Monthly Archives: June 2009

Cattle Invasion

The Athi Kapiti grasslands, of which the Nairobi National Park is a part – a dry season refuge for the grazers, both domestic & wild, that live here-is one of the richest rangelands in the world. A prolonged dry cycle, a truncating ecosystem (thanks to NNP’s position right next to the rapidly expandig city of […]

Nairobi National Park Wet Season

Although the dry cycle continues & Kenya north of Central Province is still horribly dry, in Nairobi we have had some (less than average) rain. Unlike many parts of the country (Mara -Laikipia), the vulture population of the NNP ecosystem remains healthy. The population of White Backed vultures which nest in the park is of […]

Birding with Brian Finch 8th June

I visited Nairobi National Park just for the morning, and staying in the northern parts. It would seem that no-one has been in the Park for nearly three weeks. Since then there has been a reasonable rain, even Olmanyi Dam is looking healthy with water into the sedges. The whole place has a fresh feel, […]