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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK

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LOCALE

Area (m):11,700
Altitude (m):1540-1780
# Species*:291
# Excl Vagrants*:291
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:6
Species/100 m*:2.5
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Grassland, riverine woodland, bush, thickets, gorges, dry forest

ABOUT THE BIRDING

Nairobi National Park is the only game reserve located just outside a nation's capital. It's home to a wide assortment of game animals, including a good population of the endangered Black Rhinoceros, big cats such as lion, cheetah, and leopard, zebra, giraffe, and many species of antelope. It's also an excellent birding locale, with over 400 species recorded within park boundaries. The habitat in the park is mostly open savanna with scattered Acacia bushes. The Athi River on the southern boundary of the park creates riverine habitat that is home to monkeys and forest birds. The river itself is home to a good population of hippos. The southwestern boundary of the park is an area of steep valleys and rocky hillsides, home to hyraxes and klipspringers.

LOCATION OF SITE

Nairobi National Park is located 7 km south of Nairobi city center.