird species. One of the eight species of Kenya Mountains Endemic Bird Area, 27 species of the 94 Somali–Masai biome, and 25 species of the 67 African Highlands biome that occur in Kenya, have been recorded in the area. Migrating Lesser Falcons roost at the site in large numbers (Over 5,000 individuals have been recorded at a time), and the park’s substantial area of undisturbed grassland is of great importance for species such as the restricted-range Jackson’s Widowbird, which breeds here regularly after good rains. The globally threatened Corncrake, Madagascar Pond-Heron, Lesser Kestrel, Corncrake, Jackson’s Widowbird, Red-throated Tit and the near threatened Shoebill Stork and Basra Reed Warbler have both been spotted. Regionally threatened species include Struthio camelus, Hieraaetus ayresii, Stephanoaetus coronatus, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, Polemaetus bellicosus, Anhinga rufa, Casmerodius albus, Podica senegalensis, and Buphagus africanus.
Other wildlife at Nairobi National Park, include healthy populations of large mammals among which include Zebras, Wildebeests, Elands which are July–August migrants into the park and African Lions, Cape Buffaloes, Leopards, Nile Crocodiles, Cheetahs, Hippopotamus and some more who are residents.
The park is a rhino sanctuary and numbers of the Black Rhino are steadily increasing.
• By Road: Distance: 10km South of Nairobi City Center
• By Air: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airports
The park gates are:-
• Main gate: KWS headquarters Langata road
• Cheetah Gate
• Langata Gate
• Maasai Gate
• January-March is hot and dry, April-June is hot and wet, and July-October is very warm and wet.
• Game viewing
• Corporate Events such as Bush Dinners, Team Building, Video and Film Production.
• Special Events such as Weddings.
• Three-star Rangers Restaurant where patrons relax for meals while overlooking the park.
• Perfect outing place for families, couples, friends, bonding, game viewing, and family get-togethers
WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU
• Drinking water, picnic items. Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a guidebook
• diverse birdlife: Has over 400 bird species. At least 20 of which are seasonal European migrants.
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