Event – Washington Wachira to Share His Knowledge on Birds at the Muthaiga Country Club this Saturday, April 7, 2018
Get full details about the event on the poster below. See you there!
Our Director, Washington Wachira, has been studying the breeding and feeding ecology of Africa’s most powerful eagle – the African Crowned Eagle. In this exciting interview, Washington shares his work with Markus, on the African Raptors Website. Kindly follow the link below to enjoy this interview: http://www.africanraptors.org/interview-with-washington-wachira-about-crowned-eagles-in-kenya/
Just published a new interview about Crowned Eagles in Kenya:https://t.co/etwKV1E6is
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Our director will be attending the Year of the Bird Event at National Geographic this February. Join Washington Wachira as he gives two great talks on birds during the week-long event. We are so proud of you Washington Wachira. Follow this link to read more about this event and how you can be part of it: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/dc/events/national-geographic-nights-bird-nerds/
We recently enjoyed reading a very interesting article by the National Geographic on birding. This rather rare article explains a unique observation that was made by a team of tourists enjoying birding in South Africa. The video they shot features a young African Harrier-Hawk beheading a young weaver bird. Our very own Director, Washington Wachira, shared his knowledge on birds of prey in the article. Please click the link below to enjoy this fascinating article. We look forward to hosting you soon to enjoy the birds of prey of East Africa with our team of field experts; led by our highly experienced raptor expert, Washington Wachira.
Read the full story and watch the video here: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/african-harrier-hawk-beheads-prey-in-shocking-video-spd/
At the Northern end lies the mighty Mt. Elgon, famous for having one of the widest bases among all free-standing mountains. This mountain also marks a border between Kenya and Uganda, and is an important water tower. Mt. Elgon National Park is a place you need to visit while in the region. The mountain hosts one of the best highland forests, with Giant Podo trees. The wildlife in the park is also amazing and notably calm, with the elusive Bushbuck coming to within feet from your vehicle. There currently still remains one lone Rothschild’s Giraffe, after all its colleagues died. This subspecies of giraffe is endangered on the IUCN RedList and if you are lucky to see this lone-ranging individual, you will like his “white socks”. Many bird species also occur here, such as the Scaly Francolin, Doherty’s Bush-shrike, Thick-billed Seedeater, Pale Flycatcher, African Olive Pigeon, Ross’s Turaco, Black-and-white-Casqued Hornbill and Grey Wagtail. To the East of Mt. Elgon lies the gorgeous Saiwa Swamp, home to the rare Sitatunga antelope. This conservation area can be explored on foot, making the experience even more fulfilling. To its North lies the mighty Kongelai Escarpment, that reveals a whole new world of landscapes’ beauty. From here you can see mountains in Uganda. This later paves way for the famous Cherangani Escarpment farther North, another important water tower in Kenya.