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Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

The Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme (LHRP) was initiated on 1st August 2013. The goal of the LHRP is to maintain....

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Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Although additional surveys have yet to be undertaken, there can be no doubt that the Ranch supports well over half of the species of plants and animals present in Laikipia County.

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The Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme Newsletter is produced bi-monthly. Visit the Newsletter page to download earlier issues.

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Lolldaiga Hills

About Lolldaiga Hills

Lolldaiga Hills Ranch is a 200 km2 (49,000 acre) cattle ranch and wildlife conservancy. Located 20 km north west of Mount Kenya at an altitude of 1,800 – 2,300 m, the Ranch has outstanding views of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares.

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Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape

About the Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape

The Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape (LHCL) is comprised of four properties; Lolldaiga (ca. 200 km²), Ole Naishu (ca. 125 km²), Enasoit (ca. 17 km²), and Ol Jogi (ca. 210 km²)...

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Archive for July, 2016

Two new species brings the Lolldaiga Hills Ranch Bird List to 371 species

By Tom Butynski, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

Two species of bird were recently added to the Lolldaiga Hills Ranch Bird List:

  • In May 2016, a pair of Rüpppell’s Starlings Lamprotornis purpuropterus was observed near Baboon Rock in the North Valley.  
  • In June 2016, a pair of Spur-winged Plovers Vanellus spinosus was encountered at Dam ya Fisi and Baharini Dam in the North Valley.

These two additional species bring the Lolldaiga Hills Ranch Bird List to 371 species. Download the list here.

Adult Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus at Baharini Dam, Lolldaiga Hills Ranch.  Photographs by Tom Butynski.

Adult Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus at Baharini Dam, Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photographs by Tom Butynski.

Adult Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus at Baharini Dam, Lolldaiga Hills Ranch.  Photographs by Tom Butynski.

Adult Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus at Baharini Dam, Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photographs by Tom Butynski.

 


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