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Sabaki River Estuary

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The mouth of the Sabaki River offers a rich diversity of bird species, including many rarities and spectacular numbers of gulls and terns

Sabaki is the name of the last segment of one of the longest rivers in Kenya, the Athi-Galana-Sabaki

Sabaki River Estuary Facts

The mouth of the Sabaki River offers a rich diversity of bird species, including many rarities and spectacular numbers of gulls and terns

They feed far out in the sea and return to roost on the Sandbanks

Sabaki is the name of the last segment of one of the longest rivers in Kenya, the Athi-Galana-Sabaki

The estuary drains its waters in the Indian Ocean

There are sand dunes and beaches in the Sabaki River Estuary

Seasonal and permanent wetlands are found on both sides of the dune

Mangroves forest grow along with parts of the river

Birding in Sabaki Estuary is done while walking

Birds are most diverse and numerous during the migration season starting the months of  August – April

Sabaki Estuary is the best place in Kenya to see Madagascar Pratincole, a threatened Afro tropic Malagasy migrant that is infrequently seen (March-September)

Wintering Palaearctic wader the Broad-billed Sandpiper which is found in sloppy, not dry or flooded, mud, far out in the river mouth

Lesser Flamingos also frequent Sabaki Estuary, when it is less flooded and the waters are low in the river

The species count for Sabaki  is significant and the area itself is beautiful, quiet and a wonderful place to wander and watch birds

Sabaki River Estuary Birds

 

 

Sabaki River Estuary Birds