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OLORGESAILIE

KENYA
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Area (ha):21
# Species*:34
# Excl Vagrants*:34
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:2
Species/100 ha*:161.9
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Dry scrub, semi-arid

ABOUT THE BIRDING

Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site is dry, arid scrub country below the escarpment south of Nairobi. It's a good place to find birds of arid habitat characteristic of eastern Kenya, some of which aren't present most other places visited on a birding tour to the main reserves and game parks. A museum at the site displays hand tools and other artifacts of pre-historic man from various archeological sites in Kenya.

LOCATION OF SITE

Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site is located about 75km south of Nairobi on the main road to Lake Magadi.