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bird kenya kenya twitcherI'm by no means a twitcher but I do love birdwatching. Birds just add a brilliant dash of color to the safari palette. In Kenya alone, there are more than 1000 species of birds. It's not unheard of to spot more than 400 in just a two week trip. You can just imagine the scrolls of bird lists needed to record all those.

While many standard Kenyan safaris add Lake Nakuru to the itinerary so visitors can gaze in awe at the sight of thousands of flamingos, a quick trip to the Masai Mara will also unveil an entire world of birds you've never seen before. So while you're rushing about, trying to spot the Big 5, look up at the sky or focus your binoculars on the tree tops, it's most rewarding. Check out my Birds of Kenya photo gallery for a little feathery delight.

Read More: Masai Mara; Kenya's Best Parks; Annual Migration

Image of Grey-headed Kingfisher -- Getty Images/Keren Su

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