Karura Forest is an urban forest located north of central Nairobi, the largest city and capital of Kenya. The forest was gazetted in 1932 and is managed by the Kenya Forest Service in conjunction with the Friends of Karura Forest. The area of Karura Forest is in excess of 1000 hectares, making it the largest of the three main gazetted forests in Nairobi. There are wetland sites within the preserve area including a pond within an old quarry and a forested stream.
More than 200 bird species have been recorded in Karura forest. It is quiet and tranquil, permitting encounters with amazing forest birds. The following bird list was compiled in just three hours by professional Bird Guide, Charles Mwangi Gitau:
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Michael J. Plagens, page created 11 Nov. 2019,
updated 30 Dec. 2019.