The Ornithology Section is a leading center for Ornithological research in Kenya and Africa. The section aims to contribute significantly to the appreciation and conservation of birds and biodiversity through action-oriented research, training, documenting and disseminating information on birds and their habitats.
The counts have been running for the past 30 years and normally cover various sites across the country from Lake Victoria, Rift valley, Nairobi, Central and Costal regions of Kenya. Kenyatta University sewerage Works was sighted as among the regions with a variety of water birds species and is regularly covered during the counts as part of Ornithological sections monitoring programs.
The National Museums of Kenya, Orinthology section, Zoology Department organized 2020 water birds count at Paradise lost in kiambu on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020. Kenyatta University Birding Club students, led by Dr. Cecilia Gichuki, (Department of Environmental Science and Education), Participated in the event on Wednesday starting at 9.30 a.m. to 2.00p.m.
Below are some photos captured by the students during the birds count
Photos 1,2 and 3: Birding club Students from Kenyatta University take a keen look at the Birds Inside paradise lost
Photo: 4 Superb starling
Photo: 5 Cape Robin Chat
Photo: 6 Common Drongo
Photo 4 5 and 6: Some of the birds captured by the students during the count
The students who participated in the event termed the exercise as life time experience and took photos to commemorate the event. They thanked the University management for allowing them to be part of activity.
Dean School of Environmental Studies
Birding Club Officials