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Waterbird observations in Lake Victoria wetlands, south Kenya coast and Tana River dams (Kenya) in 1995
Citable as data publication
Nasirwa O.; Oyugi J.; Jackson C.; Lens L.; Bennun L.; Seys J.; Department of Ornithology, National Museums of Kenya; Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute: Kenya; (2016): Waterbird observations in Lake Victoria wetlands, south Kenya coast and Tana River dams (Kenya) in 1995. https://doi.org/10.14284/175
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Description
Count of observed waterbirds during a survey in Kenya in 1995. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Nasirwa, O.; Oyugi, J.; Jackson, C.; Lens, L.; Bennun, L.; Seys, J. (1995). Surveys of waterbirds in Kenya, 1995: Lake Victoria wetlands, south Kenya coast and Tana River dams. Centre for Biodiversity Research Reports: Ornithology, 20. National Museums of Kenya: Nairobi. 22 pp. more

In February 1995, eight sites around Lake Victoria and beaches, reefs and creeks along the Kenyan coast from Vanga to Sabaki River mouth (around 220 km of shoreline, split into 15 sites) were surveyed and waterbirds counted. In March 1995, waterbirds were counted on the five large dams along the upper Tana River. These represent the first waterbird surveys for almost all of these sites. Five sites (Vanga Creek, Kilifi-Mida Beach, Malindi Marine Park, Sabaki River Mouth and Masinga Dam) qualify as Globally Important Bird Areas on the basis of their waterbird populations (and hence as potential Ramsar sites).

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Birds
Keywords:
Marine, Waterbirds, ISW, Kenyan Coast, Kenya, Tana R., Kenya, Victoria L., Aves

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenyan Coast [Marine Regions]
Kenya, Tana R. [Marine Regions]
Kenya, Victoria L. [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
4 February 1995 - 26 March 1995

Taxonomic coverage
Aves [WoRMS]

Parameter
Count of birds

Contributors
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute Mombasa Centre (KMFRI), moredata creator National Museums of Kenya; Department of Ornithology, moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Historic Kenyan-Belgian research datasets, more
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Nasirwa, O. et al. (1995). Surveys of waterbirds in Kenya, 1995: Lake Victoria wetlands, south Kenya coast and Tana River dams. Centre for Biodiversity Research Reports: Ornithology, 20. National Museums of Kenya: Nairobi. 22 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-05-17
Information last updated: 2016-11-09
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