Conservation status of the forest birds of the Siria Plateau and western Maasai Mara, Narok County, Kenya
In light of rapid deforestation across the Siria Plateau of southwest Kenya, we compile records and review the status and distribution of locally occurring forest dependent birds there. Records of forest birds in the western reaches of the Maasai Mara National Reserve are also included for reference, and bird richness in the area is briefly contrasted with that of other forests of southwest Kenya. Included in this review is a first account of the forest birds of the 1500-ha Nyakweri Forest.
Keywords: Deforestation, Biodiversity, Migori River, Inventory, Forest birds