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Here come the birds on the Sabaki, Bird Watching Paradise...

With the monsoon, on the river estuary a spectacle of rare beauty

28-07-2020 di redazione

With the change of season and the winter and monsoon "Kuzi" wind, the mouth of the Sabaki River is filled with rare, colourful and beautiful tropical birds.
It is now a custom, but every year the show attracts fans from all over the world, who arrive armed with monocles and cameras with tripods.
Even international scholars are talking about it more and more often and tourists are discovering it too, thanks also to specific excursions.
The estuary of the Sabaki River, a true paradise for "bird watching" on the Kenyan coast, can boast many species of birds, some visible almost exclusively in these parts, such as the sea partridge, or meadow partridge, such as some species of seagulls (Sooty Gull) but especially the Tern.
The Kenyan scholar Fleur Ng'weno, who has catalogued all the species of birds present along the last part of the Sabaki course, claims that more than 50% of the terns present throughout Kenya live here.
The rare Longtail Tern, the Indian Tern and seven other of the thirteen species.
The Madagascar grassland arrives just in these days, and remains for the duration of the winter wind.
To see the so-called sea partridge, you have to go to the estuary early in the morning, because it is at that time that these beautiful specimens feed, and then go to hide on the trees further inland.
Their flight after "breakfast" is a splendid picture of Africa.
Clearly the Sabaki estuary, offers a nature that does not end with bird watching, but (with the wonderful walk on the beach, directly from the port of Malindi or in front of the Casino) flamingos and even hippos, as well as an enchanting landscape that, with the background of the endless African sky, makes this excursion a "must" for those who spend an unforgettable excursion from Malindi or Watamu.

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