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GATAMAIYU FOREST

KENYA
LOCALE

Area (ha):4,722
Altitude (m):5900
# Species*:113
# Excl Vagrants*:113
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:4
Species/100 ha*:2.4
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Montane Forest

ABOUT THE BIRDING

The Gatamaiyu Forest is a remnant tract of forest included within the Kikuyu Escarpment Forest, located 30km NW of Nairobi. Much of the forest was logged in the 1950's and 1960's, but it has recovered well since then. The trees in the forest are quite tall, and most of the birds are high up in the canopy. Birding around the camp site is very good, as many forest edge species can be seen closer to the ground there.

LOCATION OF SITE

The Gatamaiyu Forest is located north of the Nairobi-Naivasha Highway. It's about 45-60 min drive from Nairobi.