Migratory season of flamingos in Kenya

Migratory season of flamingos in Kenya

August is the time when birds start migrating flamingos around the lakes in Kenya. Visitors should not miss the opportunity to admire the ‘dance flamingos’ as captivating here.

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Migratory season of flamingos in Kenya .

Kenya is one of the most beautiful watch flamingos in the world. The diversity of species of flamingos help Kenya attract large number of tourists every year. From the vast grasslands to shrubs in the reserve, you will easily see flocks of flamingos in flight or preening huddled on the lake. The travel professionals can count from 500 to 600 species of flamingos appear here in two weeks.

Flamingos are wading birds live mainly in Western and Eastern hemispheres. Worldwide, hundreds of flamingos with scientific names are usually placed in living areas and foraging as: Caribbean flamingos, flamingos European, Chilean flamingos …
The best time to observe the birds and admire the scenery will make you “hold your breath” is from late August to early April. This time, they are starting to migrate to Lake Bogoria in the Rift Valley. Every year, the sheer brilliance of this bird moves back and forth between the lake: Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Lake Bogoria to find food.

Migratory season of flamingos in Kenya .

Among them, Lake Nakuru is known as “flamingo paradise”, by source of algal abundance and diversity are attractive birds. According to statistics, every year more than one million flamingos concentrated focus on the lake, the total amount of algae consumed up to 500 tons of algae per day. In particular, distribution flamingos and the ideal temperature of the deep water becomes alkaline combined favorable environment for the growth of algae proliferation.
Lake Nakuru National Park was formed in 1961, around the lake for the purpose of protecting the landscape and the wildlife living in the area. In recent years, the amount of water the dry season has been a big change directly affects the particular species of flamingos and other animals at Lake Nakuru in general. The reason stems from the watershed land conversion to crop production especially with the rapid urbanization taking place one day. Water source, the moisture contamination, the number of Nakuru flamingos descending. They started moving into the nearby lake as Elmentenia, Simbi Nyaima or Bogoria.
Migratory season of flamingos in Kenya .