Bird Watching


Birding in Kenya is on the rise. Windsor is facilitated by the indigenous forest, which acts as a home to many bird species making it a popular bird hot spot in Nairobi, Kenya. Birds often perch on branches of the tall trees while others skulk, piping and preening on the undergrowth vegetation. Before venturing into the forest, our resident ornithologist will give you a briefing on what to expect. In a day this event is preferable from 6:30 am - 9:00 am and later in the evening at around 3.30 – 6.30 PM.

Some of the bird life you will spot right from the start are the Blacksmith's Plover, Fiscal Shrike, Speckled mousebird and the Egyptian geese while in the forest you will find Cormorants, Herons, Grey Crowned Crane, Lilac Breasted Roller among others.

The most common species we have at Windsor are the Egyptian geese, Black Kite and the African Pied wagtail.


During the walk:

  • Keep a good distance from any nest – try not to walk past a nest as this disturbs the incubating birds every time you pass.
  • Avoid throwing stones into the bush to flush out birds
  • Avoid playbacks when birds are breeding (i.e. tape recording of bird songs to attract birds) – this could be stressing to the birds


What to carry:    

  • Binoculars ·
  • A pen & notebook ·
  • A field guide book ·
  • A digital camera.