Watering holes can draw large number of birds of many species. Nairobi National Park, Oct. 2010.
Butterflies and other Insects:
Birding from a safari vehicle while touring Nairobi National Park can be very productive. After a full day it is not unreasonable to expect to see more than 100 species. There are many different habitats within the park: savanna with scattered trees and shrubs, upland forest, riverine forest gallery and marshy wetlands. Species counts are maximized by visiting each. Birds have many predators and so are normally wary of any threat. People inside cars normally do not elicit the flight response so with good binoculars the naturalist can observe bird behavior without disturbing them. A few of the more common birds are shown here. Click on the thumb images below for more information.
Kenya Natural History
Reptiles + Amphibians
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