January 2018 Waterbird Count Results in the Rift Valley, Nairobi, Central, Coast, Amboseli and Yala Swamp
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Waterbird counts were carried out in 48 sites across Kenya during the months of January and February 2018. A total of 294,950 individuals of 126 waterbird species were recorded. Lake Bogoria had the highest number with 165,852 individuals of 34 waterbird species followed by Lake Nakuru with 23,144 individuals of 73 species and Tana River Delta with 16,143 individuals of 69 species. The highest number of waterbird species was recorded at Lake Nakuru with 73 species, followed by Lake Ol’Bolossat with 72 species and Lake Naivasha with 71 species. The most abundant species was Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor with 163,164 individuals followed by Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber with 14,155 and Little Stint Calidris minuta with 11,401.
University of Nairobi
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