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KAKAMEGA FOREST

KENYA
LOCALE

Area (ha):24,000
Altitude (m):1500-1600
# Species:373
# Excl Vagrants:362
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:0
Species/100 ha:1.5
Habitat: Equatorial Rainforest, grassland, bush

ABOUT THE BIRDING

The Kakamega Forest Reserve protects the northern section of the Kakamega Forest, the last remnant of equatorial rainforest in Kenya. The reserve includes swamps and glades as well as rainforest and is home to some 80 rainforest bird species not found elsewhere in Kenya. The climate is very wet, averaging 2m of rain per year. The long rains occur during April-May, with rainfall tapering off signficantly in June. The short rains occur in August and September.

LOCATION OF SITE

The Kakamega Forest Reserve is situated in the northwest corner of the Lake Victoria Basin, not far from the Kenya-Uganda border. It's 48km north of the town of Kisumu.