Kenya: home to the ‘big five’ and of the ‘many small’
On Saturday the 1st of March 2014, BirdLife International and Nature Kenya staff and other birding enthusiasts visited Lukenya Academy for a bird watching morning with pupils and teachers. Lukenya Academy is a co-educational day and boarding school situated on the eastern foot of the Lukenya Hill, approximately 35 kilometers south-east of Nairobi.
After an entertaining speed-course in bird identification by Dr. Julius Arinaitwe, Africa Director of BirdLife International, pupils and staff left the class room excited and ready to identify and appreciate the bird life and beautiful surrounding landscape. The group was split into six small groups with everyone armed with binoculars and field bird guide books.
|During two hours the groups positively identified the following 40 bird species:|
This fantastic rich harvest of the 'many small' confirms that bird watching is a fun and accessible outdoor activity for everybody to enjoy, individual or group. So grab your binoculars and join the club of bird and nature enthusiasts!
Story by Albert Schenk