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Birds eGuide App

on Tuesday, 14 May 2013. Posted in Environment, Wildlife

The Birds of East Africa on your phone or tablet

Birds eGuide App

This fantastic app is a must for any enthusiastic birder in East Africa. 

With over 1380 species included, with full colour images, descriptions, maps, and bird calls this app is quite a remarkable resource to have at your fingertips.

Birding on the East African coast can be extremely difficult, especially when it comes to migrant widers in non-breeding plumage out on the low-tide flats.

 

Sabaki River Mouth Bird Walk

on Monday, 04 October 2010. Posted in North Coast, Environment, Travel, Wildlife, Community

I have always wanted to walk theSabaki River Mouth. I have also always believed in the old adage that if you want to get something done the best way to achieve it is to do it yourself.

The Sabaki River Mouth is where the Athi, Tsavo and Galana rivers that rise and converge in upcountry Kenya ultimately disgorge their heavily silted waters into the coral reef fringed seawater of the Indian Ocean five kilometres north of Malindi. This convergence in turn provides one of the richest feeding grounds for birds in Africa and the Sabaki River Mouth has rightly taken its place as one of the Important Bird Areas (IBA’s) in Kenya.

In October, particularly,  the recently arrived Palaearctic migrants waders congregate in their tens of thousands, some before dispersing southwards down the coast, but many are content to winter in this coastal food larder, mingling with the resident herons, egrets, gulls, terns and the numerous other species that frequent the lagoons, reed-beds, and sand-dunes adjacent to the river mouth.

Snake-Bite Seminar, Watamu

on Friday, 01 October 2010. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Events, Environment, Wildlife, Community

7th International Bio-Ken Snake Bite Seminar - Watamu

The Bio-Ken Snake Farm's Seventh International Snakebite Seminar will be held at Turtle Bay Beach Club in Watamu, Kenya on Saturday 6th of November 2010, starting at 9am. The aims of this seminar are:

1.    To update information on snakebite in Africa.
2.    To review recently published WHO guidelines on Antivenom and snakebite management.
3.    To discuss development of new Antivenoms for Africa.

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