Washington Wachira

Washington Wachira is a dedicated birder and ecologist based in Kenya. His education background is in Environmental Science (BSc.) and Animal Ecology (MSc.) from Kenyatta University. He is an experienced Safari Guide and serves as the Director at Cisticola Tours LTD (https://www.cisticolatours.com/). He is a member of the Kakamega Rainforest Tour Guides Association. He has been part of many research projects and has led many birding trips or expeditions across the entire East Africa. He is a passionate author having written articles in many local and international publications. He wrote the first Checklists to the Birds of Eburu Forest; and the Birds of Kenyatta University. He founded the Kenyatta University Birding Club in 2014. Over the years, he has worked and interned with many organisations; including the Ornithology Section of the National Museums of Kenya. He is a member of the Bird Committee of Nature Kenya, and chairs the National Bird of Kenya Sub-committee. He serves as the Country Representative for Kenya at the Youth Africa Birding. He is a National Geographic Explorer, on his work with African Crowned Eagles. He is a dedicated film maker, and released his first documentary, Urban Crowns, in 2017. He is also an experienced nature photographer. He is a TED Speaker, and gave a TED Talk titled “For the love of birds” in 2017 (https://www.ted.com/talks/washington_wachira_for_the_love_of_birds?language=en).