Working for birds in Africa

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Taveta Golden Weaver Ploceus castaneiceps - a near endemic species Kenya. Photo: Sue Walsh

With over 1,000 species recorded, several endemics and many near endemics, and birding which starts in the capital Nairobi, Kenya can justifiably be described as a mecca for birders. Whether you are a new or regular visitor to East Africa, an ornithologist or a traveller with a passing interest in birds, Kenya should be high on your list of priorities to visit.

The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of Kenya and its birds for birders interested in the country and potentially planning a visit. The information has been put together from a number of sources and it is intended to add new information as it becomes available. As such, readers are welcome to submit contributions by e-mail to info@africanbirdclub.org. You should note that the names of birds used in this document are those of the African Bird Club Checklist.

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