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LAKE VICTORIA & KISUMU

KENYA
LOCALE

Altitude (m):1200
# Species*:231
# Excl Vagrants*:230
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:0
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Freshwater lake, swamp, cultivated

ABOUT THE BIRDING

Lake Victoria is a large freshwater lake, second largest in the world. The Papyrus swamps along the shoreline are home to several birds not easily found anywhere else, notably Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Papyrus Canary, Carruther's Cisticola, Swamp Flycatcher, Blue-headed Coucal, White-winged Swamp Warbler, and Greater Swamp Warbler. The Dunga Beach area at Kisumu is an excellent place accessible by land. Other aquatic birds such as African Openbill are also found around the lake. The surrounding area outside Kisumu is scrub, bush, grassland, and cultivated habitat. A variety of specialty birds can be found there as well as around the Busia Grasslands not far to the northeast.

LOCATION OF SITE

Lake Victoria is the large lake that forms the border between southwestern Kenya, northwestern Tanzania, and southeastern Uganda. Kisumu is a town located along the northeast shore of Lake Victoria in Kenya.