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Wednesday Morning Bird walks at Nairobi National Museum

Bird watching is a great hobby that has not been recognized by many. The Nairobi national museum creates an opportunity for first timers and also experienced people with interest in bird watching. This activity comprises of nature walk trail within and around the museum where you identify and learn about birds and also trees you come across. The activity is organized every Wednesday at 8:45am at the Nairobi museum courtesy on Nature Kenya.

Nature Kenya—the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS)—is Africa’s oldest environmental Society. It was established in 1909 to promote the study and conservation of nature in eastern Africa. Nature Kenya implements these aims through the mission “connecting nature and people to take action for biodiversity conservation.


The first members of the East Africa Natural History Society collected and identified specimens. They founded a museum to house the collections and educate the public. This museum was later transferred to the government of Kenya, eventually becoming the famous National Museums of Kenya.

On Wednesday, 1st of July, a team of 3 staff from Let’s Go Travel attended the weekly bird watch at the national museums of Kenya. We joined Fleur and the rest of the team for yet another fun filled informative bird walk. This is a wonderful place with woods, and the famous Nairobi River passing through it. It's a great place to watch birds with over 40 species of birds to see, along with nesting hammer corp and hadada ibis being the majority in the place.

The mission of this bird walk is to "conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity in Kenya." The bird walk which is sponsored by the nature Kenya — is billed as a way for the public to engage in conservation science that makes a real contribution to the society and its partners. Let’s all join hands and protect our birds.

The world would be a better place if there were more people practicing bird watching as it is concerned with the welfare of the environment and the conservation of threatened species.

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