hi. which is the best place for birdwatching around nairobi city? and which are the common birds that are found there?

Aaron msafiri


City: Nairobi

Area: Nairobi Area

Country: Kenya


You can bird watch at the Nairobi National park if it is around Nairobi but there are still other places with lots of birds.Birds found there are bustards, starlings, weaver, finches, widow and stork.
Nairobi National Park
In Nairobi you can only do it better at the animal orphanage, city pack or the aboretum but for the best spot is watamu at the coast
Hi. A very good place is Nairobi Nationalpark. There are around 500 bird species. You can find from chanting goshawks, francolins, storks, vultures, bustards, starlings, weaver, finches, widow and wydah birds.
the best place you can see bird watching is at Giraffe center whereby they have a variety of birds.
The best place will be Naivasha and they have a lot of flamingos.Its also an area with alot of lodges and a nice place to relax and unwind and enjoy the simple nature.
Nairobi national park.
there are so many birds e.g bustards, starlings, weaver, finches, widow and storks.
Also outside the park, e.g areas near WCK headquaters, Ngong forest and Bomas of Kenya, they are many birds.
The best place for bird watching around Nairobi is paradise lost where you can found diffrent spicies of birds like hammer kop,marchite king fisher dwarf kingfisher,black kite, marabou stork and many more.
Nairobi Arboretum and paradise lost in Kiambu
The keraita forest reserve is located 45minutes from Nairobi , in kiambu district and originally part of aberdare forest.. This scrap of virgin forest is surrounded by villages, shouldered by plump quilts of tea fenced to prevent any illegal tree-felling. Its helm in high regard by birdwatchers and fishermen and shelters 138 birds species, 31 of which are forest specialists and 20 of which are considered rare.

The 25birds stars of Keraita; Abbott starling, Sharpe's starling, kenrick's starling, Waller's starling, Montane Oriole, Bartailled trogon, Hartlub's Turaco, Jackson's Francolin, lemon dove, Olive pegion, white browed crombec, fine bandedwoodpecker/Tullberg's woodpecker, African green Ibis, Africam emerald Cuckoo, white starred robin, African Hill Babbler, Blackthroated Apalis, white tailed crested flycatcher, Oriole Finch, Montane Buzzard, Ayres hawk Eagle, African crowned Eagle, Huners Cisticola, Trumpeter Hornbill
In Nairobi we are blessed with many species of birds like the weaver bird,woodpeckers and many.As places to have bird watching activities is best done at LAKE BOGORIA,NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK which is near town.YOU CAN VISIT kenya wildlife services website
botanical gardens
nairobi national park has over 100 species of birds...try it out!!
around Nairobi its very hard to go bird watching but there is hells gate in Naivasha where you find this birds Cattle Egret, Marabou Stork, Sacred Ibis, Hadada Ibis, Egyptian Goose, Black Kite, African Fish Eagle, Augur Buzzard, Long-crested Eagle, Spur-winged Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Speckled Pigeon, Ring-necked Dove, Red-eyed Dove, Laughing Dove, Little Swift, Speckled Mousebird, Pied Kingfisher, Lilac-breasted Roller, Rock Martin, Barn Swallow, African Pied Wagtail, Common Bulbul, Olive Thrush, Willow Warbler, Grey-backed Camaroptera, White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher, African Grey Flycatcher, African Dusky Flycatcher, African Paradise Flycatcher, Variable Sunbird, Common Fiscal, Fork-tailed Drongo, Pied Crow, Cape Rook, Greater Blue-eared Starling, Rüppell’s Long-tailed Starling, Superb Starling, Baglafecht Weaver. if you are interested please email me.
Nairobi National park,which supports more than 500 species of bird species. A number of species like ostrich vulture, waterbuck and so on are found here. Plenty of migratory birds flock in the forest during the period between late March and April.
Nairobi National park,which supports more than 500 species of bird species. A number of species like ostrich vulture, waterbuck and so on are found here. Plenty of migratory birds flock in the forest during the period between late March and April.
Some of the most popular places for birdwatching in Nairobi are:
- Ngong Hills
- Nairobi Museum gardens
- Karura forest
- Nairobi National Park
- City Park
- Arboretum Park
- Paradise Lost
Some of the commonest birds found here and not limited to these are:
- Bustards (Kori bustards etc)
- Sterlings (superb and grossy sterlings etc)
- Weavers
- Sparrows
- Ibis (hadada & grossy ibis etc)
- Egrets (cattle & greater egrets)
- Stocks (Marabou stock etc) - very common
- birds of prey (Kites, eagles etc)
The best place in Nairobi is Nairobi national park wlth lots of bird species.Another place is Ngong hills and the arboretum
The area I have done research in has more than 350 different bird species. It also has the rare antelope Sitatunga and a great potential for more biodiversity. I am a graduate in biological sciences and have a passion for birds. I am now taking a masters in pharmacy(pharmacognocy and complimentary medicine) in the university of Nairobi. I am a Seventh Day Adventist single youth aged 26.
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Nairobi National Park is the oldest of all Kenya's national parks. It is known for its Black Rhino Sanctuary and, despite bordering the city, it is home to lions, leopards and hyenas as well as many other Kenyan animals. Its closeness to Nairobi also means it is very accessible to Kenyans and tourists alike who want to experience a safari without having to travel and stay overnight elsewhere.
Situated around the Embakasi River, Nairobi National Park has herds of buffalo and a concentrated population of ostriches. It is also a good place to experience the wildebeest migration in the summer months and to see four of the "Big Five" African animals.
After breakfast drive northwards with several short stops en route. Our first destination is the Blue Post Hotel in Thika, where we will bird the hotel grounds and woodlands along the Chania River. Here we will start seeing our first exciting African species, which may include Hadada Ibis, Red-eyed Dove, African Green-pigeon, Speckled Mousebird, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, White-headed and Spot-flanked Barbets, Yellow-rumped Tinker bird, Mountain Wagtail, Grey-olive Greenbul, Black-throated Wattle-eye, Grey-cappetd Warbler, Variable, Collared and Scarlet-chested Sunbirds, Holub's Golden-weaver, Baglafecht Weaver and African Citril. Our second stop will be at the large Tana River, where we should find Moustached Grass-warbler, African Golden-weaver, Yellow Bishop, and Brown-backed and Bronze Mannikins.
We will also make a stop at Wajee Camp, a noted site for the endemic Hinde's Pied-babbler. While birding the steep forested slopes of the camp, we stand a chance of locating Ayre's Hawk-eagle, African Wood-owl, Brown-hooded Kingfisher, and Green-headed Sunbird. Serena Mountain Lodge is located on the lower slopes of Mt Kenya, Africa's second tallest mountain, and is an excellent place to locate many highland forest species. Along the entrance road we may encounter Augur Buzzard, Crowned Hawk-eagle, Hartlaub's Turaco, Moustached Tinker bird, Mosque Swallow, Black Saw-wing, Sharpe's Starling, Black-tailed Oriole, Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike, African Paradise-flycatcher, Cape Robin-chat, African Stonechat, Broad-ringed White-eye, and Eastern Double-collared Sunbird. The large waterhole and salt lick at the lodge is host to many mammals and we can expect Blue Sykes Monkey, White-tailed and Marsh Mongooses, Common Genet, Defassa Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Giant Forest Hog, and the tiny Suni. At an elevation of almost 8,000ft nights can be quite chilly. One night stay at the Serena Mountain Lodge.
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