The Current Status of Kenya’s Bird Atlas: Part 3 of 7 – The Coast

Our look at the current coverage of Kenya on the Kenya Bird Map continues with the coast. This area is special because it hosts many bird species that are not found anywhere else in Kenya. These are endemic and near-endemic species of the Zanzibar-Inhambane Coastal Forest Mosaic that extends across nearly the entire coast of … Continue reading The Current Status of Kenya’s Bird Atlas: Part 3 of 7 – The Coast

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The Current Status of Kenya’s Bird Atlas: Part 2 of 7 – The Central Highlands

As stated in our previous blog post, over the next few weeks we will be assessing the coverage so far achieved on the Kenya Bird Map - Kenya's current bird atlas project. The first area of the country that we will take a close look at is┬áthe central highlands. This region includes the capital city, … Continue reading The Current Status of Kenya’s Bird Atlas: Part 2 of 7 – The Central Highlands

Using the Bird Atlas to Monitor and Control the Invasive House Crow

It is a known fact that the House Crow (Corvus splendens), also called the Indian House Crow, is a serious threat to native birds in Kenya. Being an introduced invasive species from Asia, it is outcompeting several native Kenyan birds and displacing them from nesting and feeding areas. It is still largely confined to the … Continue reading Using the Bird Atlas to Monitor and Control the Invasive House Crow

The importance of submitting Full Protocol cards on a regular basis (even for already mapped pentads)

Have a look at the Kenya Bird Map coverage map and you will notice that most of the covered pentads have less than 3 full protocol cards submitted (yellow or orange color). 4 is the minimum number of cards needed for bird records from a pentad to be analyzed scientifically beyond just the presence/absence of … Continue reading The importance of submitting Full Protocol cards on a regular basis (even for already mapped pentads)

Results from the Bird Atlas – Raptor changes since the first Atlas

This is an excerpt from an email by Colin Jackson to the KENYABIRDSNET on March 22 2018. It is a great example of how hard data collected by citizen scientist for the Kenya Bird Map is showing the dramatic changes that have occurred in species distribution since the first Bird Atlas of Kenya in 1989: … Continue reading Results from the Bird Atlas – Raptor changes since the first Atlas