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Learn more about Birding in Kenya at Rutland Bird Fair 2015By Kenya Tourism Board
Visit the Kenya Birding stand and listen to talks on Kenya’s bird-life by Jonathan and Angela Scott and Adam Scott Kennedy
Tuesday 11th August 2015, London – Kenya is home to a range of magnificent wildlife, from lions, giraffes and elephants to zebras, buffalo and, not forgetting, birds. Thelush forests, open grasslands, vast savannah and rich wetlands attract a vibrant array of bird-life to the country, which is home to over 1,000 different species of bird in Kenya. It is not uncommon to spot more than 120 different species at a particular site on a single day. The majority of birds are native to the county, including Sharpe's Longclaw, (Macronyx sharpie) and Clarke's Weaver, (Ploceus golandi), as well as many near-endemic species.
Birding enthusiasts and those eager to learn more about birds or bird watching holidays in Kenya can head to the Kenya Birding stand at the Rutland Bird Fair inRutland Water Nature Reserve, the East Midlands, from 21st to 23rd August 2015. During the three-day event, the Kenya Tourism Board and birding specialist tour operator, Nature Kenya(www.naturekenya.org), will be providing information on the fantastic range of birdlife that Kenya has to offer and where and when these species can be seen. In addition wildlife experts Jonathan Scott and his wife Angela, as well as Adam Scott Kennedy will be giving talks at the event.
From 11.00am to 11.45am on Sunday 23rd August in the Main Events Marquee Jonathan and Angie Scott will be presenting ‘Mara-Serengeti: A Photographer's Paradise’, exhibiting outstanding wildlife imagery from their second home, the Maasai Mara. They will also share stories of their work with big cats in the Mara and following the migration of wildebeest and zebras through the Serengeti. Jonathan and Angie are the only couple to have won the Overall Award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition as individuals and will be signing copies of their books on the Swarovski stand after their talk.
From 10.30am – 11.15am on Friday 21st August at the Authors Forum Adam Scott Kennedy will present ‘Birds of Kenya’s Rift Valley, of the Serengeti, and Birds and Animals of the Maasai Mara’ detailing his birding experiences in East Africa. Adam leads photographic and wildlife safaris in Kenya and Tanzania and, along with his wife, has published many beautiful photographic guides of the regions he has visited. At the end of his talk, guests will have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of Adam’s books.
For more information on the Rutland Bird Fair 2015 please visit the website www.birdfair.org.uk. For those interested in further information on birding in Kenya, make sure to stop by theKenya Birding stand at the fair in marquee 5, stand numbers 3 and 4 and have a chat to the Kenya Tourism Board and Nature Kenya.
For more information on birding in Kenya please visit:www.kenyabirding.wordpress.com
For more information on Kenya visit: www.magicalkenya.com
or call: 0207 5931731