Posts Tagged: bird watching

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Birding at Paradise Lost
September 1, 2017
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The first time I went to Paradise Lost was on a weekend youth camp. The most vivid memory I carried from there was the biting cold – that was one long night. We didn’t explore the grounds so I left unaware of the many treasures there. Little did I know that two years later I […]
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Friends in My Yard (Part Three)
April 28, 2017
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Hey peeps! I’m taking a brief break from my usual travel chronicles. But not to worry, they’ll be back in no time. If you have been around this blog for a while you know by now that I’m an avid birder. These feathered creatures of all sizes are so interesting. There’s so much to be […]
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Day out at Kisames
April 4, 2017
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I am increasingly becoming addicted to travelling. Whether it’s a day trip or several days of camping, I’m more likely to take the opportunity when it presents itself rather than decline – especially when it involves being out in nature. There’s nothing like it. It’s therapeutic to the soul. Nature is unpretentious- what you see […]
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Bogoria and Nakuru Waterfowl Count with Nature Kenya
March 21, 2017
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In my previous post, I let you in on the importance of wetlands to birds. Carrying on with the narrative, today’s post is about the Lake Bogoria and Nakuru waterfowl census as I had promised. Sometime last year, a friend informed me about the census and urged me to register. I intended to but forgot […]
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Celebrating and Conserving Kenya’s Wetlands
March 14, 2017
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On February 2nd this year I joined other conservationists in celebrating World Wetlands Day – yes, there is such a day. What’s the significance of marking it, you may ask? Wetlands are important as they support livelihoods, the economy and provide ecosystem services like enriching soil, purifying water and sheltering endangered species. If you’ve been […]
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Unforgettable Camping in Samburu
March 7, 2017
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Last December I was debating between going for camping in Elementaita with former classmates from photography school, and a Nature Kenya trip to Samburu. Grevy’s zebra: It was great seeing these guys, given that they’re threatened with extinction. It had been a long while since meeting with those photographers, but I had also never been […]
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My Nature Kenya Experience
March 1, 2017
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There are things we wish we had discovered earlier because they are so amazing. It’s only in May of last year that I discovered Nature Kenya, even though it’s been in existence for ages, since 1909 actually, when it was founded as the East African Natural History Society. It is a non-profit conservation organisation that […]
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Friends in My Yard (Part Two)
January 23, 2017
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A continuation of the series covering my favourite subject: birds. As promised, here is Part two! And I won’t tell you too many stories. Dig right in… Hadada ibis Another noisy one! It gets its name from the loud “ha-daa-daa!” calls. It has glossy feathers on its flanks and a prominent red at the top […]